The company Acer announced the S500 Cloud Mobile smartphone at the end of February 2012 at the World Mobile Congress, which was held in Barcelona. The novelty made a very beneficial impression, since with good tactical and technical characteristics and communicative opportunities has a moderate price.
Acer Cloud Mobile is made in a classic style: plastic monoblock. The front surface almost completely occupies the display, over which there are sensors and a camera for video link, under it is the company logo and touch control buttons. On the matte rear surface you can see a camera with a LED flash, speaker and company logo.
Assembly of the Taiwanese manufacturer is quite good: the symptops and the backs are missing. The smartphone is very ergonomic: it is comfortable to hold in hand, the material is pleasant on tactile sensations, and the side control buttons are located on the case very convenient.
The dimensions of Acer S500 - 127x65.8x9.9 mm, and the weight is 110 gr.
Performance and software
Acer Cloud Mobile is based on a 2-nuclear processor Qualcomm SNAPDRAGON S4 MSM8260A KRAIT (ARMV7) with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, Adreno 225 graphics accelerator, 1 GB of operational and 8 GB of the built-in memory (there is a slot microSD ). These indicators allow the smartphone to work quite quickly. Below we give one of benchmarks for Cloud Mobile, from which it can be seen that the device has a good performance :
We note the communication capabilities of the device: support GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPRS and 3G networks. The browser, audio player, video player and other useful applications and games are pre-installed in the smartphone.
A novelty is running the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
RFR follows from the name The device supports the work of the cloud service Cloud.
Acer Cloud Mobile S500 became the owner of a 4.3-inch display, made using S-IPS technology, with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and Color reproduction of 16.78 million shades. The image on the screen looks very realistic, colorful and bright.
The viewing angles of this display are very large, but we note that the image is very strong in the sun, so it will not work out the book on a sunny day on a straight day in the park.
Note that the smartphone allows you to play a video in FULL HD format.
In the Acer Cloud Mobile smartphone, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus feature is provided. It allows you to take photos with a maximum resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. The photo is obtained high quality: the colors are bright and natural, and the contours of items are clear. But we note that when is bad lighting, the quality of the photo deteriorates significantly, despite the presence of a LED flash.
The camera also allows you to record video in HD format with a frequency of 30 frames per second.
A frontal chamber for of video conferencing is also provided in the smartphone.
The Li-ion battery with a capacity of 1460 mAh is installed in the gadget. This battery is enough to notone to work out during the day with an average intensity (a couple of hours on games, on the Wi-Fi speaker and 3G, a couple of hours listening to music and some conversations).
The cost of Acer Cloud Mobile will be approximately $ 450, which is a very good price for a similar modern smartphone.