CES 2016: Hands On With Acer’s New Windows 10 Phone, Liquid Jade Primo

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows Phones with 0 Comments

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When it comes to Windows Phones, Microsoft has been running as a lone-horse for some time. While Samsung and a few other vendors have occasionally released a new device running the OS, Nokia and now Microsoft, have been the only consistent phones on the market.

But, Acer is joining the new Windows 10 Mobile bandwagon with the release of the Liquid Jade Primo. What makes this phone stand out is that it supports Continuum, a feature that only the Lumia 950 and 950XL currently offer.

The phone has a 5.5in full HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 21MP shooter with dual flash LEDs, and an 8MP front facing camera. Frankly, it’s nothing too special but at least gives consumers an option and it sits nicely between the 950 at 5.2in and the 950XL at 5.7in display sizes. Also, any vendor who wants to take a chance the Windows 10 Mobile platform, despite its low market share, is a big win for Microsoft.

The device feels like your typical mid-range phone and while it does have higher-end specs, the plastic body is not exactly the best quality. Performance was adequate which isnt a big surprise as nearly all Windows Phones run well, regardless of the processor.

The company hasn’t said if this phone is coming to the US but it will be available in EMEA regions for €569 ($615).

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