First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo

First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo

In fact, Jade Primo has already been presented earlier in Berlin, but free access to him on the bench was not, it was possible to see the only model of the hands of the company, so at that time we decided not to write about it. In today’s presentation, I could also own a smartphone, and he borrowed the same time to evaluate the work of the very Continuum.

Appearance, controls, housing materials, dimensions Acer Liquid Jade Primo

Primo Externally similar to other phones from the line of Jade: smooth edges, sloping angles, the absence of any “critical” elements, it was separately mentioned in the presentation.

Back cover material – textured matte plastic with a distinctive pattern in the form of horizontal lines. Such a decision we have already seen in the smartphone Acer Liquid Z630.

On the right side are located the volume keys, power button, and a slot for SIM-card.

First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo

Top – Stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the bottom – USB Type C and opening the earpiece.

The back cover is removable, her eye are the main 21 megapixel camera, dual LED-flash and an external speaker mesh. By the way, the original Jade, he looked exactly the same.

Judged by the assembly after a cursory acquaintance can not, however, on first impressions, collected Jade Primo soundly.

Unfortunately, I have the exact figures are not available, but according to my feelings, Jade Primo – a typical representative of the flagship PHABLET: big enough for a 5.5-inch display, but it is not very heavy and thick.

Screen Acer Liquid Jade Primo

If my memory serves me, this is one of the first smartphones from Acer, which uses SuperAMOLED-matrix. Personally, I do not really like it when a third-party manufacturers are taking such a matrix for their devices, because until recently they were shipping the Samsung displays last and earlier generations. Now the situation has changed, and there are several smartphones from other companies that use good quality SuperAMOLED-matrix. Jade Primo can be called one of them.

First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo

On first impressions, the display is great: a high level of maximum brightness, the image on the screen is perfectly visible even in bright light, which was at the presentation itself, PenTile I could not see, but this time will evaluate in the full review.

Because of the nice features I note the presence oleophobic coating and no air gap (though this is the typical parameters for flagships).

Performance Acer Liquid Jade Primo

Evaluate the performance is still too early, since my hand was an early sample, rather than the commercial version of the machine itself and “Operating System” considerably retarding.

Operating System and Windows Continuum Acer Liquid Jade Primo

The device runs on Windows Phone 10 – the new mobile operating system from Microsoft. We have a detailed overview of this release of Eldar Murtazin, it may wish to read to pass the link below.

I would like to elaborate on the functions of Windows Continuum. As we say at Microsoft, while it is connected, you can turn your smartphone into a full-fledged computer monitor in the presence of mouse and keyboard. The users will be available two ways to connect. The first – a traditional HDMI-cable “Connect” in the docking station (I wonder if she would go to the set?). By the way, docking at Acer, as they say, it is necessary: ​​two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, as well as a full-fledged HDMI-connector.

The second method – a wireless connection using the application ScreenBeam Pro. In this case you will have to buy a special accessory connected to the monitor. In the case of such a connection, you can use your smartphone as a mouse by moving your finger across the screen.

First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo

How does Windows Continuum? After connecting the monitor to the lower left corner of the main screen appears with your smart phone applications that support the launch mode Continuum. At the moment it is only a program from Microsoft (although the same Skype is not supported). As I understand it, third-party developers will be able in the future to add support for Continuum into their applications.

In theory, Continuum turns your smartphone into a real computer, in fact, it turns out that the user has access to only a limited number of applications. Of course, there are the browser and Microsoft Edge support Microsoft Office, but how to increase the number of programs that support this feature, after the official appearance of Windows Phone 10?

Conclusion Acer Liquid Jade Primo

Cost and start selling Acer Liquid Jade Primo is no information, but I assume that the price tag will start from 25 000 rubles, which is not surprising, given the characteristics of the smartphone and the dollar.

After living explore Jade Primo I marveled at the fact that the company decided to release it on its flagship Windows Phone, but not on Android. However, if you think about it, this is a totally logical explanation. Firstly, the competition on Android too high. On the one hand – high-end flagship of the A-brands, with everything that is possible, on the other hand – cheap middling from B-brands and major Chinese companies like Meizu and Xiaomi. Even if Jade Primo appeared on Android, it would be very difficult in the current market. Another thing – Windows Phone 10 system is a relatively new competitors once or twice a handful, while in the “top ten”, a host of exciting new features, so you can expect a certain surge in popularity among buyers. And if you remember that Microsoft Lumia 950XL will cost more than 50 thousand rubles, for Jade Primo and all things are going well. But if Windows Phone 10 arouse great interest among users.

First Look: Acer Liquid Jade Primo updated: October 13, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis