Saturday, 14 April 2012

Acer beTouch E140: Specs and Review of Android Froyo 2.2 OS

The Acer beTouch E140 is an equally smart, compact, a 12.8-millimeter thin Android 2.2 Froyo phone with a borderless 2.8-inch QVGA resistive touch screen display, 3.2MP camera, a 600MHz processor, GPS, and multiple connectivity options including support for HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Acer beTouch E140, Acer Smartphone

The design of the Acer beTouch E140 and its dimensions (4.11 x 2.20 x 0.50) are similar to what we have already experienced with other low-end Android handsets like the T-Mobile Comet and the Samsung Galaxy 5.

It comes equipped with a Qualcomm 7227 processor, an updated JavaScript engine, high-speed Wi-Fi/3G/Bluetooth connectivity, eye-popping Acer UI widgets and all the flexibility of the open-source Android system. It also comes with built-in Internet, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Talk and multimedia streaming (Spinlets) and playback (NemoPlayer) apps.

Built with Music player, Video player and Stereo FM radio to keep you entertaining around the clock and powered through 1300mAh standard Li-ion battery. When you hold this handset, it feels quite compact, hence it's easy to use it with one hand, and it is also extremely lightweight (only 3.35 oz).

Main Disadvantage:
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Slow processor (600 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display off during a phone call
Specifications of Acer beTouch E140:
  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Dimensions: 104.5 x 55.8 x 12.8 mm
  • Weight: 95 g
  • Display Type: TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Display Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
  • Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Memory Internal: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Speed: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • OS: Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7227
  • CPU: 600 MHz ARM 11
  • GPU: Adreno 200
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Battery:
    • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh
    • Stand-by: Up to 400 h (2G) / Up to 500 h (3G)
    • Talk time: Up to 6 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)