Acer Liquid X1 Phablet Priced at SRP P19,990


At the launch of the Acer Liquid Jade, Acer also announced its 5.7″ phablet, the Acer Liquid X1.


Acer Liquid X1

5.7″ IPS display, 720×1280 pixels
258 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz Octa-Core processor
Mali-450MP Quad-Core GPU, Android 4.4 Kitkat
2GB RAM | 16GB storage, up to 32GB via microSD
13MP | 2MP camera | Single SIM
2,7000 mAh battery
LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio
Acer Rapid (Snap shot back button)
8.9mm thick | 160 grams
SRP 19,990.00


Despite its size, the Liquid X1 is relatively easy to hold, because it’s thin and the side edges are curved. But it’s a phablet just the same, meaning, pulling it out of your front pants pocket might not be so easy. But in the movie marathon department, it’s a win.


Especially with speakers like this (see above).


Again, as with the Acer Liquid Jade, the Liquid X1’s rear camera bulges every so slightly.


I didn’t get to spend as much as time with the Liquid X1, unlike with the Liquid Jade. But from the price alone, the Liquid X1 is comparable to the Lenovo Vibe Z. But then the now P20k Vibe Z has a much sharper display owing to its 401 ppi and a full HD resolution. Also, the Vibe Z has a 5MP selfie camera, because that’s standard now. Problem is, the Vibe Z doesn’t have a microSD slot for expanded storage. But then the Liquid X1 is octa-core-powered.

On the up side, that lower resolution display means there’s more battery life for games. You can’t have everything, I guess.

Before you check out Acer’s TRIPLE SIM phone, here are two more phablets to keep in mind: the P12k 6″ ASUS ZenFone 6 and the P7 Kata M2.


Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for