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Acer beTouch E130 review

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The Acer beTouch E130 currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Acer beTouch E130 is a an Android-powered smartphone that offers both a 2.6-inch touch display and a full, contoured QWERTY keyboard. The comfortably-placed, centrally-located navigational D-pad affords ease of use and quick access to further enhance the user experience.

The E130 features a 3.2MP camera with video record, MP3 player, FM radio, full internet browser and native YouTube player.

Rounding out the feature set, the Acer beTouch E130 offers GPS/navigation, Bluetooth, WiFi, memory expansion up to 32GB and a 3.5mm headset jack.

Acer is most definitely in the cell phone business with the beTouch E130.


Operating system
Android
Processor
416 MHz
Screen Size
2.6"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech Advisor

An affordable entry-point to Google Android, and its good connectivity options, social apps and combination of a touchscreen interface and qwerty keypad make this smartphone ideal for both work and play.

- Marie Brewis, Tech Advisor
TrustedReviews

The E130 certainly has its moments. It feels robust, has an impressive keyboard and good call quality. However, it’s a tad sluggish to use and the small screen cramps Android’s style and makes it somewhat fiddly to use.

- Niall Magennis, TrustedReviews
Cnet

The Acer bBeTouch E130 could be a real BlackBerry destroyer. We're willing to forgive its camera crimes, but if it wants to be a proper workhorse, Acer must update the Android software immediately.

- Joe Minihane , Cnet


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Screen Size
2.6"

The Acer beTouch E130's screen size is 2.6 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
416 MHz

There is a ST Ericsson PNX6715 416 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

beTouch E130 Specs

Overview
Release date August 15, 2010
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6, HSUPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ST Ericsson PNX6715 416 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 256 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.82 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 6.2 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 109 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Trackball, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, WAV, QCP
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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