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Acer Tempo X960 review

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Acer Tempo X960 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
533 MHz
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

Overall, the Acer X960 has a nice spec sheet and plenty of features. However, its usability just doesn't stack up against the competition, and it feels rather outdated by comparison.

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn
CNET

Because of its sluggish touchscreen and poor UI, the Acer Tempo X960 seems dated and difficult to use. It can't compare to a phone like the slimmer, more elegant HTC Touch Diamond2, which also has Windows Mobile 6.1, a touchscreen, Wi-Fi and HSDPA, Opera Mini built in, and a much better -- although...

- Flora Graham, CNET


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Screen Size
2.8"

The Acer Tempo X960's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
533 MHz

There is a Samsung SC3 6400 533 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 is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1530mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1530 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Tempo X960 Specs

Overview
Release date February 16, 2009
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Samsung SC3 6400 533 MHz
Internal Storage 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.32 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1530 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: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm (4.2 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 132 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 2.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, 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
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
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
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, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID No
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
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile
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