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Acer Iconia Smart S300 will make your hand look smaller

Acer unveiled a whole range of upcoming consumer electronics today from laptops, projectors, tablet and smartphones. One of the upcoming smartphone they will be bringing to the market soon is the gigantic Iconia Smart S300.

Acer Iconia Smart S300

At what size do you consider a tablet a tablet and a phone a phone? The Acer Iconia S300 blurred that line by coming up with a 5-inch smartphone. Actually, the screen display is 4.8-inch but still, that’s… humongous for a phone. It even took most of the front real estate leaving a few space for the physical buttons at the bottom. The 16:9 aspect ratio on a 1024 x 480 hXGA resolution makes you want to watch those widescreen movies on this phone all day… or until as long as battery lasts. This reminds me of a PSP but with a brighter and better display.

Acer Iconia Smart S300

The display is definitely the eye-catching feature of the phone. Under the hood you’ll see a single-core 1GHz processor similar to the HTC Desire HD, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel camera and the much improved Acer UI 4.2.

Acer Iconia Smart S300

It also comes with what Acer calls Clear.fi which is a feature common to new Acer products that allows each device to easily communicate, sync and share files between one another. Similar to what Samsung has with their All-Share.

Acer Phils. Product Specialist, Gino Villame, told me that the Acer Iconia Smart S300 will be arriving in a couple of months and they’re looking at the sub-P25k price point for it.

Acer Iconia Smart S300 Specs:

  • Qualcomm 8255 1GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU
  • HSDPA: 14.1 Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.8″ hXGA capacitive multi-touch LCD display (1024 x 480), 16M colors
  • Acer UI 4.2
  • ROM: 8GB, RAM: 512MB
  • 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • 720p @ 30fps video recording
  • HDMI out (up to 720p)
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Pricing & availability: tentative in June at less than P25k.
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  • tintangpinoy

    Thanks for the nice review. One question how heavy is this gadget?

    • 185 g. not too heavy for its size.

  • phets

    IT’S SO BIG! hahaha! The resolution looks nice! But I think I’d look silly talking to someone over that phone.. holding that big of a phone to the ear. :)) But the tentative price seems reasonable.

  • july

    available na ba ang acer iconia tab a500 sabi ng rep?

    • not yet… mga june pa rin daw.

  • the resolution is odd. Hmm, mahirap siguro sa mga apps to. baka madaming hindi compatible sa phone na to

    • di naman halata when i tried nfs on it. 🙂

  • 21

    Less than 25K ? wow. which is better? Samsung Galaxy i9000 ? or this?

    • well galaxy S is old but it has the better Super AMOLED display. performance-wise both are the same. it will depend on how big you want your mobile phone to be. hehehe.

  • mukhang remote when you hold it like that :-p

  • 21

    Is acer a reliable brand when it comes to smartphones?

    • only tested one, the liquid e ferrari and ok naman yung phone. nice build and nice UI.

  • kris

    okay n to kong tablet ang bibilhin mo. masyadong chunky ang tab, ung lang mahal dabat nasa 2othou lang ito. overprice s 27thou