The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is a flagship-grade device, up there with Microsoft’s own Lumia 950. And just like Microsoft took its time with coming up with a smartphone (okay, two) to fly the Windows 10 banner, Acer has been in no rush to release the Jade Primo – announced at last year’s IFA in September, it’s yet to make it to the shelves but yes, we’ve got one early. This might explain why the Primo uses last year’s Snapdragon 808 as opposed to the more current Snapdragon 820. Have no worries, Windows 10 has been known to cruise on even Snapdragon 2xx, so we expect nothing but a smooth sailing.
The Liquid Jade Primo comes with an 5.5-inch AMOLED screen – arguably the best display tech for the Windows black backgrounds. Unlike the high-end Lumias, resolution has been kept at a conservative 1080p, for better or worse.
You do get Windows Continuum, a properly-equipped 21MP camera with 4K video, an 8MP front shooter (boo, 5MP Lumias!), Wi-Fi ac, FM radio, USB Type-C connectivity – pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. Okay, unless you want to swap batteries and unlock with a fingerprint reader – those particular features are a no-go.
Acer Liquid Jade Primo key features
Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum support (requires the Acer D01 dock)
5.5″ Full HD AMOLED display with 401ppi; Gorilla Glass 3
Snapdragon 808: hexa-core processor with 2x 1.82GHz Cortex-A57 and 4x 1.44GHz Cortex -A53, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM
32GB of built-in storage; expandable via a microSD slot
21MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash; 2160p video recording @30 fps, 1080p video recording @ 30 fps
8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, [email protected] video recording
Cat. 6 LTE (300/50Mbps); Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS; USB Type-C port
Active noise cancellation via dedicated mic