The Acer Liquid M220 was put on show at last week’s MWC 2015 conference, turning heads thanks to its bargain price, combined with the Windows Phone 8 operating system. But as the cheapest handset to run Microsoft’s platform, what else does it have to offer?
At a fraction under £70, the M220 is right at the bottom of the market in terms of upfront cost. And it comes with a four inch 800×480 screen, a 1.2GHz dual core CPU and half a gigabyte of RAM.
In all, this is moderately impressive for a mobile that will probably not be used to handle especially arduous tasks. And even the small 1300mAh battery will be able to keep this running for a full day.
There is only 1.4GB of storage space available to the user of the total 4GB onboard allocation, although with a microSD card slot, it is easy to expand this and overcome the issue.
An elegant and simple exterior design, matched with appropriate specifications and a low price point, make the Acer Liquid M220 an intriguing new entry to the budget smartphone market, that can truly take on Android powered rival devices.