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Acer's Liquid S2 has 6-inch screen, shoots in 4KIn this video you'll get up close and personal with Acer's new S2 smart phone. It shoots video in 4K, but how useful will that really be?
Hello. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET here at IFA in Berlin to take a look at the Acer Liquid S2. Now, the first thing you will notice about this smartphone is that it's huge. This is a 6-inch screen and you really feel it when it's in your hands. It's a very big smartphone, and it feels quite chunky as well. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I like this design across the back. It's looking quite rosy and red here, and around the sides, these smooth edges, make it quite comfortable to hold. So, it does feel weighty, but I do quite like the design. Apart from the big screen, the other cool feature about the S2 is its camera. This is a 13-megapixel camera and here's the cool bit, it shoots video in 4K. Now what that means is that the video you shoot will have loads more pixels than a full HD video. We don't really know without testing it how good that video will look. It's gonna be much more detailed, that's for sure, but we don't know if it will actually result in a bump in picture quality; so that's something we're going to be looking for in the full review. It's powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it's also got a 2.2 gigahertz quad-core processor on the inside. Now, it has quite a lot of power and you can feel it when you swipe around. This phone feels very sleek to use. The Liquid S2 is going to be on sale in the last 3 months of this year, so we don't have long to wait to find out if it's really any good. Big phones are certainly becoming a trend, but is it one that you approve of? Please let me know. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET. For more IFA coverage, check out CNET.com/IFA.