Expansys is selling the unlocked/SIM Free Acer CloudMobile S500 smartphone for a mere £200 including a free Krusell screen protector and a leather back cover (which is apparently worth around £43).
This award winning phone – which was announced one year ago - comes with a number of features found on much more expensive smartphones and even includes a cloud service called …. AcerCloud.
For a start, its display, a large 4.3in IPS model, has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixel with a zero air gap technology that reduces light reflection. There’s also a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, the MSM8260A.
Other features include HSPA+ compatibility, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front facing VGA one, full HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Android 4.0 ICS and even NFC.
Overall, the CloudMobile is an excellent deal, nicely slotted between the low end of the market (with the likes of the Sony Xperia U or the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2) and the upper mid-range (with the likes of the LG Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus 4X HD).