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  1. cocopops's Avatar
    So the Acer Jade Primo just got announced - kinda - as its still in concept phase and not fully ready for shipping (2016 being punted). The specs look decent but I dont know if in 2016 they will be that relevant?
    5.5" S-Amoled display 1080p
    Super-focused on business it seems with all the accessories
    Snap dragon 808

    Personal Opinion:
    It doesnt look that great and the Lumia 950 still stands out as something different to me, even thought it may not be the most inspired Lumia Design. We also have a lot more going in the 950 at this stage in terms of spec(2k display, 20mp shooter with what looks like a big lens etc.

    What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by Coco-Pops; 09-06-2015 at 02:13 PM.
    09-02-2015 06:18 AM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    We'll just have to wait and see. I'll say we're in for a lot of interesting hardware coming out, especially after the first of the year when Microsoft is supposedly going to be announcing their first Intel/x86 based phones.
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    09-02-2015 06:35 AM
  3. Jezza's Avatar
    If this has a removable back cover and an SD card slot, it might sway my choice from the 950. I will wait for more information.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    09-02-2015 08:44 AM
  4. Joe Dubya's Avatar
    Got my attention, although timelines and pricing TBD. Maybe some of the other android makers jump in, good to have competition - all Lumia and the ecosystem will die...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-02-2015 08:51 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Maybe Acer considers this a last ditch effort to save the company. They have not been doing well lately financially.

    Acer founder says open to takeover amid stock price slide
    Joe Dubya likes this.
    09-02-2015 09:33 AM
  6. SonOfDad's Avatar
    It doesnt look that great
    That's an understatement. Acer build quality is also really low in my experience and pretty much anyone I work with.
    09-03-2015 12:03 AM
  7. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    At least Acer ain't no Unimax lol. Just gonna hope they feel as premium as they look.
    09-03-2015 12:42 AM
  8. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I don't care about the details honestly, I'll take whatever OEM's throw at Windows 10 Mobile and a low high-end/high mid-range device that's Continuum compatible is way more than I expected out of IFA especially out of Acer.
    09-03-2015 06:37 AM
  9. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    This is a pleasant surprise. I hope other OEM's follow this direction.
    I'm confident that Acer isn't the only manufacturer out there that will put out a phone with continuum.
    Looks decent and the pairing of 1080p screen with SD 808 sounds like a good match.

    My only concern is on how fast Acer will release updates to their phones.
    09-03-2015 07:53 AM
  10. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    September 4 is around the corner and although we had have some leaks we do not have any idea what MS will release and how it may or not surprises us tomorrow. Who knows, I am not the biggest fan of the 950 & 950xl but I am loving in the way the OS is involving. I am looking forward the Hololens, Surface 4 (hopefully), Surface-Phone (finger crossed), and other news about the OS...
    Al4video likes this.
    09-03-2015 03:19 PM
  11. ramielram's Avatar
    Well I prefer it over 950 and xl they loook weird and cheap for me.. but that phone.. is in the right place . Hope it can be available in my country

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    09-03-2015 05:11 PM
  12. mmcpher's Avatar
    We'll just have to wait and see. I'll say we're in for a lot of interesting hardware coming out, especially after the first of the year when Microsoft is supposedly going to be announcing their first Intel/x86 based phones.
    It's been so long since a device we could even consider planting a flagship on that I will get the 950XL as soon as its available, to replace my 1520. But its a little disheartening that after waiting so long for a flagship, when we finally get the 950's, the "real" flagship will remain like just over the horizon, Tantalus-like, forever out of reach, receding into a future of next quarters. W10M will eventually be RTM'ed and generally released, with the qualifier that to really see what its capable of, you need to get hardware designed around W10M rather than on existing 8.1 devices which are upgraded to. But even then, we really, really need to wait for the first Intel-based, W10M phones. . . . But doesn't the conventional wisdom also suggest that first-generation is never the best, so what we really, really, really need to wait for is the second round of Intel phones. The heck with it, just give me the 950XL already. We can call it a Business-Premium-Phone-Also-Serving-as-Acting-Flagship-Pending-Launch-of-Surface-Phone (featuring Intel on-board). So long as it incorporates Windows Hello, Continuum and Hey Cortana, I don't care what we call the 950's. Just get them to market!
    Ed Boland likes this.
    09-03-2015 05:31 PM
  13. realwarder's Avatar
    Having choice is good. Looked a nice demo but until hardware is available for review hard to say how good it looks. I like 808 selection though.
    09-03-2015 09:21 PM
  14. jeevanmn's Avatar
    Acer jade primo hands on review by gsmarena

    http:
    // m.gsmarena.com/acer_predator_primo_ifa_2015_hands_on_review-review-1300.php
    Joe Dubya likes this.
    09-03-2015 09:51 PM
  15. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Last year's hardware still makes for competitive hardware. I'd imagine we've hit a limit to what our software can do, so for now hardware will be vastly overpowered for 90% of our tasks. All I ask is battery life, and managed heat output. Won't pretend I'm a huge fan of either render right now. I'll leave judgement till I see it for myself.

    A quick correction for the OP. The 950 is rumored to have a 2K display, not 4k. QuadHD is in relation to 720p being "HD," so QHD is going to be 4x720p or something along those lines. While 4k is 4 times FHD or 1080p. In this case 4k would be UHD. QHD is 2k. Lovely how that all makes sense... or does it? I should probably sleep, then double check what I said. Or was it WQHD? bah

    Lumia 950 is going to have 1440x2560 resolution. bam, no stupid 2k's or [insert letter] HD...
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    09-03-2015 11:43 PM
  16. Ed Boland's Avatar

    A quick correction for the OP. The 950 is rumored to have a 2K display, not 4k. QuadHD is in relation to 720p being "HD," so QHD is going to be 4x720p or something along those lines. While 4k is 4 times FHD or 1080p. In this case 4k would be UHD. QHD is 2k. Lovely how that all makes sense... or does it? I should probably sleep, then double check what I said. Or was it WQHD? bah

    Lumia 950 is going to have 1440x2560 resolution. bam, no stupid 2k's or [insert letter] HD...
    I actually sat up one night thinking (or over thinking) about this myself, and was confused as well. Especially when looking at Qualcomm's site and what the 808 and 810 were actually cabable of, versus the announced display resolutions of the 950/950XL.

    https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...ors/comparison
    09-04-2015 06:28 AM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I like it... Here's why. Say what you want about Acer, but they have name recognition. OEM's that are coming into Win 10 Mo are taking a chance, actually, let's be realistic. I think Acer deserves a look when this comes out.





    21MP is good. S-AMOLED I'd take (big IPS fan, K?). Snapdragon 808 is fine. Don't start with the SD 820 or 860 or whatever.. It's a decent SoC for Mobile.

    If it has at least 16GB internal and an SD card slot it will do alright. Yeah, baby, bundle that Continuum docking with the unit. That's the way. None of this sold separately stuff.

    There is nothing wrong with trying to make a decent product with decent value. Decent people like that.

    Not every device needs to shoot for the moon.

    We need more OEMs committing. I'm happy for the announcement.
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    09-04-2015 12:16 PM
  18. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    S-Amoled is indeed the smartest move. I don't feel the 4K Gimmick on other handsets.
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    09-04-2015 12:41 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The rush to 4k is premature, IMHO. How many have a 4k screen in their home? I don't. Why do I need a 4k display on my phone?

    I can shoot 4k video with my 1520, but I don't. I actually have default set for 720p @ 30fps. It's more than nice for any screen I have to view it from...


    I'm not saying 4k should not be available. I just don't think it is a must have for the majority of consumers.
    ali80 likes this.
    09-04-2015 01:22 PM
  20. realwarder's Avatar
    I'd record 4k if available only so in 20 years the video is the best looking back when we are only silly resolution displays. However we don't need 4k screens on phones today.
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    09-04-2015 01:56 PM
  21. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    4K on a phone is nothing more than a waste of battery and processor. 1080p is the sweetspot, and 720p is still perfectly acceptable. To me anything above 1080p is a negative.
    09-04-2015 03:10 PM
  22. Manmikey's Avatar
    It's been so long since a device we could even consider planting a flagship on that I will get the 950XL as soon as its available, to replace my 1520. But its a little disheartening that after waiting so long for a flagship, when we finally get the 950's, the "real" flagship will remain like just over the horizon, Tantalus-like, forever out of reach, receding into a future of next quarters. W10M will eventually be RTM'ed and generally released, with the qualifier that to really see what its capable of, you need to get hardware designed around W10M rather than on existing 8.1 devices which are upgraded to. But even then, we really, really need to wait for the first Intel-based, W10M phones. . . . But doesn't the conventional wisdom also suggest that first-generation is never the best, so what we really, really, really need to wait for is the second round of Intel phones. The heck with it, just give me the 950XL already. We can call it a Business-Premium-Phone-Also-Serving-as-Acting-Flagship-Pending-Launch-of-Surface-Phone (featuring Intel on-board). So long as it incorporates Windows Hello, Continuum and Hey Cortana, I don't care w we call the 950's. Just get them to market!
    ^^^^^^^^^^Well said mmcpher I agree 100%
    09-05-2015 04:03 AM
  23. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    I'd like to remind posters again. 4k phones do not exist yet. Sony will be the first to the market with the new Xperia Zwhatever. What most new flagships have is a QHD, not UHD display. QHD is based on 4 times 720p, while 4k is based on 4 times 1080p. HD=720 FHD=1080p.
    09-06-2015 12:59 AM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Someone above mentioned acer's build quality? I have 3 acer notebooks and an acer tablet right now. None have let me down. My 7720 17" beast is from 2007, with 8gb ram, a 120gb ssd and 500gb hard drive. Its fast and keeps up with newer machines that was supposed to replace it. My 4810t timeline 14" notebook is running a 120gb intel ssd, 8gb ram. It has crazy battery life (did my batteries on both machines are starting to die because of being plugged in.). Its a little thicker than the newest offerings but I still have my dvd drive and its built great with aluminum. My sons 5252 15" has been dropped, stomped etc, down a full flight of stairs etc and the only issue is 2 keys popped out and I misplaced the retaining clips.

    Now, on to asus (touted as one of the best windows based brands). I had 2 out of three vivotabs croak on me now, I have heard of quality control issues from my buddies who bought asus notebooks, tablets etc.

    I think acer is very under rated. I get great milage from their products and am excited to see the price of the jade primo compared to the 950xl. I may be using one of those since their is no super camera phone yet. Keep my 1020 for taking pictures and run the Jade for everything else.

    Price will be a factor, as if its close to the 950 I may just get that.
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    09-09-2015 04:06 AM
  25. to_be_announced's Avatar
    Hope nobody is looking to get this on Verizon as an alternative to the 950 or 950XL. According to GSMarena.com it doesn't have CDMA. Verizon customers may be left behind yet again.

    Acer Jade Primo - Full phone specifications
    10-13-2015 03:26 PM
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