Acer Liquid Jade S Review: Semi-precious: Performance

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Performance

The Acer Liquid Jade S packs a potent Mediatek MT6752m chipset, with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor. If weren't for the "m", it would be clocked at 2.0GHz, but here it's only ticking at 1.5GHz.

The graphics chip is a dual-core Mali-T760, clocked at 700MHz. The same one is found in the beastly Exynos 7420, only there it's an octa-core version. Operating memory is 2GB, which should be more than enough for daily tasks.


Those specs put the Liquid Jade S towards the upper discontinue of the midrange, and that's the kind of performance we expected setting out to do the usual tests. The smartphone mostly delivered.

First off, the Liquid Jade S aced the CPU-centric Geekbench 3 benchmark. Placing close to the Lenovo Vibe X2, which packs a slightly superior MT6595m chipset, the Acer smartphone beats the current Snapdragon 615-packing crowd as well as the S800, found inside older flagships Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2.

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GeekBench 3

Higher is better

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    3647

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    3557

  • Huawei Honor 6

    3081

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    2880

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2638

  • HTC Desire 820

    2586

  • LG G2

    2243

  • ZTE Blade S6

    2086

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    1469

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    1377

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    1171

Moving on to the Antutu benchmark, which tests overall performance including CPU, GPU and memory management. The Liquid Jade S again pulls ahead of the elegant Qualcomm competition but is bested by the Vibe X2 and the Huawei Honor, which has 3GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) working for it.

AnTuTu 5

Higher is better

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    46666

  • Huawei Honor 6

    42688

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    39637

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    31436

  • ZTE Blade S6

    27198

  • HTC Desire 820

    27070

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    21002

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    19690

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    18245

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II 2.0 is another compound benchmark, but interestingly the Liquid Jade S doesn't fare too well here. It's combined score puts it in the middle of the bunch, while the Honor 6 is noticeably better.

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) 2.0

Higher is better

  • Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LTE-A

    1105

  • Huawei Honor 6

    888

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    813

  • ZTE Blade S6

    751

  • HTC Desire 820

    728

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    725

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    520

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    497

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    497

The CPU-specific parts of the benchimprint disclose a slightly different tale and the eight identical Cortex-A53 cores put the Liquid Jade towards the top of the pack in the multi-core routine. Single-core performance is average, though.

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) 2.0 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LTE-A

    5669

  • Huawei Honor 6

    4106

  • HTC Desire 820

    2546

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    2480

  • ZTE Blade S6

    2446

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    2438

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    1773

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    1712

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    1562

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) 2.0 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LTE-A

    21580

  • Huawei Honor 6

    21198

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    18968

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    16640

  • HTC Desire 820

    10275

  • ZTE Blade S6

    8229

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    7552

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    6421

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    5418

Graphics department turns out adequately covered. While the standardized 1080p off-classy screen tests in the GFXBench bundle yield unimpressive numbers, in reality the GPU has to push less than half of those pixels at the phone's actual 720p resolution. Thus, the Acer posts fine framerates in the T-Rex test and an acceptable 10 in the more complex Manhattan benchmark.

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    23

  • LG G2

    22

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    17.8

  • Huawei Honor 6

    16

  • ZTE Blade S6

    15

  • HTC Desire 820

    15

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    15

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    11

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    5.8

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    5.4

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    5.3

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Huawei Honor 6

    8.1

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    6.1

  • ZTE Blade S6

    5.8

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    5.8

  • HTC Desire 820

    5.7

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    4.9

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    1.8

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    1.8

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC Desire 820

    26

  • ZTE Blade S6

    24

  • LG G2

    23.1

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    22

  • Huawei Honor 6

    17

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    17

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    15

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    12.8

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    10.8

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    9.3

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC Desire 820

    12

  • ZTE Blade S6

    11

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    10

  • Huawei Honor 6

    8.7

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    6.4

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    6.1

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    5.8

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    4.1

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    3.9

Baseimprint X doesn't create that differentiation and only tests off-classy screen performance, hence the rather low results.

Baseimprint X

Higher is better

  • LG G2

    11101

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    9399

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    6512

  • ZTE Blade S6

    5039

  • Huawei Honor 6

    4868

  • HTC Desire 820

    4859

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    4802

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    3934

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    3142

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    1909

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    1904

Browser performance is decent but nothing spectacular. We ran the benchmarks in both the stock browser as well as the included Google Chrome, and results were consistent, which is not always the case.

The JavaScript-focused Kraken 1.1 is in fact a letdown, with rivals Vibe X2 and Honor 6 posting markedly better scores. Even so, Snapdragon 615 remains behind.

Kraken 1.1

Lower is better

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    4747

  • Huawei Honor 6

    6937

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    11410

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    12266

  • ZTE Blade S6

    12865

  • HTC Desire 820

    13568

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    14488

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    15988

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    18343

Browserimprint 2.1 is a compound benchimprint which tests overall performance in everyday tasks like resizing and page loading. The Liquid Jade S did okay but Vibe X2 was miles ahead once again.

BrowserMark 2.1

Higher is better

  • Lenovo Vibe X2

    2211

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (S615)

    1655

  • ZTE Blade S6

    1271

  • Acer Liquid Jade S

    1175

  • Motorola Moto G (2014)

    1085

  • Lenovo S90 Sisley

    1076

  • HTC Desire 820

    991

  • Huawei Honor 6

    745

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    413

Overall, the Liquid Jade S performed well with very fine raw Central Processing Units (CPU) performance and decent graphics. The posted scores show no unpleasant surprises and the potential of the capable hardware is optimally utilized.

What the numbers don't reveal is that the phone gets pretty hot while running the benchmarks. It exhibits that behavior in general utilize as well, for example while browsing. It doesn't go past the point of being bearable, but the limited volume for heat dissipation has had its say.


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