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Acer's affordable Liquid M330 with Windows 10 Mobile is launching this month

Acer has announced that the new, affordable Liquid M330 with Windows 10 Mobile is launching this month. Priced at just $99.99, the sleek 4.5-inch smartphone comes with 4G LTE support and the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Microsoft Store will commence selling the handset later this month in the U.S.

So what does the low price tag get you? Joining the 4.5-inch IPS panel is a 5MP rear shooter, Qualcomm 210 processor at 1.1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable with MicroSD), and a removable 2000mAh battery. We took a brief look at the Liquid M330 back at IFA 2015.

As aforementioned, you'll be able to pick up the Acer Liquid M330 from the Microsoft Store (and online) for just $99.99.

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 14, 2016) Acer today introduces its new Liquid M330 smartphone and will make it available through Microsoft Stores in the United States this month. Outfitted with Windows 10 Mobile, it's intuitive and provides the essential features required to satisfy those looking for a simple and affordable smartphone.

Due to the popularity of the Windows operating system, the Liquid M330 is easy to use and customize, and fully supports Microsoft applications and services such as OneDrive cloud storage, Skype™ videoconferencing, Office scheduling and productivity apps as well as the Cortana(1) digital assistant for control via voice commands. Fast 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity makes downloads a snap.

"The new Liquid M330 leverages the many benefits of Windows 10 Mobile and powerful LTE," said Hugo Hernandez, vice president, Acer America Smartphone Business Group. "Offering a solid feature set at a great price, it's ideal for students and other budget-conscious customers."

The 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480) 16:9 capacitive touch display with up to 350 nits brightness and IPS technology enables screen content to be viewed clearly from almost every angle. A slender and appealing design features an elegant hairline brush pattern in sleek black. Conforming to the hand's natural contours, the ergonomic design provides a secure grip. It's also compact and comfortably lightweight, measuring just 5.3- x 2.6-x 0.39-inches and weighing only 5.1 ounces.

Boasting a 5MP auto focus rear camera with flash LED, the Liquid M330 captures beautiful, high quality images, while the front 5MP fixed focus camera is perfect for selfies and video on-the-go. The smartphone also supports 720P @ 30fps HD videoconferencing for catching up face-to-face with family and friends.

Ample power is fueled by a quad-core Qualcomm® 210 processor(2) with speeds up to 1.1GHz and 1GB memory. The 2000mAh battery delivers up to 15 hours talk time and up to 230 hours in standby on a single charge.(3) It's also replaceable, extending the life of the smartphone and saving customers' time and money upgrading.

There is plenty of room for archiving photos and videos with 8GB(4) storage capacity that can be expanded with a Micro SD card. Bluetooth® 4.0 EDR and 802.11b/g/n provide excellent wireless connectivity.

Availability and Pricing

The Liquid M330 smartphone is available this month at Microsoft Stores and in the United States for $99.99 (MSRP).

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Is this better than the 650?
  • No, its not at all.
  • More comparable to 550
  • Big price difference though.
    Definitely a nice buy for a cheap handset. Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Lumia 950xl
  •  IPS display looks horrible, just look at those washed out colors
  • Who cares? Its cheap!
  • To my eye, when viewing the video, the "washed out" look is due to the screen being brightest and the camera recording the video biasing toward the dimmer background. Note how super bright the nav buttons are. Blame the recording, not the screen, IMHO.
  • No but when considering price it costs only half of 650 price
  • It beats it in terms of price! Its 1/3 the price of the Lumia.
  • It has basically the same specs as L550 but with 5MP front camera.  It has lower price.  It is a great entry phone.
  • How about acer jade primo. Any review coming from Windows central? :) how this affordable phone compare to Lumia 550 and Lumia 650. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I have bought one a few days ago. What do you want to know?
  • Oo, did you get the continuum dock also, how about it's screen, and in hand feel? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I haven't testet the dock. The device is very thin and light (150g) and feels very good in hand. No sharp edges and it's not slippery. The screen is very good. The surface of the screen also is very good, less friction than the 950. It's like the 730/830/930.
  • Thanks for the info.
  • How did u buy the primo I thought it didn't release yet
  • Its out already in parts of Europe.
  • It was reviewed by gsm arena and had the best 4k vid quality of any phone out right now. Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Lumia 950xl
  • Oo, I've never read phone review from gsm arena lol.. Please don't be mad at me. Hoping wc or mspoweruser or aawp have time to review it. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Any video reviews yet
  • I'm curious, where is the Liquid Jade Primo currently available?
  • In Germany at "Media Markt" stores for 599€.
  • Will it work on Verizon networks?
  • You might as well go for the Lumia 735 in that case. This phone's specs aren't as good as the Lumia 735 and I believe the 735 should be getting the Windows 10 update as well.