Acer liquid Z3 is an Android smartphone by Acer. Acer is better known as one of the best brands for making laptops but now the company is struggling to achieve the same success in the smartphone world. The company has launched many high-end and mid-ranged Android smartphones. The Liquid Z3 is one of Acer's budget friendly smartphones. With a 3.5 inch display, the handset is pocket-friendly as well. The device is made out of plastic and it is available in white and the black. The Liquid Z3 comes up with Jelly Bean and a Dual core processor. Now the question that comes to mind is that whether the Acer Liquid Z3 with it's low price means low quality ? Or is the device worth it ? Let's dig in and find out.
Acer Liquid Z3 comes up with a 3.5 inch TFT display with 16 million colors. The graphics on the screen are not quite sharp but the display is fairly bright and the colors are well represented. The viewing angles on the display are good as well. The screen is pretty responsive, users will gain a smooth experience while navigating through the device. On the top of the screen there is an earpiece and an Acer logo. Below the screen there are the capacitive buttons. On the top of the device there lies the power button along with the 3.5mm headphonejack and below the device there lies the micro-USB port. On the right hand side of the device there is the volume rocker. The back is the home to the 3MP camera with no flash and a speaker. The device is powered by a 1GHz Dual core MediaTek A7 processor with 512MB of RAM. The Dual core processor is enough to keep the device running super smoothly. The device offers 4GB of internal memory which is low but no need to worry as there is a microSD card slot available on the device which can accept a total of 32GB of external memory. The Liquid Z3 is 10.5mm thick and it weighs 120 grams.
Acer Liquid Z3 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which is almost a recent version of Jelly Bean. This is rather impressive as most of the mid-ranged smartphones come up with older software to save costs. Acer has added different launchers in the device. There are five different modes installed on the Liquid Z3 for users. The first one is the Basic mode which is quite basic as this mode allows you to have shortcuts to your favourites. You can send a quick message and get quick access to settings. The second mode is the Senior mode which has a small amount of more features. The next one is the Keypad mode in which there is a keypad on the screen at all times for quick dialling. The fourth one is the classic mode which has a few more options. The fifth mode is the Default mode which is the regular Android launcher. Overall, the UI is quite fast and simple. You have access to thousands of apps from the play store. The internet browsing experience is good with the default web browser. There is no flash with the 3MP camera and that means you can't take photos in the dark.
The Acer Liquid Z3 has an attractive design. The device gives you the premium feel in your hands and the Liquid Z3 doesn't feel cheap either. You can't enjoy movies on the display but you can enjoy watching video clips and gaming can be fun also. The fast Dual core processor together with Jelly Bean is a great package offered by the device. The low price is one of the best advantages of the phone. There is no secondary camera available so you can't make video calls at Skype. Overall, the device offers great specs and it is perfect for those who simply need a phone that can handle their day to day tasks.
|Platform||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Wi-Fi||Yes 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Screen Size||3.5 inches|
|Camera Pixel||3 MP|
|Processor Type||1 GHz Dual core MediaTek A7|
|Frequency Band||900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Color Display||Yes 16M colors|
|Resolution||320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi)|
|Bluetooth||Yes v 3.0|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes upto 32 GB|
|USB||Yes microUSB v 3.0|
|Dimension||109 x 60 x 10.4 mm|