Hands on with a new Acer Liquid Jade Z
At CES 2015 in Las Vegas Acer suggested a top-of-the-range
Liquid Jade S, an affordable octa-core Android handset labelled during €299.
Now a association has combined a Liquid Jade Z, a cheaper
version of a flagship, in an try to attract some-more intensity Acer users
into a overlay during an even reduce cost point. But if this is a cut-price version
of a Jade S, what sacrifices have Acer done to move a cost down?
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Acer Liquid Jade Z
Release Date and Pricing
The Acer Liquid Jade Z will be permitted to
purchase from Mar 2015, starting during €199
Liquid Jade Z – Design
Almost matching to a flagship indication during initial glance, the
Jade Z has a textured cosmetic winding back cover and a chrome-like
thin cosmetic bezel. It’s permitted in possibly black or white with china accents and looks business-like. Despite a slight hillside in
material quality, it manages to equivocate looking cheap.
The receiver has been built into a back cover, so as not to
hinder vigilance opening a textured aspect is noticeably smoother than that
featured on a other new Acer releases, such as a Z520 and Z220. But I
suspect some will cite a smoother finish – we positively do.
The other thing value observant is a miss of heft. The Liquid
Jade Z is featherweight in mobile phone terms, weighing a small 110g. That’s
almost 20g lighter than a svelte iPhone 6. Measuring 7.9mm thick and housing a 2,300mAh battery, it fits
very good in a palm and slips into pockets easily.
Liquid Jade Z – Processor and graphics
Instead of a octa-core section featured in a Jade S, the
Jade Z sports a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek processor. So we would pattern a
slight dump in opening speed yet Acer assures us that a disproportion won’t
be drastic. There will be dual versions of a Jade Z available. The standard
version has 1GB RAM and comes in 8GB and 16GB built-in storage capacities. But we’re also awaiting to see a
Liquid Jade Z Plus with 2GB RAM as well, yet we’ve nonetheless to get a demeanour during that handset.
The Jade Z uses a same Mali TZ60 graphics chip as a Acer
flagship, that is able of delivering good peculiarity visuals and stable
graphics for gaming. In use, we found a interface of a Jade Z well-spoken and
swift to navigate. we generally favourite a animation outcome on a default lock
screen that done it demeanour as yet a core apps were underwater. It’s a good touch.
Liquid Jade Z – Camera
Taking cinema on a Jade Z is rubbed by a 13-megapixel
main camera and for selfies, a phone facilities a 5-megapixel front-facing
As good as a decent sized sensor, a categorical camera of the
Jade Z also facilities a quick f/1.8 lens, that should be good for lowlight and
portraits. The front-facing camera is usually f/2.2, yet Acer has grown special
modes for holding selfies called Bright Magic Selfie and Surround Light that
aim to raise self portraits, whatever a conditions are.
On initial impressions, a Liquid Jade Z seems like a good
all-rounder, with a good brew of tip facilities and intelligent design. But there isn’t
much to get vehement about.
With this device, Acer is charity some tip opening during a
price indicate that’s permitted to people after a mid-range device,
and a Jade Z looks like it could be a clever contender within this
People looking during this might also wish to cruise the
Moto E, a HTC Desire 620 and a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.