Acer Liquid Zest is one of the pocket-friendly phones that made their appearance at the recently-concluded MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The device, which comes in 3G and 4G models, offers a sizeable HD display and a quad-core processor while also being decked out to deliver quality sound.
Design and Display
Although featuring a chassis made of plastic, the Liquid Zest does look attractive for a device aimed at the budget buyer. It is given a premium feel with a brushed metal finish on the rear. The compact smartphone has nicely curved edges and looks slim.
The Acer Liquid Zest sports a 5-inch On-Cell Touch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels for a pixel density of approximately 294 ppi. Given this is an IPS panel, users are in for enjoyable wide-angle viewing. The screen features Zero Air Gap technology to enable you see clearly under sunlight. It also uses Acer BluelightShield allowing users regulate the amount of blue light they are exposed to.
Camera and Storage
You can capture the exciting times in images using the decent 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and exposure control. The Acer Liquid Zest also offers a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with an 85-degree lens for wide-angle selfies. It will reportedly have 32 GB of onboard storage, which will actually be highly generous if true. The storage will be expandable using a microSD card.
Power and Performance
The Acer Liquid Zest will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor, which is clocked at 1.3 GHz for the 3G variant and 1.1 GHz for the 4G model. It will come with 1.5GB of RAM to enable more enjoyable performance for an affordable smartphone. Buyers will also be excited to learn that the Liquid Zest runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which is quite cool.
Do you love playing games on your device? The Acer Liquid Zest has you covered. Its two models come with Acer GameZone preloaded for awesome gaming experience. You can enjoy access to some of the most popular games around and even record sessions to share with your friends.
Superb sound is also part of the package. The 3G model of the Liquid Zest will feature DTS Sound Studio, while the 4G offering will come with DTS HD Premium Sound. The summary of this is that you should expect audible and clear sound when gaming or watching movies.
Pricing and Availability
For all the Acer Liquid Zest has to offer, the 3G model will sell for just €109 and the 4G version for €149. This puts the prices in the ranges N24,000-N35,000 and N33,000-N50,000 respectively, going by the current exchange rate situation in the country. Interested buyers will be able to get the Liquid Zest starting in April and the Liquid Zest 4G from May. But if you know someone in China, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 offers even a better bargain.
Acer Liquid Zest Specs at a Glance
– 5” HD IPS display with On-Cell Touch technology and Acer BluelightShield
– 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
– 1.1GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
– 1.5GB RAM
– Expandable storage
– Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
– Optional 4G LTE
– DTS Studio Sound/DTS HD Premium Sound
– Acer GameZone