Just before the world’s biggest mobile fair of the year 2015, Acer announced Liquid Jade Z as the successor of its Liquid Jade smartphone. The series launched by Acer in 2009 in UK has now a new mid-range smartphone which costs 199 Euros (US $ 220) with all the essential specifications as weapon to get into the stiff budget phone competition.
Powered by the latest 64-bit 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6732 processor with Mali-T760 GPU. The recently launched Sony Xperia E4g phones also features aforementioned processor.
Acer Jade Z features 1 GB of RAM, just 8 GB of internal storage space but can be extended with the help of MicroSD card for bulk of applications.
The phablet has 5 inches HD IPS OGS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection based on zero air gap technology adding more to its traits.
Design and dimensions:
Available in black and white color, the front view of
Jade Z has a little familiar design. Acer has managed to design this device 7.9 mm thin and light as 120 grams, pushing it into the race of lightest phones around the world.
It has 13 MP auto focus primary camera with LED flash having f/1.8 aperture for better low light pictures and which can record videos at 1080p resolution. Also, a secondary 5 MP camera for the video calling and clicking selfies. It also offers dual shot mode to click pictures from front and rear camera all together.
Levelling the trend of budget smartphones, Acer Jade Z supports DUAL (nano) SIMs. Supports 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+, has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth as other connectivity alternatives. To control the device wirelessly or via cable through a Windows-based PC, it offers AcerEXTEND.
Relies on Android 4.4 (KitKat) which can be upgraded to Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
Powered by 2300 mAh battery, should be enough for regular use and operations on the device.
Though the device looks good on paper but it still has to prove itself as a good competitor in the mid-range smartphone market. Jade Z’s success would prove if Acer made a worthy decision by launching it before MWC 2015.
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