Acer expands its catalog in anticipation the Consumer Electronics Show, which will begin next week, and do so with an Android smartphone that comes to complete the mid-range of its series Liquid. The Acer Liquid Z5 is a mobile phone Dual SIM, wide touch screen (5 inches diagonally) and a balanced complete technical profile, but remains at a rather discreet level. For example find benefits as a five megapixel camera with an improved sensor, dual-core processor or a set of functions focused on multitasking.
We have already advanced to the Acer Liquid Z5 advocates a more comprehensive format, with a generous display of 5 inches diagonally. Larger displays offer the advantage of a richer visual experience, the texts are best read, and we can see the photos more clearly and enjoy our favorite games without squinting. Acer In this case reminds us that this is a mid-range device with the resolution, which is in 854 x 480 pixels, a slightly lower figure for a broad panel and makes the density stays below 200 ppp. The display is provided to widescreen (16:9) for videos are better suited to the panel and not display the typical black bands above and below.
The design of the Acer Liquid Z5 is cutting minimalist that gives it an elegant touch. It has a rectangular shape rather sharp corners, however all edges are rounded so that the grip more comfortable and we were not nailed corners in hand. Acer adhered to quite the display so that the total turnover is not too large, namely measures 145 x 73 mm and has a thickness of 8.8 millimeters. With these dimensions and weight of 147 grams can be sustained with one hand without difficulty as well as perform certain tasks, but writing or other more complex actions require the use of both hands. However Acer has created a system called Rapid Acer that can perform some common actions with one hand.
The five megapixel cameras Acer Liquid Z5 are usual in mid-range smartphones, but in this case the company has ensured that the sensor has a good quality. This piece is made with the system BSI so you receive more light and also has larger than normal (1.4 um) pixel, and ensure good results in low light conditions. The lens also helps, as it is composed of five elements, is very bright (f/2.4) and carries an infrared filter that prevents possible chromatic aberrations and makes colors true to life. Of course I could not miss the basic functions that are asked for a camera of this type, such as the LED flashes, the autofocus, the system geotagging or recording. Finally includes a camera on the front of chassis, aimed at making calls and resolution VGA (equivalent to 0.3 megapixels).
One of the advantages of the Acer Liquid Z5 from the media point of view is the improved sound with DTS Digital Theater System or system. This technology enables the compression of sound at a single frequency, but respecting to six channels, so that a richer, crisper sound gets. The device comes with a speaker on the front, a detail that may seem unimportant but which greatly improves audio quality to be directly addressed to the listener. It also has FM radio and supports a good range of formats of audio, video and images.
The Acer Liquid Z5 equipped processor dual core 1.3 gigahertz, manufactured by Mediatek, the usual mark in many midrange terminals. The chip comes with a Mali 400 graphics processor and 512 Mb of RAM, which is the weakest aspect of their configuration (with a Gb would have ensured a more fluid performance). The internal memory is also quite short and not gives too many applications to store. Total has a fund of 4 GB, although the system takes up space and is almost certain to be available half. However we can draw on a memory card MicroSD (up to 32 Gb) to store photos, videos and other documents.
The Acer Liquid Z5 series leaves with Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2, a version of an old fashioned little you might get an update soon, but no confirmation from Acer. This model would be a strong candidate to receive Android 4.4 KitKat since the new version is optimized to run on mobile with little RAM, but the final decision depends on Acer.
The system integrates common packet services found on any mobile Android and includes the wizard Now Google, Gmail, youTube, Google Drive, Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Navigation and Store Play Google and others. Also the button Acer Rapid, which as we said is aimed at facilitating one-handed operations, such as unlock, open the camera and take calls. On the other hand there are a number of predefined profiles for different user types. For example the senior mode is intended for older users who want simplicity above all, but also the basic way to get a similar effect, although aimed at a younger audience. Finally the classic mode shows all features and full keypad mode is focused on the use of voice and keyboard.