The Acer company was the first to show its products at the Mobile Wotld Congress 2015 event , highlighting the Acer Liquid Jade Z among its smartphones . A terminal prepared with advanced specifications, but betting on the middle and entry range thanks to its price. Thus, it presents itself as a mobile with 5 - inch screen , a powerful processor Mediatek four cores that can connect to networks LTE or 4G and a main chamber 13 megapixels . All this accompanied by high-resolution sound and other details that we analyze below.
Design and display
The appearance of this Acer Liquid Jade Z is the most dynamic. And it is that it mixes straight lines with some curves and protrusions. It is a fairly compact terminal thanks to its 7.9 millimeters thick, which lets your photographic lens stand out from the rest of the body. Something really remarkable when looking at it in profile. It has a peculiar earpiece on the upper front of the device and finishes in plastic materials but with very interesting textile texture engravings . It also comes in two colors, black and white . All this without exceeding 110 grams of weight , which makes it really light.
Its screen is one of the interesting points. And it is that it has a five-inch panel with IPS technology. This ensures good brightness and a wide viewing angle . All displaying images at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels , or what is the same, images HD . Accompanying these specifications Acer has introduced technology Zero Air Gap, which completely eliminates the air between the layers of materials that make up the screen and allow viewing with less glare in the full light of day . In addition, to protect all this, they have opted for the introduction of a Corning Corilla Glass 3 glass, which prevents breakage and scratches.
Camera and multimedia
In Acer they have wanted to pay detail to the multimedia needs of the users, as well as to the selfies photos, which are causing so much fever. That is why this Liquid Jade Z has powerful photographic tools, both physically with its objectives and logically with its programs and applications. Thus, the main objective of the terminal has a sensor of 13 megapixels capable of producing quality pictures and videos with HD and a good amount of detail. In addition, it has a focal aperture of f / 1.8 , which offers more detail and better results in dark environments. It also has an LED flash for these occasions.
Meanwhile, the camera for selfies has a sensor 5 megapixels and focal aperture f / 2.2. Features that, again, offer photos with great quality in the details and more than enough for video calls and other communication features.
All of this comes accompanied by other details in the software. This is the case of the Bright Magic mode , which is capable of improving the quality of dark photos and selfies, in the same way as Surround Light . In addition, they have independent on-screen controls for exposure and focus, allowing the user to make the artistic decisions before shooting.
In terms of sound, this Acer Liquid Jade Z is also striking. Thanks to its 24 bit speakers , easily recognizable on the back cover, it is possible to listen to high resolution or HD sound , something that the most purists will appreciate in videos, movies or games. Issue that comes accompanied by DTS Studio Sound technology , which offers an extra quality to all the sounds reproduced in the terminal.
Power and memory
In Acer they have wanted to bet on speed with their Liquid Jade Z, at least as far as Internet connections are concerned, that is why they have included a processor capable of offering this connectivity. This is a chip Mediatek of four cores with architecture 64 - bit. Something that not only offers speed in the connections, but in the processing of tasks, movement of applications and other issues that a smartphone carries out. All this accompanied by 1 GB of RAM memory to give enough fluidity to all processes and keep several applications open to quickly jump from one to another.
Acer has confirmed that this device comes with 8GB memory . Space that is always reduced by the operating system and pre-installed applications. Although it is known that it has its own cloud service or a space to store content on the Internet.
Operating system and applications
The operating system chosen by Acer for its Liquid Jade Z is Android , from Google . Of course, it comes in version 4.4 or KitKat, which means not being updated to the latest version. However, Google developed this version thinking about terminals with the tightest specifications , allowing smooth operation and with all the services and security even if they are not top of the range.
Regarding the applications , this device has all the tools of the Google company as standard . Utilities such as YouTube to watch videos, Hangouts to send free messages and make video calls, Google Maps to find directions and consult maps. There is also the Google Play Store , the store for apps, games, books, movies and records, where it is possible to download other entertainment tools such as Candy Crush Saga or applications and social networks such as WhatsApp and Facebook .
In addition, Acer is used to charging its devices with its own services. This is the case of AcerNAVI, which offers GPS navigation even without an Internet connection, guiding the user step by step. It also has AcerEXPAND , a very useful tool that allows you to connect the Liquid Jade Z to the computer to use the physical keyboard or manage files comfortably. Besides, other additions stand out such as the Reading Mode , capable of processing images and eliminating the blue light that is emitted through the screen to facilitate and accommodate the reading of text on your screen. Issues that are completed with other services of the company as soon as the terminal is started for the first time.
In its connectivity section, this Liquid Jade Z draws attention in the first place because it is adapted for LTE or 4G connections . This means having a device capable of downloading data at a maximum speed of 150 Mbps , managing to upload videos without stopping, or get files in a short time, always depending on their weight. As it cannot be otherwise, it has WiFi, 2G and 3G connectivity , for those users who do not have access to high-speed networks.
As it cannot be otherwise in a smartphone, it also brings with it a SIM card slot , 3.5 mm jack audio output , a GPS to find the user's location and Bluetooth 4.0 to link and share content with phones and wristbands. smart phones, as well as speakers and other devices.
Autonomy and availability
Acer has not yet confirmed the data on the battery life of the Liquid Jade Z device , however it is known that its battery is 2,300 mAh . A measured measure that would match the rest of the specifications to provide a terminal with a useful life of one day between charges, depending on the intensity of use.
Regarding its availability, it is expected that this mobile will be put on sale during this month of March, being able to find it in two models: black and white.
Price and reviews
Without a doubt one of the key points of the Acer Liquid Jade Z is its price. And it comes to the market for 200 euros , trying to offer an affordable mid-range option for pockets.
In short, a terminal that stands out for its 4G connection , offered by a quad- core processor capable of offering fluidity in other tasks. All this in a device with a 5-inch screen with HD quality that also pays attention to the details of the sound . A restrained option for tight budgets.
Acer Liquid Jade Z
|Model||Liquid Jade Z|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 3 technology|
|Dimensions||7.9 millimeters thick|
|Features||Bright Magic, Surround Light|
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Sound||24 bit HD speakers and DTS Studio Sound technology|
|Operating system||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Extra applications||Google apps and Acer apps|
|CPU processor||Mediatek (to be specified) quad core 64 bit|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||To specify|
|RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Mobile Network||4G LTE|
3G (HSDPA at 21 Mbps / HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps)
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
|Duration in use||-|