Acer was the first company to show its terminals at the Mobile World Congress event , thus revealing the Acer Liquid Z220 . An entry-level terminal with interesting photographic features. All this in a device created for the tightest budgets , but with a design thought for any user both inside and out. And it is that it has several modes of operation for children and other types of users. It also has a 4-inch screen , a dual-core processor capable of operating at 1.2 Ghz and a 5-megapixel main camera. But what is really surprising is that it is an entry-level mobile that brings with it the latest version of the Android operating systemfrom Google , known as Lollipop . We discuss it in detail below.
Design and display
It is a compact terminal that stands out for its finish. And it is that, even with plastic materials , it has an imitation silk touch thanks to the texture printed on its back shell, made of textile imitation . In addition, its outline with silver pyramidal shapes all around is attractive along with its straight lines. All this being able to choose between black and white .
Turning to comment on your screen to say that there integrates a panel of 4 inches , capable of displaying images at a maximum resolution WVGA or 800 x 480 pixels . Of course, achieving a density of 223 pixels per inch . Enough to be able to see any type of content, although without great detail and definition.
Camera and multimedia
Where this terminal draws the most attention is in its photographic section. And not so much in its objectives as in the possibilities it offers through its camera application. In any case, this Acer Liquid Z220 has a main lens of 5 megapixels of resolution. Enough to achieve HD quality content to share, both in photo and video. In addition, it has an 89 degree viewing angle to capture a good piece of the environment. This lens is accompanied by an LED-type flash for dark scenes. For its part, the front camera has a sensor 2 - megapixel for selfiesand video calls. More than enough to get acceptable images but without great quality in details.
But the remarkable thing is the improvements when taking pictures. And is that this terminal has on-screen controls to adjust the exposure and focus manually . Something that offers the user the possibility of obtaining images under their own criteria, being able to improve them. It also has different shooting modes that help illuminate dark environments and improve selfies.
Power and memory
To move all the functions and tasks of the Liquid Z220 , the Acer company has introduced a Qualcomm brand processor . It is the Snapdragon 200 , which among its virtues are having a dual core and operating at a speed of 1.2 Ghz . This brain is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM to offer fluidity in its processes, as well as to avoid slowdowns in the terminal or to be able to keep several applications open at the same time to jump from one to another.
As for its memory, this terminal brings a storage space of 8 GB . A figure that is reduced by the space occupied by the operating system and standard applications. Of course, it is always possible to take advantage of cloud services or Internet storage to give yourself that space.
Operating system and applications
In the operating system section is where the Acer Liquid Z220 surprises again. And it is an entry-level terminal updated to the latest version of Android 5.0 or Lollipop . A Google operating system that offers to have several user accounts on the same device, enjoy the Material Design style in the menus and screens, in addition to efficiently managing mobile resources such as its battery.
Along with this, we must also talk about the Google applications that come standard in the terminal. Offering services from the moment the user turns it on for the first time. Be it a complete store of applications, games, books, movies and songs such as the Google Play Store , conversations and video calls through Hangouts , YouTube videos or the maps and directions of Google Maps , among many other options. Acer's own applications are also not lacking , offering other alternative services such as AcerNAVI's GPS navigation or its own cloud.
The Liquid Z220 is also surprising for having different operating modes. Something that allows the use of this smartphone to be adapted to the smallest of the house with its Kids Mode , protecting the contents that can be accessed, in addition to modifying its appearance to make it simple for them. There is also a basic mode that reduces the possibilities of the mobile to issues such as calls and messages. A third mode removes all limitations to get the most out of it.
At the moment Acer has not given clues about the connectivity aspect of this terminal. Of course, the idea that it is a mobile compatible with 4G or LTE networks is discarded. However, its Snapdragon 200 processor is capable of offering connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0. Nor can you miss a WiFi antenna and 2G and 3G connectivity to be connected anywhere without cables. Yes, there is a 3.5 mm jack port for headphones.
The interesting thing is that the Liquid Z220 is a device with a slot for two SIM cards , offering versatility to users with two companies or with professional and personal numbers.
Autonomy and availability
The battery capacity of this terminal is quite brief. And is that Acer has opted for a 1,300 mAh battery . Enough to get through the day, without overly abusive use. However, Acer has not yet provided official hours of autonomy.
Regarding its availability, there are more details. And is that this terminal goes on sale this month of March , distributed from two colors: Black and white .
Price and reviews
Finally, it is worth noting the price of this device. And it is a mobile entry with a cost of 90 euros . Something that makes the set very interesting for the tightest pockets.
In short, it is a simple device, but one that surprises in some of its details, especially with regard to the software or its interior . And it is a low-end model updated to the latest version of Android . All having advanced shooting modes and tools, although their cameras do not exceed 5 and 2 megapixels . A simple mobile to connect anywhere with a double SIM card slot and a very reasonable price.
Acer Liquid Z220
|Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Density||233 pixels per inch|
|Features||Bright Magic, Surround Light|
|Front camera||2 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Extra applications||Google apps and Acer apps|
|CPU processor||Qualcomm Snapodragon 22 two cores at 1.2 Ghz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Mobile Network||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||-|