Acer Liquid Z3 Duo


Acer Liquid Z3 DuoNotebook: Acer Liquid Z3 Duo (Liquid Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT6572
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.104kg
Price: 99 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 49%, features: 53%, display: 61% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo

82% Review Acer Liquid Z3 Duo Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Cheap. A 3.5-inch screen, 4 GB memory and a dual-core CPU - this small entry-level smartphone from Acer is neither a performance nor connectivity powerhouse, but it does offer a full-blown Android phone for less than 100 Euros (~$137). Is this smartphone worth the relatively meager investment? Find out in our in-depth review.
60% Acer Liquid Z3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While the Acer Liquid Z3 has its moments of value, overall the sub-£100 phone doesn't do enough against rivals. The Nokia Lumia 520 or Vodafone Smart 3 would make a better purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 65% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Liquid Z3 Duo
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Dual-SIM-Smartphone für 99 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; low price; sufficient performance; appealing gimmicks
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2013



Not everyone wants a big screen smartphone. Some prefer a smaller device which can easily fit in their pockets without making it look like there is a hump on your leg. The Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is made just for these people. Despite its smaller size, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo does not comprise on toughness. It has a solid framework and a soft touch coated back gives a nice feeling when held.

Specifications wise, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is nothing to be awed by. However, it gives the basic functionalities that is needed for a smartphone. The dual core MediaTek A7 1 GHz processor is an average processor that will allow most applications to run somewhat smooth but won’t be able to support high requirement games. The phone also has 512 MB of RAM, which is rather low, but sufficient for casual users and 4 GB of internal memory which can be topped up by using an external micro SD card.

The Acer Liquid Z3 Duo has a neat little feature that allows up to 2 sim cards to be used. A thing to note, the sim cards have to be full-sized SIM cards. The device also supports HSPA+ but does not support 4G LTE aside from WiFi and Bluetooth.

In a nutshell, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is a phone that provides all basic functions but does nothing more than that.

ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Dual-Core Cortex-A7 SoC with an integrated ARM Mali-400 GPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.104 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599
Mali-400 MP, NovaThor U8420

Devices with the same GPU

Prestigio Multiphone 5550 DUO
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6582M, 5.5", 0.155 kg
LG L Bello
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.137 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 4.3", 0.96 kg
Prestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.183 kg
Acer Liquid Z4
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 4.0", 0.122 kg
Archos 45 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 0.45", 0.15 kg
Archos 50 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.16 kg
Acer Liquid Z5
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.147 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Liquid M220
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.0", 0.119 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Z Plus
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 5.0", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Z
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 5.0", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Z410
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 4.5", 0.145 kg
Acer Liquid Jade S
Mali-T760 MP2, unknown, 5.0", 0.116 kg
Acer Liquid Z500
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.147 kg
Acer Liquid Z500 Plus
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.15 kg
Acer Liquid Jade
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Plus
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.156 kg
Acer Liquid E3 / E380
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.135 kg
Acer Liquid S2
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.231 kg
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.5", 0.14 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-29 (Update: 2013-10-29)