Acer Liquid Z3 Duo

Specifications

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 DE→EN
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

Comment

Model:

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.


MT6572:

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

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


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


0.104 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Acer reviews


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


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