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Acer Liquid Z3 Duo

Specifications

Acer Liquid Z3 Duo
Acer Liquid Z3 Duo (Liquid Series)
Processor
MediaTek MT6572 1 GHz, Dual-Core
Graphics adapter
Memory
512 MB 
Display
3.5 inch 3:2, 480x320 pixel, capacitive, TFT LCD, glossy: yes
Storage
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
, 1.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Combined headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB, Sensors: Proximity, light and G sensor, A-GPS
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, GSM (900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), HSPA/UMTS (900 and 2,100 MHz)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.4 x 109.9 x 60 ( = 0.41 x 4.33 x 2.36 in)
Battery
6 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1,500 mAh, 3.7 Volt
Operating System
Android 4.2
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 3 MP (2048 x 1536)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, improved by DTS, Keyboard: Virtual, Power adapter, headset, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
104 g ( = 3.67 oz / 0.23 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
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

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":

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: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


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.

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