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Acer Liquid Z5


Acer Liquid Z5
Acer Liquid Z5 (Liquid Series)
MediaTek MT6572 2 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
512 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel, capacitive, multi-touch, LCD, glossy: yes
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
, 2.7 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD slot, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, hall, Acer Rapid Button, dual-SIM slot
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, quad-band GSM and GPRS, dual-band HSPA+
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 145.5 x 73.5 ( = 0.35 x 5.73 x 2.89 in)
7 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2000 mAh, non-removable, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Android 4.2
Webcam: Rear: 5 MP, Autofocus, f2.4, Rear: 0.3 MP (VGA)
Additional features
Speakers: speakers, DTS sound, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, flip cover, Acer Float Caller, Float Maps, Easy Hotspot, Data Traffic Manager, Polaris Office 4.0, 24 Months Warranty
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 46 g ( = 1.62 oz / 0.1 pounds)
170 Euro



Average Score: 72.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 53%, features: 45%, display: 74% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Liquid Z5

74% Review Acer Liquid Z5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Affordable mid-range. Acer's Liquid Z5 jumps on the bandwagon of 5-inch smartphones and catches attention at first glance with a price of 170 Euros (~$234). But what does it have to offer?
70% Acer Liquid Z5 review
Source: Pocket Lint English version
Overall the Acer Liquid Z5 is a fair proposition for those looking for a large scale screen on a budget. On that front it earns its place as a contender in the sub-£100 market and there's nothing significant at fault. Hard to argue with that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Liquid Z5
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Acer Liquid Z5 is a low-cost phone with a very large screen, given the price. However, it is a phone that seems to trade away some important things for a few eye-catching gimmicks, such as the rear button. With a low-res screen, we can't imagine many people picking this phone over the superior Motorola Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2014

Foreign Reviews

5-Zoll-Dual-SIM-Smartphone für 170 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
85% Einsteiger-Modell mit Dual-SIM und 5 Zoll Bildschirm
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
60% Acer Liquid Z5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%


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 a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

0.147 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.

72.25%: 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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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)