Acer is in the smartphone business from a quite long time. They have been focusing on making budget segment smartphones, as they are smart enough to know that the budget smartphones offers unlimited growth potential. Users have been transitioning from their old Java based phones to smartphones, and the first thing they buy is a budget segment smartphone. Smartphone manufacturers all over the world know this, and so the majority of them are launching new budget smartphones each day. Acer launched its Acer Liquid Z6E smartphone recently, aiming to attract budget smartphone segment users. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in real life.
The phone boasts a rather progressive design and catches user’s attention. Though, the entire body of the phone is made using plastic. Acer has made sure that the phone has a distinct aura that makes sure that the phone looks classy enough. The external dimensions of the phone are 5.71x2.83x0.39 inches, and the phone weighs around 165 grams. The phone is available in two color variants i.e. black and white. The 66.23% screen-to-body ratio of the phone is impressive, and the phone looks rather aesthetic. The phone comes with a 5.0-inches IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels and roughly corresponds to 294 ppi rich screen. The phone has a pretty decent display as the phone gets bright enough and provides a decent sunlight legibility. The viewing angles are also decent for this phone. Overall, the phone has offers a decent viewing experience.
The smartphone features a Quad-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor which is backed by a MediaTek MT6580 chipset. The processor is competent enough to play light games and videos easily. However, one might not be able to play heavy games and videos on the phone, as then the users might observe lags or stutter from the phone. The ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU makes sure that graphics performance remains top notch. The processor is also backed by a 1GB of RAM, which makes sure that general functions are done by the phone smoothly. The phone runs on Android ecosystem, version 6.0.1 i.e. Marshmallow. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage, and the internal storage could be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone doesn’t support 4G networks, however, allows dual SIM support.
The primary camera features a 5-MP CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) camera that is backed by autofocus and LED flashlight. Also, a 2-MP front camera has been provided in the phone. The primary camera boasts features like Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, and Scene mode. HD video recording would also be done by the camera at frames like 1280x720 @ 30 fps. The camera can capture some decent images in bright light conditions; however, the images may look a little a washed away at times. The camera struggles to capture decent images in low light conditions. Many a time, it’s hard to focus on objects in low light conditions and a lot of noise seems to creep in the images captured in low light conditions. The phone features a loudspeaker that gets loud enough and gets the job done. The phone also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The phone comes with a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery provided in the smartphone is removable. The phone also promises 10 hours of 3G talk time and 200 hours of 3G standby time. In the real life conditions, the phone can easily run for a day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone offers basic connectivity options, such as, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0. The phone is comes with three kinds of sensors i.e. accelerometer, light, and proximity.