Acer today launched their new line of Liquid Z smartphones, which starts at the entry level Z330, to the mid-range Z530 and topping it off is the Z630. These three devices were announced during IFA in September and today they have finally arrived on our shores.
Acer Liquid Z330
The entry-level Acer Liquid Z330 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) screen, with a quad-core 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 1GB of RAM running on the inside. The Liquid Z330 will come with 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD. In terms of optics, the device will have a 5MP rear unit with an LED flash and 5MP fixed focus front camera. It will also come with a 2,000 mAh replaceable battery that Acer rates at up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 430 hours of standby time.
Acer Liquid Z530
The second device launched is the slightly more powerful Acer Liquid Z530 which is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, also expandable via microSD. It will also come with a 5-inch HD IPS panel pushing 1280×720 pixels. In the camera department the Liquid Z530 has a slight upgrade of it’s little brother as it comes with an 8-megapixel f/2.0 main camera with an LED flash to help it out in low lighting. The front-facing camera has also been upgraded to an 8-megapixel 84-degree wide angle lens to help with those we-fies. Powering these hardware components will be a 2,420 mAh battery rated at 12 hours of talktime and 630 hours of standby time.
Acer Liquid Z630
At the top of the Liquid Z food chain sits the Liquid Z630 which comes with a huge 4,000 mAh replaceable battery. That massive battery will be powering a 5.5″ HD IPS display (1280×720 pixels) which brings it to a pixel density of 267 ppi. Under the hood, the top-of-the-range device will feature the same processor, RAM and internal storage as the Liquid Z530. The camera will also be an 8-megapixel front and rear camera that supports 1080p video recording. The front camera will also have a wide-angle lens.
All three devices will support dual-SIM 4G LTE connectivity and comes running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Acer’s Liquid UI running over it. Both the Liquid Z530 and Liquid Z630 will support USB OTG, while the Liquid Z630 will also allow OTG charging from that massive battery, similar to Lenovo‘s VIBE P1 and VIBE P1m, something that is all the rage now it seems.
The entry-level Liquid Z330 will cost RM439 while the higher spec Liquid 530 will set you back RM559. The top-of-the-range Liquid Z630 will be priced at RM659. These three phones are available right now at all authorised Acer dealers.
Acer Liquid X2
As a little surprise, Acer also announced the Liquid X2, which will sport a 5.5″ HD IPS screen, powered by a 64bit octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device supports triple-SIM 4G LTE, which is one of the first devices to have such support in Malaysia. Optics are also a big upgrade over the Liquid Z series as it sports a 13MP f/1.8 front and rear camera with an LED flash. This Liquid X2 will draw power from a 4000 mAh battery. Acer announces that the device will come in two colours, black and gold, and is set to be available January 2016.
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