Acer Liquid Z3

5/10 AVG.
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5/10
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The Acer Liquid Z3 currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Versus

With its outdated technical specs, it's no surprise that the Acer Liquid Z3 performs poorly in benchmarks. Then again, the whole point of this phone is its affordable price. Basically, for £80 you get a dual-SIM phone that does e-mail, photos, videos and web browsing. Just not amazingly well....

- Sofian Nouira, Digital Versus
TrustedReviews

If your budget is limited to £100 for a new smartphone, you can do much worse than the Acer Liquid Z3. You can certainly do better too, though, and we suggest you do, unless you have very specific needs that is. The Z3’s screen is unforgivable, the low resolution nature of the 3.5-inch p...

- Luke Johnson, TrustedReviews
PhoneArena

It may feel like we're repeating ourselves, but we made every effort to look at the Acer Liquid Z3 in perspective. The $130 odd price tag has definitely had a profound effect on how we look at the Z3, and we were definitely left impressed with the build quality of the device. Overall performance and...

- Chris P., PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Acer released the Liquid Z3 on August 31, 2013.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Acer Liquid Z3 user manual here.


Acer backs up the Liquid Z3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.5"

The Acer Liquid Z3's screen size is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a MT6572M Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 18.8 days standby time.

Liquid Z3 Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2013
Regions available Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor MT6572M Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.703 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors White, Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 6.0 x 1.0 cm (4.3 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 165 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Acer Z130

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Digital Versus

Extensive and straight-forward

from Digital Versus

With its outdated technical specs, it's no surprise that the Acer Liquid Z3 performs poorly in benchmarks. Then again, the whole point of this phone is its affordable price. Basically, for £80 you get a dual-SIM phone that does e-mail, photos, videos and web browsing. Just not amazingly well. But that's all some people are looking for.

Read full review

With its outdated technical specs, it's no surprise that the Acer Liquid Z3 performs poorly in benchmarks. Then again, the whole point of this phone is its affordable price. Basically, for £80 you get a dual-SIM phone that does e-mail, photos, videos and web browsing. Just not amazingly well. But that's all some people are looking for.

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TrustedReviews

The wallet-friendly price tag and easily customisable security options will appease to parents but few others

from TrustedReviews

If your budget is limited to £100 for a new smartphone, you can do much worse than the Acer Liquid Z3. You can certainly do better too, though, and we suggest you do, unless you have very specific needs that is. The Z3’s screen is unforgivable, the low resolution nature of the 3.5-inch panel instantly pitches the phone into the realms of irritating, and puts it behind some of the competition. On top of this, a poor 3-megapixel camera does little to inspire....

More

If your budget is limited to £100 for a new smartphone, you can do much worse than the Acer Liquid Z3. You can certainly do better too, though, and we suggest you do, unless you have very specific needs that is. The Z3’s screen is unforgivable, the low resolution nature of the 3.5-inch panel instantly pitches the phone into the realms of irritating, and puts it behind some of the competition. On top of this, a poor 3-megapixel camera does little to inspire.

Dual-SIM capabilities and a Quick Mode feature that make the Z3 a perfect fit for senior or first-time smartphone owners is the handset’s saving grace. The wallet-friendly price tag and easily customisable security options will appease to parents but few others.

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PhoneArena

It feels refined and dependable – it's certainly capable of carrying its own weight if you're looking for a primary device on the cheap

from PhoneArena

It may feel like we're repeating ourselves, but we made every effort to look at the Acer Liquid Z3 in perspective. The $130 odd price tag has definitely had a profound effect on how we look at the Z3, and we were definitely left impressed with the build quality of the device. Overall performance...More

It may feel like we're repeating ourselves, but we made every effort to look at the Acer Liquid Z3 in perspective. The $130 odd price tag has definitely had a profound effect on how we look at the Z3, and we were definitely left impressed with the build quality of the device. Overall performance and battery life are great for its class, though these have largely come at the price of a quality display – a big minus for the Z3, even at that price.

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