Not everyone is into oversized smartphones. Just like not everyone is into gimmicky gadgets with loads of fancy functions, half of which an average user would not use on everyday basis. With such users in mind, Acer has just announced the Liquid Z3, a minute Android-powered smartphone with entry-level specs. One more reason why you would want to consider to buy this particular handset is that it will be very easy on the wallet. When the Acer Liquid Z3 will be released in mid-August, it will cost only €99, which is around $132. Simply, cheap!
Acer Liquid Z3 Android smartphone
Measuring 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.41 inch (109 x 60 x 10.4 mm), the Liquid Z3 is one of the smallest devices currently available on the market. The phone’s tiny body houses a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 3-megapixel rear camera, and a dual-SIM slot.
The processor powering the handset is a 1 GHz dual-core chip of unconfirmed make and model. Users will have 4 GB of storage at their disposal, as well as the usual set of connectivity features including Wi-Fi, GPS, and support for HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps. The phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is a nice surprise, since this version of the OS is rarely found in low-end models.
The Acer Liquid Z3 will offer several pre-defined user profiles, eliminating the need to manually change settings according to the user’s preferences. The Basic Mode is limited to call and text functions and is aimed at the youngest users. The Senior Mode includes messages, radio, weather, magnify, clock, and quick call contacts. The Classic Mode provides access to all main functions organized in an easy-to-use layout. Keypad Mode is for people who primarily use voice and need their keypad right away.
The Liquid Z3 will be available in black or white, and will hit markets in Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany and Russia.