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Acer Liquid Jade Z / Jade Z Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Acer Liquid Jade Z / Jade Z Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the sound and durability.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

camera, battery, durability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Acer Liquid Jade Z / Jade Z Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Acer Liquid Jade Z review

 

Acer's new phone is thinner than you'd expect

Great screen ; Good front-facing camera ; Comfortable to use one-handed

Cheap, flimsy construction ; Sub-par speakers ; Disappointing rear camera

Acer is known to many as the Taiwanese makers of respectable computing equipment, competing strongly with the likes of Asus. Yet, the story does not end there. Like John Everyman and his plucky donkey, Asus has opted to enter the smartphone race.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on: Slim, slender and textured - Pocket-lint

 

Acer announced a flurry of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the successor to the mid-range Liquid Jade smartphone. The Liquid

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Acer Liquid Jade Z review

 

This budget smartphone has the right specs, but even a low price can't hide its flaws...

Decent screen ; Low price

Brash, messy sound ; Poor design ; Erratic performance

Proof that good specs and a low price don’t always add up

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Liquid Jade Z review

 

The Liquid Jade Z is a very fast budget phone, but its poor battery life and mediocre camera means it isn't as good value as the competition

Camera issues aside, though, the Liquid Jade Z is definitely one of the best Acer phones we've seen in recent years. Its snappy processor is just as fast as the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 and its 5in screen looks just as good. However, when the Smart Ultra...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Acer Liquid Jade Z review

 

Why 4G, 720p, 5in for £150 doesn't always make sense

Slim and light ; Pretty good screen ; Great spec-to-cash ratio

Rubbish general performance ; Slow camera ; Suspect design flourishes ; Mediocre stamina

On paper the Jade Z is a fantastic bargain, but performance issues drag it down

May, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (stuff.tv)

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on review

 

£200 is the new £500, says Acer with its new Jade Android phone

The Acer Liquid Jade Z sits among a whole new movement in phones, ones that get you ‘HD’ screens and slightly higher-end design without charging all that much money for the privilege. That's a very good thing.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Liquid Jade Z review | Hands-on with new Liquid Jade Z

 

PC Advisor is at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, testing out all of the new smartphones, tablets and wearables to hit the show floor. Acer's new budget smartphone offering has the potential to knock the Motorola Moto G off the top spot with impressive specs but...

We can't wait to spend more time with the Acer Liquid Jade Z and find out whether it really can knock the Motorola Moto G off the top spot in our budget smartphone chart. We'll be bringing you our full review soon.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jon Devo (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Liquid Jade Z

 

At CES 2015 in Las Vegas Acer revealed its top-of-the-rangeLiquid Jade S, an affordable octa-core Android handset priced at €299.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Acer Liquid Jade Z Review: In Depth

 

Acer Liquid Jade Z review: Acer's affordable-yet-well-specced Moto G rival packs a 13-megapixel camera, HD screen and full 4G support for around £150.

Slender design ; HD screen ; 4G support

Unimpressive battery ; Blurry selfies ; Occasional stutter

Priced the same as the Motorola Moto G, Acer’s Liquid Jade Z is a solid mid-range mobile that matches the mighty Moto for visual prowess but packs 4G support, making it a worthy consideration for anyone who wants to stream video on the go. Sadly the...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone review

 

The third installment in Acer's Liquid Jade series of smartphones, the Liquid Jade Z is more aggressively priced than its immediate predecessor, the Jade S. Back at around the £150 mark, the Jade Z enters a very saturated market. Can it make its mark...

Thin and light

Awful OS

With stock Android included, we could be looking at a good little phone in the Liquid Jade Z. Unfortunately, it is held back by an outdated operating system which also affects real-world system performance. Nonetheless, a thin design and decent battery...

Sep, 2015
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100 / 2300
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):400 / 410
Standby time (3G):400
Talk time (2G):7
Talk time (3G):7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Certification:WEEE

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Display brightness:320 / 350
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:Y / Yes
FM radio:No / Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MT6732 / MT6732L / MT6732M

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.9 / 8
Height :14.2 / 14.3 / 143.5
Weight:110
Width:6.8 / 6.9 / 6.98 / 69.8