Among the budget smartphone to find a balanced model difficult - trying to reduce the cost of the device, the manufacturer often sacrifices its characteristics or appearance. But experts from the Acer, releasing Liquid Zest 4G, reacted with great attention to materials and housing, and to its "stuffing": 2 GB of RAM, nimble processor, the latest OS, bright and clear screen, plus the extended completion. And all this at very affordable price.
You can look for Acer Liquid Zest 4G manual here.
Packing of a dense blue cardboard is very pleasant to the touch and reliable in transit.
Inside - very smart, modular charger black, extra rear panel, headphones, a Acer user guide and a guarantee.
Smartphone looks very nice - rounded corners, smooth shape and slim body, both the speaker and the camera lens are made in the same style, blue back panel can be changed to a complete white.
The front cover is fully closed tempered glass with oleophobic coating. Below the display is the company logo and the microphone hole. Top - round speaker hole, facing camera, LED, light sensor and proximity.
At the top there is a 3.5mm audio output. Micro-USB port carried on the lower end.
The left side is free of controls and connectors. On the right side endured rocker volume control and on / off button.
On the back side there is a logo of the company, the eight megapixel camera lens, LED flash, external speaker and an optional microphone.
Under the removable panel - two connectors micro-SIM and a microSD slot.
Due to its light weight and small size smartphone will not delay the pocket of a jacket or shirt, and is almost unnoticeable in the pocket of jeans. The edges are rounded off nice and do not crash into the palm. Plastic rough to the touch, and smartphone securely in the hand.
During operation, no backlash and squeaks were noticed: a removable panel is mounted on the plastic latch and holds very securely. the volume and power buttons are hard, the course is short and clear. In terms of ergonomics smartphone has turned out to be very successful, it is nice and easy to use.
On the Acer Liquid Zest 4G set an excellent five-inch IPS-display, its resolution is 1280x720 pixels, and the density - 294 ppi.
The viewing angles are maximum, the image contrast and very colorful - the display is made by Zero Air Gap technology without air gap. Automatically adjusts the brightness of the backlight is adjusted perfectly for the external lighting conditions.
The screen is covered with tempered glass is not very impressive oleophobic coating: fingerprints are deleted, but sometimes you have to put a little effort. The sensor is very responsive, simultaneously processes up to five taps and touches all recognize within seconds.
The smartphone runs on pure Android 6.0, everything looks very harmonious and clear.
The dialer, keyboard, and standard phone book for this version of Android, almost no changes.
Preset the required minimum applications.
The Liquid Zest 4G runs the processor MediaTek MT6735 quad-core 1 GHz each. Over the schedule meets the Mali-T720, set the RAM to 2GB, and internal - 16 GB, and the latter can be increased at the expense of the microSD memory card up to 32 GB.
Interface - very pleased: it works fast, smoothly switching desktops and standard applications open in seconds. The situation with the resource-intensive applications not as rosy - run modern 3D-games sometimes takes a minute. But the expectation is offset stability of the program.
The benchmark Acer Liquid Zest 4G smartphone modestly took the last line of the rating:
Processor performance as usual check on the games.
Videos in 720p, played without problems and slowdown. The sound does not fall out of the stream, and the frames are not late - no artifacts were noticed.
Scroll and zoom in the browser clear, all keystrokes are processed quickly and accurately.
The standard music player app installed on your smartphone Google Play Music. The sound in the headphones packaged unfortunately not surpassed expectations - it is better to buy more. The external speaker sounds good, no wheezes or crackles were observed even at maximum volume. EQ settings can also be set in the settings for the different profiles, for example, a video player, etc. In a large company portable speakers will not replace your smartphone, but for personal viewing videos or listening to music will approach one hundred percent.
Eight megapixel camera in the device significantly pumped up. On a bright sunny day pictures are of acceptable quality, but all too often blurred, and in twilight and darkness smartphone takes very badly. Settings least of the functions of only the most popular - "Panorama" and HDR mode.
The smartphone is equipped with modules Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n /, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. All works stably, disconnection was observed during the test. Navigation chip is quite smart, in 20 seconds, he found three satellites.
Also, the smartphone supports work in LTE networks,
which significantly increases the speed of data transmission. If you connect the headset to your
phone, you can listen to FM-radio. More details in manual for Liquid Zest
The smartphone installed battery 2000 mAh - enough for one and a half days of operation of the device, with an average load. If using Liquid Zest 4G actively enough (one hour of navigation software, for about two hours listening to music, about an hour watching video online, hour test tapes of social networks, a half-hour communication messengers and calls), you can count only on one day of work without recharging.
Viewing high-definition video at a maximum level of illumination when switched "Flight" mode, the device completely discharges in 6 hours and 15 minutes.
One hour of play robs Liquid Zest 4G nearly 36% of the charge.
Acer Liquid Zest 4G leaves a good impression. Of course, pumped up the camera, and the battery does not set records in autonomy, but nimble processor and a great screen cover these deficiencies. It is necessary to add to that 2 GB of RAM, expanded configuration, a slim body and a good external speaker, and to the device can be quite seriously look closely at the subject of the purchase - price in the region of 12 thousand rubles Liquid Zest 4G makes a very attractive proposition.