Review of Acer Liquid Z630


Acer Liquid Z630
Acer Liquid Z630

Specifications

  • Class: Intermediate
  • A form factor: a candy bar
  • Housing material: textured plastic
  • Operating System: Android 5.1
  • Network: two SIM-cards, one radio, supports GSM / EDGE, WCDMA, LTE (microSIM)
  • Platform: Mediatek MT6735
  • Processor: Quad, 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 16 GB, a slot for microSD memory card (supports cards up to 64 GB)
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a / b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB connector (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset jack,
  • Screen: 5.5 '' capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280x720 pixels (HD), it automatically adjusts the backlight level, oleo-phobic coating is present, there is no air gap
  • Camera: 8 megapixels, video recording in 1080p (1920x1080 pixels), LED flash
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Navigation: GPS / GLONASS (support A-GPS)
  • Sensors: accelerometer, a position sensor in space,
  • Gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: removable, Li-Pol, 4000 mAh capacity
  • Dimensions: 156.3 x 77.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 156 grams

Equipment

  • Smartphone
  • Charger
  • The cable for connection to a PC (also part of the charger)
  • Wired headset
  • Acer User manual
Equipment
Equipment

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

Externally, the Liquid Z630 reminded me of devices from Acer Jade series. The same form of rounded edges, the same earpiece round shape, here even the display of similar quality to the original Jade (but about it later).

Most of the front side takes a 5.5-inch display, and above it are eye front camera, earpiece, light and proximity sensors and LED, it lights up in red while charging, green when charged, and flashes blue when receiving the notification. From the touch buttons below the display we have refused, and this is a big plus.

On the right side are the volume rocker and the power button. In my opinion, pressing them tightly and short, which is atypical for Acer smartphones.

Acer Z630
Acer Liquid Z630

On top of the 3.5 mm headphone jack positioned, and the bottom - microUSB-port and a slot for opening the back cover.

The back cover is made of matte plastic, but not as much as the one used in the Z520 and Z220, which was similar to that of a cross between cloth and paper. This is a common plastic, though with a nice textured pattern. Under the hood hid two slots for microSIM, memory card slot and battery 4000 mAh!

On the cover you can see the eye of the main camera, flash and an external speaker hole. The latter has an average level of maximum volume and, in spite of the DTS Sound label, sounds no worse and no better than their competitors. By the way, when you turn on this very DTS Sound volume slightly increased, but the music starts to rattle slightly, so I recommend to disable this option.

The back cover is removable, but close to the set of latches and therefore it fits snugly to the body, no backlash and clearances.

Dimensions

  Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)
 Acer Liquid Z630  156.3 77.5 8.9 165
Meizu M2 Note 150.9 75.2 8.7 149
Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML 152.5 77.2 10.9 170
Huawei Honor 4X 152.9 77.2 8.65 165

 

 

As you can see in the table above, Liquid Z630 sizes are comparable with most competitors. Little stands out Meizu M2 Note, but it is, in principle, the other smaller.

For a diagonal of 5.5 inches apparatus good in the hand, rounded corners do not stick into his hand, so that you may well hold the smartphone with one hand. But let's not forget that before us PHABLET, large size due to the large diagonal display.

Screen

Characteristic Value
 Screen size  5.5 inches
The display resolution of 1280x720 pixels
The value of 267 PPI
Type of matrix IPS
Protective Coating Glass
Oleophobic coating there is
Automatic brightness adjustment there is
Support "multitouch" There is, up to five simultaneous touches

As I said before, the display in this model, the screen reminded me of the original Liquid Jade: is the same resolution and there is no air gap between the screen and the glass. Due to this, the information is read and viewed with greater comfort. The viewing angles are close to the maximum, while rejecting the image only a little fade.

In the sun, the display fades almost completely, but at night to read from the screen is quite comfortable, the minimum brightness range is sufficient.

In the settings there is a special reading mode. In fact, it makes colors warmer by reducing the amount of blue. It is interesting that there is not just this mode is activated and configured. Use the sliders to choose, the colors will be as warm.

The screen can be unlocked via swipe up, in which case you just miss lokskrin and get on your desktop. It is important to note that the gesture should be long.

Of course, it is worth noting that there is not used FHD-resolution and for some it can be a disadvantage. I, in general, is also advocating that PHABLET be FHD or higher, but Acer so set up your shell, that it is practically no fine print, where it is best to see the difference between HD and FHD, so that, if you do not read a lot of books with small print, much discomfort resolution Liquid Z630 does not deliver.

Operating system

The device runs on Android 5.1 with several improvements from Acer, let's talk about them in detail.

First, the manufacturer changed the curtain notifications switches here look different. By the way, their position can be adjusted by clicking on the pencil icon in the upper right corner.

Secondly, in Acer did not delete an excellent browser from the Android 4.x, and it is very good, in my opinion, it is more convenient to the same Chrome.

Third, here, as in previous models, using "floating" windows for embedded applications: web browser, calculator and even a pair of applications. The same option is also available for incoming calls: caller picture is not displayed on the entire screen and a small part of it.

There is and integrated Acer EXTEND application that allows you to broadcast a picture from your phone to your computer to Windows and from the same control unit. As for the rest, we have the typical Android 5.x with all its advantages and disadvantages.

Performance

Characteristics Value
 Chipset  MediaTek MT6735
CPU Quad 1.3 GHz
Graphics Processing Unit Mali-T720
Amount of RAM 2 GB
The capacity of the internal storage 16 GB
The presence of a memory card there is

Let's start with the daily work. The Acer used a clever trick: accelerated animations on the desktop, and in other applications, as a result of visually seems that the smartphone is faster opponents. In fact, the speed of the same, but apparently it seems that everything is fast. However, even without this improvement to the model no complaints about speed.

Most of the games are fast and without any slowdown. As for the most productive like Asphalt 8, they run only on medium settings.

For third-party applications such as browser, Twitter, email, etc. No comments: Freezing no, no slowdown. Also, you can download Acer Liquid Z630 manual.

 

Standalone operation

Characteristics Value
 Battery capacity  4000 mAh
The type of battery Li-Pol
Time running view HD-video at maximum brightness (included airplane mode) 8 hours
Opening hours of the reading mode at 30% brightness (included airplane mode) 15 hours

When testing any smartphone I try to understand at once what his main "trick": someone focuses on the quality of the display, someone on a steep camera, someone important price-performance ratio, but particularly in the Liquid Z630 main feature was the Battery capacity. 4000 mAh battery does not cause such a delight, as a year ago, now these models are not uncommon, but still can not help but note that the capacity is quite impressive. In our synthetic tests, the smartphone has shown excellent results, and in the daily work he discharged slowly. When two or three hours the display to use (email, twitter, browser, chat rooms) at the maximum brightness of the smartphone can last half a day or two. These are very good results against the background of a single day of work in most models.

Camera

Resolution main camera and front the same - 8 MP.

To all appearances, in this model, the device does not apply the best camera module. The main drawback - the narrow dynamic range photos are either dark or too light, and the loss of detail in shadows. White Balance "jumps" from warm to cold shades. Detailing mean, a lot of noise even on images taken during the daytime.

Optics, too, leaves much to be desired on the photo corners is clearly noticeable "blurring".

The device writes video in an obsolete format - 3GP. Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second. The quality is mediocre.