Acer just announced their new mid range device the Liquid Zest Plus at a special press event held in New York City. The name of Acer's new device, isn't the only interesting thing about it.
Acer Liquid Zest Plus has a lot to offer a price point of just under US$250. The handset boasts a 5.5-inch HD display screen, runs on a Android 6.0 Marshmallow incorporated with Google's April security path update with a UI that is the closest to stock Android ever delivered by the Taiwanese OEM.
In the hardware and design section, it has little brag on about, as the features a rather mundane plastic-build that is very much similar to the previous lower-mid range Liquid series of devices offered by Acer. Even though, it is mid-range device, it lacks the same level of innovativeness and craftmanship found in most newer high-end devices. Nevertheless, its plastic-construction delivers a lightweight feel when hand-held.
The Acer Zest Liquid Plus' 5.5-inch display is integrated with Zero Air Gap, powered by a MediaTek MT6735 chipset backed by 2GB of RAM to ensure efficient performance. Acer has also blessed the Liquid Plus handset with a 5MP wide-angle front shooter alongside a 13MP main camera configured with what the company refers to as a 'tri-focus', a combination of laser focus, phase-detection autofocus and contrast detection focus.
This great mix is said to be essential in reducing the time spent on focusing once the camera app is in use. And for smartphone photography enthusiasts, the device comes with a complete set of manual controls.
In terms of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience on the Acer Liquid Zest Plus, you can expect as much of a stock experience as any. Given that its a mid-ranger, it is still uncertain if Acer will actively or consistently push out the latest major software updates to keep the Android experience updated. Nonetheless, the fact it runs on Android right out of the box, is actually a good thing.
The highlight of this handset aside from its 16GB of internal storage, is the massive 5,000mAh battery capacity it bundles. Though, the company did not mention how long it would take to charge to full capacity, it does promise a three-day battery life.
The sub-US$250 priced Acer Liquid Zest phablet will definitely appeal to budget-focused customers especially considering its great specs and the above-average battery capacity.
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