Mar 1st, 2015

The name “Liquid Jade Z” may sound like a Wu-Tang/HOVA collaboration album when it rolls off your tongue, but instead it’s another Android phone from our friends at Acer. This time, though, Acer is packing the 5-inch frame of the Liquid Jade Z with Android Lollipop 5.0, instantly lending it some instant credibility.

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In many ways, Acer has made their Android living off the budget and value side of Android handsets, but the Liquid Jade Z pushes the company into the upper echelon with specs that higher-end Android lovers can appreciate:

  • 5” HD IPS Screen (Zero Air Gap Display)
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit quad-core processor
  • 13MP camera2
  • 5MP front camera
  • 24-bit Hi-res audio thru HD speakers
  • 7.9mm thin
  • 110 grams

Although these specs don’t compare to the flagships of household favorites like Samsung and HTC, they offer Acer customers what seems to be a solid product in the upper-end. As you would expect, Acer has also packed the device with some proprietary enhancements including selfie taking features and navigation with Trip Advisor POI options.

The company hasn’t abandoned the low and mid-range market, though, as they also announced the Z220 and 2520 additions to the Acer Liquid Z-Series.

I love how the company positions the more lowly Z220 as a “a secondary, vacation or party device” and hadn’t thought of this use case scenario- it’s an interesting suggestion. Meanwhile the Z520 is positioned as an all-around work horse. These phones have 4-inch screens, dual core processors, and 5MP and 8MP cameras respectively. Nothing that’s going to blow your socks off, but we’ll give them the chance to as we check them out on the MWC show floor.

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