Acer Liquid Z5 hands-on
We caught up with Acer at CES2014 in Las Vegas, and took a look at one of its new smartphones, the dual SIM Acer Liquid Z5. Aimed at the budget crowd, the phone is expected to launch in Europe with a €169 price tag ($230) sometime in the next few weeks. As the price suggests, this is no heavy-hitter, and its specs sheet suggests as much. Check out what we found.
Interface and functionality
Processor and memory
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We've gotta say, we were expecting a tad more. Sure, that's a pretty compelling price point, yet the Liquid Z5 does feel inferior to the Moto G in pretty much every aspect, despite the fact that they're priced pretty much identically. More over, the Zenfone 5 from Acer's local competitor, Asus, is also likely to make an appearance in markets where the Acer Liquid Z5 is sold, and it sure seemed a bit more impressive on a first look.
1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I see a Metro UI like on some of the photos, is Acer copying Microsoft?
2. boosook (Posts: 911; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
OMG, it's really a copy of Microsoft's design language (and it's ugly as hell).
Possible reasons IMO:
1) Acer has always been tied to Microsoft, and its engineers and designers cannot think in a different way. So when they had to design an interface, they copied the only interface they know, which is Windows.
2) Microsoft is acting in the background to put their UI design wherever they can, hoping that people will get acquainted to it and will eventually like it.
3. rohitjain1012 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)
Acer Liquid is one of the best smartphone in its price range. it has a beautiful design and ample of features which make it unique to know more about the smartphone click on the link