Acer's Liquid Z500 Android phone is here to offer "CD quality" music playback

Acer's Liquid Z500 Android phone is here to offer
Apart from announcing the Iconia One 8, Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia W8 tablets at IFA 2014, Acer today also revealed the Liquid Z500 - a brand new, relatively affordable Android smartphone.

According to Acer, the Liquid Z500 offers a “CD quality” music experience, supporting 16-bit, 44KHz FLAC and WAV playback, and featuring “advanced” HD stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound. The handset sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels and high contrast (900:1). On the back, the Acer Liquid Z500 has an 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera comes with Acer’s Bright Magic technology that should improve photos taken in low light conditions.

The new Liquid smartphone is 8.65mm-thin, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat customized with Acer’s own UI. We've yet to find out more details about the handset - including the processor that's powering it, the amount of RAM, and so on.

Acer will start selling the Liquid Z500 on September 15 in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The handset’s recommended retail price is €149 ($195), and customers will be able to choose between three color versions: Titanium Black, Aquamarine Green, and Sandy Silver. Interested? 


source: Acer

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14 Comments

1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Looks like the 1+1...

3. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

or the find 7

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

More like 1-1

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Those bottom bezels are just as bad as those on Sony phones. Why Acer?

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I think that's even worse.

13. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

htc still have the worst

4. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

No Back Pic Whats Up???

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

900:1 is very low contrast compared to other smartphones...

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Well it is only $200

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes, but still they can't say that the display is "high-contrast"...

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Maybe they should call it "CD quality contrast" :)

14. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

...when others have gone ahead to provide Blu-Ray-level contrast :)

11. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ugly, like they didn't even try.

12. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

If 149 euros includes VAT then it's a good price. As for teh SoC , it's a A7 based Mediatek , there are some hands on videos that have the info.

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