The Acer Liquid Zest Plus and its 5,000mAh battery set to launch in July at a price of $199

The Acer Liquid Zest Plus and its 5,000mAh battery set to launch in July at a price of $199
Acer has just announced that the recently-unveiled Acer Liquid Zest Plus will be priced at $199 when the handset is released this July.

Last month in New York, Acer announced a new Android smartphone called the Liquid Zest Plus. One of the main highlights of the phone is its gargantuan battery, a 5,000mAh unit that should easily last throughout the day even with intense data consumption. In fact, Acer claims that the device will be able to keep the lights on for three days on a single charge with moderate use. Furthermore, the battery comes with fast charging abilities, an indispensable feature considering the large capacity of the battery.

Gargantuan battery aside, the Acer Liquid Zest Plus comes with mid-range specs that include a 5.5-inch IPS display running at the modest resolution of 720 by 1280 and a MediaTek MT6735 chipset with a quad-core CPU. In the memory department, the Zest Plus is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable integrated storage space.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Acer Liquid Zest Plus features a 13MP primary camera as well as a 5MP selfie sensor on the front. Other specs include Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an LTE Cat 4 modem, and DTS sound.

It will be interesting to get the Acer Liquid Zest Plus in our lab. We're particularly interested in the battery life of the handset: could this be the mid-range smartphone that breaks our daily wall-hugging habit?

source: GSM Arena

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8 Comments

1. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

If it's not VoLTE and band 12 capable, I will never find out if it can break my wall hugging habit.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it should use same specs with redmi note 3 (which is cheaper than this phone, and have 4000mAh battery)

3. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

4000mah is smaller than 5000mah? But, yes I get what your saying. Unless it has something unique like guaranteed updates to 2 full versions of Android or an awesome ROM community (which I doubt due to MediaTek), the price is too expensive. Especially, when you can something like the Blu Studio Energy(5000mah)/Blu Energy X2(4000mah) for half the cost here in the US. Or something like the Ulefone Power (6050mah) internationally for ~$150.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

But not the same specs really... Studio energy is 140$ But is 5in screen vs 5.5 Rear 8MP vs 13MP Front 2MP vs 5MP Memory 8GB/1GB vs 16GB/2GB (Rom/Ram) Mali 400 vs Mali 720 So how is to expensive when it has better specs and they do need to make money off the device.

4. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

When will we see a flagship with a big battery!? Anything other than Galaxy Active.

5. Elfmonster unregistered

So frustrating that premium phones don't use batteries this big and that phones that do use batteries this big stick to small other specs.

7. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Yes sadly having big battery with low specs is most likely by design. Essentially planned obsolescence. In this way they can sell you another version with higher specs the following year and call it an upgrade. But, hopefully someone realizes that if they do come out with a flagship with a huge battery they can easily destroy the competition with some good software. Mainly I am thinking of companies with really nothing to lose at this point like HTC or Blackberry.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the soap phone again?...

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