Acer Introduces New 5-Inch Budget Android Smartphone: The Acer Liquid Z5

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's easy to get so caught up in all of the hype surrounding the flagship launches from the big name manufacturers that we forget about the mid-range and budget-friendly devices. Most of us here in the forums are enthralled by the latest cutting edge tech in mobile, so this really isn't surprising. However, there are still a ton of folks out there in the consumer world, and even here in the forums that will do just fine with the budget devices. Acer reminds us of this fact with a new smartphone they just unveiled. It's a budget-friendly 5-inch handset called the Liquid Z5 with a fairly attractive off contract price of €169 (roughly $231). Here's the spec breakdown:
    • 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels
    • 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 CPU
    • 512MB of RAM
    • 5MP rear cam with BSI technology and a 5 elements f2.4 lens
    • VGA front cam
    • 4GB storage
    • 3G with HSPA+
    • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi N, GPS, dual-sim support and FM radio
    There's one other thing to take away from this. While many of us "power-users" may scoff at such low-end specs, it's devices like these which eventually help drive the overall price down on all mobile devices, and offer an affordable option in third world countries. Perhaps nearly every device plays an important role in the continuing evolution of the smartphone world.

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    From the specs, there is nothing of great value with the device. Even a $70.00 Nextbook has more to offer than this!
    4 GB for storage and 512 MB of ram....REALLY? A HALF-GIG of cheap RAM to sore what, 100 MP3 files, a few dozen low-res pictures and 500 MMS messages....Shameful!
    The resolution of the screen is dismal at best, not even VGA quality.
    This is a device I doubt will go over well, considering the Moto-G is three times the capacity and capability, is faster, has far better resolution, and a far better base memory.
    Nope, this device is doomed to fail, they did NOT study the market well enough. Since the 'G' is $100.00, and far better, I hope they pull this device before they die of far more embarrassment.
    Even Bluetooth is version 4 in the Moto-G (*v*)
     
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    This has an FM radio and a larger screen.

    I think the screen size alone will sway people who don't care (or know) about specs.
     
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