At the IFA, Acer announced a new 5-inch low-cost smartphone in the Liquid series, dubbed the Liquid Z500. Aimed at a younger audience, the device features dual front speakers, similar to what HTC offers on the One M8. Equipped with DTS Studio Sound, Acer claims that you can get CD quality audio from the front speakers.
The Liquid Z500 has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture which Acer claims will deliver in low light situations but just in case, there is the Acer Bright Magic technology to enhance brightness and reduce noise at the same time.
The 8.65mm slim smartphone also features a 5-inch HD IPS display that comes with a 900:1 high contrast guarantee for you to see all your snaps and watch your videos. Pricing details have yet to be announced but the rumors are to be around $200. Acer Liquid Z500 will be available in three colours comprising Titanium Black, Sandy Silver and Aquamarine Green.
The edges of the smartphone are made of metal-alloy, while the back cover is made of plastic that doesn’t feel cheap at all. Right under the main camera on the back, Acer added a dedicated button that opens up Google Music when it’s pressed.
Hands on review shows that the Liquid Z500 is quite snappy and responsive. Even the camera’s zoom function is quite fast. The Liquid Z500 ships with the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, so there’s no need to wait for the update.