A few days ago Acer announced two new smartphones just before Mobile World Congress. The Liquid Z4 was a low to mid range phone for those people who like using the internet and social media on the go.
We just went to the Acer event before the official conference starts on Monday and were able to get hands on with the new Liquid Z4…
Specifications of the Z4 include a 4 inch display at 480 x 800 resolution, 1.3Ghz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM with 4GB storage and it runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box (the same as the E3).
Whilst the E3 wins in the specs race between the two new models, expect the Z4 to be popular around the world thanks to the low price and getting people into the Google ecosystem.
Make Life A Touch Smaller with
the Elegant Liquid Z4 Smartphone
- Compact and beautiful 4-inch screen, ideal for browsing the internet, social networking, and taking pictures.
- Premium design available in two colours: Titanic Black and Essential White.
- New Liquid UI.
- AcerFLOAT™ apps for real time advanced multitasking.
- 5MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash.
Barcelona, February 20th 2014 – Following the success of the Liquid Z series, Acer today unveiled the Liquid Z4, a compact 4-inch smartphone designed for those who enjoy taking photos, browsing the internet and using social media.
The Liquid Z4 has been designed with smooth edges making it easy to grab on the go. The Liquid Z4 features a compact design and at 9.7mm thick it slips easily into a user’s hand or pocket.
The front speaker boosted by DTS Sound™ technology allows for a richer experience. The AcerRAPID™ design acts as a personal control key bringing even more “one-hand” control to the user allowing them to unlock and/or wake-up the screen, launch the camera, take a picture, launch apps from home screen and pick up phone calls in a very intuitive way.
In an elegant, glossy and silky finish design powered by Android 4.2.2, the Liquid Z4 provides users with many features such as a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 4 GB of internal user storage, Wi-Fi, integrated GPS, and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash.
Best-in class camera
The 5MP camera is great for those who love snapping away whilst on the go. With its f2.4 lens and auto-focus, pictures appear even sharper and more vivid than before.
Custom profiles 4 you
- The Liquid Z4 features four different Quick Mode profiles targeted at different users and age groups.
- Basic Mode: for youngsters with fixed call and text functions;
- Easy Mode: messages, radio, weather, magnify, clock, quick call contacts to make life easier;
- Classic mode: all main functions in a simple and organised layout for first time smartphone users;
- Keypad mode: for people who primarily use voice and need their keypad right away.
New Liquid UI and AcerFLOAT™ apps
The Liquid Z4 features new Liquid user interface. The new icon and visual style provide users a better visual experience. AcerFLOAT™ User Interface allows app windows to stay open, so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The press of a key brings up the Float Apps shortcut where apps on a translucent screen float over the function being used. It is easy to access or toggle between four apps like the camera, text, calculator and stopwatch. A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen. When a call comes in, the Float Caller mini-window pops up and the user can choose to take the call or reply with a quick message.
Easy to Share Files and Media
Acer smartphones also support AcerCloud, a file sharing and media management solution that lets users easily retrieve, enjoy and share their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices, including the backup of their photos on their connected devices. AcerCloud simplifies the management of digital assets across devices, regardless of platform, and is free on new Acer products.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Liquid Z4 will be available in Europe starting from April at a suggested price of €99. The Acer Liquid Z4 will be available in two colours: Essential White and Titanic Black.