Liquid Z3 - £90
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Acer Liquid Z3
The Liquid Z3 from Taiwanese manufacturer Acer is an updated version of the Liquid Z2. It is an entry-level smart phone that runs Android Jelly Bean. It is the least expensive smartphone in the Acer range.
The Liquid Z3 has a 3.5-inch Touchscreen that displays in 165 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
This phone has a 3.15MP camera and can record in up to 640VGA. It does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a dual core processor with 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 22 out of 100
The Acer Liquid Z3 has an estimated battery life of around 14 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1500mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has a removable battery.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Acer Liquid Z3 has 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot through which it is possible to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Liquid Z3 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It also has Wi-Fi so can connect to your home network, or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes and hotels.
The Liquid Z3 has an FM radio, an MP3 player and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+, YouTube and the AcerCloud. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games. It is also able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes with a 'senior mode' that is designed with older generations in mind.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Acer Liquid Z3 combines competent performance with good build quality, making it an attractive option in the sub £100 market. With the inclusion of a senior mode (which makes the phone easier to use and all of the text larger), Acer intends that this phone should appeal to the widest possible market.