Acer continues to thrive as a well known manufacturer of qood quality laptop and desktop PCs in the Philippines. But Acer’s line up of Android smartphones are one of the most underrated. Many are not aware they have smartphones priced under many Pinoy buyer’s soft spot – 10K. One of which is the Acer Liquid Zest Plus, the company’s big battery offering in a smartphone that tends to compete with Zenfone Max and Zenfone 3 Max from Asus. Let’s find out what’s inside the box and our first impressions!
Acer Liquid Zest Plus:
- 1.3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6735 processor
- Mali T720 MP2 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory expadable via microSD
- 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with phase detection/laser autofocus and LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- DTS HD sound
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 5,000 mAh battery with fast battery charging
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Acer Liquid UI
- Price: P7,990
- Status: Available at Acer stores and retailers
What’s inside the box?
- VR viewer
- USB cable
- Wall adapter
- Earphones (not shown in photo)
- Acer Liquid Zest Plus unit
We are very surprised that Acer included a VR viewer in the package. Its not a VR headset that you are going to strap on to your head but we are really curious on how to use this thing. Going back to the Acer Liquid Zest Plus, the Acer design language continues here. Just like the smaller and more affordable Acer Liquid Zest, it has the same pebble like design from the Samsung Galaxy S3 of old. Though a bigger and heavier than its smaller sibling, the Zest Plus is so pleasing to hold with one hand just like a large pebble. The curved sides makes it easier for hands to rest on. The matte back makes is smooth but not slippery and does not pick up fingerprints. But our white model here can get stains over time so better clean it more often with a wet tissue. Hey, this phone is not water proof so don’t let the ports or any opening get wet.
Upon boot up, the phone has custom skin on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow called Acer Liquid UI. It resemble so much from stock Android UI so those who love the app drawer and like the Android feel will love the experience. So far operation remains smooth and never encountered any hiccups. We have not downloaded anything yet so please do wait for our full review.
As for the battery, this will be our main focus on our full review. It promises two to three days of battery life. We’ll see how it holds on our heavy usage. Stay tuned. 🙂