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    Acer Liquid Zest Review

    With all the high-end phones coming out recently like the Apple iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, we tend to forget that there are also smartphones catered for those who wants to get the job done while not taking a toll on their wallets — let’s take a look at this Acer Liquid Zest.

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    Body and Design

    The design is rather simple and straightforward — it’s slim and compact. It’s very simple and has understandable bezels considering it’s not one of those high-end smartphones. The Acer Liquid Zest has a 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 screen. It’s not that sharp as it comes at 297 pixels pixels, but it’s clear and you won’t miss any details.

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    The good thing about the Liquid Zest is the Zero Air Gap technology feature. Simply put, it removes the air in between the touch panel and the LCD screen to improve outdoor viewing and reduce reflections so you can freely use the smartphone even if the sun is shining down on your screen.

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    It also has Acer’s Blue Light Shield which is an application that lets you adjust the amount of blue color used by the screen. Much like Apple’s new Night Shift feature, it helps my body to comfortably rest at night so I can sleep easily — a very nice feature to add.

    As for the user interface, it already has the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0. It has Acer’s preinstalled skin with some modifications but still has that stock android feel minus the bloatware that comes with it.

    Camera

    Given that it is a budget phone, don’t expect a revolutionary camera that’s found on higher-end ones. The Acer Liquid Zest sports an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel camera for selfies. It has the usual LED flash and exposure control. The good thing here is that both cameras have wide angle lens so you can fit more elements in your photos. Again, there’s nothing really special in this one but rest assured that it gets the job done and it has the potential to create beautiful shots that would fit for your Instagram feed.

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    Performance

    Inside the Acer Liquid Zest is a 1.0GHz quad-core processor and a RAM of 2GB. It is expected for the handset’s price and it won’t impress you with the overall performance so don’t expect too much. The smartphone breezes through your usual needs like basic web browsing and app usage. If you want something more than that then you might want to look at higher-end smartphones as this device is meant for normal phone use.

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    What I really like about this phone is the feature called DTS HD Premium Sound which really gives you an enhanced sound field and clearer vocals when playing music. It’s not like other smartphones’ speaker that just bumps up the volume, the smartphone really enhances the music — a really promising feature.

    As for the battery, we haven’t got confirmation on the exact number mAH on this but we read online that its’ around 2000. But for the phone with these specs, we actually didn’t need to charge it all throughout the day so rest assured that you can use the phone the whole day without the need of plugging it to a power source.

    Verdict

    The Acer Liquid Zest is a really good phone for the price. I really like how low-cost it is while sporting a good simple and compact look. It has an above-average screen because of its features and an ear-pleasant audio speakers. From what I have experienced so far it is very reasonable for the price tag.

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    The Acer Liquid Zest is priced at Php 5,999 and it is available with a dark blue and white color variant.