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Acer Liquid Z520 Unboxing and Review

Looking for an affordable smartphone with great camera features and a powerful engine? There's a new quad-core mobile phone from a well-known international brand that has a SRP at Php 4990, the Acer Liquid Z520.

The new Z520 smartphones combine sleek design elements with up to quad-core performance and great camera features for an overall impressive mobile experience. The new handset complement Acer's existing and growing portfolio of smartphone, offering consumers greater choices across multiple price points to fit both lifestyle and budget.

The Device

Acer Liquid Z520 has a crisp 5-inch screen capacitive touchscreen which gives a great viewing of photos, videos and games. It measures 9.9 millimeters at its thickest point and weights 159 grams. It is neither too thick or too thin which is easy to bring and hold.

The power button and volume keys are on the left side of the mobile phone. The charger/usb port and earphone/headphone port are located on the top panel. Below the screen, you can find three main keys namely home key, menu key and back key.

Even the back cover is made up of plastic, the square-pyramid mid-frame gives the smartphone some a textured feel to improve its grip factor It's also prone to scratches. .

The Engine

The new mobile phone is equipped with Mediatek MT6582 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 and runs on the latest Android Kitkat 4.4.2. It comes as well with an enhanced user interface and better app compatibility.

The Camera

The Z520 sports a 8MP autofocus, rear facing main camera with LED flash and BSI sensor which produce sharp and bright shots. It comes also with 2 MegaPixel non-BSI sensor which is the best for selfie lovers. The main camera can produce quality photos even in low light settings while the front camera requires good lighting to deliver great selfie photos.

What the good thing about Acer's newest smartphone, it has a lot of great camera features that will improve your photos. Capture mode, Scene mode, and Effect are some of the camera features that you can use to enhance your photos.

photo taken using the Acer Z520

The Memory

Most of us love to take photos and play games using our mobile phone. With Z520's 8Gb internal storage, you can save lots of photos and videos as well your favorite games on your handset. It's expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD. The 8GB ROM is paired with 1GB RAM.

The Battery

Acer Z520 is built to outlast with its ultra-amped up to 2000mAh battery. You can enjoy updating your social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), browsing different websites, playing games and taking photos for a long period of time. Somehow this phone will last with 4-5 hours trip if you're using the internet and listening to the music.

The Acer Liquid Z520 include Acer's Qucik mode with 3 distinct profiles for different customers and age groups:

Basic Mode: for youngsters with fixed call and text functions
Easy Mode: For silver surfers with access to quick messages, radio, weather, clock quick call contacts.
Standard Mode: For the advance smartphone users familiar with the Android interface

Inside the box

The package include the device, 2000mAh Li-Ion battery, earphones, travel charger, microUSB to USB cable, warranty certificate and user manual.

Overall, I like the Acer Liquid Z520. First, it's a budget-friendly smartphone from a trusted international brand. Second, it has combination of sleek design elements and a powerful engine. Third, it has DTS Studio which delivers astonishing stereo sound, Fourth, it gas great camera features and lastly the navigation of each apps is fast and smooth.

Acer Liquid Z520 Specs:

Operating System (OS):  Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Processor: Mediatek MT6582 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Display:  5-inch screen capacitive touchscreen
Camera (Photo/ Video): 8 megapixel auto focus, rear facing camera w/flash, 2MP front camera 
Memory: 8GB ROM | 1GB RAM – Micro SD up to 32GB
Battery: 3500mAh baterry
Connection/ Network: WIFI, Bluetooth, WIFI
Others: Dual-SIM
Color: Black and White
Price: Php 4990

Acer Liquid Z520 has a suggested retails price of P4,990. It's now available in all Acer stores and kiosks nationwide.