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Acer’s ‘compact’ Liquid Z5 boasts a 5-inch screen

Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z5, an Android phone with a 5-inch screen and a super-slim profile. 

Measuring just 8.8mm around the waist, the thin profile of the Liquid Z5 means that it shouldn’t cause too much of an unsightly pocket bulge, despite its roomy screen. Its full measurements are 145.5 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm and the Liquid Z5 weighs 147 grams. 

That 5-inch pocket monster has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and the front speaker comes with DTS Sound technology, that suggests on the surface, a solid media experience. 

Acer’s ‘compact’ Liquid Z5 boasts a 5-inch screen
How pocket friendly and compact can a 5-inch phone be?

Acer says that the Liquid Z5’s camera is the best 5-megapixel shooter in its class. Looking at the official specs, it appears that there’s some ammunition to back up Acer’s claim. Featuring a BSI sensor, a f2.4 lens and Acer is claiming that the Liquid Z5 will provide excellent shots in low light conditions. 

The lens features five elements instead of the usual four and comes with an infra-red filter, allowing for more realistic photos. The small pixel size (1.4umx1.4um) of the sensors should allow for high levels of detail as well. 

The other specifications aren’t quite so enticing; Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 1.3GHz dual-core chip and just 4GB of internal storage don’t suggest that this is going to offer petrolheads much in the way of performance. 

Specs aside, we won’t know just how good the Liquid Z5 is until we get our hands on one. 

The Acer Liquid Z5 will go on sale in the UK mid-January for around £140 unlocked in two colours, white and grey. 

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