Acer Liquid Z410 Quick Review, A Budget Beast With LTE Under 5000 Pesos!
|Acer Liquid Z410 review|
Fortunately the Acer Liquid Z410 is there which is powered by the better 64 Bit 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6732 quad core processor and Mali T760 GPU! (We'll explain in the performance part later why) What's even better is I was able to check it out myself to report to you guys. Let's begin! :)
Acer Liquid Z410 Specs
Unboxing / Accessories
|The box of Z410|
Acer was able to put a nicely made packaging here. The Z410 comes in a simple hard box with all the basic infornation and highlights of the phone printed. Upon opening the box you get the standard micro USB cable, wall charger adapter and in ear monitors with mic. What's missing in the package is the case and screen protector that's understandable for the price and value this phone presents.
|The standard accessories included|
Build Quality / Design
|The camera, acer button and crisscrossed back design at the back|
What I like with the Z410 is its a well made device for its price. The quality of the polycarbonate plastic used is simply better than the average and the shape of the phone feels great to hold. The Z410 also has a beautifully etched textured back and sides that ensures you a better grip. Another unique feature from the design of this phone that I like is the back button that you can use to lock the phone. With proper care and use, the Acer Liquid Z410 won't break easily for years. Let's also take note that Acer has an excellent aftermarket support.
|Back of the phone opened showing|
|Buttons on the right side|
|Earspeaker grills on top together with the micro USB and 3.5 mm female port|
|Quite good display for the screen size|
The screen quality of the Z410 actually surprised me as I thought that it might be bad as it's just using a lower resolution qHD display. I was wrong, this is actually great enough! It has nice viewing angles, the gap in the display was narrow and it was able to produce colors with good balance. This is also one of those rare budget phones that's not overly bright so it won't hurt your eyes even with prolonged use that's great for those who have sensitive eyes like me.
The Z410 also also has a 5 point multi touch setup that's good enough to ensure that you'll have a responsive enough screen for gaming, typing and navigation.
Going to the headphone out part, the Liquid Z410 uses DTS audio setup that promises great tunes for your headgear. From what I was able to hear, it did okay but not to the point that it will blow you away. What I like with it is it was able to produce that warm relaxing sound signature with nice sub-bass reproduction and extension. However, I do feel that it lacks a little driving power as you might need to crank the volume up to 60 or 70 % to get satisfying loudness. Overall, it's a decent music player on the go that has nice mids, highs and wide enough soundstage.
BatteryUnfortunately, I wasn't truly able to perform a battery test with this device. Fortunately, that 2000 mAh battery is quite big for a phone with just 4.5 Inch of qHD screen that consumes less power. I'll just give a rough estimate that this phone can last you a day of normal use. (To be updated)
|Rear Camera (Rainy morning shot)|
|Lights off shot in HDR|
The Z410 utilizes a 5 MP back camera w/ flash and 2 MP front facing camera that was able to produce unexpectedly decent shots. This device also probably has the fastest shutter and focus speed I've tried in the sub 5K category which is impressive. While the camera lacks details and sharpness in some shots, the color reproduction on the rear camera is actually good. The front camera is no slough too even at just 2 MP as it can let more light it to provide your selfies with great lighting. It's not the best camera out there, but it's good enough to be placed in the decent bracket.
|Antutu and multitouch result|
Pros - Price, specs, performance, front facing speaker, LTE connectivity
Cons - Display not OGS, a bit thick
GIZ Rating: 4.5/5 Stars