Quick Acer Liquid Z630 Review! Your Good Big Phone With Large Battery Capacity!

Late last year, Acer launched the Liquid Z630, one of their main handsets that generated a lot of buzz due to the decent internals it has for the asking price. As a refresher, the Acer Liquid Z630 is a big battery powered Android device that features 4,000 mAh of battery capacity.
Quick Acer Liquid Z630 review
Acer Liquid Z630

Finally, after quite some time, we were finally able to test it for quite some time. Thanks for the help of our buddy, Mr. Bam Amor of adobotech.net. Let's begin!

Acer Liquid Z630 Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution w/ Zero Air Gap at 267 ppi
CPU: 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6735 quad core processor
GPU: Mali T720
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
Back Camera: 8 MP w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 4,000 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Dimensions: 156.3 x 77.5 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 165 g
Price: 6,990 Pesos

Build Quality / Design

Back cover of Z630
The back cover

It's a step above what Acer usually gives its consumers. The Z630 is an all plastic handset that actually feels just fine. It's a tad better than what we were able to experience from the Z330 as this one feels a more solid in general. On the screen, Acer also placed Asahi's Dragontrail glass to protect the screen from light damages such as scratches.
Opened phone
At the back showing 4,000 mAh Li Pol battery, dual micro SIM and micro USB slot

Going to the design, it reminds me of the Alcatel Flash Plus / Samsung Galaxy S3 combined. It also has a semi curved back with brushed aluminum design and chrome painted sides. 
Top view
Acer Liquid Z630 top
Micro USB port below and mic on the left just right in the screen
Power button and volume rocker on the right side

While that type of aesthetics is a bit dated and it looks chunkier than the rated 8.9 millimeter of thickness, I like that its easy on the hands and not slippery as all. Button were also placed on standard locations.


Display Quality

The Z630 also goes with 5 points of multi touch

Upon checking the display of this Acer handset with 720p resolution. I liked that its easy on the eyes and doesn't really overpower in terms of colors. It has nice tonal balance and the Zero Air Gap technology gives nicer viewing angles against conventional screens. It also has an adjustable blue light filter level for added eye protection to prevent strains and damages.

So far the only criticism we have here is it isn't as sharp compared to 1080p powered devices. Fortunately, that's not really that much of a big deal for what it can offer.

Sound Quality

Just like what most Acer devices can offer, I liked what I experienced with the Z630. The speakers were on point that provides enough loudness to fill a small room with pleasing tunes. The quality is also nice as it can give you a well balanced tune that doesn't audibly distorts on max level unless you're a picky listener. Most of the time, 70% of volume is all I needed.

Headphone out also rocks big time as this phone provides near audiophile grade tunes for less. It can play 24 Bit lossless audio with ease, has good driving power (50% is good enough already) and has that warm and smooth sound to let you enjoy your tunes better. It's also genre friendly.

Camera Samples

Indoor shot
Indoor shot with good lighting
Featuring David of Semi Current and Irwin of Swirlingovercoffee
HDR and Regular
HDR and normal mode
Selfie test using Acer Liquid Z630
Selfie sample

The Acer Liquid Z630 utilizes 8 MP cameras on both the back with auto focus and fixed focus selfie camera. It also has the usual Acer camera software effects such as HDR, Panorama and Instagram like filters. It also goes faster than expected shutter speed compared with what I'm normally used to compared with other similarly priced handsets.

The results on the rear. Its sharp enough and has slightly yellowish colors. While that might be an issue for most, the images it was able to take is easy to adjust to give you the best results possible. On the selfie camera, the its as sharp as the back cam, but I looked a more reddish here. Maybe a software an update can correct the colors as this has a potential to be a great selfie camera.

In general, this should perform very well under good lighting condition that should be good enough for social media usage and even your basic photography needs.

Specs and features analysis

Antutu score of Acer Liquid Z630
Antutu score of Z630

The Acer Liquid Z630 belongs to the entry midrange price. Having said that it boast decent entry midrange worthy internals that includes the efficient 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6735 quad core processor, good enough Mali T720 GPU, ample 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable ROM, large 4,000 mAh of battery capacity and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Acer UI on top.

With my short time with it, that configuration was able to give me decently smooth performance out of navigating, browsing, moving from one app to another and camera test. Bam of Adobotech was also able to install some graphic intensive games such Real Boxing which is expected out of its midrange capable Mali T720 GPU.

The UI that Acer used was also feature packed and smooth sailing for me even if its design doesn't really look that modern.

The main highlight of this phone is the battery life. While Bam wasn't really able to measure it yet, he stated that it has very long standby time. I also suspect that this should be good enough for more than a day of normal usage considering the not that high resolution and and pretty power efficient processor used.

As of the moment

The Acer Liquid Z630 is a good big phone with large battery capacity. This is a capable everyday workhorse that lets you do most of your casual task without worrying you about battery life issues most of the time. It also goes with good sound quality and decent cameras to let you maximize the experience.

Hope to fully test this one out soon.
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