Acer Liquid Jade Z – Hands On

This is an impressively inexpensive variant of the Liquid Jade S that will go on sale in Europe in March for 200 euros. It’s actually identical in size, with the same 5-inch display, but the octa-core processor has been dialed back to a quad-core 64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek processor. There’s also a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. At 7.9mm and 120g it feels very light and slim in hand with Acer’s Thai Silk pattern providing easy grip on the back cover. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, but should get Android 5.0 Lollipop in due course. It comes in two flavors, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of storage, or 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage.