Acer launched a trio of smartphones under its Liquid range late last year – Liquid Z630, Z530 and Z330. They pack plenty of kit for little money, including Acer’s signature Bluelightshield and DTS Studio Sound. Now, Acer’s giving the top end Z630 some steroids. Called the Liquid Z630s, it packs more RAM, bigger storage and wide-angle camera.
This looks familiar
On the outside, the only clue to distinguish between the Z630 and the Z630s is the black finish and gold trim. Otherwise, they both look identical. It’s got Acer’s brush-metal look on the back, and IMHO, the black looks better.
On the front, the Z630s retains the 5.5-inch HD IPS display (@267PPI) with Zero Air Gap technology. If you’re wondering what Zero Air Gap does, it’s Acer’s technology of ridding the gap between display and touchscreen. It reduces reflections and improves readability under bright sunlight.
Under the hood is where the big changes are. There’s now 3GB of RAM (against 2GB on the Z630) and double the onboard storage at 32GB.
Everything else remains the same, including the 1.3GHZ quad-core MediaTek MT6375 processor and massive 4,000mAh battery. By the way, with the big battery, you can also charge up your friend’s device, via OTG. Neat.
The Z630s retains the able 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and 8MP selfie camera. For selfie-lovers, Acer has not only fitted a new wide angle lens, but also complements this with selfie-centric camera software features. Bright Magic feature delivers brighter photos in low light and Smile Shutter helps you snap selfies by just smiling.
The phone supports 4G LTE and is a dual-SIM device. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Acer’s Liquid UI on top.
With Liquid UI, you’ll get the handy Acer Float Apps and Acer Float Caller features that brings simple, convenient tools at a touch.
As mentioned earlier, the Z630s also includes Acer Bluelightshield that protects your eyes by reducing blue light emission from the screen.
DTS Studio Sound returns to bring you cinema-like audio experience with your Z630s. Believe me, it’s pretty darn good.
Pricing and availability
The Acer Liquid Z630s retails for MYR799 (the Z630 sells for MYR659) and is available through all Acer authorized dealers. It comes in a single colour option – Black with a touch of gold.