Acer Liquid Z120 DUO (Z2 Dual) review

The Acer Liquid Z120 (aka Liquid Z2, only built on a different chipset) was announced at the world's largest mobile industry exhibition Mobile World Congress in 2013. Together with him, two other budget smartphones saw the light - Liquid C1 and E1. By the way, we will also test the latter.

The Z120 phone stands out among its peers, perhaps, only by its nice appearance. Fortunately, at least someone tries to use high-quality materials and apply an original recognizable design even in inexpensive models. The rest of the Z120 has rather "liquid" specifications: a small diagonal of 3.5 inches, a modest Opel resolution of 320x480 pixels, a single-core processor and a simple three-megapixel camera without autofocus.

Design, dimensions, controls

As mentioned above, the Liquid Z120 smartphone looks quite good for a budget phone. The shape of the case is rectangular, the upper and lower ends are strongly rounded, the back cover is sloping (to be quite precise, the cover has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid with beveled corners), so the device lies like a glove in the hand. The materials used, at least in appearance, are of sufficient quality and successful: the front side is protected by glass (not the most durable, but easily copes with light mechanical stress), a thin edging around the perimeter of the glass is semi-gloss plastic, a wide edging is plastic coated with “soft -touch", the back side is a durable semi-gloss plastic on which fingerprints are invisible.

The dimensions of the Acer E120 are miniature compared to the closest competitors - 110x62x12.2 mm. The smartphone also weighs a little - 120 grams. It seems to me that children would like this model, since the phone is small, light, fits in a small palm and generally leaves a positive impression.

E120 is available in two versions: white and black. In the first case, the back panel is made of white (I would say light gray) semi-gloss plastic, in the second case it is made of black “soft-touch” plastic.

The gadget is assembled well: it doesn't creak, it doesn't play.

Speech speaker (covered with a metal mesh in the form of an arc), two sensors (lighting and proximity) are located at the top of the front panel. The loudspeaker volume is average, mainly mid frequencies are heard, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly enough, there are no echoes, rattling and extraneous sounds. The sensors are functioning correctly.

Below the display are the traditional back, home, and menu buttons. The backlight is white, relatively dim. Even lower is a microphone, covered with the same type and shape of a metal mesh as the speaker. Many potential buyers, looking at the smartphone, expected that the top and bottom are stereo speakers. In fact, Acer has a two-speaker model called the Liquid E1. Only the speakers are on the back side.

Bottom - microUSB, top - a standard 3.5 mm audio output for headphones or a headset, as well as a power button (wide, almost recessed into the case). There are no elements on the left, and the volume rocker is located on the right.

On the back of the case there is a camera eye, framed by a chrome ring, and a speakerphone, protected by a metal round patch with holes emanating from the center (reminiscent of a shower head).

To open the lid, you need to pry it off by a special recess on the left side. Under the battery on the left are two slots for SIM cards, on the right is a microSD memory card slot.

Acer Liquid Z120 DUO (Z2 Dual) review

The Acer Liquid Z120 (aka Liquid Z2, only built on a different chipset) was announced at the world's largest mobile industry exhibition Mobile World Congress in 2013. Together with him, two other budget smartphones saw the light - Liquid C1 and E1. By the way, we will also test the latter.

The Z120 phone stands out among its peers, perhaps, only by its nice appearance. Fortunately, at least someone tries to use high-quality materials and apply an original recognizable design even in inexpensive models. The rest of the Z120 has rather "liquid" specifications: a small diagonal of 3.5 inches, a modest Opel resolution of 320x480 pixels, a single-core processor and a simple three-megapixel camera without autofocus.

Design, dimensions, controls

As mentioned above, the Liquid Z120 smartphone looks quite good for a budget phone. The shape of the case is rectangular, the upper and lower ends are strongly rounded, the back cover is sloping (to be quite precise, the cover has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid with beveled corners), so the device lies like a glove in the hand. The materials used, at least in appearance, are of sufficient quality and successful: the front side is protected by glass (not the most durable, but easily copes with light mechanical stress), a thin edging around the perimeter of the glass is semi-gloss plastic, a wide edging is plastic coated with “soft -touch", the back side is a durable semi-gloss plastic on which fingerprints are invisible.

The dimensions of the Acer E120 are miniature compared to the closest competitors - 110x62x12.2 mm. The smartphone also weighs a little - 120 grams. It seems to me that children would like this model, since the phone is small, light, fits in a small palm and generally leaves a positive impression.

E120 is available in two versions: white and black. In the first case, the back panel is made of white (I would say light gray) semi-gloss plastic, in the second case it is made of black “soft-touch” plastic.

The gadget is assembled well: it doesn't creak, it doesn't play.

Speech speaker (covered with a metal mesh in the form of an arc), two sensors (lighting and proximity) are located at the top of the front panel. The loudspeaker volume is average, mainly mid frequencies are heard, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly enough, there are no echoes, rattling and extraneous sounds. The sensors are functioning correctly.

Below the display are the traditional back, home, and menu buttons. The backlight is white, relatively dim. Even lower is a microphone, covered with the same type and shape of a metal mesh as the speaker. Many potential buyers, looking at the smartphone, expected that the top and bottom are stereo speakers. In fact, Acer has a two-speaker model called the Liquid E1. Only the speakers are on the back side.

Bottom - microUSB, top - a standard 3.5 mm audio output for headphones or a headset, as well as a power button (wide, almost recessed into the case). There are no elements on the left, and the volume rocker is located on the right.

On the back of the case there is a camera eye, framed by a chrome ring, and a speakerphone, protected by a metal round patch with holes emanating from the center (reminiscent of a shower head).

To open the lid, you need to pry it off by a special recess on the left side. Under the battery on the left are two slots for SIM cards, on the right is a microSD memory card slot.

Acer Liquid Z120 DUO (Z2 Dual) review

The Acer Liquid Z120 (aka Liquid Z2, only built on a different chipset) was announced at the world's largest mobile industry exhibition Mobile World Congress in 2013. Together with him, two other budget smartphones saw the light - Liquid C1 and E1. By the way, we will also test the latter.

The Z120 phone stands out among its peers, perhaps, only by its nice appearance. Fortunately, at least someone tries to use high-quality materials and apply an original recognizable design even in inexpensive models. The rest of the Z120 has rather "liquid" specifications: a small diagonal of 3.5 inches, a modest Opel resolution of 320x480 pixels, a single-core processor and a simple three-megapixel camera without autofocus.

Design, dimensions, controls

As mentioned above, the Liquid Z120 smartphone looks quite good for a budget phone. The shape of the case is rectangular, the upper and lower ends are strongly rounded, the back cover is sloping (to be quite precise, the cover has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid with beveled corners), so the device lies like a glove in the hand. The materials used, at least in appearance, are of sufficient quality and successful: the front side is protected by glass (not the most durable, but easily copes with light mechanical stress), a thin edging around the perimeter of the glass is semi-gloss plastic, a wide edging is plastic coated with “soft -touch", the back side is a durable semi-gloss plastic on which fingerprints are invisible.

The dimensions of the Acer E120 are miniature compared to the closest competitors - 110x62x12.2 mm. The smartphone also weighs a little - 120 grams. It seems to me that children would like this model, since the phone is small, light, fits in a small palm and generally leaves a positive impression.

E120 is available in two versions: white and black. In the first case, the back panel is made of white (I would say light gray) semi-gloss plastic, in the second case it is made of black “soft-touch” plastic.

The gadget is assembled well: it doesn't creak, it doesn't play.

Speech speaker (covered with a metal mesh in the form of an arc), two sensors (lighting and proximity) are located at the top of the front panel. The loudspeaker volume is average, mainly mid frequencies are heard, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly enough, there are no echoes, rattling and extraneous sounds. The sensors are functioning correctly.

Below the display are the traditional back, home, and menu buttons. The backlight is white, relatively dim. Even lower is the microphone, covered with the same type and shape of a metal mesh as the speaker. Many potential buyers, looking at the smartphone, expected that the top and bottom are stereo speakers. In fact, Acer has a two-speaker model called the Liquid E1. Only the speakers are on the back side.

Bottom - microUSB, top - a standard 3.5 mm audio output for headphones or a headset, as well as a power button (wide, almost recessed into the case). There are no elements on the left, and the volume rocker is located on the right.

On the back of the case there is a camera eye, framed by a chrome ring, and a speakerphone, protected by a metal round patch with holes emanating from the center (reminiscent of a shower head).

To open the lid, you need to pry it off by a special recess on the left side. Under the battery on the left are two slots for SIM cards, on the right is a microSD memory card slot.

Acer Liquid Z120 DUO (Z2 Dual) review

The Acer Liquid Z120 (aka Liquid Z2, only built on a different chipset) was announced at the world's largest mobile industry exhibition Mobile World Congress in 2013. Together with him, two other budget smartphones saw the light - Liquid C1 and E1. By the way, we will also test the latter.

The Z120 phone stands out among its peers, perhaps, only by its nice appearance. Fortunately, at least someone tries to use high-quality materials and apply an original recognizable design even in inexpensive models. The rest of the Z120 has rather “liquid” technical characteristics: a small diagonal of 3.5 inches, a modest Opel resolution of 320x480 pixels, a single-core processor and a simple three-megapixel camera without autofocus.

Phone Z120 stands out among its peers, perhaps, only a nice appearance. Fortunately, at least someone tries to use high-quality materials and apply an original recognizable design even in inexpensive models. The rest of the Z120 has rather “liquid” technical characteristics: a small diagonal of 3.5 inches, a modest Opel Opel resolution 320x480 pixels, single-core processor and a simple three-megapixel camera without autofocus.

Design, dimensions, controls

As mentioned above, the Liquid Z120 smartphone looks quite good for a budget phone. The shape of the case is rectangular, the upper and lower ends are strongly rounded, the back cover is sloping (to be quite precise, the cover has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid with beveled corners), so the device lies like a glove in the hand. The materials used, at least in appearance, are of sufficient quality and successful: the front side is protected by glass (not the most durable, but easily copes with light mechanical stress), a thin edging around the perimeter of the glass is semi-gloss plastic, a wide edging is plastic coated with “soft -touch", the back side is a durable semi-gloss plastic on which fingerprints are invisible.

The dimensions of the Acer E120 are miniature compared to the closest competitors - 110x62x12.2 mm. The smartphone also weighs a little - 120 grams. It seems to me that children would like this model, since the phone is small, light, fits in a small palm and generally leaves a positive impression.

E120 is available in two versions: white and black. In the first case, the back panel is made of white (I would say light gray) semi-gloss plastic, in the second case it is made of black “soft-touch” plastic.

The gadget is assembled well: it doesn't creak, it doesn't play.

Speech speaker (covered with a metal mesh in the form of an arc), two sensors (lighting and proximity) are located at the top of the front panel. The loudspeaker volume is average, mainly mid frequencies are heard, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly enough, there are no echoes, rattling and extraneous sounds. The sensors are functioning correctly.

Below the display are the traditional back, home, and menu buttons. The backlight is white, relatively dim. Even lower is a microphone, covered with the same type and shape of a metal mesh as the speaker. Many potential buyers, looking at the smartphone, expected that the top and bottom are stereo speakers. In fact, Acer has a two-speaker model called the Liquid E1. Only the speakers are on the back side.

Bottom - microUSB, top - a standard 3.5 mm audio output for headphones or a headset, as well as a power button (wide, almost recessed into the case). There are no elements on the left, and the volume rocker is located on the right.

On the back of the case there is a camera eye, framed by a chrome ring, and a speakerphone, protected by a metal round patch with holes emanating from the center (reminiscent of a shower head).

To open the lid, you need to pry it off by a special recess on the left side. Under the battery on the left are two slots for SIM cards, on the right is a microSD memory card slot.