Acer's Liquid Z6 is quite an affordable smartphone at €119 and yet it seems to tick all the right boxes. The Z6 offers a very stylish and seamless design and while it is entirely made of matte plastic, it still looks beautiful.
The Liquid Z6 utilizes a 5" regular LCD panel of 720p resolution, and while its pixel density won't impress anyone, it's more than enough for a budget phone. The viewing angles are OK, the contrast is very good, and the colors look punchy. The screen is covered with the trending 2.5D glass, but there was no word on extra protection qualities.
The Z6 runs on the MT6737 chip with a quad-core 1.25GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, and 1GB of RAM. This sounds about right for a budget phone and the lightweight Marshmallow should be behaving. Heavy-duty games are out of the question, but you should be fine with anything else.
The rest of the Liquid Z6 specs include 8 gigs expandable storage, an 8MP main camera, a 2MP selfie cam and a 2,000mAh battery.
The Z6 is very compact and lightweight and fits great in every pocket. Handling it revealed no surprises - fingerprints stick on the front glass, but the matte plastic isn't prone to them.
There are no surprises in the control set of the Liquid Z6 either - there are three capacitive keys below the screen, volume and power keys around the sides, and the mandatory microUSB port and (still) 3.5mm jack.
The Liquid Z6 will be released this November in the EMEA region at €119 ($130).