I've been using this as a backup phone while searching for a new model and while it's pretty weak it definitely has it's plus points.
It's a comfortable shape and a decent size with not too much weight to it.
Unfortunately the screen is only 720p rather than the 1080p standard of current phones and video on sites such as Youtube.
But the main issue with this phone is performance;
It's extremely slow, to the point where in some cases such as asking Google to find restaurants nearby it will freeze and eventually just give up in some cases, if not taking nearly 40 seconds to do so.
It can take quite a while to open messenger apps, about 12 seconds sometimes, although occasionally more.
Audio-wise it has some issues due to the rear facing speaker; depending on how you hold it you can get very distorted sound and it definitely doesn't hold up to the HTC's landscape stereo speakers.
The cameras aren't fantastic at only 8MP but i've managed to take a few decent pictures with them and it's fine for very basic use; But if you're into taking pictures more than very occasionally you might want to look for a higher rating.
I've found the battery life to be pretty good as long as you only enable the GPS when you want to use it, generally finishing a day with about 40% charge left without watching any videos or more than momentary gps usage.
I'll also note that it doesn't seem to get hot very easily, i haven't used it for any gaming but when running videos, gps, or music it tends to stay at a comfortable temperature.
It does get slightly hot just below the camera on the back when plugged in to charge, but it's easily manageable by moving your finger half an inch away.
By far the best thing on this over some of the other phones i've used recently is the software.
The float system for notes, calculators and calls is great for a lot of different things and it's definitely a big plus. I also prefer the Calendar to the HTC's as it allows you to easily colour code appointments and shows seasonal artwork in the monthly schedule for a much friendlier appearance.
I'd say this phone is a bit weak to be honest but has definite strengths and is a fair enough backup phone, but for everyday usage i think most people will want something a lot faster that they don't have to wait around for and can take nicer pictures with.
AnonD-638027, 25 Jan 2017mine is also not working bro.It works only on band 3. Does band 3 exist in your area. Check here: https://www.datareign.com/4g-circles-in-india.html
it just wont turn on after going battery empty even if the battery is recharged. phone techs can not fix it. no acer service center here. can anybody help me
First i will use my acer z530 its cam was nice when iam using gio sim in this devise my primari cam was not working properley gio dicreese my cam clarity what can ido
ANONY-fa-MOUS, 11 Jan 2017Bhai how mine is not working help Bhai.mine is also not working bro.
I don't know why Jio sim is not working in this device. I tried every single method but it's not working. Anyone here who's Jio sim worked on Acer liquid z530.
I have buy Acer liquid z530 it still not working even 3g and 4g
I am aqib from Kashmir and nick is my gmail please if anyone can help me then contact through given gmail.
I had purchased Acer liquid z530 from Delhi and then inserted a jio sim of Kashmir which was working almost properly through jio 4g voice app but when I return to Kashmir jio sim is not working.it is showing no internet connection and sometimes no service.please help me.thanks
Responder4991, 08 Dec 2016Do not touch this phone. Its a waste of money. Constantly telling me internal memory full bu... moreYes guys it is true I am facing all problems mentioned in other comments in Kashmir
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2016How to put this phone on silent mode? Can't find it ehJust put your hand on speaker
Its simply osm to use acer becaz it will not lag when we use the mobile & 4G speed is good
i have this phone from sun cell free.. but after few days the phone slow with i think 8 apps added from google store. 1 facebook 2 messanger 3 clash of clans 4 avabel 5 mx player 6 magic rush 7 waze 8 speedtest.. sometimes it lag alot. and 2nd problem the 4g is not stable.. no menu for 4g only or 4g/3g only.. i fix my 1st problem after removing the bloatware apps just remove that spinnr, opera acer leftpage, kids center/painter, sun shop, give a load, news republic and ur fine