Last year, Acer sent a trio of affordable smartphones into the local market under the Liquid Z banner. Now, they’ve strapped an ‘s’ badge on their Liquid Z630 smartphone along with some much-needed updates in the hardware department.
The Acer Liquid Z630s sports an additional 1GB of RAM and double the internal storage of the standard Z630, bringing the total up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). Paired with a 64-bit 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor, the Liquid Z630s should offer a much better performance compared to the standard variant’s MediaTek MT6735 quad-core chip.
For photos, the device gets the same 8MP front and rear camera for your snapshots and selfies, plus a 5.5-inch HD IPS panel to view those pictures on. Keeping the lights on is a large 4,000 mAh battery with support for USB OTG charging.
It will come running Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and have support for dual-SIM 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, DTS Studio Sound and comes in a special new Black with a touch of Gold colour scheme.
While these upgrades are nice to have, they do come at a cost. The Liquid Z630s will set you back RM799, up RM140 from the standard variant’s RM659 pricetag. This higher price tag does reduce its value-for-money, especially compared to devices like the Lenovo A7000 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, placing it in the range of the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser instead.
The Liquid Z630s will be available at major authorised Acer Resellers nationwide. For more information, head on over to the product page.