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Acer Z500

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Okay, I’ve decided to review my new phone, Acer Liquid Z500. I bought it on May 1, 2015, so it’s not new anymore.
Acer decided to release the 2 GB / 16 GB with Mediatek 6582 for Indonesia market, and I bought this phone because of its 1.599 million price tag. Yeah, I am a sucker when it comes to cheap gadgets.

Unfortuntely, the cheap price bear some drawbacks:
1. The battery drains quickly on stock ROM (partial blame on battery capacity of 2000 mAh).
2. The cell will heat up quickly on heavy load due to its slim body design.
3. Acer bloatwares (it is a common thing).
4. Back case with flip cover…

Luckily, I was able to install Material ROM on this smartphone (void my warranty, though) and minimalize the first three drawbacks by underclock the CPU clock from 1.3 GHz to 747 MHz.

To be honest, this phone is not for those who likes to switch phone every 3-6 months. I doubt that this smartphone will be able to last 1-2 years of normal usage. For normal daily usage, it’ll suffice. If you are a heavy user of SNS, be prepare to charge your Z500 frequently.

Written by dnxag4

October 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm