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Acer unveils two new Android phones that cost less than $250

by Todd Haselton | August 27, 2015August 27, 2015 7:00 pm PDT

OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, Alcatel, Motorola, Microsoft are just a few of the smartphone OEMs (among many others) that strategically selling lower-cost off-contract smartphones. Acer has been doing it for a few years now and on Thursday announced two new devices that cost no more than $250. In fact, the starting price for one is just $129.

The Liquid Z410 (pictured above) is equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3GHZ 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-SIM support, Android 4.4 KitKat (the only real bummer here) and a unique “AcerRAPID” key for launching frequently used apps.

The more premium, but still affordable, Liquid Jade Z (pictured below) sports a 5-inch IPS display, a 13-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, a 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core processor and a 2,300mAh battery.

The entry-level Liquid Z410 will ship in September with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage for $129, though a separate configuration with twice the RAM and storage is priced at $149. The Liquid Jade Z is priced at $229 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, or $249 for 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...