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    Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Offers up the ultra-slim Jade Z as evidence.
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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    I hope those glasses don't come with it...

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    How do they define 'premium'? The Acer isn't built out of any extraordinary materials, its processor is undisclosed as far as I know apart from being 64-bit and it uses 1GB of RAM and has a 5 inch 720p screen. The Moto G has already fullfilled that at that price point. The Moto G is arguably going to have better software support and it's something you could have bought from 6 months ago.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    They would struggle to build a flagship phone that costs them less than that.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Its twice the speed of the current Moto G:
    http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobil...-jade-z-review

    It also has 13mp and 5mp cameras and is meant to cost around £150 too.


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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Always amuses me when Aluminium is classed as premium, its the most abundant metal on the planet.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Always amuses me when Aluminium is classed as premium, its the most abundant metal on the planet.
    Feels nicer than bending plastic though. Looks nicer too.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    5" and 110g. I'm calling porky's on the weight. "you can't weigh(t) it unfortunately" ..is that because it's more than 110g and it would prove you're lying, by any chance?

    For comparison:

    iPhone 5S had a 4" screen @ 112g
    iPhone 6 is 4.7" @ 129g
    Nexus 5 is 5" @ 130g
    Last edited by cptwhite_uk; 03-03-2015 at 08:43 AM.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    5" and 110g. I'm calling porky's on the weight. "you can't weigh(t) it unfortunately" ..is that because it's more than 110g and it would prove you're lying, by any chance?

    For comparison:

    iPhone 5S had a 4" screen @ 112g
    iPhone 6 is 4.7" @ 129g
    Nexus 5 is 5" @ 130g
    They probably popped a crap low MaH battery in there and shaved the weight right off.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolsNo9 View Post
    They probably popped a crap low MaH battery in there and shaved the weight right off.
    Pah, I want a nuclear powered device, no charging. In fact, a standard battery form factor should be able to last last multiple phones. Well over a decade now since I read about the technology.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    5" and 110g. I'm calling porky's on the weight. "you can't weigh(t) it unfortunately" ..is that because it's more than 110g and it would prove you're lying, by any chance?

    For comparison:

    iPhone 5S had a 4" screen @ 112g
    iPhone 6 is 4.7" @ 129g
    Nexus 5 is 5" @ 130g

    64-bit quad-core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6752 processor

    2300mah battery no removeable

    personally would get the ZTE S6 myself


    edit:

    pocket lint weighed it at 120g and lighter than the moto g

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    1GB RAM and a 720p display......premium eh?
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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    1GB RAM and a 720p display......premium eh?
    Personally I think 720p is perfect. Perhaps if I squint *really* hard I can tell the difference between my Moto G 720p display and the 1440p display on my wife's phone, but I would rather have the improved battery life of less pixels to drive than pixels so small I really can't see them.

    Holding up my phone in front of me at my usual viewing distance, it obscures less than 1/4 of my 1080p 24" monitor which is also at it's usual viewing distance. So to maintain the same image quality as the PC I need about an 800x480 phone display. That would be acceptable, but I can just about pick out the individial pixels on the PC so there is room for improvement, which gets me to 720p.

    It does have to be a decent IPS display, that makes a huge difference, but I just don't get the pixel per inch race. I guess a phablet makes sense at 1080p.

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    Re: Acer believes premium smartphones should be below $200

    Well if 120g is true, that's still very respectable (bigger screen and lighter than the iPhone 6, with a bigger battery too if the specs are correct). Shame about the 1Gb of RAM, but you never know in use it might be fine.

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