Acer Liquid ZX Coming Soon, A 3.5-inch Android Phone that is “Proud to be Small”

June 14, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

A 3.5-inch Android phone? Usually when we see Android phones below 4.7-inches we think of them as mid-range or low-end devices. Because all the flagships are 4.7-inch or larger. In fact, even the iPhone has graduated to 4-inches from 3.5-inches. That’s something we never thought would happen. But Acer wants to prove that they can make a good phone that is 3.5-inches. Because well some people do still like smaller phones.


According to Acer “A lot of people have started abandoning 3.5-inch. No, we are going to persist on 3.5 inch and we are going to make a 3.5 inch suitable for a segment of people that treasure smaller screen devices”. Acer’s Smartphone division president ST Liew also said “We are going to announce a 3.5-inch device that is proud to be small.” In which he is referring to the Liquid ZX.

Acer’s strategy is to not just focus on the low-end. “We believe that we will capture small screen smartphone and large screen smartphone”, said Liew referring to their 3.5-inch Liquid ZX and their 5.7-inch Liquid S1.

Acer also likes to keep their devices almost stock. Meaning quicker updates, and not a whole lot of bloat like some OEMs throw on their devices. But on the other hand, Acer has had trouble in the US. And these two devices will probably not make it into the US anytime soon.

Would a 3.5-inch device make it in today’s market? Or is a 3.5-inch device just too small? I know many people who like smaller phones, around 4.3-inches, but even they think 3.5-inches is just too small for a smartphone nowadays. So what do you think? Let us know in the comments down below.