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Acer Liquid Z220 has a bit of character (pictures)

The Acer Liquid Z220's textured design helps it stand out from the crowd -- but it's a shame about that bezel.

Richard Trenholm
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Acer Liquid Z220

This is the Acer Liquid Z220. Click through the pictures to find out what we liked about this budget-friendly phone's design.

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Acer Liquid Z220

The rear case has a pleasant toothy surface, like rough paper or wallpaper.

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Acer Liquid Z220

It feels grippy and when you run your fingernail over it, it makes a fun noise.

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Acer Liquid Z220

The band around the edge is marked with raised squares.

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Acer Liquid Z220

Here's the Micro-USB port and headphone jack in the top.

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Acer Liquid Z220

The squares add a bit of character to the design.

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Acer Liquid Z220

The downside to the design? That huge expanse of black bezel, which makes the screen feel a bit lost.

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