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(Pocket-lint) - It's not often we see an Acer phone - as most of them don't end up in the UK - but the just-announced Acer Zest Plus has got one really big thing going for it: a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity.

That's more capacious than even the likes of the Huawei Mate 8's 4,000mAh. Expect a day and a half of use from that beast, so this Acer could potentially power through to two full days' use. There's also fast charging for quick top-ups.

Thing is, at 9.75mm thick, the Zest Plus isn't exactly dinky in order to hold the battery within. Nor is it the most exciting or well-specified phone on the planet, with only an "HD" resolution 5.5-inch screen packed into its 154 x 77mm body. 

It does go all-out on the camera front, though, with a tri-focus approach to autofocus. There's laser focusing, phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF all working together for the 13-megapixel rear camera.

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It feels like a solid wedge in the hand, similar to some of the budget Motorola handsets as near examples. No snazzy fingerprint scanner or top-tier features to be found here, though, unlike the upcoming (rumoured) Moto G 2016.

We suspect that's all by the by, though, as we doubt the Zest Plus will ever show face in the UK. So battery fiends, you may just have to keep wishing.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 21 April 2016.