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.

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. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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