Pros It's an Android phone that responds well, sounds great, takes awesome pics, is easy to navigate and you can in fact upgrade the SD card! Large screen and resolution is clear and crisp. Colors vibrant, touch screen very sensitive.
Cons Only one: the battery
Summary The bad reviews are from folks who are trying to compare an entry level, low end phone to ones at the higher end of the spectrum. Sure, its processor isn't up to speed with others, but IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. Jeez, if you're not willing to wait a second or two more, than go buy a phone that does exactly the same for triple the price - or more. This phone offers a whole new mobile experience for a fraction of the cost. Now, I can get in my car, plug the phone into my adapter, and listen to radio from the other side of the planet while driving. The Cricket service where I live is saturated with coverage and wherever I have traveled it's been reliable and there for me. Never a dropped call, GPS is the BEST I have ever had, voice mail super easy to use and downloaded apps make it all the better if needing to make up for anything pre-installed that you may not like. Don't believe the negative comments here OR the CNET review. All in all, the ONLY thing wrong is the battery. EVERYTHING else is awesome. They just want you to go out and buy something more expensive that offers the same. Only a little bit faster with a better battery. ZTE SCORE ROCKS!! I LOVE THIS PHONE!! :)
Pros The apps are easy to find, download and install. Unlike some people I have never had a problem with reception, the phone rebooting, or locking up. Muve Music works great but I use Pandora more now. Internet is faster also.
Cons The battery does drain quickly, but you can purchase extended batteries pretty cheaply or keep it charged when it's just sitting. Memory is an issue too but can be upgraded with a larger microSD card.
Summary All in all I like the versatility and options available. With more battery and memory the phone would be fantastic for the price. For now it will work but I may upgrade again in the future and keep the phone as a backup.
Pros I absolutely have no Pros to comment on about this phone period...
Cons for one the Qwerty interface is a dibacle, the battery life is ridiculous, the app interface is constantly crashing (inwhich at this very moment mine has crashed and the phone it self will not go pass the start up window...and the list goes on...
Summary This Cricket ZTE SMARTPHONE was by far the most unenjoyable experience I have ever endured...also attached with the less than stellar customer service that I have recieved equates to a lost of a customer from the entire cricket family...furthermore an federal investigation should be launched into the conducivness of Cricket's tele-communicational capabilities and it would hihlight the situation if the CRICKET'S ZTE SMARTPHONE be held up as the prime example of direct ineptatuded of a product launched on a national level...that is all I can continue to say on this topic because as I type this review my blood pressure rises...which equates to complete toxicity...(from a paid up customer who is on his SECOND CRICKET ZTE SMARTPHONE that doesn't work toatally DISGUSTED) !!!
Pros Nothing good about this phone
Cons extremely short battery life
shuts off for no reason
had to keep reinstalling muve music over and over
Summary Tried to see if the manufacturers were going to do a recall seems like almost everyone who owns this phone has issues. They just kept sating to send them 100 so they can send another defective phone to me and by the way you need too give us the money to ship it too. had the phone for less then 6 months
Pros Cheap price
Cons Piece of crap, good for beer coaster or target shooting.
Summary ZTE sells unreliable pieces of crap and call them cell phones. If you get more than 2 months before you run into problems then you are very lucky. If your ZTE cell phone fails, get ready to pony up cash to mail it back to them. And they won't ship a replacement either. They will tie up your phone for 3 weeks and likely return it in the same condition, like they did with mine.
ZTE CEO Lixin Cheng can not be reached via telephone to complain. If you try to call the USA corporate office all you will get is an answering machine. And google search for the corporate address only shows a street view of a small office building. Obviously, this is some virutal office to make ZTE appear that it has a USA presence.
Their deception of a corporate office speaks volumes about their deception or selling reliable cell phones.
ZTE is running into problems all around the globe. Its just a matter of time before they pull out of USA. US congress is not smiling approvingly upon ZTE either. ZTE has problems of poor management and poor craftsmanship.