In most cases, when a new phone is launched everyone quickly gets to point out its improved specs and features over the predecessor. But once in a while a strange situation takes place when the original device is actually better that its successor. That is what happened with ZTE’s Engage. Yesterday Cricket quietly added the Engage LT to its portfolio priced at $179.99. It is kind of high price for such a lower-end smartphone, but what is even more surprising that the original ZTE Engage is still on sale at exactly the same price.
ZTE Engage LT for Cricket Wireless – Overview
The new ZTE Engage LT comes with a 4-inch TFT WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive display at 233 ppi and is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor of unknown model. There is a 3.2 megapixel rear camera with flash and a VGA front-facing one. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and offers 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory with microSD slot for storage expansion and a 1900 mAh battery.
If you are familiar with the original ZTE Engage, you will notice that it offers better set of specs than the Engage LT in at least two aspects, or maybe even more. The ZTE Engage, released last year, has under the hood 1.4 GHz processor and the rear camera is an 8 megapixel unit. The rest of the specs and features looks very similar, and given that the Engage LT does not come with any significant improvements, it remains a mystery why Cricket decided to launch this handset at the same price tag as predecessor.
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