Without fanfares and big parties, the ZTE Flash has just arrived quietly to Sprint. Equipped with 12.6 megapixel camera and 4.5-inch HD 720p touch screen, the latest ZTE Android smartphone simply popped up in carrier’s online store. The third largest US mobile carrier is selling the ZTE Flash for $129.99 on a 2-year contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card. The handset’s price without contract is $449.99.
Sprint is presenting the phone as offering the “best-in-class camera at a reasonable price” and with 12.6 megapixel it definitely is worth checking out. The Flash offers a single-motion panoramic feature and premium video capabilities (1080p), as well as auto focus, LED flash and several shooting modes (comic, negative, mirror, sketch). There is also a front-facing 1 MP BSI camera, which you can use for video chatting and taking self-portraits.
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Apart from the camera, the ZTE Flash for Sprint offers rather mid-range specs beginning with its 4.5-inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The device is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. For your photos, videos music and apps you will have 8 GB of built-in memory with an option of expansion up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so it obviously provides access to Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Talk, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps for Android, Google Calendar, Voice Search, YouTube and Play Store with more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies just waiting for downloading. You can customize the phone according to your preferences with SprintID, which allows for an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all in a single download.
The ZTE Flash is a gamer’s, audiophile’s or video lover’s dream come true with its music player compatible with PCM, WAV, AMR, AAC, AAC+, MP3, and MIDI file formats and video player supporting H.263, H.264, and MPEG-4 formats.
The phone sports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with mobile hotspot capability, so you will be able to share your 3G/4G LTE connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices, Bluetooth 4.0 and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips. The phone has a 1780 mAh battery, which should be powerful enough to talk for up to 8 hours.
Oh, and environment-conscious user will certainly be happy to know that the ZTE Flash is ULE Platinum Certified, which is the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by ULE and Sprint.