Sprint is going to surprise its customers again with a new promotion which is said to begin August 12th. According to TechnoBuffalo, word has it that with every smartphone purchased between August 12th and September 30th you will get a free ZTE Optik Android tablet. Both devices come with a 2-year contract, of course. The tablet without contract will cost you $349 and $99 with 2 year commitment. The deal will apply to all smartphones even those with discounted lately prices like the iPhone 4S or the free Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you planning to get a new phone from Sprint any time soon, we recommend wait till August 12th.
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The ZTE Optik tablet features a 7-inch capacitive touch screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution at 261ppi. The pixel density and high resolution provide crystal clear, sharp picture with vivid colors and viewing angles wide enough.
The tablet’s 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB RAM guarantee smooth performance with no lags while browsing, using apps, or playing games. The ZTE Optik also features 16GB internal memory expandable with a microSD card, practical Swype keyboard, built-in GPS navigation, digital compass, and two cameras – the 2MP front camera is for video chats and self-portraits, and the 5MP rear camera is for taking photos and recording videos. It runs a slightly skinned version of the Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
The 4,000mAh battery, which may seem like a lot, will give you more or less 8 hour of use on one charge. Of course, the battery life will vary depending on how you use the tablet, but still the results are not very impressive.
The ZTE Optik has 3G fast data and also Wi-Fi connectivity so you can enjoy faster Web experience whenever it is available.
The ZTE Optik is rather heavy for its size, but it definitely is not a flaw. It weighs but not too much and gives you the impression of solidity. The location of the camera and the speaker requires some getting used since they are easy to cover up, but the device feels “right” in the hand. It is hard to tell whether the tablet was intended primarily in landscape or portrait mode. On one hand, there are rubber grips at the back which are useful when handling the ZTE Optik in landscape mode.
Besides the bezels are a bit wider so you can hold the tablet comfortably without accidentally touching the screen. On the other hand, there seems to be some mix up with the volume rocker, with volume up being on the left and volume down on the right. Well, let’s say that the device can be used in either mode without much discomfort.
Even though the ZTE Optik is not the most advanced Android tablet available on the market today it certainly can provide a smooth, enjoyable everyday use experience.