As expected, the Sprint Vital hit the stores on June 14. What we did not expect was its price. Previous rumors suggested that the phone would cost $100 on contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. Well, it does not. Actually the device can be yours for free, as long as you sign a new 2-year service agreement.
Sprint Vital by ZTE – Overview
The $0.00 price tag includes the above mentioned mail-in rebate as well as an instant rebate for signing a contract. If you prefer not to get tied to Sprint for the next 24 months, you can buy the handset outright for $349.99.
The ZTE Vital for Sprint sports a large 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The phone is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture, as well as a 1-megapixel front-facing camera perfect for face to face conversations with friends over Sprint’s super fast LTE network.
The handset offers 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery keeps the lights on, and according to the manufacturer it can deliver up to 15 hours of talk time on one charge. The Sprint Vital runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes pre-loaded EA Mobile’s Real Racing 3.
The popular racing game offers such features officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and more than 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi.
more info: Sprint