While big national networks focus mainly on satisfying the needs of the most demanding customers, smaller regional carriers are usually the ones who take care of the other spectrum. One of such carriers, US Cellular, has just launched a lower-end Android phone, the ZTE Director. The offer is addressed to those users who are on a tight budget but still want Android experience. The handset is on sale for just $0.01 and requires you to sign a new two-year service agreement.
ZTE Director for US Cellular – Overview
The ZTE Director on US Cellular network is an entry-level smartphone that provides all the features fundamental in everyday use. It sports a 3.5-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Storage capacity is rather humble even for a lower-end device, but no worries. The phone had a microSD slot for memory expansion, so you should not run our of space for your content. The 3-megapixel camera on the back is definitely not the most advanced, but since it is designed to snap pictures on the go, it will serve its purpose perfectly.
Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the ZTE Director offers Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot capabilities. The lights are kept on by a 1,500 mAh battery which should deliver up to 6 hours usage time and up to 350 hours standby time. The handset runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and provides access to Google Mobile Services including Maps, Gmail and Google Play. In addition, the phone comes pre-loaded with Amazon apps, Gameloft Storefront, Slacker Radio and more.
source: US Cellular