Starting today, a new smartphone by ZTE, the Avid 4G, is available at Metro PCS, from the carrier’s website, and supposedly in stores as well. The new ZTE Avid 4G comes equipped with 4-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will set you back $149.99, which is a good price considering that you will not have to sign any contracts and get yourself tied to one carrier for two years.
ZTE Avid 4G for Metro PCS – Overview
We were given a brief sneak preview of the ZTE Avid 4G once, a month ago, so we already knew, more or less at least, what to expect. The handset is a mid-range device that features a 4-inch 480 x 800 touch screen and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of unspecified type. For imaging purposes you will have a 5 megapixel main camera with LED flash, video capture and panorama option, and VGA front-facing shooter for video chatting. In terms of memory, the Avid 4G offers 2.3 GB of internal memory, and if it is not enough for you, there a microSD card slot, compatible with up to 32 GB memory cards for optional storage expansion.
The Avid 4G supports 4G LTE connectivity for super fast internet experience to let you stream media, surf the web, download the latest music, play games and connect to your social world faster than ever before., and sports Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot capability that keeps you connected while on the go and Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands free convenience.
The handset runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which although is not the oldest of the operating system’s versions, is quite far from being the latest either. On the bright side, you still get access to the host of Google Mobile Services, like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk and more. The phone also upports Joyn, the global carriers’ response to messaging services such as Whatsapp and Kik.
Other features of the ZTE Avid 4G include: email support, HTML browser, mp3 music player, and a 1730 mAh battery, which allows for up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 260 hours of standby time.