If you want a cheap smartphone and don’t mind having US Cellular as your carrier, there is a new mid-range offering that you might like. The ZTE Imperial is actually positioned closer to the lower-end category, but its super affordable price of just $0.01 seems like a great incentive. Obviously, US Cellular wants to make sure you will be loyal for at least two years and will require you to sign a contract.
ZTE Imperial 4G LTE for US Cellular – Overview
If you prefer not to get tied to get tied to one carrier for a lengthy period, you can pay the phone’s full price at checkout, in which case it will set you back $299.99. Either way, the device is a budget-friendly offering.
The ZTE Imperial for US Cellular features a 4-inch 480 x 800 touch screen and is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. The phone offers 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Although storage capacity is not very generous by today’s standards, the handset has a microSD slot for memory expansion, so you will not run out of space for your content too soon. The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The ZTE Imperial is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with red eye reduction, smile and blink detection, as well as front-facing webcam for video chatting. The phone is 4G LTE capable and offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS navigation.
While all these specs are what you would expect to find in a typical lower-mid-range smartphone, the battery is something the ZTE Imperial could be proud of. The cell has a hefty 2,500 mAh capacity and potentially can provide up to 12 hours of usage time on one charge.
more info: US Cellular