Review: ZTE C88
The C88 is a solid little phone, but it is not without its faults. It won't stir deep-seated passion or lust with its no-frills design, but it doesn't offend the eye, either. It was well put together and we don't think quality will be an issue with the hardware.
In terms of functionality, it is certainly as capable and usable as any other similarly-priced handset on the market from LG, Samsung and others. It completes the basic tasks of making calls with no complaints. It has a WAP browser that lets you jump around the Web and even access POP3 email accounts. And the camera takes pictures that are well-suited to MMS messages.
After our experience with the predictive text software, though, we would not recommend the C88 to heavy SMS senders. Dealing with the quirky T9 substitute just didn't get the job done well enough.
In all, the C88 is a good little phone for what it is. It will fit right in to MetroPCS's lineup and provide a nice alternative for those who prefer clamshell-style phones.