ZTE Vital / Supreme
Phone Scoop Review
Jun 12, 2013 by Eric M. Zeman
ZTE aims a little higher than entry-level devices with the Vital, a low-cost Android smartphone for Sprint. It is big on specs, but is it big on performance? read review ›
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Great Android phone, Sprint network not so great
I love this phone hardware. The big 5 inch screen looks beautiful with Android 4.1.2, and the interface is plenty fast and responsive. The battery life is pretty good, I have gone a few days without a charge and minimal use, but I usually charge it up nightly and occasionally in the day if I use it heavily. The 12 MP camera takes beautiful pictures, and the HD video playback/streaming is excellent. I love the big display and 1.5 GHz chip for gaming...games look and play fantastic. I added a 64 GB Micro SD card for extra storage, and that works great for music, video, games. The audio for calls is good, but the internal speaker is a bit weak and tinny for speakerphone/music. Headphones sound great for music/audio. The one drawback to this phone is using the Sprint network via Virgin Mobile. Sprint has fairly weak signals in my area (Minneapolis, MN) so coverage can be spotty. When the 4G network is available, it's really fast...but it's not always easy to find locations with good 4G. The 3G is adequate, but also can be spotty. This phone also has fairly poor reception indoors. I mainly use it on WiFi at home and work, and it works great with that.
Android 4.1.2 interface
Ease of use
1 GB of Memory (would rather have 2 GB)
Speaker audio is tinny and weak, but clear
Reception indoors is weak
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