Hands-On: ZTE Amigo, Skate and Blade
Amigo Skate Blade Comments 2
The Skate is the new flagship device from ZTE. It has a massive 4.3-inch display and runs Androide 2.3 Gingerbread.
As is typical of devices with such large displays, the Skate is a huge slab of a phone. Despite the large rectangular footprint, the Skate is fairly thin (though not as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S II). The feel of the Skate is a bit on the cheap side, however, and it felt "creaky" to me. ZTE's representatives were unable to confirm if the handsets on hand were final build or not. I am hoping for the latter. The plastics of this device felt cheap and it was loosely cobbled together.
The large display looked really good. It offers the standard 800 x 480 resolution that is common to displays of this size. It was sharp and colorful, but not as bright as the Amigo's smaller display.
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The controls are well positioned along the outer edge of the Skate, but they didn't offer the best feedback.
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