Hands-On: ZTE's LTE Phones
ZTE also had a phone on display called the N91 / N910. We're not sure which it is, and neither was ZTE. Whatever the official names it, this is one chubby phone.
The 4.3-inch display mandates a specific footprint in terms of length and width, but the depth is out of control on this handset. It's very, very fat — yet it's light as air. It feels like there's absolutely nothing inside the plastic shell. This one powered on, so there was a battery in there for sure.
I thought the materials on this device were a little bit better than the PF200. They still weren't top-of-the-line, but they were pretty good. Despite the girth of this phone, it was comfortable to hold thanks to its feather-like weight.
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The buttons and controls were much better on this phone and all operated well. I didn't have any trouble with the buttons and was pleased with how they worked.
The display has a standard Android resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and looked pretty good. It was bright, colorful, and relatively sharp.
This phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Even though it had only a 1.2GHz dual-core processor on board, it runs extremely smooth. There were no performance problems and screens transitioned quickly and without issue.
This phone supports CDMA networks as well as LTE. It also includes 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage, 5-megapixel main camera, VGA front camera, and DLNA wireless media streaming.
It's not bad, as long as you don't mind the thickness.
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MetroPCS had the ZTE Anthem 4G on hand at an event in New York City. Here are our initial impressions.
Sep 20, 2012
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