Sure it’s not a high-end smartphone after looking over its humble hardware specs, but considering that it’s priced affordably to meet the demands of prepaid users, it’s sporting an appreciable design that doesn’t come off as being downright dirt cheap. Sporting a completely blood red plastic exterior, it’s essentially one of those cookie cutter entry-level smartphones that doesn’t attempt to come off as a refined and stylish looking model.
Showing off its humble nature once again, its 3.5” HVGA display doesn’t impress us that much with its poor looking quality – however, we’re a bit forgiving knowing we’re not forking over an arm or leg to pick this one up. Furthermore, its 800MHz processor appears to handle well running the stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience, as we’re able to move through its homescreen without too much sluggishness.
Not surprisingly, the star of the show with this one is its ability to download music via its Muve Music service. Needless to say, music lovers will surely be tantalized by this single feature, especially when there is no degradation in quality with its compressed music files. Unless you’re in dire need of a music oriented Android smartphone, you might want to check out some of the other Android offerings with Cricket, but then again, $200 no-contract does seem tempting enough.