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ZTE Score hands-on

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ZTE Score hands-on
If listening to some head banging tunes is your kind of thing, then you might be enticed by the offerings available with the Muve Music enabled ZTE Score for Cricket Wireless. Priced modestly at $129.99, this entry-level Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone packs all of the same deep features found with other Android smartphones, but its focus is primarily found with its unlimited music offer.

Getting our hands on the ZTE Score, the first thing right off the bat that we notice, is its love of smudges and debris – in fact, it’s very easy to get its glossy exterior dirtied up by the usual nasty baddies out there. However, we do like the beefy looking soft touch coating added to its bezel, which would seem to absorb some bumps and bruises if it were dropped. Since it’s primarily constructed out of the plastic, it doesn’t radiate that much of a solid feel, but nonetheless, it keeps the entire thing featherweight.

Boasting a 3.5” HVGA display, there’s nothing pretty to say about it, especially when it appears to be bland looking. In addition, the 600MHz processor inside the thing won’t do justice for power users, but rather, its sufficient enough to handle basic needs. Finally, in the rear, there’s a 3.2-megapixel camera encased within a circlular pattern.

ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on

ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on
ZTE Score hands-on


Sure it’s considered to be a ho-hum device by today’s standards, but for a mere $129.99 no-contract, you can’t find that many contemporary phones priced that affordably – well, at least it’ll satisfy music lovers with its Muve Music service.

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posted on 24 Dec 2011, 07:11

1. Ritchie_Rich (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


This phone is a great phone for its price but here are some issues that I have with the phone: I have more than one of thes phones and they seem to power completly off every once in a while for reasons unknown. The speaker is okay but I preffer a much louder one. The buttons are touchscreen type so when you are scrolling on the screen, be careful not to brush them or it will exit you out of what ever you were doing.This phone doesn't support Flash so don't even try and download and install one because it will not allow it. It play youtube just fine. When using this phone for more than just calling and texting (which I do) I have to recharge it two or three times a day. So I keep a charger at home and one in the car. Other than that It is a good phone for its price and I guess can be easily replaced but if i do replace it I will opt for a better phone. And Mauve Music isnt supported on WiFi

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 15:15

2. anishraj (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I have owned several andriod phone . i can say if your on a budget and good phone i would recommend this phone for you.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:56

3. shely (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


i want this phone sooo bad if i am gonna get this phone then it will be my first smartphone :)

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