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ZTE Chorus

Nov 23, 2011
Market status
Release date
Nov 23, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Cricket


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (146 ppi)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call




The ZTE Chorus is an entry level music centric device available from Cricket. The phone sports a 3.2-inch resistive touch WQVGA display, 2-megapixel camera, multimedia players, GPS, organizer and 3G connectivity.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.20 x 0.60 inches (112 x 56 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Other


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 146 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 46.67 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)
    • Recording format:
      • MPEG4


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 4.16 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.2 days (220 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, E911
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (XT9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail


  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Nov 2011

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • ZTE Chorus Phone, Li-ion Battery, 4 GB SanDisk® Muve capable Memory Card, Travel Charger, Quick Start Guide, Enhancement Guide, Quick Reference Manual, Muve Music User Guide
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 80
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This device is also known as ZTE D930

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