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AT&T Avail 2 Review

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Camera


It’s nothing extravagant, but the camera app on the Avail 2 features a few shooting modes and manual controls to keep some photogs fairly preoccupied.

Yuck! You can forget about trying to somehow accept the photo quality of the Avail 2’s 2-megapixel camera, simply because it’s so darn appalling. Crazy to imagine, especially with shots taken under good lighting conditions, but its overall quality is marred by some noticeable presence of noise – and it doesn’t help that its details are flat, and that colors appear washed out! Needless to say, things don’t get any better under lower lighting, so it’s best to think twice about taking a shot with this.


Equally as laughable is the handset’s dated VGA video recording quality. Honestly, it’s been a long while since we’ve reviewed something with such a low-res capture, so we’re not entirely shocked by the results. No surprised here folks, it’s just downright scary, as it boasts several unpleasant qualities – like weak details, heavy artifacting, and sharp sounding audio recording.



Multimedia


We really appreciate that ZTE is kind enough to provide us with a refreshing music player, which is a good alternative to the usual Google Play Music that’s also preloaded, but there’s just a lot of crackling produced by its internal speaker.

Proving to us already that it’s no speed demon with its performance, the video watching experience is undoubtedly a test in itself as well. Sure, it can play low-res videos perfectly fine, but 720p and 1080p videos are taxing – to the point that it stutters tremendously with its playback. And oh yeah, it doesn’t help either when its display isn’t the most ideal thing.

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:06 4

1. boosook (Posts: 1088; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The camera samples are not bad at all for a phone with that price! I've seen much worse results, even from more expensive phones with 3.2mp.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:32

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2697; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


"Taking into factor that we're dealing with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean here, it means that Google Now is not available with the Avail 2."

Google Now started with 4.1, so this statement is very misleading. Does this phone have Google Now or not?

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:55

3. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


It was a mistake. Google Now IS available with the Avail 2.

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AT&T Avail 2

AT&T Avail 2

OS: Android 4.1.1
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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.6 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches
(117 x 62 x 11 mm)
4.4 oz  (125 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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