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Verizon Wireless Salute Review

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Verizon Wireless Salute Review
At this point, we were not surprised by the poor call quality on the Verizon Wireless Salute F350. Voices on our end lacked clarity and had distortion in the earpiece speaker, which only got worse when turning the volume up past medium. This was also true when using the speakerphone. People that we called said that we didn’t sound clear on their end and had a ‘tin can’ sound. Signal reception was also below average, with only 1-2 bars showing in high coverage areas. Both the LG Accolade and Cosmos are more up to par here, with better voice quality and reception.

The included 900mAh battery is rated to provide up to 4 hours of talk time or 9 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing, we were able to get up to a longer 5 hours and 30 minutes of continuous talk time on a full charge.


Conclusion:

With the Verizon Wireless Salute F350 being the first device for the carrier produced by ZTE, it is unfortunate that it does not stand up well to other budget oriented phones by LG and Samsung. Overall, the device feels cheaply made, the screen looks washed-out on its own and is almost unviewable outside in the sun, the camera quality is lacking and so is the voice quality. At this point, pretty much any other budget phone for Verizon would be a better choice than the Salute, such as the LG Accolade and Cosmos, Pantech Jest, and Samsung Intensity II. We can only hope that ZTE does better the next time around.

Software version of the reviewed unit: V1.0.0B17


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Pros

  • Compact slider design
  • 5.5 hours of talk time

Cons

  • Below average call quality
  • Device feels cheap
  • 1.3MP camera is pretty useless
  • No music player or memory card slot
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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:39

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


This is a great phone.It has a heavy feel to it and it is plenty loud. the feature are really good,overall this phone is good. no internet required.

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.02 x 2.01 x 0.60 inches
(102 x 51 x 15 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)

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