Affordable ZTE Prestige 2 goes on sale at Boost and Virgin Mobile

Affordable ZTE Prestige 2 goes on sale at Boost and Virgin Mobile

The sequel to the two-year-old ZTE Prestige has just arrived in the United States via Boost and Virgin Mobile carriers. As expected, the entry-level smartphone can be had for just $79.99, which seems the right price considering its specs. Aside from the two US carriers, Best Buy is selling the ZTE Prestige 2 as well for the same amount.

Spec-wise, ZTE's affordable smartphone is far from being impressive, but it could be a decent alternative for those who want to purchase their first Android handset.

Unfortunately, the Prestige 2 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board and an under par 5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution. Other than that, ZTE's smartphone doesn't stand out at all when it comes to technical specifications.

The Prestige 2 is equipped with a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB).

On the back, the phone features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, while on the front side there's a similar 5-megapixel selfie camera. ZTE Prestige 2 is powered by a 2,035 mAh battery and includes 4G LTE support for blazing fast data speeds.



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3 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6908; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why such a crappy display resolution. Only a 854x480 resolution, really? I was expecting a HD display as a minimum.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Look at the price, genius.

3. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

You know these kinds of phones are pretty much the next feature phone here in the West, even though new non-smart devices just came out. They exist as 'functioning smartphones', not distinguished by anything other than a name. Hell, ZTE makes plenty of TracFone and Straight Talk phones that aren't really ubiquitous elsewhere, while a few of their popular examples are also compatible with TracFone.

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