ZTE Flash for Sprint is now available, has ICS, 12.6 MP camera and microSD
posted by Ray S. / Nov 14, 2012, 9:03 AM
Indeed, the just announced ZTE Flash seems to be a rather well-spec'd device. We mean, not that having so many megapixels could guarantee you a high image quality, but still, it's not everyday that we see a mid-end model sport such a sensor. Not only that, but its 8 GB of internal memory can be radically expanded thanks to the microSD card slot that's also part of the while package. And the processor? No worries there either, as this dual-core CPU should be powerful enough, being clocked at 1.5 GHz. But it doesn't end there! ZTE and Sprint are also throwing 4G LTE into the deal, for the select few who are currently covered by Sprint's immature network.
So, you can now get all of this for... how much did you guess? Five hundred? A thousand?! Even more?!? No, it's just $129.99 with a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate!
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12.6 MP is dope
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 AM 3
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I bet the 8 megapixel sensor on my Galaxy Note 2 is just as good.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 10:54 AM 2
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Remember every ZTE phone released in the USA has been garbage. Nice specs don't mean real world success.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 11:38 AM 3
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To be fair, ZTE phones have been at least decent. The Warp, Blade, Score...sure, they're far from Galaxy S and DROID standards, but they are out there as somewhat solid options. On top of that, ZTE is the fourth largest handset vendor in the world, so having a repertoire like this doesn't really hurt its standing. The big reason why these phones are not well-received is because the U.S. has concerns over a Chinese company having a significant hold on the mobile phone market. That, coupled with the security issues reported on one (or reportedly more) of their models, definitely helps to instill worry and fear in the U.S. market. In other words, they don't trust ZTE, and I doubt it's going to change anytime soon.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 12:53 PM 1
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the security issues are smoke blown from the US Govt. ZTE is no different from the other manufacturers. They do have some quality issues now but have been gearing their handsets to be affordable, you get what you pay for. If you want great specs at a low cost, this has what you need. Im interested in seeing how good the camera is on this device, to see if the sensor they put in it is any good or if they are playing the old Megapixel game.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 1:09 PM 1
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I never really bought into the whole security concerns, either. I guess the so-called "Red Scare" still exists in some capacity... Either way, this is another pretty cool phone out on the market. Anything to boost interest and sales for Sprint. They still got a lot of work to do, but at least this shows it's getting better all the time.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 3:23 PM 0
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Those concerns had absolutely nothing to do with cellular phones, more to do with security issues with networks built using their tech. The U.S. government concerns were all about using networking solutions from ZTE and Hauwei, honestly why would you want your nations security in the hands of an outside country? Why the hell would any country allow sensitive information to be accessed by outsiders? All governments tend to spy on each other, to find out what they know and to always be in possession of a wealth of information. This phone does sport one high count cam but what about the sensor, how accurate is it? It looks like it would be a very nice phone to have. Most phones for the US market tend to be garbage, check out the international variants of the best phones, always head and shoulders above what the US gets. If anything US gets the weakest handsets.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 4:09 PM 0
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