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ZTE Warp hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Nov 2011, 22:22

After beholding its no-contract price, we have to admit that we’re digging its looks mainly because its exudes some of the qualities we tend to see with higher-end models. Specifically, it features a sizable 4.3” WVGA display that’s abnormally shocking to find...

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 22:39 1

1. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

$199? How do they do that? The Triumph on Virgin Mobile has worse specs, and is $299...

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 19:18

6. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

Motorola Triumph has better specs. Triumph has a 720p HD video recording, the ZTE Warp only has 480. Triumph has a front facing camera, the ZTE Warp doesn't. Triumph has a HDMI out, the ZTE Warp doesn't.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 17:13

7. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Triumph is better, performance is what you get for a prepaid phone.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 01:33 1

2. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

A couple of comments. For the same price, you can get the Samsung Exhibit II with Tmobile. The original price for the warp was $250 meaning Boost cut the price by $50, which is a clear indication android devices are overpriced to begin with.

I suspect the Triumph got sold for $300 because Virgin wasn't planning on making much on the $25 a month plan so it had to make it on the phone. Also, ZTE is not a well known brand so the $200 price reflects that. Lastly, in the case of the Triumph, it is really a Hua wei phone rebadged under the Motorola moniker.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 15:45

4. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)

huawei is a cheap company too..i guess they also charge extra for motorola name and the front facing camera

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 18:22

5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I actually prefer Hua Wei / Motorola Triumph over the ZTE Warp because Hua Wei has been making millions of these types of handsets for the Asian market meaning they got good at making the Triumph. I just don't get the same warm and fuzzy feeling with the Warp.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 04:18 1

3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Cheap company but quite nice phone in this price range.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:58

8. wantsquality (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

I bought this phone becuase it was the "best" phone my cell service provided at the time. But 3 months into it I was fed up with the phone. This phone is JUNK and it is NOT inexpensive- becuase it is junk!!! It is hard to operate and worse when you're in a car and need to pay more attention- even to make a call. You get the phone set up the way yopu like and the next time its different... this happens a lot and it pocket dials all the time and I have a swipe code i am sure my pocket doesnt repeat. It is deteriating inside the phone... little specs showing up on screen- inside the phone, its not scratches or other. You set it up to voice dial and such and two days later its off. OK, you have my two cents worth and you been told.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 10:01

9. wantsquality (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Judging by all the comments it seems noen of them actually owned the phone. I do, and you can do a lot better. screen very touchy to text or dial with- requires perfect finger tip placement... and even then I'm not sure it rads right.

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