ZTE Z432 User Reviews

Overall user rating

7.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Build quality
9.0
Text input
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
UI speed
6.0
Camera
4.0
Multimedia
5.0
Internet
7.0
Call quality
7.0
Battery
4.0
Reception
7.0
Display
8.0
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MrSteve8086 posted on Jul 12, 2017, 5:46 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 12, 2017

7.0

This phone is way better than it looks

MrSteve8086 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

With a little ingenuity this is a very handy phone! I love the QWERTY keyboard as floating keyboards are vague and eat up too much screen space. What you do is you forget the built in browser (it crashes and has too little memory to be useful anyway) and download Opera Mini for a browser and the Java v. 2.3 version of Google Maps and you get a "cleverphone" eg a phone smarter than your basic "dumb" flip phone but not as robust as a full smartphone that has a massive screen and can get on wifi and whatnot. You can surf Facebook, browse virtually any site and even watch Youtube videos. With an optional SD card (holds up to 32 GB) this phone gets LOTS more useful as you can hold more photos, download more things and MP3 songs and whatnot and shoot longer videos with the camera, which for lacking flash and autofocus works pretty good provided you don't snap pics lightning quick like some tabloid paparazzi. The best part about this phone is since it looks old like a Blackberry nobody is going to steal this phone from you if you misplace it in a cafe or at a party and my wireless carrier gives me unltd data per month since it doesn't factor anyone using these to get online which frankly I do a lot more with my phone than I use it for sending texts and making phone calls.

Build quality
9.0
Its very sturdy and you won't have a heart attack if this phone falls out of your pocket on the ground, no reinforced case necessary!
Reception
7.0
It seems to pull in text messages well enough but sometimes internet speed slows down to a crawl
Call quality
7.0
Internet
7.0
Browsing is only good if you download Opera Mini the stock browser is a joke and can barely load up an email account
Multimedia
5.0
It plays MP3 sounds and videos but the internal speaker is so small and tinny the sound is terrible plus any audio files MUST be played through their built in sound utility which is clumsy and slow
Camera
4.0
No autofocus and the zoom feature is pretty lame plus there is no flash so unless your photo subject is flooded in light or sun it won't make a worthwhile photo
UI speed
6.0
Everyday usage
8.0
While the camera is weak and the battery life isn't the greatest nobody is going to steal this phone from you and you won't have a panic attack if you drop it, its tough as can be!
Text input
10.0
LOVE the QWERTY keyboard, reminds me of the Blackberry phones
Display
8.0
Crisp easy to read screen but its not the biggest
Battery
4.0
Has a long standby charge life but the moment you start texting or use Bluetooth or use the browser power level drops like a rock

Pros

  • Sturdy, rugged dependable phone
  • hard QWERTY keyboard is great for typing texts and online typing
  • Bluetooth

Cons

  • Apps are few and far between
  • Battery life with Bluetooth/browsing
  • Lousy sound quality on speakerphone
  • Won't connect to wifi

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