AT&T Avail 2 Review

Interface and Functionality

Nowhere close to having the extravagant set of features found with rival Android experiences, the custom one here running on top of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on the Avail 2 still boasts all the foundational elements of Android – like its rich personalization and deep integration with Google's various services. In its attempt to mix it up beyond the usual stock appearance, ZTE has changed up the lock screen by offering us the ability to select what apps we can access from it. At the end of the day, it simply goes to show that little time or investment has been applied to liven up the experience over other offerings.

Taking into factor that we're dealing with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean here, it means that Google Now is available with the Avail 2. Aside from that, all of the core organizer apps have the usual set of functionality we're familiar with on other smartphones.

Regarded as below average in this day and age, the 3.5-inch size of the Avail 2's display makes it tough to type out messages with few mistakes using the on-screen keyboard. Not only is the layout cramped, but it's sometimes unresponsive as well.

Processor and Memory

Armed with nothing more than an aged single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor with an equally pitiful 512MB of RAM, the Avail 2 crawls with its performance – to the extent that basic operations are affected adversely! For example, you'd think that most handsets would be quick about getting to the homescreen when its home button is pressed, but with this, it surely likes to take its time. Painfully slow here folks!

Even though we're constrained by its 2.25GB of internal storage out of the box, it's something that's easily fixed thanks to its microSD card slot.

Quadrant Higher is better
AT&T Avail 2 1857
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4890
AnTuTu Higher is better
AT&T Avail 2 3856
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 13774
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps) Higher is better
AT&T Avail 2 3.6
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 14
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
AT&T Avail 2 264
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 461
Vellamo HTML 5 Higher is better
AT&T Avail 2 903
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 1500

Internet and Connectivity

MOST smartphones are able to handle surfing the web with ease, but unfortunately, that's not the case here with the Avail 2. Instead, it crawls trying to load up complex web sites with its HSPA data connection. Furthermore, its sluggish performance combined with its low quality display makes it nearly impossible to accept.

Part of the GSM family, it’s enabled for global travel with few worries about compatibility with other networks. Not surprisingly, it’s armed with only the bare set of connectivity features – such as aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi



1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The camera samples are not bad at all for a phone with that price! I've seen much worse results, even from more expensive phones with 3.2mp.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Taking into factor that we're dealing with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean here, it means that Google Now is not available with the Avail 2." Google Now started with 4.1, so this statement is very misleading. Does this phone have Google Now or not?

3. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

It was a mistake. Google Now IS available with the Avail 2.
Avail 2
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(5h talk time)

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