AT&T Z998 Review
AT&T Z998. Putting out enough volume, voices have a decent amount of presence through the earpiece – and it helps that they’re audible too. However, our callers mention hearing some distortion on their end. Despite having some muted tones, the speakerphone puts out a sufficient level of volume.
Donning a 2070 mAh battery, it's enough to get us through 1.5 days of normal usage, which is good enough for our needs. Demanding power users will also appreciate the 12 hours of juice it’s able to deliver.
It's really interesting when you compare outright pricing with contract phones and those from prepaid, mainly because there's a huge disparity – with this being a perfect example! Seriously though, the $220 cost of the AT&T Z998 is actually pretty good, especially when we factor in its modest specs for a prepaid phone, the fact that it boasts the same basic functionality as any other Android smartphone out there, and it comes packaged with a Bluetooth headset.
It'll get the job done no doubt, but maybe not in the same quick manner as other high-end stuff. All told, the AT&T Z998 is a great option if you want something decent if you’re looking at going the prepaid route – instead of picking up one of those cut throat cheapo Android phones that might be nothing more than throwaways after a few months.
Software version of reviewed unit:
Android version: 4.1.2
Build number: Z998V1.0.0B11
Kernel version: 3.4.0-svn6972