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Sprint Vital Review

ZTE Vital

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Call Quality

Sprint Vital Review
Callers were unimpressed with the Vital’s call quality, saying at best we sounded a bit distant and faint, but as soon as the mic strayed even slightly from the sweet spot quality dramatically dropped and they had to ask us to repeat ourselves frequently. They rated us a 7.75/10 when good, and a 6/10 at the worst. Things were better on our end, with generally clear audio that was plenty loud.


Battery

The 2500mAh claims 15h talk time, but we’re skeptical since it drained fairly quickly in our testing. You should be able to get through a typical day, but if you’re planning to use the big display for multimedia then have a charger handy.


Conclusion

ZTE continues to make solid handsets for the budget minded, but their problem is that they just can’t stack up with the big boys. The display, system performance and build quality are all good, but not great, and the Vital takes a serious hit in the phone performance categories. Despite being aging, previous flagships like the HTC EVO 4G LTE and LG Optimus G remain more compelling offerings at the same price point.

Android 4.1.2
SW: N9810V1.0B06
HW: c9zB



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Pros

  • Display is vibrant but natural and works well in all lighting conditions
  • Mostly stock build of Android
  • Good fit and finish

Cons

  • Poor phone performance and questionable battery life
  • Camera doesn’t hold up to rigorous testing
  • Could use a second GB of RAM
PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
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ZTE Vital

ZTE Vital

OS: Android 4.1.2
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera13 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.59 x 2.81 x 0.39 inches
(142 x 71 x 10 mm)
5.43 oz  (154 g)
Battery2500 mAh, 15 hours talk time

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