Verizon Wireless Salute Review
call quality on the Verizon Wireless Salute F350. Voices on our end lacked clarity and haddistortion in the earpiece speaker, which only got worse when turningthe volume up past medium. This was also true when using thespeakerphone. People that we called said that we didn’t sound clear ontheir end and had a ‘tin can’ sound. Signal reception was also belowaverage, with only 1-2 bars showing in high coverage areas. Both the LGAccolade and Cosmos are more up to par here, with better voice qualityand reception.
The included 900mAh battery is rated to provideup to 4 hours of talk time or 9 days of standby time on a full charge.During our testing, we were able to get up to a longer 5 hours and 30minutes of continuous talk time on a full charge.
Withthe Verizon Wireless Salute F350 being the first device for the carrierproduced by ZTE, it is unfortunate that it does not stand up well toother budget oriented phones by LG and Samsung. Overall, the devicefeels cheaply made, the screen looks washed-out on its own and isalmost unviewable outside in the sun, the camera quality is lacking andso is the voice quality. At this point, pretty much any other budgetphone for Verizon would be a better choice than the Salute, such as theLG Accolade and Cosmos, Pantech Jest, and Samsung Intensity II. We canonly hope that ZTE does better the next time around.
Software version of the reviewed unit: V1.0.0B17
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