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ZTE Warp Review

ZTE Warp

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ZTE Warp Review
Introduction:

ZTE Warp Review
As the prepaid market continues to gain steam, more manufacturers will be flocking to them bearing some high-end, yet respectable smartphones worth drooling over. Already, ZTE has established itself in the entry-level segment of the market, but with the ZTE Warp for Boost Mobile, they intend on making a splash with something a bit grander to captivate those who don’t want to be tied down with a contract.


Design:

Well, it’s no beauty per se, but the ZTE Warp’s design is credible enough to make it seem like a quality constructed device – as opposed to being a cheap thing like most of ZTE’s offerings. Flaunting an all too conventional design, we take comfort in knowing that it’s extremely lightweight and form fitting in the hand.

The ZTE Warp is extremely lightweight and form fitting in the hand - ZTE Warp Review
The ZTE Warp is extremely lightweight and form fitting in the hand - ZTE Warp Review

ZTE Warp Review

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Android buttons - ZTE Warp Review
ZTE Warp Review
 

Android buttons

 

Thankfully, its shutter key, volume control, and dedicated power button are all raised to offer enough distinction for our fingers – while exhibiting clicky responses. In addition, we also find other items such as its 3.5mm headset jack, microphone, and microUSB port around its sides.

Volume rocker (left) - The sides of the ZTE Warp - ZTE Warp Review
3.5mm jack and power key (top) - The sides of the ZTE Warp - ZTE Warp Review
microUSB port and camera button - The sides of the ZTE Warp - ZTE Warp Review

Volume rocker (left)

3.5mm jack and power key (top)

microUSB port and camera button


Flipping it over, it’s donning a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, with the ability to shoot VGA videos. Lastly, removing the soft touch rear cover provides access to its 1,600 mAh battery and microSD card slot, which is preloaded with a 2GB card.

Back - ZTE Warp Review
5MP camera - ZTE Warp Review
Battery compartment - ZTE Warp Review

Back

5MP camera

Battery compartment



Display:

Once regarded as a luxury, 4.3” displays have become commonplace, and with that, we’re not entirely impressed by the one employed by the ZTE Warp. Certainly, its 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) TFT display is nice to find on a prepaid device, but it’s not particularly alluring because of its low contrast, weak viewing angles, and bland colors. Worse yet, it has a distinct plastic feel, and after spending some time in our pockets, scratches appear making it no longer pristine. Well, we’re accepting of its details, but it’s nearly impossible to view outdoors with the sun beating down upon us – thus, washing it out entirely.

Viewing angles - ZTE Warp Review
Viewing angles - ZTE Warp Review
Viewing angles - ZTE Warp Review


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ZTE Warp

ZTE Warp

OS: Android 2.3.5
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size5.10 x 2.70 x 0.45 inches
(130 x 69 x 11 mm)
4.93 oz  (140 g)
Battery1600 mAh, 7.5 hours talk time

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