I ended up getting a full 7 days of usage out of my ZTE Open before I had to charge the battery. Granted this was VERY light usage with just a little data and a few calls each day. Now that I have had it for a few weeks I am really wishing that ZTE would get around to updating the phone to the new Firefox version. Some annoyances that I have run into is the browser remind me of my early days with a blackberry Curve trying to play a PHP game on it. Slow and Very slow at times. I still think it has great potential. The dialpad is very large on the screen and easy to use. The sound comes across clearly and the picture taking is manageable. There doesn’t seem to be an LED flash so no flash light apps for this phone.
The ZTE Open with FirefoxOS is a simple and affordable smartphpone. I was one of the fortunate few that was able to snag one on ebay when ZTE was selling them directly. I wasn’t able to find one in Europe last month and am very excited to finally have it in my hands. I am going to enjoy testing this new smartphone.
The first thing I would like to mention is how much it cost. I paid $80 shipped. It came with a 4 gig microsd card, wall charger, usb cable and headphones. As usual the headphones look as cheap as cheap as a pair of Apple earbuds. Nevertheless, the phone is unlocked and it comes with a memory card? It’s tiring trying to correct the internet folk who say they can get a $100 android phone with all the bells and whistles. Sure, a flagship phone WITH a 2 yr contract will get you the best but $80 for a new smartphone, no contract and unlocked? Yes, I am interested!
I am not going to take this time to do a full review. This is my secondary prepaid phone. I have no intentions of replacing my HTC One.