A basic Android device, but without strings

Don't expect a lot of bells and whistles on the ZTE Anthem 4G. The phone runs on a slow 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU and an older OS (Android 2.3 Gingerbread), and has just 512MB of RAM. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Stripes on the wild side

On the back of the ZTE Anthem 4G are its 5MP camera and LED flash. The surface is coated in a soft-touch finish with wildly curving stripes. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Built to be thick

The ZTE Anthem 4G certainly won't win any awards for being thin. On the phone's left side, though, is a Micro-HDMI port for outputting video. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Headphone up top

The only feature on the ZTE Anthem 4G's top edge is its 3.5mm headphone jack. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Gingerbread keys

For punching out texts and e-mails, the ZTE Anthem 4G provides the stock Android Gingerbread virtual keyboard. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Swype to type

Also included on the ZTE Anthem 4G is the one-handed text-entry method from Swype. Use it to draw lines through letters to form sentences. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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A stale OS

Android fans looking for the latest and greatest that Google has to offer won't find it in the ZTE Anthem 4G. The phone runs the 2-year-old Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Camera for no-frills shooting

The camera app for the ZTE Anthem 4G's 5MP camera is very bare-bones. Slick features such as panorama, HDR, or burst mode are absent. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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This Rhapsody is for you

One of the pre-installed third-party apps found on the ZTE Anthem 4G is the Rhapsody music service. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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Hidden panda

Is that a panda I spy? Why, yes, it is. The ZTE Anthem 4G comes with the full "Kung Fu Panda 2" movie stashed on a microSD Card and hidden in its slot. The phone also has a removable battery. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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A bluish view

Sadly, the ZTE Anthem 4G's 4.3-inch LCD (800x480-pixel resolution) screen is small and not very sharp, and paints images in a bluish hue. Read full review
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2.5 stars
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