Equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch screen, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Cricket's contract-free ZTE Engage unfortunately falters with its camera and calls.
All systems, ZTE Engage!
While it's not as high-tech as the USS Enterprise, the ZTE Engage is a contract-free handset available through Cricket Wireless. It sports a 4.3-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.0.
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The 4.3-inch WVGA display has an 800x480-pixel resolution. Icons, widgets, and texts look crisp, and default wallpapers display bright and smooth. And, unlike mid-level ZTE devices, the display has a wider viewing angle.
On the back is an 8-megapixel camera with flash. Some features include a digital zoom, flash, touch focus, five white balances, five exposure levels, six scene modes, 13 pictures sizes, six color effects, and four focus modes including auto and macro.
Video options include a digital zoom, continuous flash, the same white balances and color effects, time lapse, four video qualities (720p to QCIF), and three video durations (30 minutes, 10 minutes, and 30 seconds).
The ZTE Engage measures 4.9 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, and 0.4 inch thick. At 5.4 ounces, it does tip the scales in terms of weight. But, it's a solidly built and dense device that feels sturdy. Its tapered edges make it easy to hold and grip.
Powering the device is a 1.4Ghz processor and a 1,900mAh battery that'll reportedly let you talk for about eight straight hours. You also get Muve Music service, which lets you download an unlimited amount of music onto your handset.