ZTE Kis Android phone sealed with a kiss for just £50

The ZTE Kiss is a Gingerbread-powered 3.5-inch Android smart phone costing just £50 from Virgin Media. Mwah!

It started with a kis -- the ZTE Kis that is. And this smoochy smart phone puckers up for a very kissable £50. Mwah!

Okay, technically it's £60 because you have to buy £10 credit from Virgin Media as well, but that's no reason to kiss it goodbye. What about the phone itself: is this a deal worth sealing with a kiss?

The osculating Android phone sports a 3.5-inch capacitive screen with 320x480-pixel resolution, displaying 262,000 colours. Inside is an 800MHz processor with 256MB RAM, which has more kiss kiss bang bang than the pricier Motorola Motosmart also unveiled today.

We can't promise crazy crazy nights with  Android 2.3 Gingerbread , an older but still widely used version of Google's Android software. Android lets you instantly download apps and games to customise your phone, accessing services like Facebook or Twitter, or showing specific information like headlines and weather on widgets that mean you don't have to open a specific app.

It's lighter than a kiss from a rose at 120g, and the camera is a 3.2-megapixel job with autofocus. Ain't no particular sign that I'm compatible with, but the Kis is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and GPS.

You can't exactly rock and roll all nite with 512MB of memory for music and movies, but a microSD card -- up to 32GB, but there's a 2GB card included in the box -- gives the phone the kiss of life.

The ZTE Kis is on sale today from Virgin Media and it's cheaper than a 'kiss me quick' hat, and you get 1GB data free per month for a year -- so you don't have to be rich to be my girl.

Are you going to give ZTE's latest a great big kiss, or is Android on a cheap phone just lipstick on a pig? Give us a kiss in the comments or kiss us goodbye on our Facebook page.

About the author

Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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