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First Look: Sprint's Flash falls short, and so does its camera

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First Look: Sprint's Flash falls short, and so does its camera

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Though it packs a 12-megapixel camera, the Sprint Flash from ZTE takes not-so-hot photos. And despite its name, its internal speeds are just too sluggish.

-Hello everybody, it's Lynn La from CNET bringing you guys the Sprint Flash. Manufactured by ZTE, the flash has 4.5-inch touch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. It's powered by 1.5 gigahertz dual-core processor and a 1.78 ampere-hour battery, which roughly translates to 8 hours of reported top time. Other than that, it's carrier is what you'd see on Nexus. The handset runs a pretty and solid version of android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which I really appreciate. On the front, there is 1-megapixel camera and not what makes this phone notable is that on the back there's a 12-megapixel camera, which you could see makes the top half pretty bulky, but even given the camera's specs and the fact that it comes with a bunch of features, the photos themselves came pretty poor. Oftentimes, bright colors looked washed out. Objects taken close up even macros zoom came out fuzzy and the camera itself operates pretty slowly. If you're interested, the 4G LTE device cost about $130 after you sign a carrier agreement and send in a mail in rebate. Again, I'm Lynn La, this has been the Sprint Flash.

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