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Aio Wireless calls on ZTE for the Sonata 4G

When AT&T prepaid arm Aio Wireless asks for a 4-inch HSPA+ phone, you hop to it. And hence came the ZTE Sonata 4G.

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Entry-level beyond a doubt

With its more basic specs, the Sonata is definitely a smartphone for first-timers, from the Android 4.1 operating system to the 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor isn't the fastest available by far, but it fits in with the rest of the device.

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Design and build

The Sonata isn't the ultimate in phone design or construction quality. Note the dull silver side stripe and clunky feel in the palm.

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Storage space

If you can pry off the tight back cover and dig beneath the battery, you'll find a microSD card slot to expand the otherwise feeble 4GB of storage.

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Top view

The plastic power button and headset jack sit up top. For even more details, check out my hands-on impressions, and who this phone is for.

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