Behold, the ZTE Avid 4G
Priced at $149, the ZTE Avid 4G includes LTE speeds on MetroPCS' prepaid network, and Android 4.0 ICS. Unfortunately, its laggy processor speeds and spotty call quality hold it back.
Snapping some scooters
The rear-facing 5-megapixel camera has panoramic shooting and the ability to take pictures while recording video. In addition, the front of the device houses a VGA camera.
Sleight of hand
The handset measures 4.88 inches tall and 2.58 inches wide, and it has a trim, 0.47-inch profile. At 5.25 ounces, however, it is a bit on the heavy side.
Flicking my way through
The 4-inch TFT display has a 480x800-pixel resolution. Aside from the screen's slightly blue tint, it also can be unresponsive, like when playing Temple Run.
Underneath the hood
Powering the device is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 1,730mAh battery, which roughly translates to four hours of reported talktime.
Some tunes for you
The phone also comes preloaded with Rhapsody's music subscription service. For an extra $5 a month, on top of a $60-a-month unlimited talk, text, data, and e-mail plan, you can search and download thousands of albums and artists on major U.S. record labels.