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A closer look at the ZTE Cricket Engage LT (pictures)

The Cricket Engage LT is more stylish than the ZTE handsets we're used to -- unfortunately, it's not enough to save it from a ho-hum performance.

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Cricket Engage LT from ZTE

Featuring a 3.2-megapixel camera, Android 4.0, and a 1GHz processor, the Engage LT is an entry- to mid-level handset that's currently available from Cricket for $179.99

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Lookin' pretty there

Compared to most ZTE devices of its class, the Engage LT has a higher-quality build and a more stylish look. I like its smooth, matte-silver finish and sturdy construction.

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It's winking at you

Unfortunately, weighing in at 5.09 ounces, it's a bit heavy. I noticed how dense it felt almost immediately when I held it in my hand.

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A little too thick

In addition, its 0.44-inch profile is quite thick, but you'll still be able to fit it in your pockets or bag.

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For the audio speaker

On the back are a camera lens and flash. Below those is a single horizontal slit for the audio speaker. The battery door is easily removable via a small indent on the left edge of the rear plate. Once off, you can access the battery and microSD card slot.

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A 3.2MP shooter

The 3.2-megapixel camera includes a few editing options like a digital zoom, flash, five white balances, five exposure levels (ranging from -2 to +2), 11 picture sizes (ranging from QCIF to 3 megapixels), and four color effects.

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Muve Music to dance to

You also get Muve Music service. Developed by Cricket, Muve Music lets you download an unlimited amount of music onto your Engage LT. For a more in-depth rundown of Muve Music, check out our full review.

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A sluggish processor

Powering the device is a 1GHz processor and a 1,900mAh battery, which has a reported talk time of 8 hours.

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