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Exploring the ZTE Reef (pictures)

The ZTE Reef stands out for its water-resistant skin, but skip to Virgin's other smartphones if you care more about getting the latest features and top-of-the line performance. Check it out in CNET's slideshow.

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For a water-resistant phone, the ZTE Reef for Virgin Mobile doesn't look much different from any standard Android device. Rectangle? Check. Plastic? Check. Black? Check.
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Seriously, it doesn't feel like a water-resistant phone either. It weighs just 4.59 ounces.
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Of course, that's all because the Reef is designed to repel only water and not other extreme conditions like dust or high and low temperatures.
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Even the 3.5mm headset jack up top lacks a cover. But the Reef survived a dunking without any problems.
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On the back are the camera lens, flash, and a small speaker.
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The Micro-USB port does have a protective cover. It sits on the phone's left side below the volume controls.
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The camera shutter is on the Reef's right spine.
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The Reef's camera has a 5-megapixel resolution.

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