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Seeing blue with the 5-inch ZTE Avid Plus (pictures)

With a striking blue strip that runs along its edges, the Avid Plus is ZTE's newest entry-level phone.

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The ZTE Avid Plus for T-Mobile

Recently announced in Las Vegas at CES 2016, the Avid Plus is ZTE's latest smartphone offering for T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It will retail for $114.99 prepaid.

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Running Android Lollipop

The device runs Google Android 5.1 on a 5-inch LCD display and has a 854x480-pixel resolution.

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Snap photos with a 5-MP camera

On the rear is a 5-megapixel camera that can record 720p video and on the front is a 2-megapixel shooter.

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Just your usual Micro-USB port

Unlike the Grand X 3, which ZTE also announced at CES 2016, the Avid Plus has a Micro-USB port and does not use USB Type-C.

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A look at the top

The phone measures 5.7 by 2.87 by 0.43 inches, and weighs 5.8 ounces. On the top edge here you can see its 3.5mm headphone port.

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Quad-core muscle inside

The device is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor and a 2,300mAh removable battery.

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Not a lot of memory to start with

As for memory, the handset has 8GB of internal storage that you can expand up to 32GB using a microSD card. It also has 1GB of RAM.

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Competitively priced without a contract

Though it may not be the most powerful phone around, the Avid Plus comes with a low price tag for budget users. For more information, click here for CNET's full coverage of CES 2016.

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