ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)

The Good The ZTE Avid 4G has LTE connectivity, runs on Android 4.0, and requires no contract.

The Bad The Avid 4G's display can be unresponsive and it has a noticeably blue tint; call quality is mediocre; and the phone's processor is slow.

The Bottom Line Though the Avid features Ice Cream Sandwich and operates on MetroPCS 4G network, the carrier has other LTE devices that are faster, smoother, and sometimes, even cheaper.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)
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Review

Despite LTE, speed and call quality disappoint

Despite its rather enthusiastic and optimistic name, the ZTE Avid 4G isn't a phone to write home about.

Other than simultaneously featuring Android 4.0 and LTE, this mid-range device doesn't have much else. In addition to its bland construction and low-resolution screen (which takes a few hard presses to register), its processor falls on the slow side and its call quality failed to impress.

Furthermore, while its $149 price tag falls right about in the center of MetroPCS Android lineup, the carrier has a handful of other LTE handsets that can give you a smoother, faster experience. Even better, some of these phones sport a smaller price .

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $149
  • Brand ZTE
  • Service Provider Metro PCS
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 5.25 oz
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features Face Unlock
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