ZTE Engage (Cricket Wireless)

The Good The ZTE Engage features Muve Music, has 32GB of expandable memory, and runs on Android 4.0.

The Bad The Engage takes poor photos and call quality was mediocre.

The Bottom Line While the ZTE Engage flaunts a sturdier design and better screen than most ZTE handsets, it's a poor performer where it counts the most.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 5.0
6.0 Overall

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ZTE Engage (Cricket Wireless)
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Review

3G phone that bungles the basics

With a name that evokes images of Jean-Luc Picard aboard the USS Enterprise, the ZTE Engage is actually just an Earthling-created, contract-free phone from Cricket Wireless.

But even if I could get engaged (ha, multiple definitions!) to this handset, I wouldn't want to. Yes, it sports higher specs than what you would usually see from a midlevel ZTE handset, but its poor call and camera performance would tempt any user, not just me, to break things off.

Design
With its all-black design and flatly rectangular construction, the ZTE Engage doesn't break any design boundaries. At 5.4 ounces, it does, however, tip the scales in terms of weight. But it's a solidly built and dense device that feels sturdy. Its tapered edges make it easy to hold and grip.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $250
  • Brand ZTE
  • Service Provider Cricket Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 5.4 oz
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