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AT&T's 4.5-inch ZTE Maven costs $60 prepaid, features Android Lollipop

Available from AT&T for $60 prepaid, the Maven is an affordable 4.5-inch Android handset.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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The Maven is AT&T's latest budget Android handset. ZTE

Joining AT&T's lineup of budget devices is the ZTE Maven, a $60 prepaid handset that's equipped with a 4.5-inch display. The Maven is one of two phones that ZTE announced today, along with the Sonata 2 for Cricket Wireless.

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Though its specs are strictly midtier, the Maven is one of the carrier's least expensive Android devices that doesn't require an annual carrier commitment.

Its 4.5-inch screen has a low-res 854x480-pixel resolution, and it runs Google's mobile operating system, Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone also features 4G LTE and expandable memory up to 32GB via a microSD card.

The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and a 2,100mAh battery that has an estimated talk time of up to 10 hours.

For your camera needs, the Maven features a 5-megapixel camera on the back that can also record 720p video, as well as a VGA front-facing shooter.

The device is available today to AT&T customers as well as users on the carrier's prepaid arm, AT&T GoPhone.