The Good Massive screen; Android 2.3; Stock Android user interface.
The Bad Cheap casing; Weak CPU; Low app storage space; Poor battery life.
The Bottom Line The ZTE Skate offers pure Android 2.3 on a massive 4.3-inch screen for a very reasonable SIM-free price. An underpowered CPU and dodgy build quality are negatives, but the Skate's good qualities far outweigh its bad ones.
The ZTE Skate is a budget Android smartphone running version 2.3 of Google's mobile operating system. It boasts a massive 4.3-inch screen and comes with a 2GB microSD card.
The Skate is available unlocked and SIM-free for around £200.
If you read ourreview and were dissuaded by the obnoxious custom interface installed by Orange, then you may want to give the ZTE Skate some serious consideration.
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