ZTE Skate

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.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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Review

ZTE Skate

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.

Should I buy the ZTE Skate?

If you read our Orange Monte Carlo review 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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