CNET First Look
AT&T F160The AT&T F160 offer great call quality on a free handset. That may be enough for callers to forgive a few flaws.
Hi, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET.com. I'm taking a first look today at the AT&T F160. Sounds like a truck but it is actually a 3G world phone made by ZTE. They tend to make very light and lean phones. This one is just about the same. It's also very tall. Not really very discrete looking. It's your basic black. Has a soft touch finish on the back which is always nice, but that's okay because there are some very decent features that will make this a very good calling phone. It's got a good-sized screen for the height of the phone. Inside, there are midrange messaging features. Below the navigation, there is a shortcut button that helps easily navigate around and below that is a very responsive dial pad with domed keys that help you dial by feel a little bit but more important, they're just very snappy and responsive, so typing and texting feels a lot better. On the back, there's a 3-megapixel camera but I noticed that it takes very dark, grainy photos indoors and you really need to flood the lens with a lot of light to get decent results. As for expandable memory, there is an 8-gigabyte SD card slot on the back but it is blocked by the battery so you actually have to remove the back cover and then remove the battery in order to get to it. This phone is free with a 2-year contract or it's $150 off contract. There is good call quality so this could be your phone if you're just looking for a simple phone to make good calls and as long as you can live with the flaws. I'm Jessica Dolcourt looking at the AT&T F160.