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ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless)The ZTE Score is an entry-level smartphone sold exclusively at Best Buy. It comes equipped with Cricket Wireless' Muve Music service.
Hello, everybody. I'm Lynn Walford from CNET to show you guys the ZTE Score by Cricket Wireless. The Score is a no-contract entry level Gingerbread Android smartphone that's sold exclusively at Best Buys for about $70. A half an inch thick, it feels like a really sturdy phone but weighs only 4.3 ounces so it's also pretty light. It has a 3-1/2 inch LCD display and on the back. there's a 3.2 megapixel camera. Although the photo quality is good, I found both the phone and the shutter lagged a lot. So you have to hold the phone very still after you clicked the shutter. Now ZTE Score is integrated with Cricket Muse music. It's advertised as a music service where you could get unlimited amount of music downloaded directly to your phone. It's best to think of Muse music as sort of a music rental service because you transfer the song you download on your phone to any other service. Plus once you stopped paying your phone bill, you won't have access to the songs anymore. Although the user interface is a bit confusing, once you get navigating, Muse Music could be pretty neat. All you have to do is be connected to Cricket's 3G network. Click get music and you can search for millions of artists, albums and songs that are on any major US record label. You can only get the songs when you're on the network so it doesn't matter if you have a wi-fi connection. Move Music is a central selling point for this phone so if you like music more than you like having a super fancy phone with incredible hardware, consider this device. Again, my name is Lynn and this is the ZTE Score