will start after this message from our sponsors.
CNET First Look
CNET First Look
-Hi, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for cnet.com.
Today, we're taking a first look at the AT&T R225 GoPhone for AT&T.
Now, this one is actually made by ZTE, that's a Chinese manufacturer and they tend to make very petite light phones.
This is no exception.
It has a soft-touch finish on the back, so it's really comfortable to hold, easy to slip in to any pocket or purse and very nice on the ear.
Unfortunately, the screen is a little bit on the small side.
And the resolution is fairy low, but the phone does have all of the apps that you really need for basic calls and communication.
Typing and navigation were also fine on this phone.
You'll notice there is no camera which is okay for a really simple phone of this quality.
But what's strange is that if you look, you'll notice that the spines are pretty much bare.
There is no volume rocker.
There is also no Bluetooth support, so you won't, unfortunately, not be able to use this phone handsfree wirelessly.
Speaker phone was also really poor.
It was so bad.
I wasn't even sure if it was on.
Most of the time, I have to hold it up to my ear.
Despite the flaws, this isn't out of the running.
It's still a good choice for people who just wanna me really simple calls and who aren't bothered by the lack of a volume rocker here.
I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET, again, taking a look at the AT&T R225.
iPhone XS Max: Should you go bigger?
iPhone XS: Why it's harder than ever to pick the best iPhone...
iPhone XS and XS Max: Bigger, faster, plus better battery life
Sony's Xperia XZ3 packs enough muscle to scare the Galaxy S9
ZTE Axon Pro 9 features onscreen notch, no headphone jack
Bending phone boundaries with Royole's flexible displays