Cricket's ZTE Source offers LTE on a budget Video
Cricket's ZTE Source offers LTE on a budget Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET, and right now, we're gonna take a look at the ZTE Source from Cricket Wireless. This 4G LTE device was a 4.5 inch screen with 480x854 pixel resolution, and 218 ppi. It features a microSD card slot and expandable up to 32 gigs, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and the carrier's music subscription service, Muve Music. Muve allows users to listen, as well as download offline to your phone, thousands of songs and albums. You can search for mixes, discover new music, and look up unknown songs you wanna know more about. The handset is powered by a 1.2 gigahertz Dual Core Snapdragon Processor, and a 2.07 ampihour battery, which shoot you about 15 hours of reported talk time. On the back is a 5 megapixel camera with flash that can record 720p video and on the front is a 1 megapixel camera. If you're interested, the phone has an initial price tag of about $220 without contract. Again, I'm Lynn, and you've been checking out Cricket Wireless' ZTE Source.
The ZTE Source from Cricket Wireless sports a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and the carrier's music streaming service, Muve Music.
Despite its name, don't feel obligated to get committed with the ZTE Engage. That's because this device from Cricket Wireless comes contract-free. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch screen, and Muve Music.
Similar to Cricket Wireless' ZTE Score but without the Muve Music, the Metro PCS version boasts the same 3.5-inch touchscreen and 3.2 megapixel camera.
At long last, Cricket's first Android phone with Muve Music: Samsung Vitality
The ZTE Score is an entry-level smartphone sold exclusively at Best Buy. It comes equipped with Cricket Wireless' Muve Music service.
The ZTE Groove is an entry-level handset with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and Muve Music, which is Cricket's streaming music subscription service. Unfortunately, it runs on the dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
Available for $59.99 on April 21 from Cricket Wireless, the Kyocera Kona is a simple feature phone that has a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch screen, and dual displays.
An Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with Cricket's signature Muve Music service on it? That and the affordable no-contract price are getting buyers interested.
The Engage LT on Cricket Wireless has a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 4-inch screen, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
With a 4-inch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and an 8-megapixel camera, the Huawei Mercury tops Cricket's Android lineup.
ZTE Source (Cricket Wireless) Review
The good: The ZTE Source is competitively priced, features the recently updated Muve Music subscription service, and has expandable memory.
The bad: Data speeds are sluggish without an LTE connection, and both the handset's photo and call quality are mediocre.
The bottom line: The ZTE Source offers Cricket customers inexpensive LTE, but if you can spare a bit more money, pass it over for better devices.
ZTE Source (Cricket Wireless) Specs
Part number: ZTESOURCECRICKETWIRELESS
- Product Basic Spec