Meet the ZTE Score M, M as in MetroPCS Video
Meet the ZTE Score M, M as in MetroPCS Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. I'm Lynn at CNET bring you guys the ZTE Score M by Metro PCS. Now you might have seen this before on Cricket Wireless's network except it was simply called the ZTE Score. In addition to a few design changes, this version on Metro PCS does not come with Muve Music, a music downloading portal that's exclusive to Cricket. Everything however is about the same. It's still an entry level Android Gingerbread smartphone that has a 3.5 inch touchscreen display and it's powered by 600 megahertz processor. Some of the features included 3.2 megapixel camera which unfortunately does not come with an LED flash but there is a shortcut camera button on the side here for quick access. Aside from your usual past managing apps, the (ZTE?) comes preloaded with lots of extra apps like Rhapsody Music, Yahoo Answers and a whole slew of apps tailored to Metro PCS customers. If you consider these apps to be bloatware, you can fortunately uninstall many of them. The handset also comes with this interesting texture backing that helps it not slip around but it isn't the prettiest thing. The phone is available now and will cost you $100 if you're buying from Metro PCS's website. Again, I'm Lynn telling you guys the ZTE Score M.
The ZTE Score is an entry-level smartphone sold exclusively at Best Buy. It comes equipped with Cricket Wireless' Muve Music service.
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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.
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The Samsung Finesse is a great touch-screen phone and a solid choice for MetroPCS customers.
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The Kyocera Laylo is great choice for an entry-level camera phone for MetroPCS.
With its 3.2-megapixel camera and 1GHz processor, we understand that the Galaxy Admire 4G from MetroPCS is an inexpensive entry-level handset, but we still can't help being disappointed that it ships with the dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
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ZTE Score M (MetroPCS) Review
The good: The ZTE Score M's design is sturdy but light. Call quality is decent and the battery is longer lasting.
The bad: The Score M's display has a narrow viewing angle, the processor is sluggish, and it comes with a lot of bloatware.
The bottom line: Though the ZTE Score M makes satisfying calls, its sluggish processor and network speeds aren’t worth the trouble.Read full review
ZTE Score M (MetroPCS) Specs
Part number: M/ZTEX500M
- Product Basic Spec