Shining a spotlight on the ZTE Director Video
Shining a spotlight on the ZTE Director Video Transcript
-Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET. And today we're gonna take a quick look at the ZTE Director from U.S. Cellular. This entry level handset sports a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is equipped with a one gigahertz Qualcomm processor inside. The phone's powered by a 1.5 ampere-hour battery which roughly gives you about 6 hours of reported usage time. The 3G device comes pre-loaded with a number of Amazon apps like Audible, and you also get Slacker Radio. Though there is no front facing camera, you do get a 3-megapixel camera on the back with a flash. You can also launch the camera by pressing the shortcut hard key here on the right edge. Additional features include Bluetooth 3.0, 4 gigs of onboard memory and 512 megs of RAM. Now if you're interested in the handset, it'll only cost you about 1 penny if you sign a 2-year contract. But if you're more of the prepaid route, it'll cost about $100. Again I'm Lynn and this is the U.S. Cellular's ZTE Director.
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ZTE Director (U.S. Cellular) Review
The good: U.S. Cellular's ZTE Director is reasonably priced and has respectable call quality.
The bad: The Director is sluggish and takes poor photos, and call volume is severely low on speakerphone.
The bottom line: Although U.S. Cellular's ZTE Director is inexpensive under contract, the carrier offers better handsets at the same low price.
ZTE Director (U.S. Cellular) Specs
Part number: DIRECTOR
- Product Basic Spec