ZTE's mid-level Cricket Engage LT Video
ZTE's mid-level Cricket Engage LT Video Transcript
Hi, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET and today we're gonna check out the Cricket Engage LT. The Engage LT is a mid-tier handset manufactured by ZTE. It features a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen with a 480 by 800 pixel resolution and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a stylish matte silver design that I really like but it is a bit heavy for a phone its size, weighing in about 5.2 ounces. On the back, you'll get a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash that's capable of shooting up to 420p video. The 3G handset is powered by a 1 GHz processor and a 1.9-ampere hour battery, which has a reported talk time of about 8 hours. Additional features include up to 32 gigs of expandable memory, 1 gig of RAM and 4 gigs of RAM. Now, being a quick device, you'll also get mood music. The carrier's music streaming service that lets you search and play thousands of artists and albums. The phone is currently available for $179.99 and requires no contract. Again, I'm Lynn and you've been looking at Cricket's Engage LT from ZTE.
A variant of U.S. Cellular's LG Splendor, the mid-level 3G-enabled LG Venice sports the same 4.3-inch screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 5-megapixel camera, and 1GHz processor -- all available on Boost's prepaid network.
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.
With a 4-inch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and an 8-megapixel camera, the Huawei Mercury tops Cricket's Android lineup.
As a mid-level, contract-free handset, the Kyocera Event packs a 3.5-inch IPS display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The $129.99 Samsung Galaxy Discover for Cricket Wireless serves up Android Ice Cream Sandwich without a binding wireless contract.
Though it's marketed as a midlevel device, the LG Optimus L7 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has an impressive 4.3-inch Nova screen.
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.
The unlocked Huawei Honor will get you a 4-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and dual-core speeds, plus access to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The stylish LG Optimus F7 from U.S. Cellular is a mid-level handset with a 4.7-inch display, Android Jelly Bean, and an 8-megapixel camera.
ZTE Cricket Engage LT (Cricket Wireless) Review
The good: ZTE's Cricket Engage LT runs a nearly vanilla Android 4.0 user interface, has a chic design, and includes the carrier's Muve Music subscription service.
The bad: The Engage LT is sluggish, takes poor photos, and has a heavy build.
The bottom line: Pass up the ZTE Engage LT's poor performance and relatively high price for other entry-level Cricket phones, like the HTC One SV.
ZTE Cricket Engage LT (Cricket Wireless) Specs
Part number: N8000
- Product Basic Spec