ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) Video
ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. I'm Lynn Walford from CNET to show you guys the ZTE Score by Cricket Wireless. The Score is a no-contract entry level Gingerbread Android smartphone that's sold exclusively at Best Buys for about $70. A half an inch thick, it feels like a really sturdy phone but weighs only 4.3 ounces so it's also pretty light. It has a 3-1/2 inch LCD display and on the back. there's a 3.2 megapixel camera. Although the photo quality is good, I found both the phone and the shutter lagged a lot. So you have to hold the phone very still after you clicked the shutter. Now ZTE Score is integrated with Cricket Muse music. It's advertised as a music service where you could get unlimited amount of music downloaded directly to your phone. It's best to think of Muse music as sort of a music rental service because you transfer the song you download on your phone to any other service. Plus once you stopped paying your phone bill, you won't have access to the songs anymore. Although the user interface is a bit confusing, once you get navigating, Muse Music could be pretty neat. All you have to do is be connected to Cricket's 3G network. Click get music and you can search for millions of artists, albums and songs that are on any major US record label. You can only get the songs when you're on the network so it doesn't matter if you have a wi-fi connection. Move Music is a central selling point for this phone so if you like music more than you like having a super fancy phone with incredible hardware, consider this device. Again, my name is Lynn and this is the ZTE Score
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ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) Review
The good: The ZTE Score is sturdily built but light. Call quality is decent.
The bad: The Score's display is frustratingly unresponsive and the processor is sluggish. Muve Music's interface is cumbersome.
The bottom line: Though the ZTE Score makes satisfying calls, the phone's main selling point, Muve Music, has a long way to go. The spotty network connection and internal lag time weren't worth the unlimited song downloads. A combination of a quality phone and another cloud music service is the better approach.
ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) Specs
Part number: SCORECRCKT
- Product Basic Spec