MWC 2011: Various Brands Overview: ZTE Phones And Tablet

By 06:32 Tue, 10 Aug 2021 Comments

The one thing we despise most is happening all too often at the MWC - staff at the booths are short of press kits and can't provide any official information. It may even turn out they know less than the visitors.

That's the kind of experience we had at the ZTE and Huawei booths. Both manufacturers had all the latest gadgets lined up but there was small in the way of official specs. At least the girls over at Huawei were kind and helpful in the shooting.

Let's start with the ZTE.

ZTE Skate

The Skate is currently ZTE's top smartphone running on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread and boasting a 4.3-inch capacitive WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchscreen. The device uses an 800Mega Hertz (MHz) processor and the previous generation Adreno 200 graphics. There is also a 5 megapixel snapper with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash and a complete connectivity set.

ZTE Skate live photos

The ZTE Skate uses matte black plastic on the battery cover which is quite fingerprint resistant. The overall build seemed very good.

There's no proprietary interface plug-in and the system is quite quick and responsive. The Skate made a fine first impression, though we couldn't assist but wonder what if ZTE used a newer version of the Snapdragon chipset - something with Adreno 205 or so.

ZTE Amigo

The ZTE Amigo is a compact mid-range messenger running on Android v2.2 Froyo. The QWERTY keyboard bears an uncanny resemblance to the Palm Pre only quite bigger of course. The side-sliding form factor allows it. It's not the best of keyboards we've seen, but will do the job. At least the slider runs firm and solid.

ZTE Amigo live photos

The Amigo uses a rather average 3.2-inch capacitive display of HVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution. The viewing angles and contrast could have definitely been better.

There is nothing much to say about the UI - a stock version of Android Froyo.

ZTE Libra

The Libra is the keyboard-less version of the Amigo, but uses a 3.5-inch WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) capacitive display instead. The rest of the known specs are pretty much the same: a 3 megapixel camera, the usual connectivity package and stock Android Froyo.

ZTE Libra live photos

ZTE U900

The ZTE U900 is a China Mobile smartphone powered by OPhone - a custom Android Eclair build for China Mobile. We won't acquire into details, here are some live photos.

ZTE U900 live photos


The ZTE V9+ tablet should be a direct competitor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It looks and feels like the Galaxy and is not far off spec-wise either.

ZTE V9+ live photos

The V9+ runs on Android v2.2. Froyo and boasts a 1Giga Hertz (GHz) processor, 512Mega Bytes (MB) RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera. V9+ has telephony enabled.

We wanted to try the tablet but it obviously was an early sample that didn't behave too well. The one thing we can disclose is it runs stock Android too.



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