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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and build quality. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the camera, and many are critical about the reliability and features.

price, design, usability, durability, battery

screen, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE KIS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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ZTE Kis review


Can ZTE break from its network-branded roots with this budget offering?

Decent keyboard ; Stylish design ; Loud rear speaker ; Responsive ; 12 months' free data

Very poor viewing angle ; No Flash support ; Lack of Facebook ; Tiny internal storage ; Bloatware

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ZTE Kis 3 review


Motorola set a new benchmark for budget smartphones with the launch of the Moto G and until recently anything under £100 wasn't really worth consideration. However, the Moto E and Nokia Lumia 520 are both good options. The Nokia Asha 503 is cheap at...

If you want a smartphone to do the basics at the cheapest possible price, the ZTE Kis 3 is the phone for you. It's surprisingly decent considering how cheap it is. Forget the camera, but performance is good and it doesn't look too bad either. Those...


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A surprisingly capable little Android handset at a rock-bottom price.

Low price ; Sturdy, good looking design ; Long battery life ; Good performance for the price

Camera could have been a little bit better

It may be a little more costly than competitors like Alcatel's OT-903, but the ZTE Kis more than justifies its slightly higher asking price tag thanks to its higher resolution screen, faster processor and long battery life. The price of Android phones...



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ZTE Kis review


Usually we shy away from introductory paragraphs about how expensive things used to be and how cheap they are now, but the falling prices of Android smartphones justify just such a tired intro format. Two years ago the idea of a pay-as-you-go...

Even cheaper than it appears, and with no major flaws, the ZTE Kis an incredible bargain

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ZTE Kis hands-on


The ZTE Kis isn't the most powerful phone on the market, but if you're looking for a reasonably stylish entry into the smart phone world, its low price and unusual looks might make it a good option.

Attractive design ; Hopefully dirt-cheap price

Unimpressive processor ; Low resolution screen

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ZTE Kis Review: In Depth


"As a user of this phone i can say its a great device You cannot find a better phone for the money. This phone is fantastic. It's thin, solidly built, very brisk to respond, and It's fast and easy to use.I should first mention that sound quality for...

Great price ; Solid build ; Zippy performance

Poor screen ; Busy user interface ; Low internal memory

We're hard pressed to complain too much about the ZTE Kis when the asking price isn't much more than that of a video game, so we'll keep it short. The screen is lacklustre, the UI graphics are overbearing and the operating system is out of date. In the...

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Time for a Kis : ZTE Kis


According to the Beatles, “All we need is Love” and ZTE in partnership with Virgin Media would like to help the world go around with the release of its White Kis offering in time for the forthcoming festive season.

While the name of ZTE does not readily trip lightly off the tongue nor will it feature too prominently on some users recognition scale, this Chinese company is certainly making its presence felt in the marketplace. According to a recent announcement,...

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ZTE Kis - Review


Budget phones have a place in the world, as not everyone can afford to have the latest and greatest handset. I find reviewing entry level phones harder than the rest. Quite often with no standout features you are left clutching [...

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ZTE Kis - Initial Impressions


The other day ZTE and Virgin Mobile announced the new white version of the Kis. Their hugely popular "record breaking" Kis is an entry level 3.5″ device and we've had it for a couple of days and here is our [...

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ZTE Kis Review


The ZTE Kis is a budget handset that tries hard to be something more

Chunky, comfy body; cheap price for Android; reasonable budget display

Low-res screen not ideal for media; app and browser crashes

Product Specifications


Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

HSDPA:No / Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144 / Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread / Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:Sim Free / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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