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ZTE Racer / ZTE X850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of ZTE Racer / ZTE X850. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and performance are generally positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the camera and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Racer / ZTE X850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: mohseen (brighthub.com)

ZTE Racer Review

 

A review of the first ever Android smartphone under $150, the ZTE Racer. In the first part of our review, we pay close attention to the phone's design and user interface.

The ZTE Racer can be summed up in one word, poor. Almost everything performs between adequate and terrible, but don't hold it against the Racer, as I said in the beginning of the article, the ZTE Racer was an experiment in the field of dirt cheap...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (phandroid.com)

ZTE Racer

 

Coming in on the low end of the Android spectrum, the ZTE Link was unveiled back in February 2010 at the Mobile world Congress and launched on May 6th 2010 in France. A UK version is due out late 2010 renamed as the "ZTE Racer". Some of the main specs...

That's not a bad looking phone, and could make for a great low-priced alternative to some of the higher-spec'd devices.

Expert review by: Chris Smith (t3.com)

ZTE Racer review

 

The ZTE Racer teams up with 3 Mobile to create the most affordable Android phone yet. T3 takes it for a spin

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

ZTE Racer - Pocket-lint

 

As Android continues to grow in popularity at a whirlwind pace, we can expect to see more and more affordable Android phones hitting the shops. This sub-£100

Compact, lightweight, cheap, Android 2.1

Clunky touchscreen, no stylus, slightly flimsy

Available on Three, the Racer cost £99.99 for PAYG (150MB and text bundle with every top-up), or £15 per month on Internet Talker (5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 500MB, 300 off net minutes).

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Smith (techradar.com)

ZTE Racer review

 

Is an Android phone for under £100 value for money?

First Android under £100 ; Good music player ; Facebook and Twitter syncing with contacts ; Decent build and design ; Google Maps Navigation

Terrible touchscreen ; Typing is a chore ; Battery life not up to scratch ; Poor camera ; Buggy accelerometer in media player

The world is going Android crazy, with Google currently registering 200,000 activations per day. Is that a reflection of the popularity of the operating system or the sheer number of phones now jumping on board?

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Carrie-Ann Skinner (pcadvisor.co.uk)

ZTE Racer review

 

The ZTE Racer is a Google Android 2.1 handset that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Its curved black rubber and silver plastic design looks good and the Racer is comfortable to hold when making a call or surfing the web. It's lightweight...

The ZTE Racer is a value-for-money Android handset, Aimed at occasional users and teenagers, rather than those seeking a business-orientated phone, the ZTE Racer offers most of the functions associated with a smartphone for a fraction of the cost.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

ZTE Racer

 

At £110 from Three on PAYG, the ZTE Racer is great value for money.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

ZTE Racer review

 

Great battery life and price make this budget Android handset seem like excellent value, but the poor screen and camera are a let-down

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

ZTE Racer review -

 

Affordable, small and good in the hand

Poor touch-screen and cheap looking display

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

ZTE - Racer

 

The Android operating system used to be the preserve of high and mid range handsets, but it is slowly creeping into the lower end too, and the ZTE Racer is one of several newer mobiles that ...

The ZTE Racer is a very low cost Android handset. Corners have been cut to keep the price down, notably the use of a small screen and resistive touch technology. But the Android basics are all here, and you have access to that all important Android...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP:No / 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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair
Operator:3
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227
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