The Bottom Line: Consider the Boost Max if you want a cheap Android handset with a lot of screen. But if you can pay a little extra, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the better budget phablet. Read review
The Bottom Line: As an entry-level prepaid handset, the ZTE Merit is reliable, reasonably priced, and easy to use. Read review
Specs: NET10, GSM, Up to 360 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.5 oz, 3.5 in
The Bottom Line: The $199 ZTE Warp may sound like a cutting-edge smartphone from the future, but it's really an entry-level Android handset with modest speeds, slow 3G data, and a basic camera. On Boost Mobile's no-contract service, however, it fits in well. Read review
Specs: BoostMobile, 4.93 oz, 4.3 in
The Bottom Line: With the 12-megapixel Sprint Flash, ZTE attempts to break new ground in features, but the Flash is a poor choice both as a phone and as a camera. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, 4.5 oz, 12.6 megapixels, 5.2 in
The Bottom Line: The ZTE Fury is a great entry-level 3G phone. It comes with all the bare-bones smartphone specs you expect and it performs well. And at just 20 bucks, you can't go wrong. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, 4.94 oz, 3.5 in
The Bottom Line: Those looking for an entry-level phone at a rock-bottom price should consider the ZTE Salute. Read review
Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 240 min, With digital camera, 3.95 oz, 1.3 megapixels, 2.4 in
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. Read review
Specs: Cricket Communications, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 240 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.5 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.5 in
The Bottom Line: If you have no interest in smartphones but want an audio player with unlimited song downloads, the budget-friendly Chorus delivers great song and call quality, but its display is extremely unresponsive. Read review
Specs: Cricket Wireless, CDMA, Up to 240 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.7 oz, 3.2 in
The Bottom Line: The Warp Sequent's impressive performance and decent midrange specs are a step up for ZTE, but its sluggish 3G speeds and price don't merit a purchase. Read review
Specs: Boost Mobile, CDMA2000 1X, 4.6 oz, 5 megapixels, 4.3 in
The Bottom Line: Equipped with a 3.5-inch screen, 3G capabilities, and a 3-megapixel camera, the Valet is a bare bones smartphone from ZTE. Read review
Specs: TracFone, 4.57 oz, 3.5 in
The Bottom Line: With its already spotty camera and call quality, the Sprint Force can't outpace the number of other Sprint handsets that are just as inexpensive. Read review
Specs: Boost Mobile, 5.4 oz
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