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Telstra Smart Touch Android Phone at $99 Launched

Telstra AndroidIn an age of affordable smart phones, the shout has become much louder as with the arrival of ZTE Racer which budget android handset which comes at affordably low price tag of 99$. With high in features and low on price, this phone is surely a steal. This phone is now out in the market, so if you live in Australia then you have a reason to cheer as this phone is launched on the Telstra network which is one of the leading telecom network provider in Australia. So, let’s check out what are there in this phone and let’s find out whether this phone has an X factor which will make this phone a BUY or NOT TO BUY.

Specifications and Features:

With a screen size of 2.8 inches and a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels this phone also comes with a TFT Resistive screen with 256k colors in all weighs 100gms. If we talk of other features then this phone comes with HSDPA Capability which can provide data speeds of 7.2Mbps, WiFi with 802.11 b/g capability, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, GPRS and EDGE support, inbuilt Google apps like Google Maps, Gtalk, USB 2.0 support with micro USB slot. If we look at the other features then this one also sports Stereo FM with RDS, MIDP 2.1 support, 3.15 MP camera with auto focus capability, Also, if we look at the multimedia features then this supports almost all the famous video and audio codecs so that you can experience multimedia on the go. Also, not to forget this phone comes with an A-GPS support so that you never get lost in a new place. Note that this phone doesn’t come with the secondary camera due to which you will not be able to make 3G video calls, while you can access data at 3G speeds. Also, this phone comes with the document viewer and not to forget this phone comes with Android 2.1 version and has no details on the upgradability to Froyo 2.2 version.

ZTE Racer

ZTE Racer

Memory and battery:

Unlike other phones this phone comes with unlimited phonebook, call entries and contacts entries. Also, this phone comes with 256 MB of RAM, 256 MB of ROM with a micro SD slot which can handle a maximum of 8GB memory card. Additionally, this phone also sports 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chip set which will ensure that your device will not lag most of the times. If we look at the battery life then this phone comes with a 1000Mah Lithium ion battery which will ensure a standby time of 200hrs or a talk time of 3h and 30 minutes.

Price and Availability:

This phone is currently available in Australia with Telstra network at 99$ and soon it will be launched in other networks as well. This phone is available in Black colour with customizable side colours. This phone also comes with an attractive plans and packages from Telstra, so for all you Aussies out here you have a second reason to cheer,
telstra Plans

Pros:

Affordably priced at 99$,
Good Processing speed and camera with auto focus,
Good multimedia features and built

Cons:

Resistive touch hampers the touch experience,
Lack of Front cam for 3G Video calling,
Battery power doesn’t last long,
Buggy Accelerometer,
Typing is a cluttered experience

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Michael

    April 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Not that impressed uses credit on its own by connecting to the internet not bad considering i have wifi and that says it is connected and i have made no calls or used the internet at this stage. only had it for 24hours and lost $15 credit already

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