The world’s 4th largest phone maker is now officially in the Philippines. Who’s that, you ask? Hmmm… there’s Nokia, Samsung, Apple, HTC, BlackBerry, Bird… who could it be…
Surprise, it’s ZTE.
After making it big in the country by producing DSL modems, WiFi pocket routers, and 3G USB dongles, they’re now here to stake their claim in the Philippine mobile scene, appointing none other than veteran tech brand distributor MSI-ECS as their official partner in the country.
So, what exactly do they have to offer for Pinoy phone junkies?
Four Android devices all sporting HSPA connectivity made it to ZTE’s maiden line-up of goodies for the Philippines, one of which, might I add, is a tablet.
First, there’s the dual SIM ZTE Mimosa Mini V856. This baby runs on Gingerbread, with a 650Mhz processor under the hood, 2GB microSD card pre-installed, 2-megpiaxel cam ‘round the back, 0.3MP shooter on the front, HSPA connectivity, and a 2.8-inch touchscreen. SRP of the ZTE V856 is Php5,390.
The ZTE Kis V788, meanwhile, sports a larger 3.5-inch touchscreen, a faster 800MHz processor, a better 3-megapixel rear cam, with a 0.3-megpapixel cam on the front, and a bigger 4GB microSD card, pre-installed. It’s a dual-SIM Gingerbread phone. SRP of the ZTE Kis V788 is Php7,490.
The last of the trio is the ZTE Skate 4.3H. This ‘droid has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel cam (no front-facing cam), 4GB microSD card preinstalled, and, like the other two, runs on Gingerbread. SRP of the Skate 4.3H is Php13,990.
As for their lone tablet offering, the ZTE Light Tab 2 V9A packs a 7-inch touchscreen, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM, a 3-megapixel cam at the back, a VGA cam on the front, 4GB microSD card preinstalled, and runs on – say it with me- Gingerbread. SRP of the Light Tab 2 is Php15,490.
As you can see, ZTE’s initial ‘droid line-up doesn’t really have anything out of the ordinary to offer but, at their price points, they’re really not all that bad.
But I guess the more important question is – are these good enough to make you switch to ZTE ? Let us know…
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