For an entry level smartphone, the ZTE Valet seems surprisingly interesting, at least on paper. First, it runs on a 1.0 GHz Qualcomm MSM7625A processor. It is understandable that it only has a HVGA (480 x 320) display because of its 3.5-inch screen. Second, the 4GB internal memory plus the free 4GB microSD that come with it seem like plenty of memory. But you may start experiencing lags when running many apps because its RAM is only 512MB. But what caught our eye about the ZTE Valet is its 3-megapixel camera that can record 2048 x 1536-pixel videos (That is as much as the display resolution of the 3rd and 4th generation iPad).
We hope you have small fingers, since the Valet's touch screen has a smaller display surface to press on than many other smartphones. According to our calculations, it has a 5.65 square inch-display while
4.57 ounces is kind of chubby.
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It may not be the biggest phone, but 4.57 ounces is a little bulky.
Not too long ago, this smartphone's processing specs would have been just fine, but by today's standards, a 1.0 GHz Qualcomm MSM7625A processor with a RAM of only 512MB looks a little pale, compared to recent smartphones with their multi-core gigahertz processor and large RAM.
According to the data we gathered, the ZTE Valet has a SAR rating of 1.41 w/Kg. Since the maximum allowed SAR rating is 1.60, 1.41 is relatively high. Of course, it is under the safety limit, but keep in mind that there are zte phones with a smaller SAR rating.
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It is all very well that the ZTE Valet can record high-resolution 2048 x 1536 videos, but we were disappointed not to find any evidence of the Valet featuring an HDMI port (which is convenient to watch HD videos on your shiny HDTV.)
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A memory card (4GB microSD) is already in the box.
** This phone is also known as: ZTE Z665C
*** These pros and cons are identified automatically based on our algorithm and the data we have on file for this product. If you notice an error, please let us know.
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