2.9-Star ZTE Valet Review
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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4.57 ounces may feel a bit bulky in your pockets.
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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The ZTE Valet can record high-resolution (2048 x 1536 pixels) movies. Bravo! But we couldn't determine whether it had an HDMI port or not. Granted, HDMI (which lets you connect to your HDTV), is not an absolute necessity, but it seems like a desirable feature on an HD phone.
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And Now, the Pros:
It features a 4G wireless data technology.
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It is great that the ZTE Valet comes with a 4GB microSD memory card.
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