- Analysis by KJ David
Hitting the market early on in 2018, this fourth-generation Avid model from ZTE targets the same entry-level clientele catered to by its ancestors (Its direct predecessor is the 5-inch ZTE Avid Trio ). Sadly, this also means that it offers little to be avid about, at least in terms of technical pros and cons.
First off, it sports a near-obsolete 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) LCD display that obviously cannot hold a candle to the HD-720p and even FHD-1080p facades rocked by a few contenders in the low- to mid-budget categories. Likewise, we find it pretty hard to be enthused by its cameras, which come in the form of an 8-megapixel 720p-video-only primary camera and a modest 5-megapixel selfie cam , especially since some alternatives in this market class offer 13-megapixel rear cameras that capture FHD-1080p videos, while entry-level front cam resolutions have shot up to 8 megapixels as of this specs review.
Aside from the aforementioned external setbacks, the ZTE Avid 4 also suffers from a couple off-putting components inside its shell. For processing, it relies on a quad-core processor running at either 1.1GHz or 1.4GHz -- it's a con regardless of which clock rate anyway. Its processor is accompanied by a respectable (all things considered) 2GB RAM, while a 16GB on-board memory that can be expanded by only up to 32GB is on storage duties.
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Jumping over to its stamina, the Avid 4 is powered by a respectable 2520mAh battery . Sure, it won't make our list of full-fledged high-endurance smartphones, but considering that a good number of competing models with roughly-similar features settle for 2000mAh cells, it sounds like a pro to us. Also, its sub-par display is furbished by a scratch-resistant Dragontrail cover glass , which is not an everyday facet among phones with dismal 480p screen resolutions.
When it's all said and done, the Avid 4 flounders in comparison to some other low-range smartphones with more up-to-date pros and cons, but if you're in the market for a cheap 4G Android with a tougher-than-usual screen, it could be right up your alley.
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