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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of ZTE Kis. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The durability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Kis is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Niall Magennis (



A surprisingly capable little Android handset at a rock-bottom price.

Low price ; Sturdy, good looking design ; Long battery life ; Good performance for the price

Camera could have been a little bit better

It may be a little more costly than competitors like Alcatel's OT-903, but the ZTE Kis more than justifies its slightly higher asking price tag thanks to its higher resolution screen, faster processor and long battery life. The price of Android phones...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

ZTE Kis White


Phones don't have to be expensive. The ZTE Kis - reviewed here in its festive white, veneer-like finish - is proof enough of that. Available via Virgin Media as a contract-free Pay As You Go (PAYG) purchase for a mere £49.99, plus a £10 top-up at...

Affordable, 2GB microSD storage included (expandable), good telephony experience, responsive touchscreen

Screen viewing angle isn't great, none too powerful, slow browsing and app loading

If you're in the market for a budget mobile phone then they don't come cheaper than the ZTE Kis. The white version we've reviewed here looks rather fetching too - or at least it certainly punches well beyond its £50 handset price tag. That's not to say...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Chinese manufacturer ZTE unleashed a barrage of new smartphones and tablets; a signal of its clear intention

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn (

ZTE Kis review


Can ZTE break from its network-branded roots with this budget offering?

Decent keyboard ; Stylish design ; Loud rear speaker ; Responsive ; 12 months' free data

Very poor viewing angle ; No Flash support ; Lack of Facebook ; Tiny internal storage ; Bloatware

Coming out of network-branded obscurity is a path that many mobile phone manufacturers are taking.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (

ZTE Kis Review: In Depth


The ZTE Kis is a £50 phone exclusive to Virgin Media with £10 top-up. £50, that's about a tenth of the price of a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a quarter of the price of a Sony Xperia U. What makes this Kis…

Great price ; Solid build ; Zippy performance

Poor screen ; Busy user interface ; Low internal memory

Feb, 2013


Expert review by (

ZTE Kis review


Usually we shy away from introductory paragraphs about how expensive things used to be and how cheap they are now, but the falling prices of Android smartphones justify just such a tired intro format. Two years ago the idea of a pay-as-you-go...

Even cheaper than it appears, and with no major flaws, the ZTE Kis an incredible bargain

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (

ZTE Kis - Review


Budget phones have a place in the world, as not everyone can afford to have the latest and greatest handset. I find reviewing entry level phones harder than the rest. Quite often with no standout features you are left clutching [...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : James Pearce (

ZTE Kis – Review


Budget phones have a place in the world, as not everyone can afford to have the latest and greatest handset. I find reviewing entry level phones harder than the rest. Quite often with no standout features you are left clutching at straws over what to...

The ZTE Kis is one of those phones where you end up saying for the money it is ok. Virgin have added a bonus feature of the years worth of data, this combined with the phone would make an ideal backup phone or a phone for a non demanding child.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (

ZTE Kis Review


The ZTE Kis is a budget handset that tries hard to be something more

Chunky, comfy body; cheap price for Android; reasonable budget display

Low-res screen not ideal for media; app and browser crashes

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Built-in Flash: No
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display diagonal:10.2 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 320 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:0.25 / 0.5


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio: Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.4
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1.3
Processor Model:MSM 7225A


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.4


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:256 / 512
Internal ROM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.25 / 0.5
ROM capacity:512


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.5
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