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ZTE Open C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of ZTE Open C. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the performance. Many are critical about the sound and portability.

size, usability, price, screen, battery

camera, portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Open C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of ZTE Open C from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the camera and sound.

usability, screen, performance, battery, size

sound, camera

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE OPEN C Latest Firefox OS Android 4.4 KitKat 3G Unlocked 4" Smartphone 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM BlackZTE OPEN C Latest Firefox OS Android 4.4 KitKat 3G Unlocked 4" Smartphone 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM Black

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Hill (

ZTE Open C review


Firefox OS touting bargain phone that falls short

Very cheap ; MicroSD slot ; Straightforward Firefox OS

Awful camera ; Sluggish performance ; Lack of apps

Ratings in depth The ZTE Open C is an entry-level smartphone running Firefox OS. It's for people on a tight budget. At £60 (AU$120, US$100) for a SIM-free handset it doesn't have a huge amount of competition.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

ZTE Open C review


It's super-cheap, but the Open C's terrible battery life, poor screen and sluggish OS make it a highly compromised handset

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

ZTE Open C


Firefox OS vs Android: it's no fair fight

Cheap ; Respectable screen for price

Limited apps selection ; Quite buggy ; Poor camera ; Inconsistent performance

Firefox OS has been around for more than a year, but it still feels very wobbly in the ZTE Open C.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

ZTE Open C Firefox Phone review


£60 is a bargain price for an unlocked smartphone, but before you get too carried away, the ZTE Open C isn't meant to be a rival to budget Android handsets.

The Open C is an unlocked smartphone which costs very little. Although it’s better than the original ZTE Open, performance isn’t great and the operating system makes the 4in screen appear to have even fewer pixels than it does. If you’re on a really...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

ZTE Open C review


It's not every day we get to see a brand new operating system inthe mobile phone world. With BlackBerry recently gone, now we havea new system based on the Firefox browser. It's basic and cheap,aimed primarily at developing markets, but does it have...

More powerful processor than expected, very cheap

Basic screen and camera, limited apps in the Marketplace

The Firefox Open C isn't designed to set the tech world alight.But as a proof of concept it's certainly on the way. It's ultracheap of course, with a deliberately low spec. But it works wellenough, offers and alternative to the big boys and there's...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

ZTE Open C (Unlocked)


The Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open C is a rare high-quality, sub-$100 smartphone, but Windows Phone and Android are right on its tail.

Inexpensive for an unlocked smartphone. Lack of apps less relevant because every website is an "app

Very few good games. Mediocre call quality. Poor camera

The idea behind Firefox OS phones, like the ZTE Open C, is that by being pure Web phones based on open-source software from a nonprofit, they can bring a quality smartphone experience to lower price points than anyone else. It looks like Mozilla will...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

ZTE Open C review: Low cost, at the price of performance


How low-cost can you go and still make a smartphone? With the ZTE Open C, the answer is: pretty darn low. With its inexpensive parts, bare-bones specs, and Firefox's entirely Web-based OS, the ZTE Open C slides into eBay for an incredibly...

The ZTE Open C is ultraffordable, comes in three colors, and fits easily into pockets and purses.

Typing on the 4-inch screen feels cramped, performance is slow, and the camera lacks auto-focus. Speakerphone was virtually unusable.

Although it's one of the cheapest smartphones around, you're better off saving your money for a slightly pricier handset.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Gary Sims (

ZTE Open C review – $92 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat


The ZTE Open C is ZTE's second smartphone designed specifically for Firefox OS. But the good news is that the device can also run Android 4.4.

Jul, 2014
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