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ZTE Open C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of ZTE Open C. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the sound and portability. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ZTE Open C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of ZTE Open C from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The performance and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are critical about the camera and sound.

usability, screen, performance, battery, size

sound, camera

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

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

Budget hardware from ZTE and a fledgling OS from Firefox do not make for a great partnership. The price is right for this entry-level smartphone, but the camera is bad, general performance feels sluggish, and the platform lacks apps.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (wired.co.uk)

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 (pcmag.com)

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.

I'd be remiss not to mention that Firefox OS will probably get lots of upgrades quickly, as there are no carriers in the way. The OS has already gone from version 1.0 to 1.3 in less than a year. Camera and Media Audio and video recording and playback...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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 (androidauthority.com)

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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