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ZTE Racer / ZTE X850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of ZTE Racer / ZTE X850. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the camera and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Racer / ZTE X850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Smith (

ZTE Racer review


The ZTE Racer teams up with 3 Mobile to create the most affordable Android phone yet. T3 takes it for a spin

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (

ZTE Racer - Pocket-lint


Compact, lightweight, cheap, Android 2.1

Clunky touchscreen, no stylus, slightly flimsy

Available on Three, the Racer cost £99.99 for PAYG (150MB and text bundle with every top-up), or £15 per month on Internet Talker (5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 500MB, 300 off net minutes).

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Smith (

ZTE Racer review


Is an Android phone for under £100 value for money?

First Android under £100 ; Good music player ; Facebook and Twitter syncing with contacts ; Decent build and design ; Google Maps Navigation

Terrible touchscreen ; Typing is a chore ; Battery life not up to scratch ; Poor camera ; Buggy accelerometer in media player

The world is going Android crazy, with Google currently registering 200,000 activations per day. Is that a reflection of the popularity of the operating system or the sheer number of phones now jumping on board?

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Carrie-Ann Skinner (

ZTE Racer review


The ZTE Racer is a Google Android 2.1 handset that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Its curved black rubber and silver plastic design looks good and the Racer is comfortable to hold when making a call or surfing the web. It's lightweight...

The ZTE Racer is a value-for-money Android handset, Aimed at occasional users and teenagers, rather than those seeking a business-orientated phone, the ZTE Racer offers most of the functions associated with a smartphone for a fraction of the cost.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

ZTE Racer


At £110 from Three on PAYG, the ZTE Racer is great value for money.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

ZTE Racer review


Great battery life and price make this budget Android handset seem like excellent value, but the poor screen and camera are a let-down

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

ZTE Racer review -


Affordable, small and good in the hand

Poor touch-screen and cheap looking display

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (

ZTE - Racer


The Android operating system used to be the preserve of high and mid range handsets, but it is slowly creeping into the lower end too, and the ZTE Racer is one of several newer mobiles that ...

The ZTE Racer is a very low cost Android handset. Corners have been cut to keep the price down, notably the use of a small screen and resistive touch technology. But the Android basics are all here, and you have access to that all important Android...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (

ZTE Racer review by


The Racer is a decent enough handset, but there are other phones on

Disappointing touch-screen and cheap-looking display

The Racer is a decent enough handset, but there are other phones on the market that beat it on price or features

The Racer is a decent enough handset, but there are other phones on the market that beat it on price or features

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Gabriel (

ZTE Racer


Launched in July 2010, the ZTE Racer works on any GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 network. It is a no-nonsense smartphone that is evidenced by its minimalist looks. Its design is very conservative in elegant black. Measuring 102 mm. long, 55 mm. across and only...

The top of the Racer carries the power button and the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Much of its front end is taken up by a 2.8 inch resistive touch screen that can display up to 256k colours at a maximum resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227
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