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ZTE Score / ZTE X500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of ZTE Score / ZTE X500. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the battery, while there are some negative opinions about the reliability and sound.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Score / ZTE X500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ZTE Score / ZTE X500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of ZTE Score / ZTE X500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and battery. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and sound get critical reviews.

price, usability, performance, battery, portability

sound, reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) review: ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless)

 

If you're trying to entice today's youth to a phone, unlimited music is a surefire way to do it. And that's exactly what ZTE and Cricket have done with one of their devices, the ZTE Score. Their main pitch is that the device is integrated with Muve...

The ZTE Score is sturdily built but light. Call quality is decent.

The Score's display is frustratingly unresponsive and the processor is sluggish. Muve Music's interface is cumbersome.

Though the ZTE Score makes satisfying calls, the phone's main selling point, Muve Music, has a long way to go. The spotty network connection and internal lag time weren't worth the unlimited song downloads. A combination of a quality phone and another...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless)

 

The ZTE Score is a fantastic value for music lovers on Cricket Wireless, but only an average smartphone otherwise.

Excellent value for unlimited talk, text, Web, and music. Muve Music service is steadily improving. Comfortable to hold and use.

Mediocre call quality. Poor camera. Iffy reception. Subpar sound quality for music. Limited storage options. Short battery life.

OS, Multimedia, and Conclusions The Score runs Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). There's no word on an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and don't count on one. ZTE has added some light customizations to Android, but they're mostly visual. There...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: bisbeelady (cnet.com)

"error codes"

 

What a time I had with this phone. It should be recalled. There is an error message when sending text messages and/or getting online--so it doesn't work!!! You don't find out until you go to text, so by that time you have voided the warranty since you...

nothing

it's broken

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: loloneeny (cnet.com)

"DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE"

 

Tried to see if the manufacturers were going to do a recall seems like almost everyone who owns this phone has issues. They just kept sating to send them 100 so they can send another defective phone to me and by the way you need too give us the money...

Nothing good about this phone

extremely short battery life

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: pixelpadre (cnet.com)

"ZTE sells unreliable products."

 

ZTE sells unreliable pieces of crap and call them cell phones. If you get more than 2 months before you run into problems then you are very lucky. If your ZTE cell phone fails, get ready to pony up cash to mail it back to them. And they won't ship a...

Cheap price

Piece of crap, good for beer coaster or target shooting.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: J3ramy (cnet.com)

"PIECE OF CRAP PHONE!"

 

I originally bought this phone on Cricket's PayGo service then a few months later switched to an actual account and about a month after buying it, it would force close app's and system apps like the browser and messenging, now it closes FB, MeetMe,...

Android 2.x platform

EVERYTHING, constant force close's, random reboots, crap battery message memory capacity, not getting alerts when I should, not syncing properly.. wish I could rate lower then 1/2 a star

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: ShanellMarie (cnet.com)

"This phone is a piece of crap!!!"

 

ATTENTION PEOPLE: Do not ever buy this phone from Cricket. Don't even think about buying a phone from Cricket. I only had this phone for a month and it's already doing this all the things in my cons list!! I have recently switched my company from...

Very fast internet

This phone always drops my calls, the service is WIZZACK

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: flexzztex500 (cnet.com)

"ZTE really need add two HD cameraS,quadcore3D 3G4 GECT"

 

if zte decides to make new better version of zte score for cricket they need add two cameras,quad core processor,3D,BIGGER CAPACTIVE SCREEN 3G/4G ,LONG RANGE WIFI, HOTSPOT ECT higher capicity internal memory.

i love this phone i don't care what these bad reviews say about zte score from people who want to spend $500 on iphones and android smartphones. i can upgrade android 2.3 to 4.1 without buying another smartphone with 4.0 or 4.1

NEED TWO CAMERAS

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: twilhelmsatx (cnet.com)

"Not a good phone. Would not recommend it."

 

Had a ZTE phone with Cricket before, but it is too old to use now. Bought the Score online because of price and brand. BIG mistake. I am really thinking about getting a non smartphone to replace this one. Not sure if it will be a ZTE or not. FYI - I...

Good size screen. Lots of free apps. Nice size, fits comfortably in my hand.

1) Battery - the worst battery I have ever seen in a phone.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: lisameitzler (cnet.com)

""The ZTE Score is the worst phone out there""

 

Was told this was the best phone out there by the sales person didn't even have it a month before it was glitching went in to have it looked at and they tried to say I did something to the phone they installed a couple of apps and said it was fixed ha...

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Jul, 2012
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