- Jessica Dolcourt , Cnet
The ZTE Open C is ultraffordable, comes in three colors, and fits easily into pockets and purses.
Reviews (5.4/10 Avg. rating)
$92 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat
There is no shortage of budget devices out there, especially from Chinese OEMs. However ZTE is more than just a Chinese OEM, it is a global telecommunications brand. Its support for Firefox OS is admirable but the fact that you can run Android on this device is cool.
The camera is poor, there is no doubt about it, but besides that the device is quite admirable considering its price point. There is lots of competition at the low-end but this is the cheapest device I have seen from a global player. You can pick up a ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-insta... Full review
Inconsistent performance and quite buggy
Firefox OS touting bargain phone that falls short
The ZTE Open C is very cheap and as a first smartphone it could certainly do a job. It represents a definite step up from the realm of feature phones.
The trouble is you can get a number of smartphones that are a lot better for just a smidgen more cash. The Moto E and the Lumia 520 are superior in terms of specs, performance, and platform and they're not a lot more.
You can feel where this is headed. If I was buying a phone for a family member and I had a small budget then I would not buy the ZTE Open C. It's as simple as that.
When the next version of Firef... Full review
A rare high-quality, sub-$100 smartphone
There are very few unlocked smartphones available for under $100 in the U.S. Note that I'm saying unlocked; it's perfectly possible to get a prepaid, but carrier-locked Android or Windows Phone for under $100. For unlocked phones, though, your best options are lower-end devices from BLU or gray-market Samsung or LG devices. That's why we're rating the Open C as high as we are: It's quite a feat for a sub-$100 device.
But U.S. consumers aren't quite as price sensitive as the folks in developing markets who are the real target for Firefox devices like the Open C; a $20 difference i... Full review
Smartphone aimed at those on a tight budget upgrading from a feature phone
Low cost, at the price of performance
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