Straight Talk LG Power and LG Destiny Review

Specs – Straight Talk LG Power & LG Destiny

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Dimensions Height 5.11″ x Width 2.52″ x Thickness .49″
Weight 4.2 Ounces
Form Factor Compact Candybar Touchscreen
Network & Technology LG Destiny-GSM 4G (Enhanced 3g), WiFi/Activated with AT&TLG Power – CDMA 3G, WiFi/Activated with Verizon
Calling Plan Straight Talk $45 Unlimited
Downloadable Apps Yes, all apps available through Google Play store. Comes with Youtube, Google Maps, GPS Navigation.
Processor 1.2 ghz Quad core
SD Card/Internal Storage SD card not included/Capable of up to 32gb micro SD card
Android OS Android 5.0 Lolipop
Digital Camera 5 mega pixels/.3 mp front facing camera/LED flash
Screen 4.5″ Diagonal
Battery Life 10 days stand by & up to 7 hrs talk
Button Types Floating on-screen Android buttons
USB microUSB v4.0
Audio Jack & Charging Standard 3.5mm iPod type / micro usb charge/data
Price $79.99

About the LG Power and LG Destiny

The main attraction here is the fact that the phones are the first Android 5.0 Lolipop phones from Straight Talk. There is also a bit of an interesting twist in the design which I will talk about a little later. The one thing to note is the fact that the difference between these two phones boils down to one being for Verizon (the Power) while the other is for AT&T (the Destiny). The remaining specs are identical on both phones. One thing you will notice on the Destiny is the fact that the box says 4G, but don’t mistake that for 4G LTE because they are not the same. The Destiny has what they call “enhanced” 3G which is to say just a bit faster than standard. In reality, I cannot tell much by way of speed difference from one to the other.

I would say that these phones are sized just about perfectly as they both fit nicely in the hand thanks to the slight curve in the back and the perfectly sized screen. What I really enjoy, however, is the slick modern design which I will talk about a bit later.

Design and Build Quality

As I touched on earlier, the one thing that stands out to me, other than the new Android 5.0, is the slick modern form factor on these phones.  Don’t get me wrong, I think it will take a bit of getting used to because these phones have the power and volume buttons on the back. The buttons are incorporated into the battery cover and located just below the camera and LED flash. Speaking of the battery cover, it has a brushed metal look (yes, it is plastic) which is quite attractive.

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While I will admit, the button thing is just trying to be different rather than better, I will say that the front of these phones is very attractive. They don’t have any fancy trim or anything like that, but since the Android “buttons” are on screen, just about the entire front of the phones is screen. That is to say, there is no wasted real estate on the usual hardware buttons located just below the screen.

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Another item that I give these phones a gold star in is the screen material. While they are plastic screened phones, I do like the fact that they are very smooth, almost as smooth as their glass screened counterparts. The reason why I mention this is because many of these entry level phones have less than smooth screens on them so you always feel a bit annoying resistance when you glide your finger across the screen to perform say a swipe. These phones are free of that sensation.

Performance and Usability

I really enjoyed the performance of these phones. They have plenty of power to run just about anything. The Maps app for example, is a breeze to zoom, rotate and pan on. There isn’t the slightest bit of hesitation when zooming and panning on the loaded map. Of course there is still a bit of a lag when the phone has to load a new section of the map but that has more to do with the data speed.

Usability on Android 5.0 is great! Not much has changed since the 4.x versions other than the different button icons so you will need to get used to those. One button of note is the right most button which now just brings up the active apps instead of what used to be the app menu. The center circle button is still the home and the left arrow is still the back button.

The phone comes with the usual suite of Android apps such as Chrome, GMail, Maps, Play Store YouTube, etc. About the only little extra on the phone is the hardware based FM radio which allows you to use the radio without using up data.

Lastly, I’d like to talk about the video quality because it is quite good for a phone at this price range. It has a wide viewing angle so it does not darken when you tilt the phone slightly. Unlike other lower end phones, you do not have to watch it dead on to get good video. That said, the sound quality is about average.

Camera

The camera here is pretty good. You get good image quality in both low light and normal conditions. The flash is also nice and bright with the ability to turn it on/off/auto.  I will tell you that all of those cool camera filters people like to play with cannot be applied before taking a picture but rather you can only apply the cool effect stuff after you take a picture and go into edit mode. One thing I was unable to find was the landscape mode. Cool filters included vintage, drama, black & white, HDR Scape, Retrolux, Center Focus, tilt shift and frames. Of course you can crop and rotate images as well.

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One thing to note is that the front facing camera’s resolution is very low so most images take with that will be on the poor side.

Here are some sample shots with a couple of filters applied, drama, vintage and normal.

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Conclusion

I would say these are two great little phones. I think the price is right for the content and specs. I really liked the modern design on these phones. Particularly the fact that the entire face of the phones are essentially just the screen. The back facing buttons are interesting though some may find them a bit annoying or just something new to get used to. Overall, I would highly recommend either phone. Just keep in mind that the Power is for Verizon and the Destiny is for AT&T. Don’t be too alarmed that the Verizon model does not say 4G because there really is no difference in download speeds between the two.

Compare the ZTE Rapido LTE and Alcatel OneTouch Pop Star LTE

Today we are comparing two all new LTE phones from Straight Talk. Namely in the form of the ZTE Rapido and the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Star. These two phones are worthy of comparison because both are of course LTE phones and both are in the same sub $200 price range. Both of these phones are unique in that the ZTE Rapido is the first Verizon LTE device while the Pop Star is the lowest priced LTE Straight Talk phone to date.

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ZTE Rapido

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Alcatel Pop Star

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Phone Dimensions 5.30″ x2.60″ x 0.42″ 4.80″ x 2.51″ x 0.36″
Screen Size Diagonal:4.5″ Diagonal: 4.00″
Gorilla Glass Screen Yes No
Processor Speed 1.2ghz Quadcore
1.2ghz Quadcore
Weight 4.94 oz 4.66 oz
Android Version 4.0 4.3
Technology & Calling Area CDMA LTE/WiFi (Verizon, Check your local LTE coverage) GSM LTE Activated via AT&T(Check your local LTE Coverage)
Speaker Yes Yes (Excellent audio quality!)
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot Not Included, supports up to 32gb Not Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 8 mega pixel/LED flash/Front facing 1.0mp
5 mega pixel / LED Flash/front facing 1mp
Price $179.99 $149.99

Technology and Calling Area

If there is one key item to take note of, it is the calling area. The ZTE Rapido requires Verizon LTE coverage while the Pop Star will require AT&T LTE. Please check your local calling area before you purchase either phone. One noteworthy item here is the fact that the ZTE Rapido is the first Verizon LTE phone available from Straight Talk. All other Straight Talk LTE devices to date have been for AT&T.

Specs

There are three key differences between these phones other than the above mentioned calling area. The first is the fact that the Rapido comes to us with the durable Gorilla Glass screen, while the Alcatel device does not. Next, is the camera. The ZTE Rapido comes with an 8 mega pixel digital camera while the Pop Star has a 5 mega pixel unit. Both of the phones have 1 mp front facing cameras and LED flash. Yet another difference on the cameras is the fact that the Rapido has various preset image filters which you can use to take some cool pictures. For example, it has an Emboss, Neon and Sketch filters which you set prior to taking a picture and result in some really cool images. The Pop Star does not have these filters. Last, is the screen size as the Rapido has the slightly larger 4.5″ screen versus the 4″ screen on the Pop Star.

Other than the above mentioned differences, the main specs are pretty much the same. Both phones have 1.2 quadcore GHz processors so both perform quite good.

Design & Build Quality

I think it’s pretty obvious that the ZTE unit has a much better build quality than the Alcatel as it comes with the Gorilla Glass screen. The Alcatel on the other hand is all plastic including the screen. Not only that but when you look at these two phones, the ZTE Rapido stands out because it has cool black chrome looking trim that goes around the perimeter of the phone. The Pop Star does not have any such trim. Instead, the battery cover not only covers the battery but extends to the sides of the phone so the Volume and Power buttons are part of the battery cover. The entire phone is all black and the battery cover is of the rubberized finished type.

Additionally, the Rapido has an excellent speaker that yields a much better sound quality. The Alcatel was a bit tin can sounding for me. While on the multimedia topic, the ZTE also had a brighter and sharper screen which makes for an excellent multimedia experience.

I found the ZTE Rapido to be a much more attractive phone with excellent overall build quality.

Conclusion

I would say that the ZTE Rapido is probably the best Straight Talk LTE device. I really liked the design and build quality. The Gorilla Glass really sets the Rapido head and shoulders above the Pop Star.

Comparing the Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Sonic and ZTE Unico

Today we compare two very similar phones from Straight Talk, namely the ZTE Majesty and ZTE Unico. This is a good comparison because both are very similarly sized spec’d. That said, they are different technology phones altogether, particularly when it comes to data speeds because the ZTE Unico is an LTE phone thus providing you with up to 10x data speeds.

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ZTE Unico

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Alcatel Sonic

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Phone Dimensions 5.25″ x 2.59″ x 0.43″ 5.25″ x 2.75″ x 0.45″
Screen Size Diagonal: 4.5″ Diagonal: 4.6″
Processor Speed 1.2ghz 1.4ghz
Weight 4.95 oz 5.45 oz
Android Version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean
Technology & Calling Area GSM LTE Activated via AT&T or TMobile (Check your local LTE coverage) GSM LTE Activated via AT&T or TMobile (Check your local LTE Coverage)
Speaker Yes Yes (Excellent audio quality!)
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 8gb Included, supports up to 32gb Not Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 5 mega pixel/LED flash/Front facing vga
5 mega pixel / LED Flash/front facing VGA
Price $199.99 $179.99

Technology and Calling Area

Today we are comparing two GSM LTE 4g phones. Both of these phones will be activated with either AT&T or Straight Talk. My bet is AT&T.  Note that neither of these phones will work with Verizon or Sprint so you will need AT&T or TMobile LTE coverage in your area to get the 4g LTE speeds. If LTE is not available in your area from either of these carriers, then you will get standard 3g speeds.

Specs

I was pleasantly surprised by the Sonic specs. It’s got a 1.4 ghz dualcore processor to the Unico’s 1.2 ghz unit. The screen size is another element where the Sonic is better. Both of these phones come to you with 5mp cameras, led flash and front facing VGA cameras.

I just felt the Sonic to be a better performer in the specs department. Everything performed quickly and without that annoying hesitation. That’s not to say the Unico is a dog by any means, I just felt the Sonic experience was better. One item of note is that the Sonic does not include a preinstalled SD card so I dock 1 point for that =).

Screen, Audio Quality and Phone Size

Both of these phones are more or less the same physical size. Though the Sonic is a bit wider by 1/4″. That said, the Sonic comes with a larger 4.6″ screen versus the 4.5″ screen found on the Unico. Additionally, I found the display quality to be superior on the Sonic. That is to say, the screen was sharper, brighter and overall more pleasing to watch videos on.

On the Audio Quality, I was quite impressed with the crisp sound coming out of the Sonic. This is attributed to a better speaker placement and larger speaker opening. The Sonic is the hands down winner here.

Design & Build Quality

Build quality is about the same on both of these devices. Both phones are all plastic construction, sorry no Gorilla glass on either of these. Both feel like quality devices, that is to say they don’t feel cheap in any way despite their relatively low price. The Unico does have a metal look design trim going around the phone so it looks better overall. The Sonic on the other hand is all black with semi gloss plastic surrounding the phone. Both have the semi rubberized batter covers.

While the design is pretty much the same on both of these, I felt that speaker placement on the Sonic was much better thus winning extra design points in my book.

Conclusion

If you haven’t noticed, I felt that the Alcatel Sonic was the vastly superior device in this comparison and that’s not because it’s the cheaper of the two. I thought the Sonic outperformed the ZTE in just about all aspects. I will go so far as to say it is the best Straight Talk device I’ve reviewed in the sub $200 category.

Comparing The Straight Talk ZTE Unico and ZTE Majesty

Today we compare two very similar phones from Straight Talk, namely the ZTE Majesty and ZTE Unico. This is a good comparison because both are very similarly sized spec’d.  That said, they are different technology phones altogether, particularly when it comes to data speeds because the ZTE Unico is an LTE phone thus providing you with up to 10x data speeds.

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ZTE Unico

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ZTE Whirl

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Phone Dimensions 5.22″ x 2.59″ x 0.41″ 5.40″ x 2.60″ x 0.41″
Screen Size Diagonal: 4.5″ Diagonal: 4.5″
Processor Speed 1.2ghz 1.2ghz
Weight 4.8 oz 5.45 oz
Android Version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Technology & Calling Area GSM LTE Activated via AT&T or TMobile (Check your local LTE coverage) GSM Activated via AT&T or TMobile
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 8gb Included, supports up to 32gb 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 5 mega pixel/LED flash 5 mega pixel NO LED Flash
Price $199.99 $179.99

Technology and Calling Area

This is the main difference between these two devices. The Unico GSM (AT&T or TMobile) while the Majesty is CDMA (Verizon or Sprint). The other big difference here are the data speeds, the Unico offers 4G LTE data and is currently the only Straight Talk sold phone with this capability at this price range. The other Straight Talk LTE phones are either the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S series which are both 2 to 3 times more expensive as the Unico!

If you aren’t familiar with 4G LTE, this means you will get 5 to 10 times faster data speeds when accessing the internet, videos, etc.  Check your local AT&T LTE coverage before purchasing this phone because LTE is not fully available everywhere. The Unico will behave the same as the Majesty if you do not have LTE coverage in your area so there is no point in spending the extra 20 bucks if the capability is not available in your area.

Screen and Phone Size

These phones are essentially identical in this regard. Both phones have 4.5″ diagonal screens and are basically the same in body size. The Majesty is slightly heavier by about 1/2 an ounce or so.

Design & Build Quality

Again, the design is very similar here. As you can see in the images, the Unico is a bit more square than the Majesty. Both phones are all plastic construction and offer the same quality. I will say that I find the Unico a bit more attractive because the trim around the phone looks a bit better to me.

Conclusion

Both of these phones are essentially the same in all regards. If you’re pondering one or the other, the only thing you need to know is that the Unico gives you significantly faster 4g LTE data speeds.  Please check your local LTE coverage before you go spending the extra 20 bucks because LTE coverage is not all equal. If do not have AT&T LTE coverage, then the Majesty would be a better choice.

Compare the Straight Talk ZTE Valet and the ZTE Whirl

In this comparison, we look at the Straight Talk ZTE Valet and the ZTE Whirl. The Whirl is a GSM phone which means Straight Talk will use either AT&T or TMobile. The Whirl on the other hand, is a CDMA phone. This means, Straight Talk will activate it using either Verizon or Sprint. There are a few other differences between the two that makes the Valet the phone to pick.

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ZTE Whirl

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Phone Dimensions 4.5″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″ 4.25″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″
Screen Size Diagonal: 3.5″ Diagonal: 3.5″
Processor Speed 1.0ghz 1.0ghz
Weight 4.5 oz 4.25 oz
Android Version 4.1 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean
Technology & Calling Area CDMA Activated via Verizon or Sprint GSM Activated via AT&T or TMobile
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 3 mega pixel/LED flash 3 mega pixel NO LED Flash
Price $79.99 $79.99

Technology and Calling Area

The main difference here is the calling area. The Valet would be activated with Verizon or Sprint where. On the flip side, Whirl would be activated with AT&T or TMobile.

Screen and Phone Size

Both of these entry level phones come with a 3.5″ screen measured diagonally. There is a slight difference in dimension and weight as you can see in the table above. The reality of the matter is that both phones are basically the same in this category.

Design & Build Quality

There is no real difference between the design and build quality. Keep on mind that both of these phones are entry level so both come with all plastic construction. This includes a plastic screen. The Whirl gives you a bit more of a rounded shape while the Valet not as much.

Digital Camera

Here is another main difference between the two. The Valet has both a dedicated camera button and LED flash while the Whirl has neither. For some, this main not be a big deal but for others it may.

Conclusion

The ZTE Valet is probably the better value because it comes with an LED flash and dedicated camera button. That said, the main thing to consider here is the calling area. Choose which ever phone is most compatible with where you live. Again, the Valet would be activated with Verizon or Sprint while the Whirl would be activated with either AT&T or TMobile.

Compare the Straight Talk ZTE Majesty and ZTE Solar

Today we compare the Straight Talk ZTE Majesty and the ZTE Solar. This makes for a great comparison because both phones come to us with large 4.5″ screens and very similar specs. The obvious difference between these phones is the fact that they use different calling areas. The Solar is a GSM phone which means Straight Talk will use either AT&T or TMobile. The Majesty on the other hand, is a CDMA phone. This means, Straight Talk will activate it using either Verizon or Sprint. This difference will cost you and extra $10 should your coverage area have better AT&T or TMobile coverage.

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ZTE Solar

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Phone Dimensions 5.4″ x 2.6″ x 0.4″ 5.24″ x 2.6″ x 0.4″
Screen Size Diagonal: 4.5″ Diagonal: 4.5″
Processor Speed 1.2ghz 1.2ghz
Weight 5.45 oz 5.55 oz
Android Version 4.1 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean
Technology & Calling Area CDMA Activated via Verizon or Sprint GSM Activated via AT&T or TMobile
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 5 mega pixel/Front facing camera/led flash 5 mega pixel & LED Flash/NO front facing camera
Price $169.99 $179.99

Technology and Calling Area

As I mentioned at the start, this is the main difference between these two phones. As such, the Majesty would be activated with Verizon or Sprint where the Solar would be activated with AT&T or TMobile. This is really the main thing to look at when deciding between these two phones.

Screen and Phone Size

As you can see in the table above, both phones have a 4.5″ screen measured diagonally. The Solar is slightly smaller, at least on paper. In reality, both phones are essentially the same size. Both phones offer super bright and crisp displays that look great when watching videos and the like.

Design & Build Quality

Both phone essentially have the same design and build quality. Both phones come to us with all plastic construction including the screen. You will notice in the images that the Solar is a little more squareish in shape. Both phones have the same button layout. So design wise, there’s really not much of a difference between the two.

Digital Camera

About the only other difference between these two phones is the fact that the Majesty has a front facing camera while the Solar does not.

Conclusion

Both of these phones offer a superb large form factor experience for the price. The deciding factor here boils down to your local coverage area, the $10 difference in price and perhaps the front facing camera should that mean something to you. For the price, you cannot go wrong with either phone.

Compare LG Optimus Ultimate and ZTE Majesty

Up for comparison today, is the ZTE Majesty and the LG Optimus Ultimate. The two phones are actually quite different but I am comparing them today because these are the two largest screened devices south of $300 on the Straight Talk line up. Actually, you would have to move up to one of the Galaxy Sx phones to get a larged screen device. So you could say that these two might actually make good alternatives for the much pricier Galaxy, though of course you don’t get some of the fancier features.

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LG  Ultimate

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Phone Dimensions 5.4″ x 2.6″ x 0.4″ 4.9″ x 2.6″ x 0.3″
Screen Size Diagonal: 4.5″ Diagonal: 4.3″
Processor Speed 1.2ghz 1.0ghz
Weight 5.45 oz 4.3 oz
Android Version 4.1 Jelly Bean 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Technology & Calling Area CDMA Activated via Verizon or Sprint GSM Activated via AT&T or TMobile
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 5 mega pixel/Front facing camera/led flash 5 mega pixel/NO front facing camera/led flash
Price $169.99 $249.99

Technology and Calling Area

The first item to mention here is the difference in calling area. The Majesty is CDMA so will be activated with either Verizon or Sprint while the Ultimate is GSM which will be activated AT&T or TMobile.

Screen and Phone Size

The first obvious difference is the screen and phone size. The ZTE Majesty has a large 4.5″ screen which is quite nice, while the LG Ultimate has a slightly smaller 4.3″ screen. Both screens are about equals in width but the ZTE is a little bit taller. As far as the phone dimensions go, the Majesty is obviously larger, though not by much. The bigest difference in terms of size here is the thickness, the LG Ultimate has a more sleeker look to it because it noticably thinner in design. That said, the phone are pretty much the same size to be honest. There is quite a noticable difference in weight here with the Majesty weighing a full ouce more than the Ultimate. So if size is a concern, then you may want to consider the Majesty for its lower price and large screen.

Design & Build Quality

Neither of these phones is particularly flashy in design and both feature the same all plastic construction that is common on mid level phones like this. No I really like the square design of the LG Optimus series phones, I also like the fact that it’s relatively thin for the size. Neither phone really has much by way of flashy trims or bezels. That said, the LG Ultimate just looks a bit nicer and more high end to my eyes..

Processor, Performance and Android

This is where it gets interesting because for the price, you would expect the LG Ultimate to be the superior phone. The fact is that the Ultimate is the lesser of the two here because it has a slower processor at 1.0ghz versus the 1.2ghz on the ZTE Majesty. Next is the Android version where the ZTE Majesty comes out on top again as it has the newer 4.1 Jelly Bean versus the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich on the Majesty. Finally is performance where the two phones perform basically the same but the kicker here is that the Majesty costs like 80 bucks cheaper.

Conclusion

You can’t go wrong with either of these phones but me being the cost conscious person that I am, I have to pick the ZTE Majesty here because you get superior specs, larger screen, a good solid design and most importantly is a much lower price. The downside is that ZTE can be considered somewhat of an off Chinese brand. That said, the Majesty is built well and performs nicely.

Compare Straight Talk ZTE Majesty and ZTE Savvy

Today we compare the Straight Talk ZTE Majesty and ZTE Savvy. These phones look very similar when just looking at them on the Straight Talk web site. Despite the fact that both have very similar pricing, the phones are fairly different in specs though they are quite similar in design.

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ZTE Majesty

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ZTE Savvy

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Phone Dimensions 5.4″ x 2.6″ x 0.4″ 4.9″ x 2.5″ x 0.4″
Screen Size Diagonal: 4.5″ Diagonal: 4.0″
Processor Speed 1.2ghz 1.0ghz
Android Version 4.1 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean
Technology & Calling Area CDMA Activated via Verizon or Sprint CDMA Activated via Verizon or Sprint
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (iPod type) 3.5mm (iPod type)
SD card slot 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb 4gb Included, supports up to 32gb
Camera 5 mega pixel/Front facing camera/led flash 5 mega pixel/NO front facing camera/led flash
Price $169.99 $149.99

Design & Build Quality

The biggest difference in design here is that the Savvy is a little rounder in the corners, more of an oval design while the Majesty is more rectagular with not so rounded corners. Both phones are all plastic construction so you don’t get Gorilla glass or anything like that. Both phones are fairly basic in looks but not ugly by any means, they just lack any sort of flashy decorative trim. Both have gloss black plastic bezels around the screen. The Majesty has a metallic look charcoal trim around the perimeter of the phone between the screen bezel and battery cover while the Savvy has no such trim. Both phones have rubber feel battery covers that are easily removable. Both phones have sd cards under the battery cover.

Screen & Phone Size

The most obvious difference here is the difference in screen sizes. The Majesty features a large 4.5″ screen while the Savvy comes to us with a 4.0″. Of course, this makes a difference in the actual phone dimensions. As you can see the Majesty about 1/2″ taller while remaining about the same width and thickness. If you like a large screened device, then the Majesty is an excellent device for the price. I consider this to be a very good low cost alternative to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S phones. Granted you won’t get nearly all of the features, you will get an excellent screen size and resolution. The Savvy on the other hand, is more of a prototypical size so fits nicely in the pocket yet you get an excellent sized screen.

Processor

The processor is the next obvious difference in these phones. The Majesty features a 1.2ghz processor while the Savvy has a 1.0ghz processor. On paper, this may seem like a big deal but in reality, Android 4.1 is so good, that you hardly notice the difference in performance. Both phones are very good performers and neither has much lag in switching screens. Apps perform pretty much the same on both phones so we call this difference a wash.

Camera

Finally, is the camera, the only difference here is that the Majesty has a front facing camera while the Savvy does not. Both phones have 5mp cameras and are decent though not the best picture takers.

Conclusion

Both of these phones are a relative bargain considering the specs and would make for excellent Android devices. I like them both though I personally prefer the smaller 4.0″ screen on the Savvy. However, for those who like large screened devices, you can’t go wrong with the Majesty.