Display: 4.0-inches (Gorilla Glass)
Camera: 5-MP Processor 3-MP Front
Speed: 1.2 GHz OS:
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
NFC (Near Field Communications)
CDMA, 4G (EVDO+HSPA), 3G
Since getting my ZTE phone wet the last few weeks ago, I decided I would jump up and try a new phone out. So this weekend I went to Walmart to see what they had and I was surprised that they were out of the ZTE’s, I liked that phone because the screen size. Even though they both say 4.0 screen size, I could swear the ZTE is slightly bigger probably more closer to 4.1 but that is just me. You can read my full review of the ZTE AWE and decide for yourself.
I have done this in past with the ZTE Awe and I’ll talk about my first impressions of this phone and go into more detail later. First off, it has no way to do the Wifi Hotspot like the ZTE but you do have the option of Blue tooth Tethering your phone and I can also do a hard tethering from the phone to Windows/Mac laptop. So you can still use the 4G speed for surfing the net. I will look into finding out how to get complete wifi tethering later on. I know I will have to circumvent Virgin Mobile but that seems to be the only way to have true wifi tethering enable with them. They seem to try to frustrate the customers who do want true unlimited service. I haven’t really had the chance to see if they consider 4g as true unlimited, or if it is still bound by the reduce in speed of 3g after 2.5 GB of bandwidth.
Comparing it to the ZTE AWE!
After using the ZTE Awe, I thought I should oa quick comparison of the two phones. Each has unique properties and have reasons why you will want to use that particular phone. So I’m going to tell you my experience in hopes this will help you make a choice of the two. It won’t be an in depth comparison but it will be a quick overview.
ZTE awe is a little lighter and lest thicker than the LG Optimus. It depends on on what your looking for with weight and thickness but I honestly think the LG Optimus is slightly thicker and heavier to either to make you believe it is stronger or it is stronger. The LG Optimus has better camera properties, even though they both have 5 Mega pixel cameras, it looks like the Awe uses software to make it get to 5mp. You can tell when I used the camera on the LG Optimus, it actually looks better and much more responsive. The Awe only comes with a 1mp front camera and the LG Optimus comes with a 3mp front camera. If your going to be doing video chats on a phone, I think you will want to be much more details.
The Touch screen on the AWE doesn’t feel anywhere like the Gorilla glass that comes with the LG Optimus F3. I do not know how to describe this but I do enjoy the touch screen on the LG Optimus better than I do with the ZTE Awe. If feels much more sturdier and less breakable. Although I have dropped the AWE several times, and the phone has yet to shatter. So I know the AWE will not break as much as it looks.
Finally, The LG Optimus F3 is a good buy for those who want to have a better experience with photos, and even the speed. I have been able to pick up data signal’s in places I usually had a hard time getting signals. So that is also another plus. The Zte AWE is good for those who need a cheap phone for games and watching movies on it. So I’ll let you decide which on you want to buy.
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