Here at AndroidGuys we love MNVO’s and the little guys in the cell phone business. Normally when you go with an MNVO or a phone manufacturer like ZTE, OnePlus, UMI, or Alcatel, you can save a ton of money. Well, ZTE and Boost Mobile are teaming up to bring a $70 cell phone that actually sounds pretty decent.
The new phone is the ZTE Tempo and while it’s not going to destroy scores in any benchmark tests, it does look like a great value for customers who need something cheap that will last more than the length of time it takes them to walk out of the store.
The Tempo has a 4.5″ TFT 854×480 display (LCD), with 8GB of storage (expandable), 1GB of RAM, a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 2,200mAh battery, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Like we said, this thing isn’t going to blow the doors off but it should adequately get some tasks done and let you surf social networking sites and the like. Combining a relatively big 2,200mAh battery and a small 4.5″ display should yield some impressive battery life too.
So, how much is it? $69.99. We keep saying that great phones are getting cheap and this is another example. We don’t think that the ZTE Tempo is a great phone, but it is a symptom of the availability of good parts at low prices. A few short years ago $70 may have got you a flip phone, now it’ll get you a smartphone that should last through the day.
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