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Hands-on with the bare-bones ZTE Open II Firefox phone

by Constance Faison (2020-01-11)

class="cnetReview row" section=""> BARCELONA, Spain -- At MWC this year, ZTE introduced two ultra-budget Firefox handsets: the 4-inch Open C and the more compact ZTE Open II (the sequel to the original Open). Though no pricing or availability information has been released, the Open II is aimed at emerging 3G markets outside the US.

3478771233_acc93fe44e_b.jpgDesign The Open II is a compact device that has a smooth, almost pebble-like construction. Its wide bezels give it a notably deep chin, which is accented by a single, circular home button.

Its aesthetic actually reminds me of a more playful Grand S, ZTE's flagship handset last year. Obviously the latter has a more sophisticated, austere look, but their matte plastic bodies and t? ch?c team building rear-facing cameras look vaguely similar.

It features a 3.5-inch HVGA display with a 480x320-pixel resolution. Needless to say, it isn't the crispiest touch screen we've seen, even for team building a low-budget handset, nor is it the most sensitive. But you can still make out icons and text, team building and I was able to type out a quick message fairly easily during my time with it.

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