ZTE Flash

AKA: ZTE N9500
7/10 AVG.
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

The ZTE Flash defeats the common wisdom that you get what you pay for. Priced as a mid-range phone, the Flash has specs found in high-end smartphones: 4G LTE connectivity, a 12.6 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an HD display, among other things.

With rounded curves similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the Flash sports an eco-friendly design. It's powered by a decent 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM, a 4.5 inch touch-screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, and boasts impressive add-ons like NFC for contact-less payments, Bluetooth 4.0, and an up to 32GB microSD expansion slot to complement the paltry 8GB of internal storage.

Aside from the storage, a drawback is that the device is pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS that was released in October 2012. ZTE has not announced a schedule for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Attractively price contract-free or on contract with Sprint, the ZTE Flash will likely hit the mark for many in the smartphone market.

Need to know: ZTE Flash

1. The ZTE Flash has whopping specs without the hefty price tag. (The Good)

2. The HD display plus IPS technology provide nice viewing angles and crisp images. (The Good)

3. The Flash is not running on the latest Android operating system. (The Bad)

4. The device only has 8GB of internal storage. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The ZTE Flash's screen is 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1780mAh

The phone is powered by a 1780 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. ZTE's performance ratings are: 9 days standby time, 480 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

DEFECTIVE ZTE Flash - 8GB - Black (Sprint) Smartphone 3296130

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140

ZTE Flash Sprint Android Smart Phone Rough Shape

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140

ZTE Flash - 8GB - Black (Sprint) Android Smartphone Clear ESN Used

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140

ZTE Flash - 8GB - Black (Sprint) N9500 Android Smartphone Good

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140

ZTE Flash N9500 Black for Sprint - Clean ESN ready to FLASH to nTelos or Cricket

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

The ZTE Flash defeats the common wisdom that you get what you pay for. Priced as a mid-range phone, the Flash has specs found in high-end smartphones: 4G LTE connectivity, a 12.6 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an HD display, among other things.

With rounded curves similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the Flash sports an eco-friendly design. It's powered by a decent 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM, a 4.5 inch touch-screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, and boasts impressive add-ons like NFC for contact-less payments, Bluetooth 4.0, and an up to 32GB microSD expansion slot to complement the paltry 8GB of internal storage.

Aside from the storage, a drawback is that the device is pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS that was released in October 2012. ZTE has not announced a schedule for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Attractively price contract-free or on contract with Sprint, the ZTE Flash will likely hit the mark for many in the smartphone market.

Need to know: ZTE Flash

1. The ZTE Flash has whopping specs without the hefty price tag. (The Good)

2. The HD display plus IPS technology provide nice viewing angles and crisp images. (The Good)

3. The Flash is not running on the latest Android operating system. (The Bad)

4. The device only has 8GB of internal storage. (The Bad)

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

Camera aims high, but falls short

from Cnet (about 1 year ago)

Other than the Sprint Flash's support for 4G LTE and its minimalist UI, the device doesn't have much going for it. Its laggy internal speeds make old flagship handsets like the Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Evo 4G LTE (both of which are $99) look more appealing.And if you can spare an extra $70, your choices... More

  6/10

Not a flash in the pan

(12 months ago)

you can buy this phone just for the sake of the camera... really terrific phone.. The camera in particular really shines in this device.

  6/10

Maevelous phone!!!

(about 1 year ago)

Camera Quality is too good and the design of phone is sleek and thin. I have this phone for more than 6 months and it has not given me any problem. It is worth purchasing this phone for any amount.

  8/10

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