Specs summary

Screen
4"

The ZTE Paragon's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8210 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1650mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1650 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 720 minutes (2G).



Reviews (4.6/10 Avg. rating)


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soylista

Probably great for kids

As other users wrote the internal memory is pretty much full with pre-loaded apps and even you have an SD card, you can't add other apps to the SD card, which really sucks!  But this phone is well-constructed and has a good camera.  I'm thinking to give this phone to my teen-age son because at least... More
As other users wrote the internal memory is pretty much full with pre-loaded apps and even you have an SD card, you can't add other apps to the SD card, which really sucks!  But this phone is well-constructed and has a good camera.  I'm thinking to give this phone to my teen-age son because at least he has a working phone which is a win for him and he can't download extra apps/games that parents don't want children to use or get addicted to which is a win for parents! Less
Elizabeth

Meh

I got it in August of 2016, and I thought that it was a fairly nice phone. the display and function of the phone was good. It had a few small problems here and there, but it wasn't bad enough to ruin the phone. The biggest problem was I can't transfer apps to my SD card! 4GB on the phone is mostl... More

I got it in August of 2016, and I thought that it was a fairly nice phone. the display and function of the phone was good. It had a few small problems here and there, but it wasn't bad enough to ruin the phone. The biggest problem was I can't transfer apps to my SD card! 4GB on the phone is mostly filled up by the built-in apps, like Google. Is a good phone overall, but can be destroyed easily. 

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I purchased the ZTE Paragon because I thought I was getting a great deal.  Reduced $60!!!!  I still paid $29.99.   It is a nice phone but my complaint is that I purchased a 32GB SD card only to find out I CAN'T transfer Apps.  WHAT!!!!!!  I spent a couple of hours on the phone with Tracfone and a... More

I purchased the ZTE Paragon because I thought I was getting a great deal.  Reduced $60!!!!  I still paid $29.99.   It is a nice phone but my complaint is that I purchased a 32GB SD card only to find out I CAN'T transfer Apps.  WHAT!!!!!!  I spent a couple of hours on the phone with Tracfone and after they read every manual they had, they said, I can't transfer the apps. The phone wasn't made for that.  Come again.   What is the purpose of the slot for a SD card?  It should be not only for pictures and music but also for apps.  I haven't tried any pictures or music, who knows, maybe they can't be transferred either.  I have had to pick and choose what apps I can put on my phone.  I have had to eliminate some I really wanted, just so I can download other ones.    The phone itself is very nice, clear picture, nice size and pretty easy to use.  It's just too bad you can't transfer to the SD card.  I just tried to transfer a picture and I didn't see anything that had to do with the SD card.  Too bad, it could be a great phone.

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Jean

I fully agree. I have a 32gb card that is almost 100% empty yet everything I try to do I'm told I'm running out of storage and some of my apps won't perform properly. Now my camera app is missing and I can find no way to retrieve it yet the info on phone states anything that came on the home screen can't be deleted.


DUNCAN

I learned recently on a radio talk show about Tech. Android is for Google what a cheap inkjet printer is for ink cartridge sellers. It's just a money losing 'platform' used to sell other Google services and connected providers! The user's convenience isn't very important since they got a "bargain" priced (google subsidized) phone! We beggars can't be 'choosers'.

Tracfone-user

Memory is a joke

Memory is tiny and, like the ZTE Zephyr, it will not let you transfer apps to the SD card! I got mine for free with Tracfone, otherwise it would have been a complete waste of money.
Memory is tiny and, like the ZTE Zephyr, it will not let you transfer apps to the SD card! I got mine for free with Tracfone, otherwise it would have been a complete waste of money. Less

Pablo

I also got mine for free from Tracfone. Call it an experiment; it's my first smartphone. It's more than disappointing that apps can't be transferred to the SD card. It can't even connect to the Internet over the 4G network. Live and learn...

Dr.E

4GB Memory???

This phone may advertise itself with 4GB but but you enx up with way less than 1 GB to use for apps. Also even small apps are not installable unless you have over 250 MB freed up. Kind of restrictive when you want to grow. Apps are not able go install or move to SD card. Good cheap phone to start ou... More
This phone may advertise itself with 4GB but but you enx up with way less than 1 GB to use for apps. Also even small apps are not installable unless you have over 250 MB freed up. Kind of restrictive when you want to grow. Apps are not able go install or move to SD card. Good cheap phone to start out on though. Less

Bang For the Buck

Other than simplicity of design and plastic construction, a very decent phone for the price point. Very responsive screen "touch." Better than average quality pics. Smooth video play.
Other than simplicity of design and plastic construction, a very decent phone for the price point. Very responsive screen "touch." Better than average quality pics. Smooth video play. Less

Slow all the time

Doesn't play videos well.
Doesn't play videos well. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 1, 2015
Regions available USA, North America
Networks
GSM:
850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8210 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.87 W/kg
Body: 1.41 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1650 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
720 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm
(4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 147 grams
(5.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Z753G

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