ZTE Quartz

5/10 AVG.
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5/10
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The ZTE Quartz currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Police

This watch does not have the most features or the slickest design. In fact, the ZTE Quartz often falls into the "just fine" category. If this were a more expensive watch, I'd be irked about things like the lack of NFC and a digital crown. However, at less than $200 with cellular connectivity, it's h...

- Ryan Whitwam, Android Police
Chip Chick

It’s really neat wearing a smartwatch that isn’t tethered to your phone, and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want a smartwatch that lacks 4G. So we’re especially impressed that ZTE has managed to keep the price down on the Quartz to under $200, while still incl...

- Helena Stone, Chip Chick


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Common Questions


ZTE released the Quartz on October 15, 2014.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the ZTE Quartz user manual here.


ZTE backs up the Quartz with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Quartz has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
5.5"

The ZTE Quartz's screen size is 5.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8610 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3400 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 16 days standby time.

ZTE Quartz Specs

Overview
Release date October 15, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8610 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.56 W/kg
Body: 1.32 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.6 x 7.8 x 0.9 cm (6.1 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 195 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 200 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors 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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
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
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
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
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Z797C

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Critic Reviews


Android Police

Missing a few features, but an impressive value

from Android Police

This watch does not have the most features or the slickest design. In fact, the ZTE Quartz often falls into the "just fine" category. If this were a more expensive watch, I'd be irked about things like the lack of NFC and a digital crown. However, at less than $200 with cellular connectivity, it'...More

This watch does not have the most features or the slickest design. In fact, the ZTE Quartz often falls into the "just fine" category. If this were a more expensive watch, I'd be irked about things like the lack of NFC and a digital crown. However, at less than $200 with cellular connectivity, it's hard to argue. Yes, that cell signal is HSPA+, but that hasn't caused any trouble for me. If that keeps the price down, I'm cool with it.

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Chip Chick

An affordable Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch that’s priced right

from Chip Chick

It’s really neat wearing a smartwatch that isn’t tethered to your phone, and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want a smartwatch that lacks 4G. So we’re especially impressed that ZTE has managed to keep the price down on the Quartz to under $200, while still i...More

It’s really neat wearing a smartwatch that isn’t tethered to your phone, and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want a smartwatch that lacks 4G. So we’re especially impressed that ZTE has managed to keep the price down on the Quartz to under $200, while still including built-in 4G. Unfortunately, the large footprint of the ZTE Quartz holds it back from being suitable for everyone, however once we changed up its watch band, we discovered that we could totally rock the large watch face look. That said, we’d like to see a smaller size version of the Quartz become available eventually.

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User Reviews


Dan

Good for 6 months

Wasted a 100 bucks,starting randomly doing its own thing after 6 months,piece of junk.Going back to a cheap phone.

Seanmac

I liked the phone when it worked correctly

Constantly turns off by itself...


Bonnie

Like the phone, so is it the phone or the service that makes it keep shutting down - even if you're talking on the phone!! Will say I did have it for a year or so before it started doing it - but still wonder phone or total wireless carrier?


Bonnie

Like nice big screen, but had a few problems with voice mail if not deleted often and then after a year or do starting to shutting down whenever it wanted to. Wonder if it's phone or total wireless carrier. Anyone else with this problem have total wireless as carrier??

Rohtaga

It's trash

The screen is large, but that can be a problem. The battery isnt removable, so no replacing it. The internal storage is already low amd most of it is occupied by uninstallable apps. My 40 dollar SD card won't be read. Save yourself the hassle and pass this one up.

Kelsey

Hate it.

I got this phone and it was fast and the screen was great but now its almost a year later and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to submit this because it turns off randomly. The screen is already cracked. The battery isn't removable. The front camera makes pictures look orange. Its slow. So many things...More
I got this phone and it was fast and the screen was great but now its almost a year later and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to submit this because it turns off randomly. The screen is already cracked. The battery isn't removable. The front camera makes pictures look orange. Its slow. So many things. I'm just going to submit this before the piece of crap phone restarts again. Don't waste your money! Less
Al

Just received it

Just received my phone and find it easy to use except accessing voicemail. I am used to accessing vm with one button, now I need 4 steps, a bit annoying.
richard

This is a rip off the screen gets broken easy and see how good it is after a few months


Jennifer

I've had this phone for over two years. A co-worker spilled water on it and after it dried completely, the only thing that doesn't work is the camera. It's starting to act up now, wanting to turn itself off. Screen is still perfect, a good phone case will do this. I've dropped it many many times and still perfect screen. Worth the money I paid for the phone and case!!

Candy

I love this phone....

Love the size, great battery life, works great, very fast! Love everything about it!
kyli

A little disappointed

Bought a micro sdxc card and it still wouldn't let me move my apps to the sd card.
laftn

A little disappointed.

Just bought this phone. It recognizes that a sd card is installed but won't read it. I needed to reinstall all apps and lost some data from my old Android phone.
angie lankford

I love this phone because...

It's big, easy to use, runs fast for being a 3g. Large storage capacity and a great price. I might add that finding a case for it wasnt that hard. Just went to amazon and found 1 for $5. It also takes decent pics. Except the front facing ones but oh well can't have it all for $200

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