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ZTE TXTster review

6/10 AVG.

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Screen Size
1+ MP

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ZTE released the TXTster on December 6, 2008.

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

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

If your TXTster 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

The ZTE TXTster's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 830 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 5 days standby time.

ZTE TXTster Specs

Release date December 6, 2008
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage No
RAM 256 MB
ROM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 830 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
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: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Dark gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 64 pixels, 1 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Fastap
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers, Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols POP3, Webmail
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps, up to 5 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE D90, D92

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***Let the manufacturers know that you love the Fastap-style keypad so we can find it on other models, people!!!*** I've been in love with the original fastap-style keypad since back when it was on the model that still had an antenna and also happened to look like the Batmobile(people who've had one k...More
***Let the manufacturers know that you love the Fastap-style keypad so we can find it on other models, people!!!*** I've been in love with the original fastap-style keypad since back when it was on the model that still had an antenna and also happened to look like the Batmobile(people who've had one know what I'm talking about...some of them were orange & grey instead of black) and I deliberately hunted this model down because I wanted this keypad specifically and needed the expanded memory that the batmobile model didn't have; I was not disappointed in this regard and I couldn't be more happier with this keypad. The alphabetical keypad featured on this Fastap model is simply, absolutely the all-time *BEST*, most functional & easiest keypad in the world to use for texting("once you get used to it", I'm required to you don't have to "get used to" any other activity). I can easily out-text anybody that I know either in casual usage or in a direct challenge in order to prove this keypad's only beef in this respect is this model's sub-functional "hold for 2 seconds" feature which is used to activate the symbols menu(which the original batmobile model didn't was an instantaneous switch between menus triggered by a single button-click). I only wish that the Fastap-style keypad was available on more models so that we could have a wider range to choose from; however, the alphabetical Fastap keypad is still the number-one King Of Keypads, in my's far superior to T9(or whatever it's called) and the whole QWERTY thing(which is not only less-functional, but also makes no sense when that layout was designed for ten full-size fingers, ^blah^). I'm writing here in the hopes that people can be as vocal as they can about the pro's of the Fastap keypad so that the manufacturers hear it and start using it on other, all-round better models for us, the consumers; thanx :) Less