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ZTE Z222 review

1/10 AVG.

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The ZTE Z222 currently has an Informr score of 1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

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Common Questions

ZTE released the Z222 on August 17, 2013.

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ZTE backs up the Z222 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Z222 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 Z222's screen size is 2 inches with 220 x 176 pixels resolution.


There is a QSC 6270 processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Custom Proprietary operating system (OS).

VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery.

ZTE Z222 Specs

Release date August 17, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM card Mini-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Custom Proprietary
Processor QSC 6270
Internal Storage No
ROM 128 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.622 W/kg
Body: 0.667 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 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: 8.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Dark Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 7.5 x 3.7 x 1.4 cm (3 x 1.5 x 0.6 in)
Weight 92 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution 220 x 176 pixels
Pixel density 141 pixels
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Unknown
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 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 Unknown
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): AT&T Z222, Z223

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just to clear the air here and give a warning about this phone. I purchased this phone just under a year ago and when I bought my new dodge journey I tried to hook up the blue tooth into it but it kept. hanging up. after tests at the dealers it was determined that it was the phone. I contacted the ZTE...More
just to clear the air here and give a warning about this phone. I purchased this phone just under a year ago and when I bought my new dodge journey I tried to hook up the blue tooth into it but it kept. hanging up. after tests at the dealers it was determined that it was the phone. I contacted the ZTE company and after getting the run around for about 4 weeks and several E-Mails they came back with the following: Quoting them from their E-Mail response::::We got the reply from our relevant colleagues and they informed us the phone bluetooth version is 2.0, and if your car bluetooth version is above 2.0 it would not support the phone. its sad that they could not have added this in the phone info at the time of purchasing the phone and it appears they just don't give a damn about their customers so now I have a phone that will not pair up with my vehicle.. and a warranty that they don't want to honor so would I buy another ZTE model NO not a chance would I recommend them NO not a chance. I would however recommend anyone thinking of buy this produce to stay well away from them as there warranty is more than a piece of paper that is nothing more than just that..a piece ofuseless piece of paper with no value. HAD THERE BEEN A 0 RATING I WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT THAT Less

Avoid this phone at all costs. Two cans and a piece of string would be better. The thing won't charge, and I've had it for 4 months.


No Bluetooth

I cannot link this phone to my rocketfish mobile. It does not connect to the device so I cannot use hands free communication with this phone. I used to be able to connect with my older phone.