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Budget 5" ZTE phablet poses for the camera, has a quad-core chip

16 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Budget 5The battle of the fast, yet affordable smartphones continues in China, as ZTE is entering the arena with their not so sexy called U956 MT6589. The peculiar name aside, the affordable ZTE smartphone packs a 5" display of HD resolution and features the quad-core MediaTek MT6589 chipset. In...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-17 20:13 from JK$C - click to readThat does not matter, because if they are Android OS You can put whatever launcher you want and customize it anyway, So you argument is invalid :)

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  • 2013-12-17 17:07
  • LJJI

I think ZTE is missing the point: their phones have great hardware specs, but their UI looks ufinished with those terrible looking apps they added instead of stock ones.

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  • 2013-01-17 20:13
  • JK$C

I have lost count of how many 5" smartphones coming in 2013. But that's a good thing because large screen lovers will have more choices.

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  • 2013-01-17 16:43
  • tVwN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 22:39 from Kg{L - click to readNote 10.1 have pen and the incoming note 8.0

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  • 2013-01-17 16:10
  • th9K

> In reply to I.D.G.A.F.O.S. @ 2013-01-17 04:27 from 8DYY - click to readit is not sgx533 it is sgx544

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  • 2013-01-17 12:59
  • t1$F

it zucks again. as they always says they will compete but always fail. China Phone and company should make it more cheaper coz their enemies have that name reputation than their crappy device and systems

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  • 2013-01-17 07:22
  • w0QD

> In reply to th3 @ 2013-01-16 21:56 from Kg{L - click to readwow xperia z is 800usd away it breaks my heart

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  • 2013-01-17 04:46
  • LGLH

Nice touch, havin a PowerVR SGX533 found also on an iphone 4 or HTC Nexus One, pretty outdated though. however a low power CPU, u know, quad-core and stuff. it shouldve gone well on SunSpider benchmarkin.. not too powerful on gaming due to the ArmV7 architecture. but still a nice catch just to handle the HD display.

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  • 2013-01-17 04:27
  • 8DYY

There is always something for everyone.

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  • 2013-01-17 02:26
  • 2xyX

> In reply to th3 @ 2013-01-16 21:56 from Kg{L - click to readthen why are you reading the news about ZTE and writing comment here anyway?
oh, i know, deep inside your heart, you adore ZTE very much, you just to shy to admit it.

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  • 2013-01-17 02:20
  • tA$4

> In reply to Adi11 @ 2013-01-16 20:49 from LaBL - click to readPhablet has been in use since the Galaxy Note, man get with the times

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  • 2013-01-17 02:03
  • v6fJ

yo th3 i see you have no knowlage of the comsummer smart phone market and dont know how to read a text. THESE PHONES ARE MENT FOR CHINA MARKET!! thank you and theres more to life then sony xperia Z!

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  • 2013-01-17 01:26
  • sjws

> In reply to delice_doluca @ 2013-01-16 20:53 from p28K - click to readdouble ganger??????? hahaahahhahahaha. you may want to look up how to spell doppelganger

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  • 2013-01-17 00:38
  • 9DR7

this is cheap 5 inch phone for people who cant afford say a xperia z..yea of course xperia z will be better but how much a xperia z compare to this

and zte is not crap they are decent for the price..people are so ignorant nowdays thinking only the world circling around them

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  • 2013-01-16 23:43
  • uCps

> In reply to Amirichi @ 2013-01-16 22:49 from vu}D - click to readcorrection: Much better. This is my first samsung and not the brand i wanted, but after some hands on testing i was convinced that Note 2 was and is the best phone you can buy now. Already 4 months since i bought it now, and i am even more convinced now that its the best.

I should add that HTC does not count for me, i had HTC before and the experience was only negative, HTC is truly the worst brand. Never again. HTC can launch 4k phone displays and i still know its garbage. Even Nokia is better. I rather change to iphone than buy HTC again, thats how bad my experience with HTC is. If samsung is Rolls Royce then there still is no car brand to respresent HTC, noone make that bad cars.

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  • 2013-01-16 23:21
  • Kg{L

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 22:39 from Kg{L - click to readbigger and better? or just bigger? =p

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  • 2013-01-16 22:49
  • vu}D

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 22:36 from Kg{L - click to readLets just cut the phablet crap, i have a Note 2 now and its not in any way like a tablet. Tablets dont have S-pen, and they dont have slim side bezels (except the ipad mini, which is i Galaxy Note copy and not really a tablet). Note 2 is simply a bigger and better smartphone.

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  • 2013-01-16 22:39
  • Kg{L

> In reply to max power @ 2013-01-16 22:17 from kQmB - click to readBut you also use the size of the display to separate them, doesnt it matter to you tha Lumia 920 with its tiny display is much bigger than SGS3??

And what would you have said a year ago, what would be a phablet for you in january 2012, AFTER NOTE 1 AND BEFORE SGS3? That time you didnt know about any 4.8 inch phones, right? A definition must follow a set of criterias, not day to day fashion. A car has 4 wheels every year, not only in 2013, right?

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  • 2013-01-16 22:36
  • Kg{L

Not every phone that has a 5 inch screen or bigger is a phablet.. That's what Samsung calls the Note 2 because it can actually do stuff a Tablet can do, not to mention the S Pen. It's the best of both worlds every other device that has a screen bigger than 4.8 inches is just a huge phone..

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  • 2013-01-16 22:17
  • kQmB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 22:09 from Kg{L - click to readI like to draw a line now. The Xperia ZL is not a phablet, but the Lumia 920 is a phablet. i do not yet know about Xperia Z, it is a tiny bit longer than Lumia 920 but its much slimmer and lighter and far less bulky, and is about the same width.

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  • 2013-01-16 22:11
  • Kg{L

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