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Bought a couple of these phones (for 22 euros each, locked to an operator, but with prepaid cards with a 2.5 euro credit) as first mobile phones for two pre-teen twins.

The kids are ecstatic, and I'm pleased, but also a bit puzzled - I'm trying to figure out how to make the phone look for music and put pictures in the micro SD card (bought separately, seems the maximum is 8 GB).

Ah, well, we'll probably solve in the next few days. I like the separate 3.5 audio jack at the bottom (headphones included in my version); the micro USB jack can be used with two cables, mains plug power and regular-size USB data, also included. I believe they'll charge with the USB cable if the data connection is declined.

The screen is small but pretty nice, and there is also a white LED lantern at the top edge - it turns on or off with a long press on the 0 key (but only on the main screen, not in menus). The FM radio requires the headphones to be plugged in. The overall feel in your hand is OK, and the keys work well enough.

I bought these on behalf of an aunt for a Christmas gift - she was asking how I'd gotten such nice phones for so little money ... I agree, they have a may have a few not-so-perfect points, but are extremely good value.

(Oh, phone calls? I suppose so, it rings ;-)

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  • 2012-12-29 20:45
  • 0ZA5
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Apparently this phone has no java but I'm browsing this site via opera mini for the default browser display some sites in chinese. How do you dare to underate this phone, gsmarena? It can even pause java apps. That's something my lost nokia c1-01 couldn't even do. Very good budget phone.

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  • 2012-11-25 12:25
  • f0sX
  • F

My father has purchased this phone . it has given a good usage. battey backup is good. and it gives good talktime . display clarity is good.

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  • 2012-08-01 00:30
  • w49i
  • U

Hey guys , I am basic user of phone and I like this phone and It has MP3 Radio Good battery life .looks very nice .

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  • 2012-06-30 02:43
  • w49i
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Total of 4 user reviews and opinions for ZTE R228.