naauuu, 22 Jan 2012My zte racer screen freezed right after my warranty period expires. Can you please explain why... morei suggest you can have a try with ZTE update tool. you can log in their official website zte.com.cn, and you can find the software under technical support.
I hope it can help you solve your problem.
Anonymous, 12 Mar 2012Any good roms to make this device faster?for ur issue is suggest u to login to ZTE official website zte.com.cn, and you can find the software under technical support.
ricardofiorani, 01 May 2012That's the WORST android cellphone EVER... :( I Just feel like I throw my money away... It's ... moreIf you compare it to smartphones launched recently, of course it is... If you take the time to check when it was released and its price, you might find it to be quite good actually. Version 2.1 can be upgraded, if you take the time to look for the info.
That's the WORST android cellphone EVER... :(
I Just feel like I throw my money away... It's screen is RESISTIVE touch (totally crap), it's internal memory is only 200mb wich means about 5 or 6 apps installed (and it's android 2.1 baby, so, no app to sd card).... :(
I got this phone simply because my old phone broke and I needed a cheap android phone. It was fine and worked quite well (minus the battery life was horrible but I didn't mind that). However after the first 3 or 4 days the signal kept dropping on the phone for no reason, so I got it changed for a new one. However the new one I had bigger problems with. Every few hours I'd lock my phone and wouldn't be able to unlock it, I couldn't even turn the power on or off and the only way to fix it was to take the back off, battery out and put it back in then it would work fine for the next few hours.
Because of the faults I had with the two phones and the problem with battery life I wouldn't touch this make again.
Dutchess, 10 Feb 2012Just got the phone. I stay in Nigeria. Tried inserting my Mtn or Glo sim card and it's not abl... moreuse an unlock code generator to unlock the phone ln' order for u to use other sim cards
dragpyre, 15 Mar 2012The ZTE Racer was a good budget Android phone that I picked up online locked to the 3 UK netwo... moreI agree with you in almost everything, except that I like the plasticky feeling of the back cover, it's almost like velvet... :)
And regarding the internet connection, well I only use 3G, and a APN switch makes wonders...
The ZTE Racer was a good budget Android phone that I picked up online locked to the 3 UK network for £55. I used a code generator online to unlock my ZTE Racer for absolutely nothing, as I am on the giffgaff network.
The screen resolution is 320x240, which is common in budget smartphones, so it doesn't have the most amazing quality, as it is a TFT screen, but the colours seems bright enough even though there's only 256,000 of them on this phone and Icons/wallpapers aren't too pixelated. The screen is also resistive, so you will have to press down a bit harder to get it to respond. It being resistive also means there's no multitouch, but you get a great deal for the price.
The Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset teamed with the 600mhz ARM v6 revision 5 processor and Adreno 200 GPU (not ARM 11 as shown in specs) provide a stable base for a budget 2.1 Eclair device, and cam run some popular games, including Angry Birds, Dragon Fly, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump, Ceramic Destroyer, Paper Toss and more! The 256MB of RAM in this device is a perfect amount for a budget phone, which enables it to multitask with ease.
The phone has the official Android Market (now known as Google Play or the Play Shop), so you can get official apps for Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds and all the common apps which are a must. The phone also has Wi-fi b/g, 3G, G and Edge connectivity, so it can be used in many coverage areas. I am currently connected to my corporate network at 48Mbps, which is a decent speed for 802.11g, faster than 802.11b. It also has Bluetooth 2.0 for linking with headsets, speakers, sending files etc. GPS is reliable and accurate to within 100m, and is even more accurate when connected to a wireless network.
Media features such as a FM Radio, Camera, Video Recording and media playback further show that this phone is a great bang for buck. The FM Radio has RDS support, the media player is neat and well organised, though sadly lacking an equaliser. The camera is 3.2MP, but has lots of clarity, as well as much customisation of the image before shooting, e.g. exposure, contrast, saturation etc. Up to 8GB MicroSD storage provides plenty of room for all your files, and a 3.5mm Jack means you can either use the provided headset or your favourite headphones.
Battery life varies on this phone dependent on how you use it, I personally have gotten a maximum of 2 or 3 days out of this phone, although if you have everything switched on all the time, it can die in as little as 5 hours. I recommend using apps like ES Task Manager to manage power effectively, this is free on the Market.
The main downsides to this phone is its plasticky feel, which takes getting used to, but its not too much of a concern. The charger port being on the right side of the phone can be a pain if plug sockets or PC's are to the left of where you are using it. Finally, Android 2.1 is very limited, there's not any built in options to switch between 2G/3G or to turn Data off, neither can auto rotate be disabled except from using a third party application.
I recommend for this phone, if you are confident enough, to grab Racerboy's latest Cyanongen 7.2 ROM, and flash it onto this phone either from CWM recovery or using fastboot or ADB via USB, it upgrades it to 2.3.7 and adds more option.
In my opinion an excellent phone for the price, and if you are on a budget, its a good buy.
Root your device, install "Titanium Backup" and then wipe out all the garbage that came installed...
I did this and my phone works greatly!
Slim Shady, 16 Mar 2011aldough i think it does, because on it's picture on www.gsmarena.com there is a FB icon on the... morein regards to getting facebook on your racer...go to the android market...you'll find the downloadable application there and it free too...m using it right now and its ao awesome...
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2012It's a crap phone. I mean yeah sure it's good at first, Ive had mine for a year? & I have ... moreDude, if you broke the charger hole, it's not because the phone is bad, it's because you mishandled it, and probably facebook is conflicting with some app... I have mine for two years now, and the only problem I ever had was due to a conflicting Google Maps update that didn't allow me to put a widget in the main screen, and that was Google's fault and not the mobile phone's fault...
Dazz, 10 Feb 2012Well i just got myself this phone and honestly speaking its a really cool phone with awesome f... moreIt's a crap phone. I mean yeah sure it's good at first, Ive had mine for a year? & I have big problems with mine. The hole where the charger goes is broken so I have to be careful with that, it constantly turns its self off& whenever I'm on facebook it comes straight out off the app. Hope to get a blackberry soon. Never having a zte again!!!!
Just got the phone. I stay in Nigeria. Tried inserting my Mtn or Glo sim card and it's not able to access it! Does it really work in Nigeria or do I ve to unlock the phone first??? Pls I Wud need a reply! Tnks for any I could get!
Well i just got myself this phone and honestly speaking its a really cool phone with awesome features and pre-installed apps...and sure its true the battery life isnt long but the price factor for an android phone of this callibar is pretty reasonable...the camera isnt recommended for nights, but than again it doesn't have a flash-camera...so its kinda expected...internet usage and downloads are reasonably fast...
overall i think its an awesome phone...