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ZTE Altair 2 (Unlocked, Brand New)
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Following the success of the original Altair model, ZTE have come right back and released a new version which covers all the same basis as the first, but manages to be even better looking.
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- Unlocked to AT&T, T-Mobile and Select Prepaid GSM Supported Carriers (Please call your network provider for further assistance to confirm its compatibility.)
- 0.256 GB internal memory
- Weighs 3.24 oz
- QWERTY keyboard
We loved the look of the original Altair, but we love the look of the ZTE Altair 2 even more. Slightly slimmer and slightly lighter, it is now enclosed in a case that doesn’t even attempt to be anything other than black and beautiful.
Another small but very effective design change is the change to the keyboard design. Previously the keyboard had a slight curve which meant it took a little bit of getting used to. This has now been straightened out and is a pleasure to use.
ZTE Altair 2 Specs
The evolution from version 1 to the Altair 2 is subtle but very noticeable in daily use.
The display, already amongst the best in its class, has been upgraded.
ZTE Altair 2 Camera
The camera has a new 2x zoom which makes the already great camera even more useful.
Connectivity and Storage
Quad-band 3G is supported, with the very welcome addition of high-speed data capability. That means that everything is that much faster and smoother. GPS has been upgraded to Assisted GPS for better accuracy. Bluetooth is also included, as is the ability to play a wide range of music formats. Video capture is done at 15fps, with plenty of storage options available via the MicroSD card slot.
We mentioned that the Altair 2 is slightly slimmer and lighter than its older sibling. That is pretty remarkable when you consider how much ZTE has added to the original spec. Weighing in at just 3.24 oz, it’s easy to forget you have the Altair 2 in your pocket or purse. Its quality build standard means the odd knock won’t consign it to history with the ever-growing mountain of smartphones with an unusable display. All that waste, just because someone momentarily rested it on a marshmallow.
It’s a Beauty
The Altair 2 is a case of evolution, not revolution, but it’s all the better for that. Rather than reinventing their wheel, ZTE has made it a little rounder, a little prettier, and a little more useful. The overall effect is one of noddingly good approval.
If you don’t need an all-singing, all-dancing smartphone – and studies suggest most of us don’t – then the Altair 2 is an excellent choice. Here is a device that ticks all the right boxes and ignores all the not-so-right ones. To say you could do worse is a gross understatement. You couldn’t do much better.
|Dimensions||4.48 × 2.38 × 0.44 in|
|Android Operating System|
|MicroSD Card Slot|
|GSM or CDMA|
B2 (1900), B5 (850)
B2 (1900 PCS), B5 (850)
|Supports Carrier Bands|
AT&T up to 3G, Metro-PCS up to 3G, T-Mobile up to 3G
|Charging Port Type|
|Front Camera Resolution|
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