March 19, 2012 | by Charles West
MetroPCS is now offering the ZTE Score M Android smartphone to its budget-friendly lineup. The entry-level device is the regional carrier’s first ZTE Android phone, and although it’s not the most feature packed handset it does come as a sparingly decent choice for first timers.
When it comes to specs, the ZTE Score sports a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 600 MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera on the back, EV-DO Rev. A and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, 1500mAh battery, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, and lastly, Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system version of choice. Size wise, it measures 4.41×2.44×0.54 inches and has a weight of 4.8 oz. Lixin Cheng, the CEO of ZTE USA, had this to say about the release:
“There is an increasing number of consumers that see how the functionality of a smartphone will enhance their lives, but still may not be prepared to commit fully to a costly device. Working with MetroPCS to offer these customers the ZTE Score M will allow them to have the smartphone experience at an incredible value.”
Now as for the price – MetroPCS is asking $49 for the Score M after a $30 mail-in rebate. This is perfect for the frugal-type who lives in the MetroPCS coverage area who don’t want to spend a small fortune on a smartphone. You can check it out from the MetroPCS website.