ZTE Monte Carlo, a low-cost Gingerbread smartphone on Orange

Monte Carlo is just an example of smartphone that gives ZTE a distinct voice in the industry. Among the flood of Android smartphone manufacturers, the Chinese technology maker stands out with its phones like the Orange’s Monte Carlo, also called, ZTE Skate. Beyond everything, the Orange ZTE smartphone is known for its moderate price with highly competitive technical specifications. Grand design, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 5-megapixel camera and many other features make ZTE Monte Carlo one of top Android smartphones of the time. If you love to own an inexpensive Android smartphone in U.K, just go for the ZTE phone that is available just for £149.99.


Though priced low, the ZTE Monte Carlo is a smart cellphone with simply stunning tech specs. The gadget has a large 4.3-inc touchscreen with a respectable 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It is not an AMOLED or IPS display, however. Under the hood, ZTE has placed an 800MHZ Qualcomm MSM7227 processor. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is one another excellent feature of the ZTE phone that highlights HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, 3G and much more. The gadget sports a 5-megapixel camera in the rear panel.

High points

Low price is one of the much-featured highpoint of Orange’s ZTE Monte Carlo. The device was planned by the company sometimes back as an Orange rebrand product. When realized it has been attracting rave reviews and customers thanks to its moderate price and great technical specifications. The below mentioned are some of spotlighted features of the Android smartphone from ZTE.

Large screen: A 4.3-inch screen is a great thing with an Android smartphone. Users always want to surf the web, read e-books, watch films and images on a smartphone. And so, large display of ZTE Orange Monte Carlo will attract more customers, indeed.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread: The ZTE smartphone plays on the most recent Android version for smartphones. That means, you can have a smooth Android experience on this phone. Great social network integration, web surfacing features, apps and widgets make Gingerbread a more advanced Android version.

Excellent design: The ZTE smartphone, though a bit larger, is looking remarkably great in design. Its wide screen, three physical buttons and black color make it look a bright smartphone.

Low points

Large size: With a dimension of 125.9 x 67.8 x 10.4mm, ZTE Orange Monte Carlo is bit heavier. However, it just weighs at 120g. The big size is because the company has utilized low quality plastic to design the smartphone. It is one reason that makes the smartphone inexpensive.

Processing speed: ZTE Orange Monte Carlo packs in just an 800MHZ Qualcomm MSM7227 processor. Even though it is enough for the better performance of the smartphone, it could be great it if the device had a 1GHz processor. The company earlier said that it planned to use a 1GHz processor in the phone.

No AMOLED or IPS display: The existing 4.3-inch display offers a not-that-bad 480 x 800 pixel resolution. However, it is not an AMOLED or even an IPS display. It is a time AMOLED displays are creating buzz in the market.

Unnecessary apps: Orange sells the Android smartphone with many unnecessary Orange apps preinstalled. You can see Orange browser, maps, contacts backup, photo viewer and weather on the phone.


Orange sells ZTE Monte Carlo for £149.99 in U.K.

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