January 6th 2014 3:47 pm

Critic reviews

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  • Ease of use
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    6.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
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  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
  • Portability (size / weight)
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
6.0
CNET Jun 2, 2014

Although it's one of the cheapest smartphones around, you're better off saving your money for a slightly pricier handset.

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6.0
PC Mag Jun 13, 2014

The Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open C is a rare high-quality, sub-$100 smartphone, but Windows Phone and Android are right on its tail.

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First Looks

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Engadget Feb 24, 2014

Certainly, in our brief time with the Open C, we didn't notice any crashes or sluggish behaviour when browsing the UI and launching its HTML5 apps, but that's something only extended real-world use can attest to properly.

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2014

So, in summary, it's cheap and it runs an OS that none of your friends are likely to have; but given its myriad issues even the bargain bin is looking aspirational at this point.

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phoneArena Feb 25, 2014

The ZTE Open C, as all Firefox OS devices, is supposed to be a low-cost alternative to the cheapest Android phones. It comes in a plastic shell that's painted in a variety of bright colors. Right off the bat we liked the pretty colors.

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The Verge Feb 23, 2014

The ZTE Open C's display is much larger and higher resolution than we've seen on Firefox OS phones before, and while it won't give a high-end Android phone anything to worry about, it does at least feel modern enough to be called a smartphone.

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Electronista Feb 26, 2014

Keeping the same general appearance as the earlier model, the Open C opts for a fairly inexpensive plastic construction, though this can partially be forgiven because of its intended destination market. The biggest change is the replacement of 3.5-inch 320x480 display for a higher resolution and...

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Android Community Feb 26, 2014

You can expect the ZTE Open C to arrive in emerging markets. And as such, it will likely be priced accordingly. More to the point for today, while made of plastic, the handset doesn't feel overly cheap.

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