ZTE Quartz

78
Engadget
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The ZTE Quartz is an affordable intro to Android Wear 2.0

Summary

ZTE’s strategy to entice smartwatch buyers is obvious: make a decent wearable that’s cheaper than anything else on the market. That’s what you’ll get with the Quartz -- a basic Android Wear 2.0 device with cellular support and a better-than-average battery. It is slightly slower than competing watches, but the money you’ll save may make you feel better while waiting for apps to load.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Cellular support for phone-free calls and texts
  • Water resistant build
Cons
  • Occassionally sluggish performance
  • Bland aesthetic
  • No NFC
  • No heart rate sensor
The ZTE Quartz is an affordable intro to Android Wear 2.0

ZTE has made a name for itself by selling affordable smartphones that are best described as "not bad." Now, the company is extending its "affordable premium" philosophy to Android Wear watches with the Quartz -- a sub-$200 wearable running Google's newest OS. For $192, the Quartz delivers an onboard radio for phone-free calls and texts, as well as a surprisingly big battery. But despite these features, ZTE isn't going after early adopters. Instead, the Quartz is designed for first-time smartwatch buyers, and, for them, it gets the job done.

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.0
Durability
8.0
Battery life
7.1
Portability (size / weight)
5.8
Display
8.3
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Specs

Quartz

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Internal storage
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Specs

Quartz

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Internal storage
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