78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The ZTE Quartz is an affordable intro to Android Wear 2.0

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
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Score Breakdown

 
69
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

80
 

Durability

80
 

Battery life

71
 

Portability (size / weight)

58
 

Display

83
 

Design and form factor

69
 

Features

66
 

Storage capacity

90
 
 
60
Tom's Guide
Take a look at the ZTE Quartz if you want an inexpensive smartwatch from which to make calls, but be sure to read the fine print about network connectivity and monthly service costs before you buy.
 
60
PC Mag
The Quartz marks ZTE's first foray into smartwatches, and while it gets the price right for Android Wear, it still has some kinks to work out.
 
80
Android Authority
The ZTE Quartz is a good smartwatch, but it's certainly not great. The rubber strap is horrendous, the casing is a tad chunky, and the lack of 4G LTE connectivity might turn some users away. With that said, performance is solid, and the low price point is something that's hard to pass up.
 
70
TechRadar
The ZTE Quartz is an excellent value when you look at it on paper. It has a snappy processor, the latest Android Wear 2.0 software and 3G. However, its large size and generic design hold it back from being a good watch to wear.
 
60
Wareable
The low price tag makes it a compelling offer, even if it lacks NFC and a heart rate monitor. There are definitely better looking and more feature-packed watches out there, but for this price? It might prove to be enough ... especially those making their first smartwatch buy.
 
80
Android Central
At $192, with the inclusion of other specifications you don't normally get at this price point, it's a worthy consideration for anyone curious about what it's like to wear an Android Wear 2.0-powered watchphone on their wrist.
 
80
ChipChick
The company already excels at making great affordable smartphones, so we’re not surprised that they have done a really good job with their first smartwatch, especially while keeping it affordable and priced for the mainstream.
 
70
Digital Trends
The ZTE Quartz may be cheap, but it sacrifices a lot to get there.