Do you like the idea of a low-end prepaid phone that's probably marginally overpriced for what it is? Does Cricket Wireless intrigue you? Then have I got the news of the century for you. Meet the ZTE Engage. It's not particularly exciting. It's not particularly cheap. But it's... a phone. And it runs Android 4.0. So there's that.


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The ZTE Engage does other things, too. Like music. And apps. Here are some specifications that describe it:

  • 4.0” WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Qualcomm MSM8655T Scorpion – 1.4GHz
  • Dual-Facing Cameras: Rear (8.0MP) w/LED Flash & Front (VGA)
  • MUVE Music Ready with 4GB Muve Music SD Card included
  • Removable MicroSD Memory Card (up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Lithium Ion 1900 mAh battery

If those don't get you pumped up, well, you're probably a person of pretty reasonable expectations. So, how much can you expect to pay for this mundane, rectangular, vaguely DROID Bionic-esque device? $250, starting October 2nd. That's... actually not very impressive at all. A Galaxy Nexus will cost you $350, and it comes with Jelly Bean. And isn't a ZTE.

Anyway, if you want to know more about the Engage, engage yourself with the source link below.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • alamaby

    And I thought it loaded with Gingerbread.

  • Omar Salmin

    Gingerbread status bar with ICS dock, NICE!

  • fixxmyhead

    the first two sentences made me lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

    David, you should really consider a carrer in marketing, or advertising.

  • Berend Jan

    looks like a Sony xperia Sola...

  • Singh

    Why are you comparing this phone to a nexus at price level? Engage will work with cricket and on a $50 plan for everything unlimited. With verizon nexus I was paying around $120 per month after discount for unlimited calling and capped data.

    True comparison for this phone should be between Mercury, HTC ONE V & Engage.

    • Jake

      Great point and much more of a realistic one than the author of the mediocre review above. I just bought mine yesterday. I spent a solid 25 minutes playing with both the HTC One V and the Engage. Why I picked the engage @ $30 more:
      ~Noticed a SOLID performance difference between 1.4GHz and 1.0GHz
      ~Larger screen
      compared to...
      ~HTC Name
      ~LCD Screen
      ~Aluminum housing (more durable than the engages plastic housing)

      I'm really lucky with keeping my devices nice for long periods of time. Had my Zio 6000 POS for 2 years... I think that's saying something. Hope I'm as lucky with the plastic housing on the Engage.