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ZTE Open (2013) review

Firefox OS 1.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
Adreno 200
256 MB / 512 MB
3.5 inches (320 x 480 px)
3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px

ZTE announced the launch of the Open smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Open phone with 3.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset, 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage.

The ZTE Open comes with Firefox OS 1.0 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery. The 3.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (320 x 480 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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ZTE Open specifications

Release date2013


The weight of ZTE Open is about 4.23 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (4.49 x 2.44 x 0.49 inches).

Weight4.23 oz
Dimensions4.49 x 2.44 x 0.49 inches
Colorsblue, orange
SIM typeMini SIM


The ZTE Open comes with Firefox OS 1.0 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionFirefox OS 1.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
CPU1.0 GHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 200


The size of Open screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 3.5 inches TFT display of ZTE Open with 320 x 480 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size3.5 inches
Resolution320 x 480 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of ZTE Open (256 MB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (512 MB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

Internal storage512 MB
Memory card slotmicroSD


The camera of the Open has no autofocus capability (fixed-focus). An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camerano
Main camera3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px


The ZTE Open doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Open phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Open is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1200 mAh


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This ZTE phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZTE Open, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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