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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #38 (permalink)
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For everyone's questions concerning the ZTE Avid 4G I have answers as I have one now as well as the LG Motion 4G and Samsung Galaxy S III! When compared to the Motion at the same price of $150 the Avid is truely a better device! Like the Motion and GS3 it does, in fact have, the Snapdragon S4 dual core processor with the Adreno 225 GPU NOT the Snapdragon S3 found in the ZTE Anthem! It does have 1GB's of ram NOT 512MB like whats going around! Also like the Motion, the advertised 1.2GHZ clock speed of the processor is wrong, the Avid is also clocked at 1.5GHZ which also matches the GS3! It does only have 2.5GB's of internal storage as opposed to the Motion's 5GB's BUT... and this is a BIG BUT, the Avid STILL HAS THE ADVANTAGE, because unlike the Motion (and even the GS3, although it has 16GB's of internal storage) it has APPS TO SD! On the Motion I could bearly fit two big games where as the Avid i can have up to 32GB's of storage for games which is even more than what you can even put on the GS3! It also has a 4" display over the Motion's tiny 3.5" screen! Has a pulse notification light like the GS3 and even has SRS sound enhancement and this thing seriously gets LOUD! Beats any HTC/Beats Audio phone with or without headphones hands down! Last but not least it runs STOCK VANILLA Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 like a Nexus device (would be better if it was Jelly Bean of course)! But all in all for $150 it's an amazing device that is better than the Motion in everyway and even has a couple of advantages over the mighty Galaxy S III!

There's a couple of videos on youtube showing the Avid against the Motion and even the Galaxy S III using both Antutu and Quadrant and the Avid beat both with both benchmark programs! Now I can see that against the Motion definitely but as for the GS3 (1GB ram vs. 2GB ram) I think the Avid winning those benchmarks have more to do with the fact that its running pure, stock, vanilla Android 4.0.4 vs. the Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.4 with Touchwiz/Nature!

Here's one using Quadrant with the Avid against the GS3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q8c-5kS99U

For the other one using Antutu or the 2 against the Motion using Quadrant and Antutu just click on this guys page: MurphysCellRepair
as all he does is review MetroPCS phones mostly!

Please keep in mind this little mini-review is based on devices being stock not rooted! I'm aware of GL TO SD on the play store but I'm also aware of the problems it has with Android 4.0+ and with games using the android/obb folder instead of the /data folder, problems that I'm sure are being worked on but as we know 95% of consumers don't root/jailbreak their devices! I love to customize myself but this is strictly about the stock devices as you would see on real review sites!

As I can tell you the most common misconception about the Avid is it's ram but it has more than the 512MB's that a lot of people are quoting! It does share the S4 like the Motion and GS3! It has apps to sd which neither of the other two have WITHOUT ROOT! That's up to 32GB's of app storage over the GS3's 16 and the Motions 5GB's... again we're talking about storage for BIG GAMES... MULTIPLE BIG GAMES! Pulse notification like the GS3! Bigger higher res screen than the Motion! Did I mention stock, pure, vanilla Android?

The fact that the Motion on Metro is actually subsidized by $100 at a price of $150, as Cricket sells the same phone for $250, makes the Avid an even better value again simple because its the one that should be priced at $250!
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