[Avail] ZTE Avail 2 (Z992)


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  1. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    Seems AT&T is almost ready to release the new Avail 2 which according to the official ZTE website brings Android Jelly Bean 4.1, also it may seem that BestBuy is now selling the device online for $80 bucks off contract.

    What do you guys think?
     

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  2. out of ideas

    out of ideas Well-Known Member

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    I think a 2mp camera these days is useless.

    the only reason I ended up with the merit/avail in the first place was a 5mp camera at $80 was a steal.
     
  3. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    I agree, but am actually thinking of getting one once its available, i don't usually take pictures with my phone i have a Canon for that :)
     
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  5. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    Actually it looks like the same thing, AIO wireless is an MVNO running on AT&T i think so the Prelude would be the AVail 2 version for AIO wireless in the US, wouldn't a Euro version have frequency like 900 instead of 850 too?
     
  6. zajchik

    zajchik Well-Known Member

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    Do not understand what the purpose of this device in the era of quad-core dragon, and provided with a 2mp camera. Is JB only reason ... no thanks.
     
  7. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    The reason because it's low end -mid range device, not everyone can afford S4s or iPhones you know :)
     
  8. zajchik

    zajchik Well-Known Member

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    Of course I do, otherwise I would not have even fought with my miracle of the lumber. There are much better phone for similar money, even used.
     
  9. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    that's why I said not everyone can do as you do :)
     
  10. out of ideas

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    I just find it weird they would take such a major step back from 5.0mp camera to a 2.0 camera with this.

    I was ALMOST gonna buy one till I saw that. It probably could have been helpful in porting a higher OS to the original avail/merit too, but I have a feeling the camera would end up being an issue.
     
  11. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    yeah that's the only issue i for see that would be a little of a deal breaker, but could be a mistake, we will certainly know once it's made official by AT&T
     
  12. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

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    This is likely due to ZTEs cutting corners to keep the price low. Update the CPU HW, cut back in other areas...
     
  13. pm7771

    pm7771 New Member

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    I got mine a day ago at the AT&T online price $41. WHAT A STEAL!

    And I'm coming from an S3. Never broke a phone. Ever. But it fell out of my belt clip; in its Seideo case flat onto my hardwood floor. No glass impact as the case prevented that but from shock the glass shattered. Still usable but I got the Avail2 to carry me sending this out for repair ($99).

    I'm amazed at this phone. All the features except 4G; and not as refined but what the heck $510 less? I have voice - texting - wifi - camera - apps - Pandora - Rhapsody - TuneIn - remotes for Roku - Sonos - NuVo

    Replaceable battery and 32gb MicroSD slot. Nice fit & finish.

    Its a little slower in use than the S3. I'm pretty tolerant considering the value.
     
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    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    I was thinking this hasn't gone on sale yet? does it come with Android Jelly Bean? how is the camera?
     
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  15. pm7771

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    Yep. 4.1.1 as for the camera it hasn't been important yet; but it seems ok. Probably on par with my 3GS iPhone. Maybe I can shoot a couple pictures and send to you.

    Peter
     
  16. out of ideas

    out of ideas Well-Known Member

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    whats apps come with it
     
  17. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    that would be awesome, please do send them the to my email or if you can you can post them here
     
  18. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    I would suggest one of the mods or whoever is in charge to create a thread for the Avail 2 since it seems people are starting to get them
     
  19. out of ideas

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    thats 3 people now. someone else was looking for root by doing the jcase method but that wont work either.

    i have a 2mp camera on my prevail, its ok i guess, but doesnt cut it anymore. Especially when nokia just dropped a 41mp camera, lol.

    question. Does tha camera have autofocus?
     
  20. misternad

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    Yeah it autofocuses well enough. And I've had my avail2 well over a week, not sure exactly when it was 'released'.
     
  21. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    can you provide a link as to where you got it?
     
  22. misternad

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    No link as I literally walked into the local AT&T store and saw it sitting on the shelf for $79.99.. Also, it doesn't seem to be on AT&T's GoPhone portal.

    Don't know what to tell ya. Currently fussing about trying to find a custom ROM I could flash or another rooting method, still haven't found any that work.
     
  23. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

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    I'll pass it up the chain, see what can be done.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  24. micallan_17

    micallan_17 Well-Known Member Contributor This Topic's Starter

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    Am glad it has come to you guys attention, any help to get root and other things for this device would be awesome :)

    Cheers
     
  25. pm7771

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    OK, a week out & I'm finding some faults that aren't big; considering the cost.

    (1) The wifi range is low (2) the camera is only fair. It'll capture a shot; but not quite in the league with my old 3GS (3) alert seems tied to all volumes together incl ring volume (4) for some reason in calendar I can't always add to an event; like the capacity is full (5) processor is slow! can be a short wait ...

    I'll add that cell call quality is perhaps the best I've experienced.

    $40.99 on AT&T online as a prepay phone Z992
     
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