ZTE Anthem officially announced!


  1. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member


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  2. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    so basically they took the esteem gave it a new shape and made it cheaper.

    dud
  3. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Well-Known Member

    Basically except this has a dual core processor

    Sent from my typewriter.
  4. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Exactly we knew about this phone coming months ago at least the price is right on this one next in line is the admire 4g unless metro releases the s3 first and then the admire but it will be a busy next 3 weeks for us :D
  5. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    This phone is a great deal for the price
  6. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Well-Known Member

    Do you know which processor it has? Just curious :beer:

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  7. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Snapdragon processor :beer:
  8. Speeds03

    Speeds03 Well-Known Member

    I don't consider this phone as a good deal for the price. It truly is more expensive than it should be. MetroPCS's price range for phones are ridiculous. The ONLY phone they priced right was the LG Motion. If your going to charge that price, atleast make it have ICS and a respectable 1GB of RAM... They shouldn't be producing anymore 512MB of RAM phones. They are desperately trying to make it seem like they are offering a whole different array of good price ranged 4G phones so more people can finally switch over to 4G. But they are still putting disrespectful specs out there that don't make any sense. This is why MetroPOS gets mocked so much. Just release the damn S3 ALREADY! And thank the universe that Samsung doesn't let carriers change/degrade it's flagship phone...
  9. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Well I agree with you however remember the esteem when it came out it was consider a late arrival and yet it was priced a lot higher for what you are getting with the zte is not bad remember we of course won't buy it we know better but for people that want a big screen plus hdmi output is not a bad deal for what you get yes the motion is excellent all around package but screen resolution is a deal breaker but metro sets prices in a weird way to their phones :D
  10. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    i bet it will be an snapdragon S3 processor too.

    so the actual price tag for this thing is gonna be between $249 and $279 or maybe even $319 depending on the rebate amount.

    this phone should be $200 flat.

    but hey, if people are gonna keep buying phones solely because of screen size...


    EDIT: hell, the LG motion isnt priced right either haha. this phone should be between $200-$250 for what it can do, but hey im not complaining haha.
  11. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know the resolution? It's rarely mentioned but is just as important as ram and processor to me. Specifically the ppi.
  12. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    What people in here need to realize is that none of us here will buy this phone we all know better and are tech savy metro wants to bring more customers to lte and with phones like this and the motion they will do just that people that don't know better will see this zte as a high end lol just because of the screen size
  13. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    as far as screen resolution, i watch youtube videos on my motion and they're not pixelated or grainy at all. the 4.3" esteem has a ppi of 217 to the motion's 165. the different in real world video quality between the two is almost negligible. same with the connect thats 4" with ppi of 233. all 3 are more or less the same with the ppi being proportional to the screen sizes. though the connect will be brighter as it uses LCD tech while the esteem and motion have TFT.
  14. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    I can't agree with that. The difference in picture quality between the connect and esteem was huge for me. I don't know if it's to do with the brightness buti have both turned down to 25% at all times. My brother went from a connect to the motion and he says the screen sucks. He said its almost as if they were using old screens from flip phone days. Of course that might be an exaggeration but still...

    And seeing as how i didn't know anything about ppi back then, i would say my experience was real world.
  15. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    could be the fact that your bro doesnt like the size of it but as far as watching videos the motion and connect are basically the same, unless your bro is putting both screens right up to his face to really examine the pixels.

    again, because of the LCD NOVA screen the connect will be brighter but thats about it.
  16. storm21

    storm21 Well-Known Member

    last week you said in 3 weeks so i think you mean in 2 weeks time :D
  17. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Yes you are right sorry the next 2 weeks remember this is based on the insiders info I'm just a messenger lol but yeah within 2 weeks we shall see the beast :D
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  18. Speeds03

    Speeds03 Well-Known Member

    $200 flat for this phone should be the ideal price. Heck, the reason why I said that the LG Motion was priced right, was because it is priced under it's true value. This is certainly a priced ranged GOOD phone that would get people to switch from 1x to 4G. Which is what Metro wants but yet fails to realize.

    But, like Mike and others have said, they are trying to appeal to the masses. Not the tech savvy. For that we have the S3, which is what i'm waiting for. Then again, I can't help but feel bad about people buying into these whack azz phones. That's why I always try to get people to buy the LG motion and not the Lightray or the coolpad. - No I don't work for Metro, I'm just a good friend! ;)
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  19. PRkid

    PRkid Well-Known Member

    There's going to be a lot of mad customers that are gonna end up buying/bought these phones that recently came out, that have probably no idea that the S3 is gonna be available for Metro, soon. Can you imagine someone paying that much for the Lightray, then few weeks later the S3 drops? I would be pissed!
  20. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    Is it me or does it look exactly like the Ascend?

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    edit.....Shiny needs to use the search feature before posting :D
  21. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    They're both Chinese maybe that's why that might be more of an Chinese design
  22. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    I dont get why they are selling crappier phones for 200+ (IE This, Attain, Lightray ($460), Activa ($250 before rebates), etc etc) all running 2.3 but then have an Android 4.0 device for 150....Like WTH?


    PS shoulda loked more then 3 posts down :D Ahaha My baddddddd...Ima merge into yours :D;)
  23. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    True shiny but you know how metro rolls lol besides the ashtray the motion and the zte are priced right and of course the beast beats them all which btw are you getting the s3 we have a community for the s3 in the works :D
  24. Kid09

    Kid09 Well-Known Member

    It's a nice phone for what it's worth.
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