Deal on ZTE Quartz AndroidWear2.0, just $96 at TMobile

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We have not reviewed this ourselves, but this DEAL is too good not to post!

The ZTE is available from TMobile for just $96! That’s right $96 OUT THE DOOR!

For under a Benjamin the ZTE Quartz gets you:

Display 1.4-inch AMOLED
400 x 400 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
RAM 768 MB
Storage 4 GB
Battery 500 mAh
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi (802.11) b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Network GSM/EDGE 850/1900
HSPA 850/1900/AWS
Audio Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sounds and notifications
Water resistance IP67
Software Android Wear 2.0
Dimensions and weight 46 x 46 x 14.5 mm
89 g

So I will point out what it does NOT have:

  • LTE

It also has a crap band. But it’s swappable, it uses standard 22mm straps, so you can add anything from international orange to leather!

At $192 (Twice the price) PCMag said:

The Quartz marks ZTE’s first foray into smartwatches, and while it gets the price right for Android Wear, it still has some kinks to work out.

PCWorld said the following at $192:

ZTE Quartz watch review: The Best Android Wear value, plain and simple
The ZTE Quartz is a big and somewhat pedestrian entry into the Android Wear 2.0 fray, but you won’t find a better 3G watch for the money.

AndroidAuthrority had a different take at the near $200 price point:

An inexpensive Android Wear watch that’s too cheap to recommend

  • Rubber strap is thick, uncomfortable, and feels like a toy
  • No 4G LTE connectivity
  • No rotating side button for navigation
  • No heart rate monitor
  • No NFC

But then closed:

The ZTE Quartz is a good smartwatch, but it’s certainly not great. The rubber strap is horrendous, the casing is a tad chunky, and the lack of 4G LTE connectivity might turn some users away. With that said, performance is solid, and the low price point is something that’s hard to pass up. But if you need an Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatch for around $200, you might have better luck with an older Android Wear device that’s on sale.

XDA-Developer Quartz announcement. No Hacks on XDA yet, but time till tell, especially as hackers get their hands on a sub $100 Android Wear 2.0 Watch!

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Ben C

First phone: Wall-mounted rotary dial. First cellphone: Motorola StarTac (dozens of antennas) First Android: Droid Incredible: rooted, ended up on CM Current: Essential PH-One (Now Defunct) Fun stuff: dad, photographer, dog-owner, Subaru and Volvo owner, water and nature lover.

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