ZTE Atlas in the Test: Cheaper iPhone Clone

At the mass which then but yet something simple knitted ZTE Atlas iPhone format that is inside.

  1. ZTE Atlas in the test: Cheaper iPhone clone
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

This should be already a big coincidence if ZTE has inspired at least a little of Apple’s iPhone. Putting together the two candidates, they are practically identical. And so this is Atlas comfortably with one hand to operate.

Also ZTE decorated the black housing with a silver frame. In optics, the similarity ends however. Because the Atlas plays with a price of 150 euros-two leagues using the iPhone and offers an affordable first step into the world of Android.

Display: Brilliant display

According to the unit is also noticeably plastic proved not particularly scratch-resistant in the test. A gentle handling is therefore recommended. This is Atlas with 119 grams of easily in hand and pocket.

Pleasing: Despite the low price, ZTE bought his slip a good display, which although not particularly big with 3.5-inch diagonal, but brilliantly represents content through the high resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Individual pixels are no longer to detect with the naked eye, and so even small fonts appear razor sharp. In addition a strong lighting, which still neat to read the display even outdoors. However, the display is not optimal antireflective coating.

Operation: Android gingerbread in its purest form

What can be seen on the display? Android gingerbread (2.3.5) in its purest form, and it will be well – because for Android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich) the 600 MHz processor will be too weak. However, his power is sufficient for gingerbread.

The device responds quickly to inputs. With a current top model, is not to compare the pace of his work – it moves about quickly through the menu or the address book, the display shows a rapid leaves rather than a fluid scrolling. It can quite live.

Only typing of long texts require much concentration on the small, virtual typewriter keyboard. Easier, if you put the device in landscape mode and then a correspondingly larger keyboard available, which can be true with two thumbs.

Equipment: Solid basic equipment

In terms of hardware equipment now cheap models brought everything what is needed for a proper use. The nearly 2 GB of unallocated space can be extended here by micro-SD card; our test device was a 2 GB large memory card case.

Given that the Atlas supports no rapid transmission of data via HSUPA -. This works also with UMTS, if also somewhat slower – or the best, because most free Wi-Fi. Also, a GPS receiver is on board, and so, the free Google can be use navigation, which is an integral part of the Android operating system with the Atlas.

The camera is easy to knit, resolves with nominally 5 mega pixels and offers also an autofocus and an LED. However, due to lack of camera button, the auto focus can be not specifically controlled. The result: easy snapshots that fail also even out of focus. If you want a good camera, must spend more.

The hardware equipment added ZTE to software documents to go for viewing Office documents. Otherwise, the basic equipment of gingerbread is already well equipped in terms of software, the direct access to the Google play store with lots of apps is also available.

Laboratory measurement: Moderate endurance

ZTE Atlas

In the laboratory, which truncates ZTE Atlas similar to good as Tania. The sound on the phone is still slightly better, a tad bit reception worse. In the endurance, the bright screen and the compact design with a correspondingly small battery however have taken their toll.

The typical operating time at mixed-use is only good at four hours, while the Tania around 4:40 hours. For intensive use, this means: the Atlas must often already in the evening on the socket. The compact and equally cheap Android Smartphone says to whom must arrange it himself so.

Data sheet

Operating system Android 2.3.5
Processor / clock speed (MHz) Qualcomm MSM7227-T-1 / 600
internal memory (MB) 1800
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card 2 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.5
Resolution (PX) 480 x 800
Number of colors 261 thousand
Call list / language selection /
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 2 / /
Handsfree / mute /
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 4.9
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Google navigation.
Navi / route planner Full version /.
Dimensions in mm 115 x 58 x 10
Weight (grams) 119
Endurance D power (hours) 7:33 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 8:08
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 3:28
type. Endurance (hours) 3:54
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -1 /.


ENDURANCE (100) satisfactory 71
Endurance talk (35) 25
Persistence display mode (65) 46
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 99
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (40) 24
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 9
Camera (15) 5
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 106
Ease of handling 46
User interface 47
Processing quality 13
MEASUREMENTS (90) good 69
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 24
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 17
Acoustic measurements send (15) 15
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 13
tested in issue: 06/12
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 345