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Verizon Prepaid - ZTE Cymbal 4G with 4GB Memory Prepaid Cell Phone - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone if you want things simple

    Posted
    Will322017
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Now I'm mainly an android user. I haven't had a flip phone in ages. So I decided to take a chance on the ZTE Cymbal LTE. And if anything its def a back up phone for sure. But its a lot better than the Samsung Gusto 3 phone. MUCH larger 2.8 inch screen. Its a much bigger screen than you realize if youre not used to a big screen. Theres also 4GB of memory HOWEVER, when checking the ACTUAL memory its about 1.25-1.26GB of memory. But either way that's awesome for a flip phone. And theres 512MB of RAM. That's awesome most basic flip phones don't even have that much ram. And theres It has a 2MP camera which is actually not that bad. It can even record up to 720p HD. Yes it not only takes pictures but ALSO takes video. That totally surprised me. The quality of the video and pictures knowing that its a flip phone actually surprised me. Not bad quality. Now some people with no brains will prob say the camera is total garbage and this and that and don't have the brain cells to realize its a flip phone and not an android phone with more advanced cameras. Also theres few options for picture/video resolutions which is nice and other picture options for your liking. Now whats really neat about this ZTE phone is that the menus and the Settings are very android-like. Meaning how youd see them on an android phone are very similar. Obviously not the same but it makes it feels like an android experience. Now heres the other neat thing that I didn't expect. Below the 4-way directional buttons you three buttons right above the keypad. From left to right you have what looks like two windows, those are Recent windows. Pretty cool. Just like an android phone. And you use the Up and Down navigational buttons to sort through then and a button to click Clear All. The camera is in the middle and then the Clear/go back button. Very simple phone. In terms of speed its a Snapdragon 210 1.1ghz processor. Pretty awesome. Some lag but nothing major. There is HD Voice but never really tried that. I made a call or two and the quality is outstanding I think. Sending texts and pics takes almost no time at all. Now as for the My Verizon app don't bother. It wont let you get into it. I tried many times. Youd have to use your PC to get on your account. The internet is a little slow but not bad for an LTE phone. As for basic phone plans? like the $30 plan? forget it. Because its an LTE phone you're only gonna be able to get the $40 and up android plans. Fine by me. Anyways its an amazing phone. Oh and the 1,500 mAh battery does last. Whether youre new to phones or want something for your kid and don't want them with an android phone this will work excellent. Does the basics. Nothing complicated. Or you want something basic and don't want the expensive phones. This will work great for you. Its def worth it in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Posted
    TomPettyNationMember
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is a horrible flip phone. The surface is so slick it is not easily opened. Simple functions reouire numerous steps to complete, such as pulling up a contact to make a phone call. People you call complain they cannot hear you, it sounds like you are at the end of a tunnel, you are echoeing, and it goes on and on. I bought this as a second phone to place on a cheap calling plan. I'm throwing it in the trash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST flip phone EVER!

    Posted
    Geekmaster92
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    WOW! The specs on this flip phone are impressive! I don't use this as my phone to make / receive calls on. I use it as an MP3 player and for other basic features. Love the fact that it has a MicroSD slot which means I can play / store all of my music on it. And the processor speed, performance and battery life is WICKET fast and impressive for a flip phone! I never knew that a quad-core processor could be put in a flip phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Less than 1 year and does not work

    Posted
    Missjjc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased this phone for my mom since she is not into smart phones, 8 months in and the phone does not work anymore. My mom can't really hear when people call and talk and people on the other line have trouble hearing her to. It sounds like the phone is breaking up and it sounds like she is in an area that does not have service, when she has plenty of service. I would not recommend this phone to a friend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor phone

    Posted
    NG77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After using it for one month, certain functions stopped working. I was able to receive calls, but the caller was unable up hear me. Texting wasn't writing so well either. I'd have to press a letter several times until it would finally appear on the screen. After one month of usage without dropping it at all, this should not happen. Very disappointed. Waste of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great basic phone

    Posted
    ihavehazeleyez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My daughter works at camp ernst and in the valley she doesn't grey a signal with her other phone so so she bought this phone and hasn't had any trouble since she works with kids she needsto be able to call if she needs help with a injured child or to be able to hwyy in contact with her family in case of emergencies. Plus she loves that it's basic has a wide screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slow and complicated

    Posted
    SouthSam7
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is probably the worst phone I've picked up in 5 years or more. Not intuitive. Complicated menu. Very slow to respond to selections. I'm surprised at all the decent ratings. It's almost like they are reviewing a different phone. Rather than get this phone, I would switch carriers. This is for my mother and it has made her so stressed out. I'm pretty tech savvy and I hate the thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good starter phone

    Posted
    MCBailey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought it for my mother in law and this is her first phone. Phone was not complicated it takes you back in those times when Nokia released the camera phones. However activating the prepaid account was too complicated for a first time user in her 60’s. Sad but true it took 2 hours to activate a cdma phone because the options are android, windows and Apple OS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WORST PHONE EVER

    Posted
    ConcernedConsumer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had a number of phones, both clamshell and smart, but this "phone" is not even sufficient to make/receive phone calls! Everything sounds garbled - voicemail, calls, etc. It is not a carrier/reception issue. Would not recommend you buy this for any reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk phone

    Posted
    Brandyb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The phone didnt even fully function until the 30 day prepaid plan was due to expire.front display stopped working after two weeks, took forever to get it activated. My husband decided to go back to his other flip phone bc of the poor quality of this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price!

    Posted
    RUBYL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this phone for my son who is hard on phones and this phone can hold up to his clumsiness. It works well and is a great size for just dropping into your pocket for safe keeping. The sound quality is very clear no matter where you are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good phone

    Posted
    Billy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This phone is hard to navigate. It comes with a sim card but you must also buy a memory card. The phone has a terrible microphone, no access to any drafts you might have and you can't enlarge the letters and numerals to a size that's easy to read.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Back in time .

    Posted
    Socaldude805

    I really don't see the point of going back to the early 90s in technology I mean did a group of old people get together and demands back with the flip phones or something what's going on I'm very confused you're supposed to move technology forward not backwards come on guys

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent basic phone

    Posted
    Themom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased this phone for my partner. This is a very good basic phone for an excellent price. It is easy to operate and the screen is bright and clear. He is very pleased with the strong signal and clear reception

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product with Verizon 4g for price

    Posted
    Gerrym
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Previous flip phone I used for freeze alarm call out no longer supported by Verizon because it was 3g. Needed cheap 4g flip phone that works well prepaid for 3 months and this was best deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    terrible phone

    Posted
    rosie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    the phone could not be activated which was a waste of my time to make several phone calls and not have a cell phone which I needed as I am a senior and live alone and when I walk and shop I need the phone for safety purposes

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good phone for old guy

    Posted
    clancy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted something easy that would allow me to stay in touch-service was good and calling was easy. If I was better at using it I would give it a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Phone

    Posted
    SomebodyAsk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Father- in-law needed a new flip phone. The smartphone is not an option at their age. He claims he doesn't like the phone but it's better than paying $200 for a new flip phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never worked right

    Posted
    Slightredneck
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this phone for my senior mother. We never could understand her speaking. Sent to the manufacturer for repair, was not any better. Stay away!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for a good price

    Posted
    ydna
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a good camera for the price. The quality is good. The sound is clear and the voice is clear. It is locked into Verizon, so you have to use that network.

    I would recommend this to a friend