ZTE launches the Concord 2 on T-Mobile, ready to take on the Moto E

ZTE Concord 2 Top Macro

It’s mid-range mobile madness this week, and ZTE is the latest to announce an affordable Android smartphone option, the Concord 2. ZTE will be selling the Concord 2 through T-Mobile from today, and MetroPCS from May 19. The phone’s arrival comes very soon after Motorola launched the Moto E, a $130 Android 4.4 phone, and a 4G LTE version of the Moto G. Both are tough acts to follow, so what’s ZTE giving us?

The Concord 2 has a 4-inch display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is disappointing. The processor driving the phone is a Snapdragon 200 running at 1.2GHz, and there’s 1GB of RAM along with 4GB of internal storage space. This is the same as the Moto E. Where the Concord 2 improves over the Motorola phone is with the camera, which has 5-megapixels and an LED flash, a feature lacking on the Moto E.

ZTE Concord 2 RearThe feature list continues with a MicroSD card slot, an 1820mAh battery for six hours of talktime, almost no Android customization, plus a dual microphone setup for improved call quality. The phone, which apparently has a chassis partly made from aluminum, measures 10.9mm thick and weighs 124 grams. If you’re wondering why you should select the Concord 2 over the Moto E, then the presence of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ connectivity may sway you. If you’re set on a 4G Motorola phone, the new LTE Moto G has been priced at $220, and comes with an improved specification over the ZTE phone and the Moto E.

We’re still waiting for confirmation of the ZTE Concord 2’s price when connected to T-Mobile, although we know it won’t have any up front cost at all. If you select MetroPCS, then expect to pay $40 per month on its no-contract plan.

Product Review

It's so fast it has a clip-on fan. But the Asus ROG phone isn't just for gamers

Is a gaming smartphone only something a mobile gamer should consider buying? In the case of the Asus ROG Phone, the good news is the device is so capable, and a genuinely impressive all-rounder, that everyone should take a closer look…

Motorola Moto G7: Here’s everything we know

The Moto G6 range is still relatively new to the market, but rumors have already started about the Moto G7, which is expected some time in 2019. Apparently, a G7 Power version will be joining the G7, G7 Play, and G7 Plus.

Verizon has made its first 5G video call … with a phone that’s already out

Verizon has announced that it has successfully made its first video call, using a smartphone that's already available: The Motorola Moto Z3. To make the call, Verizon used the 5G Moto Mod.

Stay connected with the Surface Go LTE Advanced, coming November 20 for $679

The new Surface Go LTE Advanced model delivers benefits for anyone who is looking to enjoy LTE coverage and stay connected on Windows 10 when traveling on the road or away from home.

The Best Black Friday Deals from Best Buy in 2018

We've been hard at work assembling all the best Black Friday deals Best Buy offers in 2018 and putting them in one place to save you time and money this holiday season. From laptops to TVs, game consoles to smart speakers and much more…
Social Media

Addicted to Instagram? Its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help

Ever get that nagging feeling you're spending too much time on Instagram? Well, a new "activity dashboard" has a bunch of features designed to help you better control how you use the addictive photo-sharing app.

Four fake cryptocurrency apps were listed on the Google Play Store

It is a dangerous time to be going after crytocurrency on Android. Four bogus cryptocurrency apps were spotted on the Google Play Store this week, according to a report from cybersecurity researcher Lukas Stefanko. 

Best iPhone 7 Plus screen protectors to shield your big, beautiful display

Cracked screens are expensive to replace. Fortunately for you, we've rounded up what's available in terms of protection for Apple's large iPhone 7 Plus. Here are the best screen protectors you can buy.

New sensor from L’Oréal tracks UV exposure to keep your skin safe from the sun

L'Oréal has announced a new wearable sensor that attaches to your clothing and can track ultraviolet light. The sensor uses NFC instead of Bluetooth -- meaning it doesn't need a battery to work properly.

Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices

Uber launched a new loyalty program today called Uber Rewards. It offers frequent riders credits to Uber Eats, car upgrades, and the ability to lock in prices on their most traveled routes.

15 tips for keeping your vault-dwellers alive in ‘Fallout Shelter’

The wasteland can be an unfriendly place, if you don't know what you're doing. Here are 15 tips that will help your vault thrive in Fallout Shelter, including information on questing.

Black Friday 2018: The best deals so far

Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year, and it will be here before you know it. If you can't wait until November 23 to start formulating a shopping plan, we've got you covered.

T-Mobile's new Revvl 2, Revvl 2 Plus are now available for purchase

Last year, T-Mobile launched its own line of branded smartphones. As a follow-up to their predecessors, the carrier has unveiled the Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus -- complete with a sleeker design. Here's everything you need to know.

How to take great photos with the Pixel 3, the best camera phone around

You’ve scored yourself a new Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, and you want to take advantage of that incredible camera. We’ve got everything you need to know right here about how to snap the best photos with your Pixel 3.