MetroPCS offering the ZTE Score M as an affordable smartphone

ZTE is not necessarily your Android manufacturer of choice, but they offer affordable devices. Those not willing to pocket out many Benjamins for a smartphone now have another option – the ZTE Score M from MetroPCS.

It is the same low-end ZTE Score that Cricket released last year. The device comes with 600 MHz processor, a 3.5-inch display, Android 2.3 and a 3.2 MP camera.

The device didn’t manage to get any great reactions last year, and it definitely won’t in today’s market. But the $50 price point (after mail-in rebate) might be enough to convince new smartphone adopters and pocket-conscious individuals. It could also be a good device to give to your children.

“There is an increasing number of consumers that see how the functionality of a smartphone will enhance their lives, but still may not be prepared to commit fully to a costly device. Working with MetroPCS to offer these customers the ZTE Score M will allow them to have the smartphone experience at an incredible value.” – Lixin Cheng, ZTE USA CEO

Considering the options, even within MetroPCS, we don’t see many of these flying off the shelves. But another option is always good. Would any of you consider a device like this?

[Source: MetroPCS Via: Android Guys]

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  • KOLIO

    For $50 & having the luxury of not being tied to a long-term contract,phones like this are the perfect introduction to ANDROID.

    • chuckles87

      I remember i started with a used moto cliq xt bought off some chick at work i was tired of my blackberrys 2g speeds

  • http://Phandroid Pnutt916

    Hell no!

  • Rohan

    And I got my galaxy tab for 300bucks and my droid 3 aand xperia play for free. Hmmmm…

    • Ben Kapferer

       There is a difference between the prices of contract-free phones and on-contract phones. No-contract carriers can’t subsidize the value of a phone as well as contract carriers can, so prices of phones are naturally higher.