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ZTE Mimosa X Price And Review

By on April 20, 2012

In China, ZTE is a telecommunications giant but outside its home country the mobile phone manufacturer has to play second fiddle to other Asian powerhouses like Sony, Samsung, HTC and LG. The Mimosa X is the latest smartphone launched by ZTE and is an attempt to steal the thunder of other Android-totting smartphones by fitting a beautifully-crafted body with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system from Android.

ZTE has been quite aggressive in launching a slew of mobile phones in the UK market hoping to capture a larger chunk of share in the booming smartphone arena. So, we are very keen to find out how Mimosa X performs.

ZTE Mimosa X Review

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Features of ZTE Mimosa X

ZTE has given the device many additional features which are targeted at audio/video aficionados and they include Dolby sound, advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP), digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility which can be used for sharing content, in-built gyroscope and twin microphones. It will be interesting to see how the Mimosa X measures up to similar smartphones, including the Beats Audio-equipped HTC Sensation XE.

Design

The ZTE Mimosa X is a big handset with a screen resolution of 540×960 pixels. The size of the screen is approximately 4.3 inches which makes the smartphone not very comfortable for people with tiny hands. The Mimosa X mirrors the looks of the company’s Tania, a Windows Phone-based smartphone.

ZTE Mimosa X

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So, instead of Tania’s three buttons at the bottom of the screen, what we have on the chin of the Mimosa X are the usual quartet of buttons which are typically seen on smartphones running on Android Gingerbread operating system, which is odd because Google has deleted all physical buttons and keys from its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs on Ice Cream Sandwich operating sytem.

Display

The ZTE Mimosa has a high definition (HD) capacitive touchscreen having a resolution of 540×960 pixels. This makes the resolution better than that on a budget smartphone but it doesn’t come close to what the Sony Xperia S boasts of: a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels.

Software

The ZTE Mimosa runs on the latest Android operating system: Ice Cream Sandwich. It is strange but Ice Cream Sandwich has become some kind of holy grail for fans of Android platform as only very few devices running on Android have it as the operating system. Full marks to ZTE then for offering this operating system. But over the Ice Cream Sandwich sits ZTE’s own software skin, which was absent from the Skate, which is a budget Android phone from the manufacturer.

The skin is very similar to the user-interface seen on the HTC Sense and adds quite a number of useful features to the Android OS on the ZTE Mimosa. There are some phones out there which have skins which slow down operations and some have more than required features which become quite annoying for the user.

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Hardware

Of late ZTE has been making a lot of noise about the what hardware is fitted on the Mimosa. It has a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor and a NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem. ZTE boasts that this the first time a smartphone is fitted with this combination and makes the phone perform outstandingly and at the same time ensures that the battery life is long.

Camera

The camera on the ZTE Mimosa X is an average-looking 5 mega-pixel unit along with a flash. The front of the phone has a 0.3MP camera, which is used primarily for making video calls.

Connectivity

For connectivity, the ZTE Mimosa X has WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a proximity sensor and an accelerator.

Sum Up & Price of ZTE Mimosa X

The ZTE Mimosa X will most likely be a budget smartphone, despite having the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and a big screen. ZTE has always made it known that it wants the Mimosa to compete in the mainstream smartphone market and being an underdog, it will be, in all likelihood, priced keenly to make it competitive.

So, expect this smartphone to be easy on your pocket. The ZTE Mimosa X will be out in the second quarter of this year. Offered at the right price and without needing to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, like other phones, the Mimosa X has all the features it needs to become a success. However, it will interesting to see how ZTE’s own user-interface integrates with the Ice Cream Sandwich. The price of the ZTE Mimosa X is expected to be less than $200.

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