ZTE Racer is a fairly a successful model all around the world and it is marketed by China’s telecommunication giant, ZTE corporation. The phone is known by different names around the world but the specifications are more or less similar. The phone which was targeted at the entry level android smart phone has had a huge sales figure from its introduction in 2010 July.
ZTE Racer II is the latest update in the Racer series. This phone might be priced low but irrespective of the price tag the phone is feature packed. The white colored band design around the gloss plastic body gives a dash of style to the device. There is a rumor in the tech world that the reduction in price is clearly found in the body of the device and the screen. But the devices practicality and efficiency is well enough overcomes these statements. The phone has dimensions of 104 mm x 55.4 mm x 13.5 mm and weighs just 100 grams. This is amazingly light for a smart phone. You can put it in your pocket or carry it around and you won’t feel any discomfort or you won’t even know that you are carrying a phone with you.
ZTE Racer II has a 2.8 inch display. The display is TFT touch screen type and has a resolution of 240x 320 pixels that gives it about 143 ppi pixel densities. The screen offers 2, 56,000 colors too. The screen also has multi touch capability. There is a proximity sensor in the top portion of the phone. This is used to turn off the screen while attending a call to avoid accidental touching of the screen which can lead to a disconnected call. The accelerometer sensor in it can detect the orientation of the mobile and automatically rotates the screen to be in the portrait or landscape mode. There is a single camera in the device and it is of 3 mega pixels resolution. The camera can capture images of resolution of up to 2048x1536 pixels. This camera can record videos too and has Geo tagging capability.
The phone works using a Broadcom BCM2157 processor and it has a CPU clock speed of 500MHz.The system memory in the device is 256 MB and has 512 MB ROM. The storage memory can be increased to up to about 8GB by inserting microSD type memory cards. There is practically unlimited space for call entries as well as messages. SMS, MMS along with email and instant messaging features are available in the phone.
ZTE Racer II runs in android operating system. Android version in the device is android 2.2(Froyo).The connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth and the phone is also Wi-Fi enabled allowing it to access the net from a Wi-Fi zone. There is no infrared port and the Bluetooth version is 2.1.The built in GPS module in the phone offers assisted GPS service .That is it can guide you through unknown territory and find important locations in and around you. There is an inbuilt FM radio and music player in the phone. Music can be enjoyed via phones speakers or by connecting headset to the 3.5 mm audio jack provided. There are a lot of inbuilt games too in the device to ensure entertainment on the move. The phone is powered by an 1100mAh battery.