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Old 02-28-2017, 08:08 AM   #91
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My son just bought the Tracfone ZTE Citrine ($29.99 at Target and elsewhere) to replace his broken Sansa media player. It was cheaper to get a phone than any decent media player these days, if you can even find one.
8GB, MicroSD expandable 4" screen, Android 5.1, and most notably for the phones at this price, two cameras so he can video chat.

So far, he's loving it. It performs better than I expected for a $30 phone, and so he's doing more game playing than audio listening right now.

I'm pleasantly surprised that for $30, with no activation required, we can get a device like this. Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, and even with only 8GB (and shifting some stuff to the SD card) he has a gaggle of apps installed.
And if we want to, we can even activate it as a phone.

I doubt I'll even bother buying him a case for protection. Hopefully by the time he breaks it, we'll be able to get an even better device even cheaper.
(I don't WANT it to be disposable, but it seems like the better value play.)


Would you still recommend this phone for audiobooks in the car?


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Old 02-28-2017, 08:56 AM   #92
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Would you still recommend this phone for audiobooks in the car?
Yes, as a matter of fact, he tried it with my bluetooth car stereo and via the 3.5mm aux cord in my car for the first time this weekend. it's proved impressively adequate. The output volume seemed a little low compared to my phone, but we just had to turn the car stereo a little louder to compensate
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Yes, as a matter of fact, he tried it with my bluetooth car stereo and via the 3.5mm aux cord in my car for the first time this weekend. it's proved impressively adequate. The output volume seemed a little low compared to my phone, but we just had to turn the car stereo a little louder to compensate


Awesome! My droid x won't charge anymore so I'll be picking this up. Tyvm


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Old 03-01-2017, 10:50 AM   #94
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Just stay away from the ZTE Maven II. It's a piece of junk. I got it for free and now I know why AT&T gave them away during Xmas.

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Old 03-01-2017, 04:29 PM   #95
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What's it doing? I got one, which my daughter has mainly been using with Spotify. Is it not worth activating as a phone?
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What's it doing? I got one, which my daughter has mainly been using with Spotify. Is it not worth activating as a phone?
The sensor is really messed on it as a phone. The screen is cheap so unresponsive or misinterprets touches. It garbles on calls people can't understand your words half the time. I am having to restart it just to fix the sensor bug. It has sync issues too.

I have to use a call lock app just to talk on it otherwise it just goes nuts with the screen.

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The sensor is really messed on it as a phone. The screen is cheap so unresponsive or misinterprets touches.
No touch or screen problems on my daughter's phone. It has not yet been used for calls or texts, although I will activate it soon and find out. (Well maybe not til the end of April).

My issue with this phone is that apps can't be moved to the SD card. And it's only got 8GB internal. That is severely limiting.

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No touch or screen problems on my daughter's phone. It has not yet been used for calls or texts, although I will activate it soon and find out. (Well maybe not til the end of April).

My issue with this phone is that apps can't be moved to the SD card. And it's only got 8GB internal. That is severely limiting.


Why can't apps be moved?


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Android 6 Marshmallow doesn't allow it (though I might be able to do something about that, if this phone will allow "adoptable storage")
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I have no idea what your particular phone allows, but Android 6 Marshmallow absolutely does allow it. I just did it. Not all apps allow it, though.
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It probably does allow it. Does it erase what's stored on the card when you do it? I should do it, regardless.
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I know my Moto E has annoying lollipop. You have to move the apps to SD Everytime it updates. It really is the only thing I don't like about this phone.

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Apparently, the ZTE Maven 2 is one of the phones that does not allow adopting the SD card to internal storage.
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