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ZTE Tania review

ZTE's low-cost Windows Phone packs a 4.3-inch touchscreen and 5MP camera

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Our Verdict

A budget handset that has obvious compromises for the cash... but still worth a look.


  • Good battery life
  • Large screen
  • Low price
  • Great Office software


  • Poor screen quality
  • Disappointing camera
  • 4GB internal storage

The ZTE Tania has a range of apps pre-installed that deliver the kinds of things you'd expect from a smartphone. You've got alarms, a calculator and a calendar among them.

There's also the Office hub that's exclusive to Windows Phone. This gives you access to Mobile versions of OneNote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the device, as well as synchronisation to SkyDrive.

ZTE Tania review

If you are a business user you can also access SharePoint services, and there's also access to Office 365 if you are a subscriber to that. There's nothing like pushing at your own brand, Microsoft!

ZTE Tania review

This being a Microsoft Windows Phone handset there's Bing Maps here rather than Google Maps. We've already noted its ability to find local places of interest, and its connection to Internet Explorer, which helps with searches.

ZTE Tania review

Bing Maps can also provide driving direction between one place and another.

This is all much of a muchness with other Windows Phone smartphones and what there isn't anything ZTE adds to help differentiate the ZTE Tania from the rest of the bunch.

ZTE Tania review

Still, the Marketplace's offerings are growing all the time, and it's well worth a scout around for games and more to help you pass the time or be more productive.