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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.

For

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

Against

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

Music and video are catered for in a special hub all of their own on the ZTE Tania. You can scroll around to see the library of onboard videos - including any you've downloaded and any you've captured locally - listen to music and podcasts and use the FM radio that's built into the smartphone.

The music and video hub, incidentally, also includes a link out to the Marketplace, which includes a range of tunes broken down into different genres.

ZTE Tania review

To get your own music onto the ZTE Tania you need to connect to Zune and synchronise it across. It's not a terrible pain, but if you're the kind of person who prefers simple drag and drop via the Windows File Explorer, or microSD card-swapping, it may rankle.

ZTE Tania review

It's great to have an FM radio on the phone, but for some bizarre reason it isn't possible to play radio through the handset's speaker. This is a Windows Phone standard feature, and one that really needs fixing.

ZTE Tania review

One thing that really annoyes us with regard to the ZTE Tania's media handling is that it has a mere 4GB of internal storage and no microSD card support.

The latter is a fact of life for all Windows Phone handsets currently, but if you are a media fan you may not be too happy about it.

Let us add to your woes by saying that our review handset reported just 2.89GB of total available storage.