Apart from the two entry-level android phones, the ZTE Skate and ZTE Light Tab 2 were also revealed in the launch last week at a hotel in EDSA. The ZTE skate was the flagship carrier of the ZTE brand while the Light Tab 2 will be the one to clash with other tablets. Though both of them are said to be the brand carrier, they don’t have those killer specs that will turn people’s heads around. Let’s find out more below.


The ZTE Skate flaunts a 4.3-inch Capacitive screen for beautiful display, 1GHz for a smooth operation, a 512MB of RAM for multi-tasking and 5MP camera for random snapshots.  According to ZTE Philippines president, James Chen – “We at ZTE are extremely enthusiastic about the launch of the Skate smartphone in the Philippines”. “The Skate is a building block upon the success of our Blade model and is an important step forward for ZTE’s entry into the middle-to-high end smartphone market”.

Indeed, the Skate is a successor of the ZTE Blade which skyrocketed into popularity with a large user base. The same deficiency applies to the unit which is the low battery capacity despite of the big screen.

ZTE Skate Specifications

  • 4.3-Inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm processor
  • 512 MB RAM, 4GB micro SD pre-installed, supports up to 32GB
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSPDA/UMTS 900/2100MHz or 850/1900MHz, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 7.2 mbps
  • 11.35 mm (slim)  Thickness
  • 5 MP rear facing camera with LED flash
  • Li-Ion 1400 mAh Standard battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot

Meanwhile, the ZTE Light Tab 2 carries a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 3MP main camera and VGA front camera, and support for 3G/HSDPA. However, with the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Google Nexus Tablet, this gadget will have a very hard time competing with other biggies.

ZTE Light Tab 2 V9A Specifications

  • Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, Adreno 205
  • 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density), LCD capacitive touchscreen,
  • 600 x 1024 pixels
  • 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM,  4 GB microSD pre-installed, supports up to 32GB
  • 3.0 MP Back Camera
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Video Calling: 12 fps
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE  900/1800/1900MHz
    HSDPA/UMTS  900/2100MHz or 850/1900MHz, HSDPA 14.4MBPS, HSUPA 7.2MBPS
  • Built in Dolby Mobile Sound Technology
  • Document viewer, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, SNS integration, FM radio, with A-GPS support,
  • 202 x 122 x 12.6 mm, 389 g,  Touch-sensitive controls
  • 7 hours Talk time
  • 300h Standby
  • Li-Ion 3400 mAh

The ZTE Skate will be available in the Philippines with a price of Php13,990 while the ZTE Light Tab 2 will sell for Php15,990. Given the price level of ZTE Light Tab 2, this will definitely be a hard-fought game for them in the tablet battle. The same goes for ZTE Skate as they are still both on Gingerbread and does not have impressive specs with their price tag.

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