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Coming out of network-branded obscurity is a path that many mobile phone manufacturers are taking. HTC are now a major player in the mobile industry, and now Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE are hoping to follow suit.Entering into the extreme budget market, the ZTE Kis squares up against the Huawei Ascend G300, as well as against phones from more experienced and well-known manufacturers such as the Sony Xperia Tipo, LG Optimus L3 and the Motorola MotoSmart. 20 best mobile phones in the world todayThe ZTE Kis comes locked to Virgin, but at a rather respectable price of 59.99 with 12 months' free data on PAYG, ZTE are looking to really challenge the big guns. It also means they are clearly targeting first-time smartphone buyers, as well as students. Our model was white, but the Kis also comes in black. So, what do you get for your money? Bundled in the box comes just about everything you would expect. Phone? Check. Charger? Check. USB Cable? Headphones? Check and check. There's even a 2GB microSD card to help you store all your pictures and music.Looking at the ZTE Kis, you would have expected to pay a lot more.
The ZTE Kis is not the sleek, stylish Android smartphone that comes at a far higher price, but it is still charming, albeit chunky and good to hold in the hand. Its all-black body feels sturdy, as though it would survive a fall from your pocket, And the reverse side is soft, which feels good in the hand, while the metallic keys prove responsive in use. ZTE is proving a success in the mid-price and budget Android phone arena – and the Kis is its cheapest phone yet – at only 50 quid, you won't find many Android handsets at a lower price. It might be cheap but the Kis is still a proper smartphone – so you can go on the web using the Android browser. The problem is that the chip is pretty basic – and there's only 256MB of RAM onboard – so performance is really affected. We experienced a number of browser crashes, even when we were just trying to find a page, and complex web pages proved really slow to load, and juddery when scrolling through. Mind you, if you only need to look up train times or check sports results, it will do that just fine – and the screen is responsive enough. That responsiveness proves its worth when it comes to emailing and texting. Even though the display is only 3.5 inches, typing out long emails was easy on the virtual keyboard.