Maxfone ZT1 is a touch screen phone which looks like an iPhone 4 that went on a pizza binge. Just on the looks alone, there could be a patent troll lurking from Apple. Maxfone can either wait for its action or it can breathe easy totally. Because Apple is too busy with HTC and ilk trying to eat Android manufacturers one piece at a time.
Going beyond the looks of Maxfone ZT1, it is a dual SIM phone (GSM+GSM) with long battery life. As per the spec sheet, it is a dual battery (1300mAH). Which could either mean you get an extra battery or an additional battery is tucked under ZT1’s chubby belly.
Maxfone ZT1 has a 3.2 inch touch screen (capacitive or resistive is not known), has a 2 megapixel camera and a front-facing camera (more about this later), 500 phone book entries, high music speaker, voice recorder, Wireless FM, music player and Bluetooth. It doesn’t have WiFi or 3G.
Apps on the phone include Opera browser, Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Yahoo messenger. ZT1 also supports Java.
What the heck is the front-facing camera for?
One of the features of the phone is the front-facing camera. The spec sheet also mentions video chatting as one of ZT1’s features. Sure no problem with that. But just tell me how can I do that? There is no 3G and there is no WiFi. The only real connection this phone has with the outside world is via 2G and Bluetooth. We all know how effective those are in handling just voice calls and small data transfers.
2 ways to use the front-facing camera :
- Video chat with yourself. There has to be an app for that but it’s just you so you can see yourself and talk.
- Take your own pictures. This is one of my pastimes when no one is around. I have hard time getting good pictures with the rear camera on my iPhone (the real one).
The front-facing camera is not useless after all. Do you have any suggestions for ZT1’s front-facing camera?
Maxfone ZT1 costs Rs. 4900.
PostScript : The spec sheet also says something called 3GP. I’m not sure what that means.