ZTE Merit


The ZTE Merit features a 3.5" touchscreen for bright and clear web browsing and messaging. A 5MP camera and video recorder lets you document your life on the go. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor ensure a fast, intuitive response.

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Hot Features


  • Android 2.3 OS
  • Access to over 450,000 Apps
  • Advanced GPS Capabilities

Other Key Features


  • 3.5" Touchscreen
  • 5MP Camera/Video Recorder
  • 3G/WiFi Connectivity
  • 600MHz Processor



Customer Reviews

This phone makes me sad every day. Review by Brandy
A friend of mine bought this phone for me. It was cheap so I should have known but I thought "how bad could it be?" Don't buy this phone. Every day you will say "why? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?"

It doesn't automatically move things you download to the SD card. The internal memory is less than 1gb, I think. You will have to do...things to get your apps to move to the SD card and even then they still have to be downloaded to the internal memory before they can be moved. Without apps your internal memory will still say "144mb(or so) used, 18mb free" that might be enough to download an app, move it, download another, move it, etc. But "google play serivces" randomly just has it's cache go up to like 15mb and your phone will flash the "low on memory!" every 5 minutes. Clear it all you want, it'll still say "low on memory!" within the next five minutes because google play services won't stop doing whatever it's doing. You can force stop it, google play services doesn't care. It'll restart itself. No matter what you do, you always have 30 or less mb and it will be popping up at the top of your phone to remind you of how terrible your free mb's are. Don't buy this phone, unless you want to cry every day. (Posted on 6/14/2015)

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Design Type Smartphone
Form Factor Candy Bar
Height 4.57"
Width 2.46"
Depth 0.5"
Weight 4.48 oz
Color Black
Display Physical Size 3.5"
Resolution: Width 320
Resolution: Height 480
Technology HVGA 262K TFT Capacitive Touch
Platform OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera Main Resolution 5.0 MP
Video Capture Camcorder
Processor CPU 600 MHz Qualcomm
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Talk Time* Up to 5.8 hours
Standby Time* Up to 10 days
Wireless Charging No

*Actual times vary because some features & applications may use more power

Memory Internal 512MB RAM/512MB ROM
Expandable MicroSD, up to 32GB
Networks Frequencies HSPA/UMTS:850/1900/2100 MHz - GSM:850/900/1800/1900 MHz - GPRS:EDGE
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Audio & Video Audio Format MP3, AAC+
Video Format MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Messaging Features SMS, MMS, IM, Email
Accessory Compatibility Hearing Aid Compliance M3/T3
Text Telephone (TTY) Compatibility Yes

Support Overview

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ZTE Merit Quick Start Guide (English - PDF - 6.92MB)

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ZTE Merit User Guide (Spanish - PDF - 6.35MB)

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