ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005RMY1JM
  • Item model number: Score
By : ZTE
List Price : $129.99
Price : $69.88
You Save : $60.11 (46%)
ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Enjoy wireless freedom with the Android-powered ZTE Score prepaid mobile phone from Cricket, which offers nationwide coverage, no contracts, and no hidden fees. And with Cricket's PAYGo $55 Muve plan, you'll enjoy unlimited music downloads directly to your phone--no syncing, no streaming.

Powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, you'll have access to up to 250,000 Android apps. It keeps your favorite websites, games and videos running smoothly. It also gives you plenty of options to customize your screens as creatively as you want.

It boasts fast 3G speeds, a 600 MHz processor, 3.5-inch multi-touch display, and Wi-Fi networking for connecting to home, business, and on-the-go hotspots. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (a 4 GB card is included), 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 4 hours of talk time.

Key Specifications

Vital Statistics

The ZTE Score weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 4.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches. Its 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time. It runs on 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What's in the Box

ZTE Score handset, rechargeable battery, travel/USB charger, 4 GB microSD card (3 GB dedicated for Muve Music downloads + 1 GB for user downloads), quick start guide

Muve Music

Music lovers can now purchase a monthly wireless service that includes unlimited music (full track downloads, ringtones and ringback tones) plus nationwide talk, text, and web via the $55 Muve Music plan from Cricket. There are no download fees or monthly music subscription costs--it's all included in the monthly flat rate.

When you're ready to turn off your tunes and talk instead, you've got 1000 minutes of U.S. calling, plus unlimited text, picture and video messaging. Stay connected with Google Mobile Services, full HTML browsing and exclusive Android features, including access to apps from the Android Market. Plus, you get caller ID, voicemail, call waiting, 3-way calling, and up to 500 MB of data available at 3G speeds.

With Muve Music, Cricket has eliminated the complexity found with other digital music services--there are no cables, no drivers and no synching required. Everything happens over Cricket's nationwide 3G network to deliver a robust music experience to music lovers on the go. The service has an ever-growing music library of millions of recordings featuring artists from 55 record labels.

The Muve Music plan includes the following features:


Because plans are pay-as-you-go, you have to top-up your Cricket PAYGo account balance in order to have funds available to use Cricket PAYGo services. When you receive your phone, go to mycricket.com to activate service. While there, you can enroll in auto top-up, which automatically adds funds to your account each month, or you can choose to buy top-up cards and PINs at locations nationwide or dial PAY on your phone to top-up with your credit or debit card.

Topping-up can also extend your Cricket PAYGo account expiration date, which applies to all funds in your Cricket PAYGo account. Each top-up makes those funds available for use for a limited time. When you top-up, your account expiration date is reset to a new expiration date based on your top-up amount or your current expiration date, whichever is later.

About Cricket

With a commitment to predictability, simplicity and value, Cricket offers a simple, affordable, flat-rate wireless solution featuring nationwide talk, U.S. long distance, Mobile Web services, data and messaging over a nationwide, 3G network. Cricket service is easy for everyone to use, since there is no complicated phone bill at the end of the month, and easy for everyone to purchase, since long-term contracts and credit checks are not required.

Android Gingerbread Operating System

The ZTE Score runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread)--the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Vitality also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration

  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News ; Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

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ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)


Technical Details

  • 3G-enabled, Android-powered smartphone with 3.5-inch multi-touch display; pay as you go with no contracts from Cricket
  • Compatible with Muve Music monthly plan with unlimited music, ringtone, and ringback tone downloads
  • Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; personal and corporate e-mail
  • Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time; released in August, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, travel/USB charger, 4 GB microSD card, quick start guide
ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

Costumer Reviews

Spec says:

Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB (4 GB card included).

First, ZTE's tech support claims expandable to 16GB. When I tried putting in 8 and 16GB cards, the phone did not recognize them. And when I tried to format them, will only format as 2GB.

Cricket tech support claims that a special dual-partitioned card is required since this phone was made specifically for their "MUVE MUSIC" service, but can't even find me a Cricket Corporate Store where I can buy one, and neither is this special card listed for sale on their website.

Unfortunately this is kind of a bait and switch program through Cricket. While the phone is exceedingly cheap, the owner is forced into the $55 plan as the $25, $35 and $45 plans are 'not compatible' with this phone.

Alas. The better plans are still with Boost or Virgin.


ZTE X500 Score Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)


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