Elena Guerrero: Thank you so much for this comparison! One question...how does the picture
quality compare for the phones? Does one take better pictures than the
cmod doesgames: Rather zte valet im buying that or hauwei glory do review or someone tell
me wich ones better plZ reply or respond plz
dave gale: good review, thanks much. Is there a way to tell which tracfones run on
Verizon like these phones do? Thanks Dave
Holistic Health & Living: Most people would automatically assume that the Samsung had to be better,
but you're right. The ZTE Valet is a much better deal.
John Boy: Thanks for the review. You may be one of only a few that can pronounce
Valet correctly. Your review had all the information I was needing, real
worlds stuff. I have been torn between the 2 phones for a while. You
helped me make up my mind, Keep up the good work.
Jorrun: Thanks for helping me make my decision. I will come to you for my next
Jim Bob: I would have liked to have seen some real world comparisons. Opening a
browser and loading the homepage. A benchmark to measure internal storage
speed. Any benchmark, actually.
Ron Garrett: Amazon currently offers both phones on sale. The ZTE Valet is $69.99 with
$4.95 shipping and the Samsung Centura is $99.99 with free shipping.
I would like to see it next to a 7" tablet or a paperback book since I
spend more time reading those than playing cards but otherwise good review.
Max Boucher: it says in the website that it doesn't come with an sd card
SaturnHST: I have the Centura coming in tomorrow, but I hear a lot of complaints about
how the clock randomly changes the time. Maybe I should've went with the
Kathleen Sheeler: Can you tell me if the Valet has spoken GPS navigation? Also does it have
the ability for you to speak to it to get information pulled up on the web?
angel virgen: How bout app wise
George Gill: I just recently ordered a lg optimus dynamic which is the other android
based tracfone and I wasnt thinking about the cell service.. I thought they
would go through at&t or t mobile like my lg800g, I do not get verizon in
my area will a cdma phone go through sprint and verizon or just verizon??
ItalyHorse45: How are transferred minutes from an old phone added to the Valet? Does it
all go on as talk time, or is it some how distributed among all the
RepCom1140: Thanks for this video. Very helpful. My brother and I have verizon razr
maxxes with unlimited text since that's our primary mode of communication.
However my mom is looking for an android upgrade to her tracfone. She
doesn't text a lot and has access to wi-fi so this should be a good value.
I'm mildly annoyed to hear about the breakdown of units by call, text, and
data. They are going to drive away potential users who want a smartphone
but can't afford a regular plan.
xXDarkWolfXx961: So does the valet not run off minutes from tracfone like regular phones
from them? And does it matter in my location(Alaska) and what is the
messaging like(iphone type?)
Kyle HAYWOOD: i paid 99.99 for my centura
EntangledQuanta: Good vid. Definately helped me decide on the ZTE. Two minor notes:
First, the appearance issue is purely subjective. IMO, the ZTE looks
better. Second, I would have been interested in more info on and a
comparison of battery life.
Thanks. Thumbs up.
Teri Orlando: Thanks!! You went right to the things that mattered to me and not wasted
my time on frivolous things....like other people have done. I appreciate
you taking the time to do this!! It made it easier to buy the phone.
Also, that you gave us a hint in your other comparison on which phone was
the best all around. Thanks!!
Umberto Amante: The Centura is too easily dropped. It is very slippery...but a faster
phone, especially when using Google Voice.
Sean Mooney: + Dave Gale
They are both CDMA so they both run on verizon towers
warrene93: good review, i am getting my parents their first touch screen and wasnt
sure between these 2 phones, after watching the review i decided to get
them the zte phone because the zte has flash on the camera and it comes
with a 4gb sd card
Joanne Spencer: Is the power button flimsy on the ZTE?
Al Phelps: Please check all the reviews for the Samsung before buying it. I wished I
had. It freezes up and changes the time often. Very frustrating.
ben zuckerman: what is the best tracfone android
Sydney J: Oh my god. I hate the Centura and its the most frustrating phone ive ever
owned. i hate it. And its not just MY phone, i have two other friends with
the same phone and they hate theirs too. Good phone for about a month but
then it turns into hell
Adam D'Angelo: which one has a better screen resolution?
Zane wv: Ok I found it. Thanks
Robert Ugarte: I bought two ZTE Valet phones. The first lasted 2 week before it crashed
and locked. I bought another ZTE Valet phones and it lasted one week before
is crashed and locked. I tried everything I knew to fix it. It worked, I
bought the Samsung Centura. It works great.
James Fuller: One thing you didn't touch on is how does the phone reception work? Are
they both clear? I'm a bit curious how the touch screen works out. On
someone else's video I saw, it seemed like the ZTE was a bit unresponsive
when he touched the screen.
Carroll Winn: Thanks for this video. I have found these phones on Amazon for less than at
the Tracfone web site. I have been trying to pick one for an upgrade from
LG. Your review helped to highlight their good points and weaknesses.
xsboost25psi: What is the ZTE's screen material like? The only thing I like about the
Centura is that the screen is pretty scratch resistant. Just wondering if
the ZTE's screen is comparable.
Mmstudios03: The centura has aleest 2gb of internal storage . The centura is 100$ at
d0gM3at: With cheap phones like these "beauty" takes a back seat to function and
bang for your buck. Which means the ZTE wins this comparison hands down. As
for data, well if you can manage to have access to free wifi, at work, at
home, school, etc then you'll be pretty much covered and will be able to
save your data time for a time and place when it is most useful away from
those wifi access points.
Shatterdofrr: Ive had both! Currently have the ZTE Valet...I got the Centura when it
first came out! Great phone..Gave to dad... Got an Iphone..Hated it! and
yes I went back to looking at the Centura and Valet! Hands down beter than
the Iphone. Droid is where its at! using the Valet now and like it a
lot...Better Processor and 4.1 Android. Also you have to get an SD card for
the Centura. The valet comes with one. The Valet is better value. BTW I
like both phones! hard choice but Valet wins.. Im on Straight Talk BTW and
both phones are CDMA so you should be on Verizon tower! Hope this helps
Mike Crewe: KneelB4Bacon is right. Voice, text and data are ALL treated separately.
It's explained further on HSN's web site (where it's currently $79.95 w/
600 minutes free [Oh.. and triple mins for life]) and Tracfone's. I even
called TF to verify. Cool thing is when you buy say.. a 60 minute card..
you get 60 min of voice AND 60 text messages AND 60 MB of data! In other
words.. viewing a text message doesn't subtract .5 min of voice like on old
Tracfones. A text is a text and only deducts from your text count. BTW..
"data" DOES rollover from month to month, just not the other two.
Most people don't realize that a web page (of course.. a downloaded file
@ x mb is xmb) is data because they're used to surfing the web at home.
Also on older Tracfones that DID have "surfing" capabilities.. you were
charged by "time" and not data. Stay on the same web page for 30 min and
you just ate up 30 min of talk time as well. It's not the same way with
these new Android plans.
Tex Man: Good review, thanks.
ColeSlugg: Can you do a review on the LG optimus dynamic II for tracfone?
toenail37: Can the Android 4.0 operating system be updated to 4.1?
Red Nitro: buy the phones off of amazon the valet is 75 and the centura is 100
xsboost25psi: My wife and I have centuras. Things are TERRIBLE. At first they were ok but
long term they have some serious issues. First off, the clock randomly
resets itself 5 hours back. I've been on the forums and there seems to be
no fix for it. The phone keeps turning the vibrate feature off leaving it
on silent. Youtube is constantly crapping out (which wasn't a problem on
either of our older phones). I can't speak for the zte but the Cantura is
CRAP. Just my personal experience.
Brie libutti: can you get instagram? or snapchat?? thanks!!
52dal: How is the reception when talking on either Samsung or ZTE?
SharkmasterD: Wait did i hear jelly bean and icecream sandwich...what?
hundio88: I got the zte from hsn for $80. Also came with 600 min!
Saiga762x39mm AK47: The Samsung is probably more reliable than the Chinese ZTE. Both are
probably made in China but Samsung is R&D'ed in Korea and should have
stricter QC in their Chinese plants. Tough call still, but I'm leaning
roomforthefiiixins: I've had the Valet for a couple months now. It sucks ass.
gomertube: The price difference is Samsung vs ZTE. A household name vs a relative
Flambouyant Chicken: Does using the data deduct minutes or is it a separate thing
Da- Digger: Very informative. Thanks
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