Straight Talk ZTE 990G Merit
The ZTE 990G Merit is Straight Talk’s first branded Android phone and for $99,99, the phone offers relatively good specs for a budget Android device. The 3.5” HVGA (320×480) and 5Mp rear-facing camera are a cut above other $100 Android phone, like Samsung Galaxy Pocket.
User reviews in the Internet are mostly favorable, with high marks for the display, camera and overall performance. With ZTE Merit, users can purchase Straight Talk’s unlimited data plan on AT&T’s network. To do this, you need to purchase Straight Talk’s SIM card and own an AT&T smartphone; this could only be achieved through manual MMS and data settings. However, this could be a problem as AT&T habitually locks some of these settings down. The ZTE Merit is powered by a rather weak 600MHz processor and still uses Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Other features are 512MB of RAM, 512MB of onboard storage and 1500mAh battery which can provide relatively short 5 hours of continuous talk.