In the market for the Android 5.0 Lollipop phones, it is hard to find a budget phone that can satisfy the minimal wishes and needs of a customer.
But the ZTE Overture 2 does exactly that. While there are many budget phones with better specs and performances, it is hard to find a phone that costs just $50 and delivers all of the benefits of the Lollipop eco system. Here is what you get with the ZTE Overture 2.
Design and Display
You cannot expect some excellent design from a $50 phone, but the Overture 2 has decent, classy and standard design. The three designated buttons are not on the screen, leaving more space to operate. The phone boasts a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It is not something to wow you, but it is quite good, considering the competition.
Hardware and Operating System
As mentioned, the biggest selling point of the ZTE Overture 2 is the Android 5.0 Lollipop eco system. Unlike other budget phones, the Overture 2 ships with the Lollipop out of the box, and without any other skins on it. Basically, you are getting stock Android experience. The specs can hold their ground, as the phone is powered by a quad-core processor with clocking speed of 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. However, do not expect lighting fast speed. One or two milliseconds delay is to be expected. The phone has 8 GB of internal memory, but does support a microSD card, which would provide just enough memory for storing photos and data.
The ZTE Overture 2 has a very decent 5-MP rear camera on the back. It is not spectacular and it cannot compete with most of the rival phones in the budget market, but it is decent, and for casual users, it is more than enough. Additionally, on the front of the phone, there is a VGA camera for video calls.