You know what the freshly certified ZTE S36 handset reminds me of? It reminds me of a Nokia Lumia device, maybe even one from the first generation. It’s certainly not the case here, since it’s a YunOS phone with very modest specs. Let’s see what the TENAA certification spells for us.


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They’re so modest that this handset actually intrigues me. It’s not every day that you see a handset with a TFT 5 inch screen that has a 854 x 480 pixel resolution. ZTE S36 measures 8.6 mm in thickness and weighs 141 grams, but somehow it manages to bring 4G LTE support in the mix. There’s a 2000 mAh battery on board and I’m pretty certain this model is made of polycarbonate.

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We don’t see devices with Alibaba’s mobile OS on board every day and this YunOS device opts for a quad core 1.5 GHz chipset, 1 GB of RAM and a mere 8 GB of storage. It also has a GPS and two modest cameras, a 5 MP back one and a 2 MP front shooter. If this device is priced any cent above $100, it’s not worth it.

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