Sprint Vital Landing June 14th; 5-inch 720p Display, 13MP Camera for $100 on Contract

June 10, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

The Sprint Vital is no longer just another leaked device, it’s now an official product and will be launching on the Now Network very shortly. The device is predictably mid-range but, there are some features of the device that stand out here. First of all, there’s that large display at 5-inches which will certainly appeal to those that want in on the increasing smartphone display game, without the price tag to go along with it. The resolution of 720p isn’t great but, it’s a lot better than the qHD resolution of 960 x 540 that we could have been subjected to.

ZTE and Sprint have long had a good relationship, the Vital is yet another device to come out of that relationship and it’s only going to cost $100 with a two-year plan. Not too shabby really. Take a look at the specs below to make up your own mind:

  • 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS Display
  • Dual-Core 1.2 Ghz CPU
  • 13MP rear-facing camera with 1MP front-facing
  • 8GB internal storage, with microSD support up to 64GB
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 2,460 mAh Battery

Overall, this is a fairly decent device from Sprint and ZTE, especially when you consider the price-tag here. There are a number of things that bring this down though, the CPU isn’t going to help high-end gaming on that 720p display and it would have been really nice to see this launch with Android 4.2 – it’s been out long enough now guys, c’mon. The Vital is certainly not the device that your friends are going to go green about but, it’s a well-priced device that seems to tick most of the boxes. That display might not be a 1080p panel but, it’s a whole lot better than most displays in that price range, even on contract.

Sprint have always released a number of these devices and it doesn’t look like they’re going to stop now. Are these devices something that pique your interest or are they too little from Sprint?