When it comes to buying a tablet, for many the choice boils down to what features they want. How light is it? How big is the screen? Should you get a powerful processor? Do you want smaller bezels? Maybe you like a certain brand, and if you could play games on it, that would be a bonus. For some though, the only real factor is price. Some users just don’t want to fork over a whole lot for a tablet. They might not be planning to use it much, and just want something with a bigger display so they can have more screen real estate to browse or use apps. If you fall into this category, you may want to consider the new 7 inch slate tablet from ZTE.
The Optik 2, as ZTE is calling it, is now available to purchase at Sprint Retailers nationwide and through the Sprint web portal, and the best part about it is, it fits into a budget. It will only cost you a mere $29.99 to pick it up. That’s a dirt cheap price for something that many spend at least $100 on. Now you can’t just walk into any Sprint store and slam $30 down and call it good. You’ll have to sign up for a new 2-year contract to get the Optik 2 at that price, however if you’re already a Sprint subscriber, or were thinking about looking at their service and you have wanted a tablet, well then it’s something you could be interested in.
The Optik 2 isn’t really light on specs either, even for a contract price of $30. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8625Q quad-core processor under the hood, and sports a 4,000mAh battery to keep you going with whatever activities you have planned for its use. The 1GB of RAM is nothing too special but it isn’t exactly terrible, and should you need to store stuff on the device you can utilize the 8GB of internal memory, and if you fill it up you can move onto the microSD card(if you have one), which supports up to 32GB of extra storage. The Optik 2 comes with a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing camera, and it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Now for the monthly cost. Since this is requiring a 2-year contract to get the $29.99 price tag, the offerable plans you can pick this up with starts with 2GB of data for just $15 a month. From there you can move up to 3GB of data for $35 a month, and 6GB for $50 a month. If you suck data up like it’s life force than you may want to consider the 12GB data option, but it’s a tad pricey at $80 a month. On the other end of the spectrum, if you won’t be using this thing much when you’re away from Wifi, you can grab a plan that costs only $5 a month, which you gives you a mere 25MB of data, or there’s the 100MB option for $10. Is the Optik 2 sounding pretty good to anyone?