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The camera still doubles as a VGA video recorder but the quality of both photos and videos are best described as dreadful.
The Telstra Smart-Touch 2 only has around 27MB of internal memory available to store photos and other files.
Like most Android phones, it provides full access to the Google Play Store for third party apps, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, provides a full mobile Web browser, can share a mobile Internet connection via tethering and allows you to access a wealth of Google services straight out of the box including Gmail, Maps, Google , Google Maps Navigation and Google Talk.
While the low screen resolution doesn't make for the best user experience, most of these apps work perfectly well on the Smart-Touch 2.
The Telstra Smart-Touch 2 runs the 2.3 "Gingerbread" version of Google's Android platform, an upgrade from the 2.2 Froyo version on the original Smart-Touch.
If you've used the first Smart-Touch, you'll definitely notice a general boost in speed when it comes to navigating the Smart-Touch 2.
The main issue with the Smart-Touch 2 is that while it is certainly capable of accessing all of these features, it does so slowly.
The Smart-Touch 2 will do all the things it promises, but it does them slowly. ZTE has bundled a few extra apps on the Telstra Smart-Touch 2 including Docs To Go, a file manager, an FM Radio, a sound recorder and a video player.
There's nothing essentially wrong with its basic, candybar form factor but the plain black casing really doesn't inspire any confidence in ZTE's build quality.
The rear battery cover feels hollow and visibly depresses when force is applied, the glossy front is a fingerprint magnet and the overall feeling you're left with is that this is a very cheap phone.
Its relatively lightweight and its rounded edges and curved corners means the phone comfortably fits into the palm of your hand.
The plastic casing on the back feels a little like rubber, too, which means the device is easy to grip and therefore shouldn't be easily dropped.