Smartphone manufacturers feel that touch screens are no longer sufficient to control their devices and are increasingly incorporating gesture control systems into their equipment. ZTE also thinks about making it easier for users of its own products, but has gone in a slightly different direction and has created a voice-controlled smartphone.
ZTE Star 2 is the latest proposal from a Chinese manufacturer that received TENAA certification a few days ago and has been officially approved for sale. This is the successor of the Star 1 model available from April this year, but it has been heavily modified and has several new features.
One of them is an enhanced voice control system for the individual functions of the device. The user can use the voice commands to operate and switch between applications, use the camera, take notes, and control the music player. The system is very complex and comes with some useful solutions. For example, after picking up the device in the ear, the phone will ask who we want to call.
The manufacturer ensures that the voice control system is active even when the smartphone is not connected to the network, while the response time for the command issued is an average of 1.2 seconds. What's more, the system works, even if it is loud around us, but of course we should not expect full efficiency.
Technical Specifications ZTE Star 2 puts this model in the high-end segment. The manufacturer has installed a 5-inch Full HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of usable memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
On the back panel is a 13 megapixel camera with two flashes, while the front camera is equipped with a wide-angle 5 megapixel camera.
The phone connects to the network via the 4G LTE standard, and the energy to operate it provides a 2300 mAh battery. The operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's MiFavor 3.0 overlay