ZTE Quartz First Smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0


There is the Quartz ZTE latest venture in the business of smart watch. This smart watch has the features of Android Wear 2.0 with the addition of native 3G support. It does not allow to stay connected to the network without adding the smart phone.

ZTE Quartz Design

The design of the smart watch shows the minimalist design and it can be compared with the likes of Samsung Gear S3, which is the difference and it becomes apparent since Gear S3 and it is added with rotating bezel with 2 buttons on the side. The Quartz is simple in design and ZTE Quartz is used with single button to place at 2 O clock point at the ride side of watch and the button is launched on Google Assistant to bring up the app drawer for Android Wear 2.0 with some other things.

The front and side are used with stainless steel and the back is made of plastic. The potential drawback is size of the watch. This watch has the diameter of 1.8 inch and it is not good option for the users, who have smaller wrists. The users will get ZTE Quartz with black and blue strap and the straps can be changed when you like Quartz uses standard 22 mm straps. The smart watch is added with IP 67 water and dust resistance and it can be survived for 30 minutes in water, when it is submerged in water to the depth of one meter.

Display and Internals

The users will get the 1.4 inch circular AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 400 x 400 resolution. The viewers can see the pixels from close, which is the downer. The smart watch has the features of 1.1 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. This smart watch is added with speaker and mic to take calls.

The raw specs are provided to the buyers with smooth user experience with Quartz and with the single button, the Quartz has enough functionality as regular smart watch. The users can bring the Google Assistant with button to work with voice command. It is added with native 3G support means they do not need to use their smart phone to take calls or use data. The smart watch ZTE Quartz is added with Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, barometer, accelerometer and gyro.


Battery is the strong point of Quartz and it is added with 500 mAh battery and it is compared with Samsung Gear S3 380 mAh and LG sport 430 mAh of watch.

ZTE claims that the Quartz can least for 36 hours on the single charge it might actually be better then two mentioned before. The battery of the smart watch is removable and it can be charged by placing back of watch on the magnetic charging dock.

Pricing and availability

As far as the pricing of the smart watch is concerned, ZTE Quartz has the cost of $192 in US and it is lower than the Samsung Gear S3 Classic / Frontier (S325 and $346) and the LG Watch Sport ($350) and the lower price of the watch did not added without any sacrifice on the part of ZTE and the Quartz does not add with heart rate sensor. The users will get Quartz from US and it is exclusive to T-Mobile for now.

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