Zen Admire Shine is a cheap 4G phone that costs about the same as a basic LTE mifi and gives you the additional benefit of telephone and smartphone functionaility.

Zen Admire Shine

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Zen Admire Shine in Summary
  • Android 7.
  • Announced March 2019
  • 2G/3G/4G
  • 4-inch, 480×854 pixels display
  • Spreadtrum SC9832 chipset
  • 2 MP main camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 1750 mAh battery

Zen Admire Shine Specifications

Network, Software

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  • 2G bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 MHz.
  • 3G bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 40(2300) / 41(2500).
  • 5G bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 7 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions:  mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 4 inches, 480×854 pixels, IPS LCD screen
  • Colours: Black. Gold.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.

Zen Admire Shine cheap 4G LTE phone

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Internal

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  • CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A7
  • Chipset: Spreadtrum SC9832
  • GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2, 512 MHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Card Slot: microSD (shared slot)

Cameras

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  • Main Camera: 2 MP, LED flash,  480p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 2 MP, video capture

 

Zen Admire Shine main camera

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Audio, Video Playback

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  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: .

Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: No.
  • Proximity Sensor: No.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity

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  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes.
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous

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  • Battery: Removable Lithium-Ion 1750 mAh
  • Charging: Normal charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: N/A.

Launch

  • Announced: March 2019
  • Released: March 2019
  • Price in India: ₹3,250.
  • Price in Nigeria: ₦15,000

 

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Questions and Answers about Zen Admire Shine

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Zen Admire Shine.

Is Zen Admire Shine a 4G phone?

Yes; the Admire Shine is a 4G LTE phone.

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Does Zen Admire Shine have a fingerprint scanner?

No; Zen Admire Shine does not have a fingerprint reader.

Does Zen Admire Shine have Gorilla Glass?

Zen Admire Shine does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its screen.

Does Zen Admire Shine have quick charging?

The Admire Shine does not have quick charging technology.

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Will Zen Admire Shine work in USA?

Zen Admire Shine has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Zen Admire Shine is one of the cheapest smartphones in any market. Which is why it has a tiny 4-inch screen, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage memory, a 1750 mAh battery and runs the dated Android 7.0 Nougat!

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But its major stand out feature is that it offers 4G LTE at that price point. There are phones that cost almost 3 times its price and do not offer 4G. So, if you are looking for a basic smartphone that you can use as a secondary device, and perhaps as a 4G mobile hotspot, you should consider the Admire Shine.

It costs about the same as a mifi and gives you the additional benefit of telephone and smartphone functionaility.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the phone or device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of either the device or of its manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

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Zen Admire Shine Cheap 4G Phone Review Rating

We are yet to review the Zen Admire Shine and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Zen Admire Shine Alternatives and Comparisons

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Alternative cheap 4G phones are not plenty at that price point, but there are a few. You should look at the Lava Z50 Pro, which was released around the same time, offers similar specs (including 4G support) and is available at a similar price. Both phones are available in Nigeria and India.

 

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Zen Admire Shine are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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