HomeZTE Tempo Go Review – Low-End Smartphone Running On Snapdragon SoC And Android Go

ZTE Tempo Go Review – Low-End Smartphone Running On Snapdragon SoC And Android Go

ZTE recently announced the entry-level ZTE Tempo Go smartphone with the Android Go and Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Well, the Snapdragon SoC isn’t much of a surprise because the Chinese smartphone OEM prefers going for the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. However, this SoC is more of the low-end version. Also, the Android Oreo OS, specifically the Go edition is what the smartphone runs in. For the uninitiated, the Android Go edition is a stripped down version of the Android Oreo OS meant for low-end smartphones with 1 GB RAM to grant the phones access to updates and other cool features enjoyed by higher end smartphone versions.

Design & Display 

ZTE Tempo Go sports thick bezels at its top and bottom bezels, even it’s sides have bezels that very visible. So, beauty isn’t one of the smartphone’s strong suit. However, the rear is smoothly furnished and occupied by the single rear camera, LED flash, ZTE logo and speaker grille. 3.5 mm audio jack and USB port appear at the top location. Bottom bezel houses the soft Android navigation keys while the top bezel holds the earpiece, front camera and light sensor. The Grey-colored smartphone has the dimensions 145.5 mm length x 72 mm width x 9.2 mm thickness.

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ZTE Tempo Go has a 5.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a pixel density of 196 PPI. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone is 66% while the display colors are 16 million.



ZTE Tempo Go captures images with from the rear with a 5 MP camera. The camera is supported by a LED flash which provides brightness in low light conditions. Added features of the rear camera are the HDR, panorama, auto focus, geo tagging and continuous shot. Selfies are taken by a poor 2 MP front camera.

CPU, OS & Storage

Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 SoC serves as the chipset on the smartphone. Enclosed within it is the Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU. This 32-bit CPU adopts the 28 nm process technology. Handling the graphics on the smartphone is the Qualcomm Adreno 304 GPU. The software operational on the device is the Android Go edition. As I said earlier, this is the Android Oreo OS in a trimmed fashion. Multitasking on the smartphone is taken care of by a 1 GB RAM while storage of files is placed in the hands of an 8 GB ROM that’s expandable to 32 GB.


ZTE Tempo Go uses a Li-Ion 2,200 mAh battery as its duration source. Also, the smartphone lacks the Quick Charge technology.

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ZTE Tempo Go Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model ZTE Tempo Go
Announced February 2018
Released No
Status Launching Soon


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Micro SIM
SIM Count Two


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 145.5 x 72 x 9.2 mm
Body Material Plastic Mix
Colours Grey


Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0”
Resolution 480*854 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 196 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  16:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 5 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 2 MP


Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo OS (Go edition)
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 304
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32 GB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Poly Battery
Capacity 2,200 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 140 hours
Talk Time Up to 5 hours
Music Play Up to 7.5 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is The Current ZTE Tempo Go Price and Availability Status?

ZTE Tempo Go costs about US $80.

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