Conclusion: If you're looking to grab a tablet with a mobile data plan, the ZTE Optik is the least expensive yet, and it doesn't make many sacrifices, with a great, high resolution display and solid performance?but don't expect the best software experience or slickest design.
Pros: Inexpensive. Great screen. Comfortable to hold. Proficient performance.
Cons: Doesn't ship with the latest version of Android. Occasional app crashes and full system resets. Mediocre battery life. 3G, not 4G.
Conclusion: The ZTE Optik is cheap enough that it falls into the impulse purchase category, and users who drop $99 on the Optik will definitely get their money’s worth. It is a capable tablet that will perform all the basic tasks without issue, but if you’re expecting more than average from a tablet the Optik is not for you.
Pros: Good build quality, Fast processor with lots of memory, Cheap, both on and off contract
Cons: Sluggish performance at times, No 4G connectivity, Camera performance is lacking
Summary: At just $99, Sprint's ZTE Optik is enticing. But when you take into account the fact that you'll end up paying at least $579 for 3G speeds, it starts to look significantly less appealing. Yes, a $99 Honeycomb tablet may seem like the holy grail for budget-conscious families, but we'd suggest stepping up to the $199 Kindle Fire instead.