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ZTE Chorus CNET rating: 2.5 stars out of

ZTE Chorus

CNET rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 (OK)

The good: With Muve Music, the ZTE Chorus has great sound quality both through the headphone jack and through the output speakers. It also makes decent calls.

The bad: The Chorus' resistant touch screen is hair-pullingly frustrating. The UI of Muve Music is cumbersome, and the phone is a little bulky.

The cost: $38.88 to $109.25

The bottom line: If you have no interest in smartphones but want an audio player with unlimited song downloads, the budget-friendly Chorus delivers great song and call quality, but its display is extremely unresponsive.

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