ZTE in the News: ZTE has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the sanctions the company has been negotiating with the US government. At one point, it seemed as if ZTE would be forced out of business.
But as of mid-July 2018 it looks like the dust has settled and ZTE will be able to continue releasing new products and supporting older devices, so we are dropping our previous warning.
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This is Verizon's combination mobile hotspot and projector all-in-one unit.
ZTE Spro2 for Verizon has a built-in Hotspot function, speaker, and battery.
It can also be used on WiFi.
You can control the projector via your smartphone app or physical remote controller.
The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
- Battery Life: 16 hrs (hotspot mode) / 2.5 hrs (projector mode)
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: B4/B13
4G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz
3G / 2G: Global Roaming Ready
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 10MHz channels)
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: HDMI, USB
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz or 5GHz, not simultaneously.
- Dimensions: 5.3" x 5.2" x 1.2" / 19.4 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $499
Testing Status: We do not intend to obtain a review unit of this model. For optimizing for mobile internet, we generally recommend sticking to products dedicated to the task. This has been rated elsewhere as a great battery-powered projector and solidly capable hotspot.
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ZTE Spro 2 Ratings
This is a combo projector and mobile hotspot. In general, we are not big fans of combining functionality like this.