As an entry-level smartphone, Racer II is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and an ARM processor running at over 500MHz. It comes with 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM and 200MB of internal memory. Although the phone has a basic hardware configuration, multi-tasking is smooth. For example, the phone does not slow or delay when opening a map, using handwriting recognition and chatting simultaneously. Racer II offers a seamless experience.
Mobile phone entertainment is indispensable as mobile phones evolve into multimedia devices. Racer II performs well when running mobile phone games. When running Plants vs. Zombies, the time from installation to entering the game interface is short and the games run smoothly. The 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen provides good visual effects for the games.
The phone has a decent 3 megapixel camera and includes compass, accelerometer and proximity sensor.
If you fancy getting your hands on one, it can be purchased from Meteor and eMobile, as well as Carphone Warehouse and Xtravision stores. There's no wording on price, but ZTE state that the Racer II will be available at "competitive entry-level prepay and post pay prices" this Christmas.
It's good to see another budget handset getting the Android treatment. You know, just in case you broke your more expensive handset mid-contract, it's nice to know you could get a cheap Android replacement if needs be!