ZTE Sonata™ 3

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ZTE Sonata™ 3

Rate Plans: 1 GB, 3 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, Unlimited
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With 4G LTE speed and a powerful quad-core processor, the Sonata 3 Android smartphone can surely keep up with your busy, on-the-go lifestyle. The large 5" display with Dragontrail Glass is easy to see and provides added protection against scratches and cracks. Capture great pictures and HD video with the 5MP camera with flash, and snap selfies in a snap with the front-facing camera. With Dolby Audio enjoy high-quality sound for all your movies, games and music. The ZTE Sonata 3 provides extraordinary performance at an affordable price!


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The ZTE Sonata 3 prepaid smartphone offers:
  • Crisp 5" display with Dragontrail Glass for added protection
  • Quad-core processing power and fast 4G LTE speed
  • 5 MP rear camera with flash and HD video recording, front camera for selfies
  • Dolby Audio provides high-quality surround sound for music, movies and games
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
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Feature 1 - Exceptional Performance

Exceptional Performance

Quad-core processing power combined with Cricket's 4G LTE network means the Sonata 3 can keep up with your everyday needs. Surf the web, stream videos, and play games -- all at fast 4G LTE speeds.

Feature 2 - Beautiful Photos

Beautiful Photos

Capture those special moments with the rear 5 MP rear camera with flash and HD video. Easily take great looking selfies with the 2 MP front-facing camera and Selfie shortcut on the lock screen.

Feature 3 - Rich Listening Experience

Rich Listening Experience

With Dolby Audio enjoy high-quality audio, anytime and anywhere. Movies, games and music from Deezer for Cricket sound like never before! Exerience the richness of surround sound through your headphones or built-in speakers.


  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions & Display
ZTE Sonata™ 3 Dimensions


  • 5.73" x 2.87" x .43"


  • 5" FWVGA
  • 1 GB RAM, up to 8 GB ROM
  • microSD slot for up to 64 GB card
  • Rear: 5 MP with flash and HD video
  • Front: 2 MP
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation


  • 1.1 GHz quad-core


  • 2.300 mAh
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M4 and T3
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
Sonata 3 is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy! I know this phone is cheap. And I only bought it because I was tight on money. But if I knew that this phone was a waste I would have waited until I was able to get a much better phone. It works and then stops when It feels like it. I can be in the middle of texting somone and the phone will just stop sending messages. Then send the one it's been trying to send 3times to the person . I can never be heard when I call people. There are functions on this phone I can't turn off. The apps are useless. I literally hate this phone. But now I'm stuck with it for awhile. I know it's cheap people. But I promise you you'll regret buying it.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad for $30 I had to get a new phone without any time to research. My Samsung Galaxy S2 finally bit the dust so anything with a quad core looked good. The screen visually leaves much to be desired. The phone resets the screen sometimes 6+ times in a row, like it's updating or closing an app?? Very frustrating! If you update everything from start up like the instructions state, then install your favorite apps, everything seems to work ok. The battery is sufficient and the battery saver mode works very well. The phone costs less than a new battery for some phones so if your in a pinch this phone has nice features that are well worth the money.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sorry I Purchased This Phone Purchased this phone wanting a bigger screen, but only got bigger problems. I would like to mention that it has a great battery life and is easy to use, but those are the only positives. The phone will sometimes freeze and become frozen on the Cricket start screen. I have already had to reboot the system and have lost all pictures/music/telephone numbers. Occasionally, the screen flickers while on a call also. Unfortunately, my roommate has experienced the same problems with his ZTE Sonata. There were not any reviews when I purchased this phone, so I had to write this review to let others know before purchasing.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good phone for a great price. It's a great little phone and it does everything that it claims. I know not to download too many apps since the phone has only 8gb of internal memory. This phone is not my primary device, so I just need it for the basics. Texting, calling and visiting a couple of social media sites, general browsing. It does its job for a $30 device. I got this as a stop gap phone because my other phone,the screen cracked and the liquid crystal display was damaged. I'm planning on purchasing a Google Pixel XL device as soon as the become available again. So it made little sense for me to buy a phone for more than $50 dollars. Great value for the price.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute junk, don't waste your time with this one Got this for my daughter a a while back soon after it came out when there weren't many reviews on it yet. I ended up getting her a LG X Power that went on sale a few weeks later, since this thing was so bad. Horrible screen resolution and it feels like sandpaper it's so rough and barely responsive, probably the worse I've ever seen on a smartphone in recent years. Terribly slow and of course as others have already mentioned, not a lot of storage for apps which I already knew would probably be an issue but wasn't the deal breaker compared to the screen and performance. Run far away from this one, no matter if it's free or even if they're paying you to accept this phone.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sonata 3 Works Great I switched to Cricket 2 months ago and the Sonata was one the phones they had on special for free if you switched services. I am very pleased with the phone. It does everything you would expect from a low cost phone. I have experienced zero issues with screens, battery life, durability, and function. My wife has been an iPhone user for years and this phone does everything hers does. My battery life is far superior. I am getting 10 days of battery life easily before charging and have never been below 40%. I don't know why others are so down on the phone. If you want Galaxy and iPhone perceived quality then spend the $600 - $800. If you want a phone that works great and if you lose it or break it your only out the cost of dinner for two at nice restaurant. If you got it for free like I did your are out nothing and have the use of a good phone.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great battery life the phones internal memory is only 8gb and has a lot of installed apps and you can't send them to the sd card ! however the battery life is really good just like all zte phones and it works great on the new platform . for the $ it's a good phone ! dont' whine if you got it free you should have known that free phones are not going to be that good
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for a cheap phone Obviously, this isn't the best phone in the world, but it works fine and does everything that I want it to. Those who are complaining about the lack of storage space and poor screen resolution should have read the product specs before buying.
Date published: 2016-11-30
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