June 22, 2020

Meet the Simple & Practical ZTE Avid 579 Smartphone

The Avid 579 smartphone delivers simplicity and practicality for less than $60.  Now available at Target and at Consumer Cellular beginning July 25.

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ZTE Avid 579 Phone

If simplicity and practicality are top criteria for a smartphone, then look no further than the ZTE Avid 579. This entry-level smartphone features all the basics and a quality build for the most practical of users.

$59.99 at Target


Big Display for Bigger Icons & Text

The Avid 579 features a large 5.45-inch HD display and ships with Android 10 – offering the option to increase the size of displayed icons and text.

Capture, Share, & Save Memories

The phone features a 2MP front-camera and 8MP rear-camera that capture 720p video. The rear-camera features autofocus and 4x digital zoom. 

Leveraging Google’s easy-to-use camera interface, photos and videos can be easily saved to the device, stored online with Google Photos, and shared through other connected messaging, email, or social media apps.

Solid Audio Quality

The Avid 579 is M3/T4 hearing aid compatible and supports VoLTE HD voice for clearer voice calls. Ear buds or audio devices can connect to the device through a 3.5mm headphone/audio jack.

Connectivity When it Matters

The phone connects to GSM and LTE networks, Wi-Fi, and can connect to wireless Bluetooth devices. 

The Avid 579 features turn-by-turn GPS and supports HPUE (High Power User Equipment) allowing better up-link coverage that can be critical during an emergency.

Powers Through the Day

This practical phone keeps up with daily average use powered by a 2660 mAh removable battery that supports up to 16 hours of talk time, a MediaTek quad-core 1.8GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of ROM expandable up to 256GB via MicrosSD card.

ZTE Avid 579 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Q (Android 10.0)
Display Size5.45” inches
Display Screen Resolution720p x 1440p
ProcessorMediaTek   MT6761D Quad Core 1.8GHz
Battery2660 mAh Removable Battery
Internal Memory2GB RAM, 32GB ROM
SD Card SupportMicroSD Card up to 256GB
CameraRear Camera: 8MP Auto Focus, 4x Digital ZoomFront Camera: 2MP
Video Capture & Playback720p
Network ConnectivityGSM 850/900/1800/1900UMTS B2/4/5LTE B2/4/5/12/41(HPUE)/66/71
SIM CardNano
WI-FI EnabledYes
Turn-By-Turn Navigation GPSSupports GPS
BluetoothBluetooth Version 4.2
Hearing Aid Compatibility RatingM4/T4
MP3 Music PlayerYes
FM RadioYes
Dimensions (inches)W: 2.79″ H: 5.60″ D: 0.31″
Weight (ounces)5.66 oz
Battery Mixed Use or Talk Time16 Hours
Exterior ColorGrey