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 Smartphone

If simplicity and practicality are top criteria for a smartphone, then look no further than the ZTE Avid 579. At just $59.99, this entry-level smartphone features all the basics and a quality build for the most practical of users.


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 System

Android Q (Android 10.0)

Display Size

5.45” inches

Display Screen Resolution

720p x 1440p


MediaTek   MT6761D Quad Core 1.8GHz


2660 mAh Removable Battery

Internal Memory


SD Card Support

MicroSD Card up to 256GB


Rear Camera: 8MP Auto Focus, 4x Digital Zoom

Front Camera: 2MP

Video Capture & Playback


Network Connectivity

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS B2/4/5

LTE B2/4/5/12/41(HPUE)/66/71

SIM Card


WI-FI Enabled


Turn-By-Turn Navigation GPS

Supports GPS


Bluetooth Version 4.2

Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating


MP3 Music Player


FM Radio


Dimensions (inches)

W: 2.79″ H: 5.60″ D: 0.31″

Weight (ounces)

5.66 oz

Battery Mixed Use or Talk Time

16 Hours

Exterior Color