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ZTE Score (Model # X500)
User Manual

Summary of Contents

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    ZTE Score (Model # X500) User Manual...

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    The Bluetooth trademark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such trademarks by ZTE Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. ZTE Corporation reserves the right to make modifications on print errors or update specifications in this manual without prior notice.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Safety ... 1 About your device ... 2 Let’s get started ... 3 Inserting a memory card ... 4 Using the battery... 5 Power on/off ... 7 Getting to know your phone ... 8 Key Definitions ... 9 Onscreen icons ... 10 Screen control...11 Open and switch applications...11 Home Screen ...12...

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    Share a contact... 22 Messaging...23 Send messages...23 Receive messages...23 Message thread...24 Settings ...24 Email...25 Set up Email account ... 25 Send Emails ... 26 Check Emails...27 Network Applications ...28 Network connection... 28 Browser... 29 ® Bluetooth ...31 Settings... 33 Airplane mode ...33 Call settings ...33 Sound ...34 Display...34...

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    Install new applications ...47 Uninstall applications ...47 Input Method ...49 Android Keyboard...49 XT9 text input... 50 Appendix ...51 Battery saving tips...51 Care and maintenance...51 Consumer limited warranty ...53 Additional safety information... 56 Problems and their solutions ...64...

  • Page 6: Safety

    Safety Read these simple guidelines. Not following them may be dangerous or illegal. Read the complete user guide for further information. Power on safely Do not power on the device when and where prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.

  • Page 7: About Your Device

    Accessories and batteries Use only approved accessories. Do not connect incompatible products. Water-resistance Your device is not water-resistant. Keep it dry. About your device The wireless device described in this guide is approved for use on the CDMA 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz networks.

  • Page 8: Let's Get Started

    Let’s get started Thanks for choosing the ZTE Score (Model # X500). It’s a CDMA2000 1X EVDO Digital Mobile Phone, which we’ll simply call ‘phone’ from now on. Under the Android operating system, the phone supports 3G high-speed internet access, which brings you brand new experiences.

  • Page 9: Inserting A Memory Card

    Inserting a memory card Open the memory card cover on the right side of the phone and insert a memory card. 2. Push tightly until the card is installed in the right position and close the card cover. Before you take out the card, please open the card cover and press the card inward to unlock.

  • Page 10: Using The Battery

    Using the battery Inserting the battery Open the battery cover on the back of your phone. 2. Align the battery's contact points with those of the phone and gently press the battery down into place. Replace the battery cover clicking it back into position. Removing the battery Switch off your phone.

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    Disconnect the charger from your phone and unplug. Battery handling information Do’s • Only use the battery and charger manufactured by ZTE Corporation. • Only use the battery for its original purpose. • Try to keep batteries in a temperature between 41°F (5°C) and 95°F (35°C).

  • Page 12: Power On/off

    • Store the discharged battery in a cool, dark and dry place. • Purchase a new battery when its operating time gradually decreases after fully charging. • Properly dispose of the battery according to local laws. Don’ts • Do not attempt to disassemble the battery - it is a sealed unit with no serviceable parts. •...

  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Phone

    Getting to know your phone Power key Headset jack Camera Earpiece Touch screen Speaker Volume keys Search key Memory card slot Home key Menu key USB port Back key Camera key...

  • Page 14: Key Definitions

    Key Definitions Press it to open a menu with items that affect the current screen or Menu key application. Press it to open the home screen. If you’re viewing the left or right Home key extended home screen, press it to open the central home screen. Press and hold the key to open the most recently used applications screen.

  • Page 15: Onscreen Icons

    Onscreen icons Icons Descriptions Signal strength Full battery Low battery Connected on 3G Speakerphone on Call forwarding on No memory card Call on hold Vibration mode Silent mode Flight mode Missed calls ® Bluetooth Roaming Icons Descriptions No signal Charging In a call You have an unread message.

  • Page 16: Screen Control, Open And Switch Applications

    Screen control You can control your phone through a series of operations on the screen. - Press: You can press the items on the screen to select, open the applications or use the keyboard to input characters. - Slide: You can scroll up/down the page or scroll the page left/right by sliding vertically or horizontally on the screen.

  • Page 17: Home Screen

    Home Screen Notification bar Screen indicator Display area Phone icon Status bar Icons Tap an icon to open the relevant application. Messaging icon Launcher icon Tap the icon to view all installed applications on the phone. Tap and hold the icon to view the home screen thumbnails.

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    Open and close notification panel When a new notification appears on the notification bar, you can drag the notification bar down to open the notification panel. On the home screen, you can also press the Menu key and then press Notifications to open the notification panel.

  • Page 19: Switch To Sleep Mode

    2. Drag the item to your desired position and then release. Tip: Pause at the left or right edge of the screen to drag the item onto another home screen. Delete items on the homepage 1. Long press an item until the item enlarges and the phone vibrates. 2.

  • Page 20: Wake Up Your Phone

    Wake up your phone After the phone switches to the sleep mode, the screen will be turned off and locked. In this case, please awake your phone and unlock the screen if you want to use your phone. 1. Press the Power key to turn on the screen. 2.

  • Page 21: Make And Answer Calls

    Make and answer calls Make a call Directly make a call On the home screen, press the button to display the dialing keypad. Press the numeric buttons to input the telephone number and press the button to make the call. Make the call from Contacts In the Launcher, press the Contacts icon to display the list of contacts, press the desired contact and press the...

  • Page 22: Answer A Call, Reject A Call

    Dial from Messaging 1. In the Launcher, press the Messaging icon to open the message interface. 2. Select and open one message or conversation. 3. Long press the message text to pop up the Message options. If the message contains other numbers, the Message options will list all numbers.

  • Page 23: Adjust The Volume, Turn The Speaker On Or Off, Add One Call

    Adjust the volume In a call, you can raise or lower the volume by using the volume keys. Turn the speaker on or off In a call, press the button to turn on the speaker, and press it again to turn off speaker.

  • Page 24: Contacts, Add New Contact

    Contacts In Contacts you can view or manage your contacts. In the Launcher, press the Contacts icon to open Contacts. The contacts interface can be divided into the following tab pages: - Phone: Display the dialing keypad. - Call log: View all call logs. - Contacts: View the list of contacts.

  • Page 25: Delete A Contact, Delete Contacts, Edit Contact Details, Search Contacts

    Delete a contact 1. In Contacts, tap the contact you want to delete. 2. Press the Menu key and then select Delete contact. 3. Press OK on the pop-up menu. Tip: You can also long press the contact you want to delete and then select Delete contact from the pop-up menu.

  • Page 26: Add To Favorites, Accounts, Import/export Contacts

    2. Input a key word of a contact name. The phone will automatically list all matched contacts. Add to favorites 1. In Contacts, scroll the list to find your desired contact. 2. Long press the contact until the contact’s shortcut menu appears. 3.

  • Page 27: Share A Contact

    Share a contact You can share a contact with someone. 1. In Contacts, tap the contact you want to share. 2. Press the Menu key and then press Share. 3. Select share with message or share with application (Bluetooth, Email, or Gmail).

  • Page 28: Messaging, Send Messages, Receive Messages

    Messaging In Messaging, you can send or receive text messages and multimedia messages. On the home screen or in the Launcher, press the Messaging icon to open. Send messages 1. In Messaging, press New message. 2. Input your desired telephone number in To. You can also press the button to select a phone number from the Contacts.

  • Page 29: Message Thread, Settings

    3. Directly input text to reply to the message. 4. Long press the text to pop up the Message options menu to directly call back, call the number in the text message, delete the message, etc. Message thread The messages from one contact or number will be aligned in one message thread in chronological order.

  • Page 30: Email, Set Up Email Account

    Email You can receive and send Emails. On the home screen or in the Launcher, press the Email icon to open Email. Set up Email account Set up an Email account for the first time You need to set up an Email account when you use Email for the first time. 1.

  • Page 31: Send Emails

    Note: Different mail servers may have different configuration parameters when you manually set a mail server. Please consult your mail service provider for detailed configuration parameters. Set multiple Email accounts After you setup an Email account in the Email interface, you can also setup multiple Email accounts.

  • Page 32: Check Emails

    Check Emails 1. Open Email. 2. Select the mail box you want to check. 3. Press the Menu key and then select Refresh to update the new mails into the inbox. 4. Press the mails to view. Tip: When checking Emails, press the Menu key to delete, forward, reply or reply all, or mark it as unread.

  • Page 33: Network Applications, Network Connection

    Network Applications Network connection Your phone can connect to the Internet, so you may need to pay for some data service. For details, please consult your network service provider. Ways of Connecting to the Internet Your phone’s networking capabilities allow you to access the Internet via the mobile network’s CDMA 1X/CDMA EVDO connection and Wi-Fi.

  • Page 34: Browser

    Wi-Fi Turn on/off Wi-Fi 1. On the home screen, press the Menu key and then press Settings > Wireless & networks. 2. Check the box for Wi-Fi to turn on Wi-Fi. Uncheck to turn off Wi-Fi. Connect to Wi-Fi 1. On the home screen, press the Menu key and then press Settings > Wireless & networks. 2.

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    You can press the Menu key > Bookmarks to select the bookmark you want to open, and press Most visited or History to open other web pages. Browse web After opening a web page, you could slide your finger on the screen to view other parts of the page.

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    Settings You can choose settings that will affect how page content is displayed and privacy and security preferences to suit your browse style. On the Browser screen, press the Menu key > More > Settings to enter the Settings interface. ®...

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    ® Send files via Bluetooth To send files via Bluetooth 1. Select a file or item, such as a contact or a media file from an appropriate application or File manager. 2. Press the Menu key then select Share > Bluetooth 3.

  • Page 38: Settings, Airplane Mode, Call Settings

    Settings Airplane mode In areas where the use of mobile devices is restricted, you can activate the Airplane mode to disable phone function but still use other functions of your phone such as calendar, music and games. You will not be able to make/answer calls, send/receive messages or browse the Internet in Airplane mode.

  • Page 39: Sound, Display

    Sound Press Settings > Sound. Silent mode: Check to silence all sounds (including call and notification ringtones) except the audio from music, videos, and other media and any alarms you have set. Vibrate: Set vibration to be on Always, Never, in Only in Silent mode or Only when not in Silent mode.

  • Page 40: Storage

    Animation: Check to enjoy animated transitions when navigating from screen to screen. Screen timeout: Adjust the delay before the screen automatically turns off. Storage To copy files between a PC and your phone’s SD card, you should set the SD card as USB mass storage.

  • Page 41: Language, Voice Input & Output Settings, Date & Time, About Phone

    Check the available space of your phone 1. On the home screen press the Menu key and then press Settings. 2. Press Storage. Language You can choose the language. On the home screen press the Menu key and then press Settings > Language & keyboard >...

  • Page 42: Experiencing Multimedia, Camera

    Experiencing Multimedia Camera Your phone has a camera, which can be used to take photos. You can set the photo you’ve just taken as wallpaper or send it through MMS or Email. Note: Please respect others’ rights and abide by the local regulations and customs when taking photos.

  • Page 43: Camcorder

    Camera settings On the camera screen, press the icon to change the zoom, press the icon to change White balance, press the icon to change Picture size, Picture quality, Color effect, Saturation and Camera settings. Tips: To change quickly from Camera to Camcorder or vice versa, use the switch icon Use the bar to adjust the brightness.

  • Page 44: Music

    Camcorder settings On the Camcorder screen, press the icon to change Video quality, press the icon to change White balance, press the icon to change Color effect, Video duration, and Camera settings. Music You can listen to music saved on the SD card with the music player. Open the music player First copy music files to a mounted SD card.

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    5. Input the name for a new playlist. 6. Press Save. In this case, the music files you selected will be automatically added to the newly created playlist. Manage playlists 1. In Music, press Playlists. 2. Select the playlist you want to edit or play from the list and long press it until the shortcut menu pops up.

  • Page 46: Videos, Gallery, Sound Recorder

    Tip: You can also press the Menu key > Use as ringtone when playing the music. Videos You can watch video files saved on the SD card through the video player. Open the video player 1. On the home screen or in the Launcher press the Videos icon to open the list of video files. 2.

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    Record audio files 1. Put the microphone close to your mouth and press to start recording. 2. Press to stop recording. 3. Press to play back the recording. 4. Press Use this recording to save the recording or press Discard not to save it. After saving recordings, you can go to Music >...

  • Page 48: More Applications, File Manager, Clock

    More Applications File manager On the home screen or in the Launcher, press the File Manager icon. You can view all files saved in the phone or on the SD card. Clock On the home screen or in the Launcher, press the Clock icon to set up clocks. When Clock is running, it switches to screen saver mode after a few minutes.

  • Page 49: Calculator, Calendar

    Playing music You can play music while the Clock is displayed. Press the Clock screen. Playing a slideshow You can play a slideshow of the pictures in your Gallery albums in place of the date and time. Press the icon at the bottom of the Clock screen. Calculator On the home screen or in the Launcher, press the Calculator icon.

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    Creating a new Event 1. On the calendar screen, press the Menu key and then press More > New event. 2. Enter the event name. 3. To set the duration for the event, press From and To. 4. Enter the event location and description. 5.

  • Page 51: Documents To Go

    Documents To Go You can use this application suite to open Word, Excel, Powerpoint or PDF files. Read the on-screen instructions for detailed information.

  • Page 52: Manage Applications, Install New Applications, Uninstall Applications

    Manage applications You can view and manage applications installed in your phone. Install new applications You can install applications in the Market or not in the Market. When installing the applications not in the Market, make sure the software is suitable for your phone. Installing applications in the Market 1.

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    2. Touch the application to uninstall. 3. Press Uninstall and complete the uninstall process according to the wizard. Uninstall applications not in the Market 1. On the home screen, press the Menu key and then select Settings > Applications > Manage applications.

  • Page 54: Input Method, Android Keyboard

    Input Method Your phone supports the XT9 text input method and the Android keyboard input method. On the text screen, tap and hold the space where you usually write your text until the Edit text menu is displayed. Press Input method and select an input option. Tap the space where you write text to display the keyboard.

  • Page 55: Xt9 Text Input

    XT9 text input Press the icon to switch among English, Portuguese and Spanish. Switch between lowercase and uppercase. Change to symbol/number mode. Tap again to change back. Delete a character before the cursor. Insert space Insert emoticons...

  • Page 56: Appendix, Battery Saving Tips, Care And Maintenance

    Appendix Battery saving tips The longevity of battery power depends on the network that you connect to and how you use your phone. Try the following to save battery power: - When your phone is not in use, switch off the screen. - Lower the screen brightness.

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    • Do not store the device in hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and warp or melt certain plastics. • Do not store the device in cold areas. When the device returns to its normal temperature, moisture can form inside the device and damage electronic circuit boards.

  • Page 58: Consumer Limited Warranty

    Consumer limited warranty ZTE (‘Seller’) offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed product or products (the ‘Product’) will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period that expires one year from the date of sale of the Product to you, provided that you are the original end-user purchaser of the Product and provided that your purchase was made from a supplier authorized by the Seller.

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    cosmetic damage; (v) any Product on which warranty stickers or Product serial numbers have been removed, altered, or rendered illegible; (vi) cost of installation, removal or reinstallation; (vii) signal reception problems (unless caused by defects in material and workmanship); (viii) damage the result of fire, flood, acts of God or other acts which are not the fault of Seller and which the Product is not specified to tolerate, including damage caused by mishandling, shipping and blown fuses;...

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    KIND, ORAL, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION ARISING OUT OF TRADE USAGE OR OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

  • Page 61: Additional Safety Information

    Unauthorized accessories The product might not work normally if you use unauthorized accessories with the handset. ZTE Corporation will not be liable for possible damages caused by improper use. Small children Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children.

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    manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions. Switch off your device in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.

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    Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added.

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    operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust, or metal powders.

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    Certification information (SAR) This mobile device meets guidelines for exposure to radio waves. Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the independent scientific organization ICNIRP and include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless of age and health.

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    (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. U.S.A. U.S.FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT INFORMATION TO THE USER Note This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) regulations for Mobile phones In 2003, the FCC adopted rules to make digital wireless telephones compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Although analog wireless phones do not usually cause interference with hearing aids or cochlear implants, digital wireless phones sometimes do because of electromagnetic energy emitted by the phone's antenna, backlight, or other components.

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    Your phone meets the M4/T3 level rating. Hearing devices may also be rated. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional may help you find this rating. For more information about the FCC Hearing Aid Compatibility please go to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro.

  • Page 69: Problems And Their Solutions

    Problems and their solutions Symptoms Phone won’t turn on Phone turns itself off Poor standby time Can’t connect to the network Calls keep dropping Phone doesn’t ring when I receive incoming calls Unable to connect to the Internet Possible Causes The battery is dead Poor contact Battery very low...

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