ZTE Fury

We have seen our fair share of low- to mid-range devices release over the past year, and it takes quite a bit for one of them to stick out now-a-days. While ZTE may not be a huge name in Android world right now, they are certainly not taking a back seat in this battle at all. Recently ZTE announced the ZTE Fury for the Sprint network, and the device is priced and spec'd for a low to mid range device, but is it really worth skimping out on a few dollars at the time of signing that new contract, and getting a device like this?

The ZTE Fury is actually a pretty impressive device and while only moderately spec'd it does perform quite well. Powered by a 1GHz processor this device does move along pretty well, but at times you will still notice a little bit of lag here and there. The screen is not HD, it is not huge, in fact it is only 3.5 inches, which a year ago we would have accepted as completely normal. Powered by Android 2.3 odds are that this is where the device will remain indefinitely, unless by some miracle ZTE sneaks out an Ice Cream Sandwich update. The device has 512MB of RAM and only 400MB of on-board storage, so if you are looking to load it up with apps and media, odds are you will be quickly disappointed.

If specs aren't the deciding factor in your purchase, the ZTE Fury is a very well designed device. The in hand feel of this device is very nice, it is sturdy and the thickness matches well with the width. On the left side there is a volume rocker and micro-USB port, and on the right side a dedicated camera button. The top has a lock key and a headphone jack, and on the back is the 5MP camera. Featuring a 1500mAh battery we can expect some decent battery life, but we need to continue putting the device through the paces before we can really tell. Check out some initial thoughts on the device, and how it performs, and stay tuned for the full review.

 

ZTE Fury Buttons  ZTE Fury Camera

ZTE Fury Side  ZTE Fury Side

ZTE Fury Top  ZTE Fury Battery

 

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Hands-on with the ZTE Fury

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For me or anyone on this site it's probably not worth skimping to save a few dollars, though we have to acknowledge that for some it's a under $100 smartphone or a feature phone, they simply cannot afford a $200- $300 phone ,so decent low to mid range phones are needed.

That said if your smart and looks for sales I think you could do much better unless the price point for the device is free :)

The phone is going for $19.99 with new activation or upgrade, so at that price point, it is a pretty decent phone. (probably not for anybody who frequents this website though!)

I've been reading up and seeing all the reviews coming out for this phone. One error that I see made in this article is the storage size of the phone internally. Here it is stated at 400MB when it is actually at 4000MB or 4GB if that is easier to notice or understand. The price and specs are very close to making me decide if this is the next cell for me from the Optimus S. If it wasn't for all the great ROMs and developers I would already be a owner. Time will tell.