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.