ZTE Fury Review

ZTE Fury Review

ZTE probably isn’t a company most people have heard of, but they are actually the fourth largest phone manufacturer in the world and have a presence on all of the major US carriers. Much like HTC back in the early 2000s, ZTE devices are typically carrier branded such as the AT&T Avail and the Verizon Salute, but in an effort to gain traction in the US market, we are beginning to see more ZTE branded devices. One such device is the Android-powered ZTE Fury, available through Sprint. The Fury is an entry-level device, featuring a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera and a 3.5” IPS display. Included in the box you’ll find a 1500mAh battery, microUSB cable with AC adapter and a 2GB microSD card.


When we first unpacked the ZTE Fury we couldn’t help but be reminded of the LG Optimus S. The Optimus S wowed us by being an entry level phone with solid performance and good construction, and the ZTE Fury feels almost exactly the same in your hand. It is coated with high-quality soft touch paint so it immediately has a very reassuring feel in your hand. 

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The spartan design features only a chrome trim ring to offset the otherwise black Fury. The volume rocker, power and camera buttons all have a good travel to them and the 3.5mm headset jack is conveniently located at the top. The display is actually set just slightly back in the housing, which is nice because you can lay the phone on its face without the display touching the surface. With a significant wrap-around on the bottom of the device it almost appears as if the ZTE Fury is wearing a case.

Like the LG Optimus S, the ZTE Fury really impresses us with its design. It may be simple, but it is executed very well. When you hold the phone you don’t get the feeling that ZTE cut corners with cheap materials or shoddy build quality. Instead the soft-touch soothingly glides across your hand and you quickly forget that the Fury is merely $19.99 on contract.


At 3.5”, the HVGA (320x480) IPS display is slightly larger than the Optimus S’s. Unfortunately it isn't very easy to read in direct light, but otherwise the display is responsive and performs well.

ZTE Fury 360-degrees View:



3. prithvirk

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Recently got fury as i had lost my samsung galaxy phone for few days had to maintain my budget so had to go for this phone. It is good phone worth the money i paid. It has main display made out of Corning Gorilla Glass which does not break so easily and the speed of the processor is 1GHZ , 4GB internal memory 5MP cam boss what more can i ask for the money i paid. Over all good to buy when ur budgets are low..

2. nocellbills4ever

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 08, 2013

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4. God2Pac

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I am shocked to see that you are not satisfied with the phone, This is the best phone where we have so many features for less money. but i think its worth paying that money for this phone.

1. sagar76

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

very recently i purchased this phone , the phone features are really good, it has 5 mega pixal camera, and the features are really good, and this phone has the inbuilt storage of 4GB, and the expandable memory of 32GB,and the talk time of the battery is 8 hours, and this phone is really worth for the money which we pay,
  • Display 3.5 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3

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