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ZTE Fury Review

ZTE Fury

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Interface:

As with many Android devices on Sprint, the ZTE Fury is a SprintID device allowing the user to easily customize the device to their liking. As a quick refresh, SprintID lets you download theme packs that will add a cohesive set of wallpapers, widgets, apps and ringtones to your device all built around a central theme, such as fantasy football, fashion, health and fitness or entertainment. For a more detailed look at SprintID check out our Samsung Transform review. The Fury is running Android 2.3.6, but we wouldn’t hold our breath for an Android 4.0 upgrade.

Main interface - ZTE Fury Review
Phonebook - ZTE Fury Review
ZTE Fury Review
Messaging - ZTE Fury Review

Main interface

Phonebook

 

Messaging



Processor and Memory:

Under the Fury’s hood is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor with 4GB of ROM and 512MB of RAM. The phone scored around 1600 in Quadrant Benchmark testing, significantly lower than the 2100 we achieved with the similarly-spec’d Samsung Transform Ultra. Benchmarks are only numbers though, and in real world performance the Fury performed smoothly without lag and felt pretty much as quick as the Transform Ultra.

Quadrant Benchmark - ZTE Fury Review


Connectivity:

The ZTE Fury utilizes Sprint’s 3G EVDO Rev. A network for high-speed data. It also supports GPS, Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC and MAP profile support. Stock Android browser performance was fluid and we didn’t have any problems loading web pages or playing Flash content.

The stock Android browser - ZTE Fury Review
The stock Android browser - ZTE Fury Review


Camera:

ZTE utilized a 5MP sensor in the camera, but results were underwhelming. For a $20 device we can’t complain too much, but colors were a bit soft and dark and detail was lacking. Images stated to get grainy even in medium light situations, and the video camera only records at VGA.

Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Camera samples made with the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review

Strong - Indoor samples - ZTE Fury Review
Medium - Indoor samples - ZTE Fury Review
Low light - Indoor samples - ZTE Fury Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - ZTE Fury Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Darkness with flash



Multimedia:

With a fairly vanilla build of Android the ZTE Fury relies on the stock Android apps to handle media content. It was unable to play any DivX files, but didn’t have a problem with Xvid, H.264 and MPEG-4 videos up to 720p. Music playback was as expected with the standard Android media player. There are several other video and music players available in the Play Store if these stock offerings don’t suit or if you’re looking for expanded codec support.

Multimedia on the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review
Multimedia on the ZTE Fury - ZTE Fury Review


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ZTE Fury

ZTE Fury

OS: Android 2.3
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.65 x 2.46 x 0.47 inches
(118 x 62 x 12 mm)
4.94 oz  (140 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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