Review: ZTE Force for Sprint
The ZTE Force is a solid $49 smartphone. About the only real complaints I can point to are a somewhat slow user interface and pokey internet speeds.
The hardware is solid and functions well. In fact, it far surpassed what I expected in terms of quality from ZTE. The Force connected to Sprint's network and offered great call quality. Battery life was above average and the camera surprised me with its results. It's always nice to see a stock version of Android, and Sprint does a great job keeping its smartphones free of unwanted apps and junk.
There aren't too many $49 devices that match the Force's performance. The Sprint Force is a force to be reckoned with.
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