- Size (LWH): 4.65 inches, 2.46 inches, 0.47 inches
- Weight: 4.96 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 480 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 8 hours
ZTE Fury, Black 4GB (Sprint)
- Android-powered smartphone with 3G connectivity and a 3.5-inch touch capacitive display
- 1.0 GHz processor; GPS for navigation and location services; Wi-Fi networking (with optional hotspot capability)
- 5-MP rear camera; Bluetooth; personal and corporate e-mail
- Up to 8 hours of talk time; released in March, 2012
- What's in the Box: handset, 2 GB microSD memory card, rechargeable battery, AC travel charger w/adapter, microUSB charger, quick start guide
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ZTE Fury Overview
The ZTE Fury is the best choice for those seeking the latest Android device with robust capabilities at an affordable price. This device has an elegant and slim design with a 3.5 inch high resolution touch capacitive display. With 4GB of internal memory, sharing pictures using the 5MP camera helps you easily stay connected to friends and family. Effortlessly update your favorite sites like Facebook and Twitter or customize a unique mobile experience with Sprint ID.
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System
The Fury runs on the Android 2.3 operating system which allows access to the Android Market with thousands of the hottest apps, games and widgets. Plus seamless integration with Google apps like Gmail, Contacts, Calendar and Google Maps. A few of the 2.3 system updates:
- Keyboard: Improved version of the on-screen keyboard for faster typing, editing, and word suggestions based on the initial letters
- Power Management Tool: Monitors power usage of apps and estimates the remaining battery life before another charge is needed
- Near Field Communication (NFC): Similar to a credit card, this feature allows you to touch or swipe your smart phone to pay for goods or services (where NFC is accepted)
An additional phone feature is GPS access, where you can instantly find everything you need around town or across the country, whether you’re after the best gas prices or the hottest restaurants. And when your not downloading apps or tracking your location you can easily email and text friends using the Fury's touchscreen keyboard. This phone is right for the budget conscious Android fan who still wants a stylish and thin touchscreen device without the huge price tag.
With Wi-Fi turned on, you can connect just like you do on your laptop, your phone will automatically search for available networks and you may even save extra bars on your battery. When your not by a Wi-Fi connection, you can experience Sprint's 3G network (where available) and broadband-like download speeds. The average download speeds range from 400 to 700 Kbps with peak rates up to 2 Mbps. Sprint also offers the Sprint Zone - your one-stop source to access your wireless account, phone tips, news, a list of top apps and more. Access Sprint TV, GPS Navigation, Sprint NBA Mobile, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM and Sprint Music Plus.
- Dimensions: 4.65 x 2.46 x 0.47 inches
- Weight: 4.94 oz.
- Talk Time: 8 hours talk time, 1500 mAh Standard Li-Ion Battery
What's in the Box
ZTE Fury smart device, removable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery (1500 mAh), AC travel charger w/adapter, micro USB sync cable, 2GB SD card (inserted), guides: user guide, get started, sprint features guide, and terms and conditions of service
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Top Customer Reviews
Pros: quick start up, quick reboot, quick camera shutter, no bloatware
Cons: shuts off for no reason, whether the battery is fully charged, halfway, etc. the ONLY way to turn it back on is to remove the battery for a few seconds, then reinsert it, then try to turn it on. If that doesn't work I need to put it on the charger then turn it on. It'll be fully charged yet not turn on.
I returned it to Sprint and got another Fury. Did the same thing. Found out that many others have had this issue.
Sprint found nothing wrong with both phones, which to me means there is an issue with the phone itself since I'm not the only one with issues of it shutting off for no reason (but I had to pay to replace it anyway, ugh).
One star because I cannot do zero stars because of the shutoff issue. The first phone did it three times in the first two days I had it, the second one did it two times in the first three days I had it.
I am now with an LG Viper and so far am happy with it.
However, within the first week, the phone would shut off and require the battery to be pulled out in order to restart. I can't highlight this issue enough, as it happens almost every day now, and it makes the phone even more useless than it otherwise already is given the other issues.
Meanwhile, the voice quality on the phone is such that sometimes she can't hear the person on the other end, sometimes they can't hear her, and there's a lot of beeps and vocal distortion on her end that makes it potentially painful to talk to her (think loud mic feedback and cracking/beeping about 20 dB higher than the voice volume). Even when it's not adding the sci-fi soundtrack of effects, her voice can sound like she's moving the phone away from her face even when she's not. Voice quality when it's at it's best is worse than any Sprint phone I've ever owned (customer since '99).
So, bad voice quality and shutdowns, but that's not the end of the woes of this phone. The battery life, even when it doesn't shut down, is generally bad. Maybe 2-3 hours of talk time, if the phone doesn't get too hot to talk on first. The phone even when on doesn't always ring (anecdotally, 1 in 6 times when calling the phone repeatedly from the same room). Now, why didn't I replace this? I did. The phone new phone does the same things. So, save yourself the frustrating, and try something else. It's not worth the frustration.
Pros: Nice looking screen, responsive in apps for the price, not much bloatware.
Cons: Bad voice quality, bad battery life, shuts down randomly.
Also takes really bad pictures, arghhhh
and am stuck with it for another year and a half.
Shoot me now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sprint will not activate this phone I was told it is a prepaid phone that cannot be activated.Published 22 months ago by Jessica Reviere
Have now been given three of these and they have all been terrible. All turn off by themselves & will not start back up before the bttery is removed & reinserted. Read morePublished 23 months ago by The Phantom
I wish I'd read more reviews before getting two of these for my wife and me. They both power off randomly, and need a battery pull to turn back on again. Read morePublished on April 13, 2014 by Owen Fuller
this is the most frustating item on planet shuts down often doesn't receive calls everytime volume is too low nothing good to say about it Sprint should be ashamed to sell this... Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by A. Altieri
this phone is not worth the plactic it is made from. it is like the old saying if you paint a turd gold it is still a turdPublished on June 20, 2013 by Mary