Flagship smartphones from different manufacturers are certainly running the show, but the more modest ones deserve our attention too. Let’s be honest – not everyone needs a super-powerful beast especially since the only thing the phone is used for is to make calls, send messages and check email once in a while. Sprint is about to add one such phone, the ZTE Force 4G LTE, to its portfolio. The handset is expected to launch on March 1 and it will set you back $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.
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The ZTE Force for Sprint does not come with mind-blowing specs but has everything an average user needs to feel satisfied. The handset features a 4-inch 480 x 800 touch screen with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass on the display, and two cameras – on the back you will find a 5 megapixel shooter and there is a 1 megapixel user-facing camera. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor accompanied by 1 GB of RAM. There is also 4 GB of internal memory and a not very impressive 1,730 mAh battery unit provides the juice.
The Force supports 4G LTE, which undoubtedly is one of its strongest features, but disappointingly it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This version of Android OS is outdated to say the least, but knowing the realities, we would not expect any major updates. Put these little inconveniences aside and you get a decent lower-mid-range device at a very reasonable price.