6.7/10
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The ZTE Force currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The Sprint Force does not try to be something it is not. There is no fancy materials to give the air of a high end phone, and the price reflects what you’re getting accordingly. It is not the prettiest, the fastest or the toughest phone out there, but at $50 on contract it is a phone that will work...

- Brian K., PhoneArena

very well built - sturdy... suitable for rough and tough use... definitely recommend this...
Phone Scoop

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 versi...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Cnet

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 pricetag.With its already spotty camera and call quality, the Sprint Force can't outpace the number o...

- Lynn La, Cnet

Very cheap

This phone is very cheap compared to other phones. the functions and quality is more than expectations. Worth buying it.

who cares for a camera in a budget phone... it would unrealistic to expect a decent snapper at that price points....
Cnet

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 price tag.The LG Mach, for instance, has a sleeker look and a zippier dual-core processor. But if you...

- Lynn La, Cnet

Howardmaddinger
in budget phones its a matter of what you want to gain by losing something... so its about personal preference... some people dont mind sacrificing a bit of speed for say a sleek chassis......


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


ZTE released the Force on March 1, 2013.


The Force price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare ZTE Force prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the ZTE Force user manual here.


ZTE backs up the Force with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Force has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
4"

The ZTE Force's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1730mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh battery.

ZTE Force Specs

Overview
Release date March 1, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
LTE
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 1 GB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1730 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm (4.9 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 153 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, QCP, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play Store, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sprint Force, Boost Force, ZTE N9100

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

It's a phone that will work well for the average user

from PhoneArena

The Sprint Force does not try to be something it is not. There is no fancy materials to give the air of a high end phone, and the price reflects what you’re getting accordingly. It is not the prettiest, the fastest or the toughest phone out there, but at $50 on contract it is a phone that will...More

The Sprint Force does not try to be something it is not. There is no fancy materials to give the air of a high end phone, and the price reflects what you’re getting accordingly. It is not the prettiest, the fastest or the toughest phone out there, but at $50 on contract it is a phone that will work well for the average user. Decent internals and light software add-ons allow the Force to run quickly enough.

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very well built - sturdy... suitable for rough and tough use... definitely recommend this...
Phone Scoop

Slow user interface and pokey internet speeds

from Phone Scoop

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 ve...More

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.

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Cnet

Though cheap, it can't outperform the competition

from Cnet

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 pricetag.

With its already spotty camera and call quality, the Sprint Force can't outpace th...More

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 pricetag.

With its already spotty camera and call quality, the Sprint Force can't outpace the number of other Sprint handsets that are just as inexpensive.

Read full review

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Very cheap

This phone is very cheap compared to other phones. the functions and quality is more than expectations. Worth buying it.

who cares for a camera in a budget phone... it would unrealistic to expect a decent snapper at that price points....
Cnet

Photo and speaker audio quality are poor, and the touch screen is difficult to view in sunlight

from Cnet

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 price tag.

The LG Mach, for instance, has a sleeker look and a zippier dual-core processor....More

While the Sprint Force is an adequate device that can perform all the basic tasks like Web browsing and texting with minimal trouble, the carrier offers a number of better handsets with the same $50 price tag.

The LG Mach, for instance, has a sleeker look and a zippier dual-core processor. But if you're not feeling its physical keyboard, then the LG Viper 4G LTE is your best bet. As you might guess, it too has that fast data connection. Since the time of my original review, it can update to Android 4.0, and its 5-megapixel camera has better photo and video quality than the Force.

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Howardmaddinger
in budget phones its a matter of what you want to gain by losing something... so its about personal preference... some people dont mind sacrificing a bit of speed for say a sleek chassis......


User Reviews


Though zte phones have been quiet solid in the past, they always somewhat managed to have a flimsy buil quality. But this phone changes that trend this has a nice finishin and design for an unbelievable price
Most awaited device purchased 2 days ago. ZTE launched the device Force recently.I am impressed with the features. You can have great time with this phone when you want to have fun. I can say that I'm pretty much satisfied with the product, it is everything it's promised. The interface is fast and intu...More
Most awaited device purchased 2 days ago. ZTE launched the device Force recently.I am impressed with the features. You can have great time with this phone when you want to have fun. I can say that I'm pretty much satisfied with the product, it is everything it's promised. The interface is fast and intuitive; even if you're not familiar with android devices i would definitely recommend this device to everyone. Less

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