Summary: For less than the price of a night at the movies, Sprint's $20 ZTE Fury is certainly affordable, and will last you through a double feature, too. But without 4G and a lackluster camcorder, it doesn't exactly live up to its fierce name. Overall, we prefer the Nexus S 4G on Sprint (free for a limited time) or the LTE-capable Pantech Burst for AT&T ($50).
Pros: Compact size, Bargain basement price, Good photo quality, Long battery life
Cons: Lacks 4G capability, Poor camcorder, Subpar speaker for music
Conclusion: At $19.99 on contract ZTE is obviously going at the budget market with the Fury . Still, the phone manages to impress with its excellent build quality and snappy performance, proving again that you don’t need to spend the big dollars to get a very usable phone. While the call quality suffers a bit, ZTE has made a positive first impression with Sprint and we look forward to higher-end devices down the road.
Pros: Good build quality, Snappy performance, Budget pricing
Cons: Callers complained of poor quality, Display washes out in direct light