Sprint Releases the “Force” Android Smartphone For $49.99

Sprint has just added a new Android device for its 4G LTE lineup that’s aimed at the budget conscious consumer. Sprint Force which is made by ZTE will only cost $50 after a $50 mail in rebate. The device originally costs $299.99 and was first leaked last week.

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Sprint Force Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.0
  • 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • microSD card slot for up to 32GB of added memory
  • 4G LTE support
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • 1,730 mAh battery

In terms of specifications it hasn’t got all the bells and whistles of high end devices. Its advantage lies in its 4G LTE feature that promises blazingly fast Internet speeds at a fraction of the cost of similar devices. The dual core processor combined with 1GB of RAM should be sufficient to run most apps without any lag.

The disappointing part about this model though is its 1,730 mAh battery which might not last a long time when connected to the Internet using 4G LTE. Then there’s also the use of Ice Cream Sandwich which could have been replaced with Jelly Bean. We are hoping that an upgrade will be available soon.

The Sprint Force is also compatible with the Sprint ID service which allows users to easily customize their device using packs. These packs contain different apps, ringtones, wallpapers, widgets, and much more.

There are two plans which is recommended for this device

  • Simply Everything:  $109.99
  • Everything Data: $79.99 / $99.99

If you don’t mind getting tied down to a two year contract then the Sprint Force is definitely a great device to own if you are looking for a budget LTE smartphone.

If you don’t want to get tied to a contract then you can get this on Sprint’s Boost Mobile which is their prepaid brand. The device will cost $199.99 without a contract and will be available starting March 7.

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