Priced at $129.99 with Boost Mobile's Sprint-reliant prepaid service, the ZTE Blade Force doesn't unlock by scanning your fingerprint, like a growing number of fellow sub-$200 Android soldiers, also snubbing the dual camera trend rapidly spreading from the high to the mid and even low-end segments.
When you only have the budget for an entry-level device, you probably will not expect to get a smartphone with flagship-level specs because of course, you get what you pay for.
The device features an 8-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. That is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The battery is rated to provide up to 23.5 hours of talk time.
Available now on Boost Mobile for $130, the ZTE Blade Force offers HPUE connectivity, a 5.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 427 processor, Android Nougat, and more. The phone also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
For those who don't know, customers using a HPUE-enabled smartphone will have a better overall experience on the Sprint network (on which Boost Mobile operates) with potentially increased coverage, faster speeds, and smoother streaming experience.
Last but not least, we're told the ZTE Blade Force is also global roaming capable, so you can take it with you on your travels, so make sure you keep connected to those back home. It is used for extending its 2.5GHz coverage by up to 30-percent, enabling a stronger signal wherever user go.