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Avid and Force, Why?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fruitwerks, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. fruitwerks

    fruitwerks Newbie
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    Why did ZTE create two phones that are so similar? What are the true differences? I could understand if they were for separate markets / carriers...

    I start this thread because development is starting on the Avid and these are things we need to know. I know we do not have the kernel sources for this device yet, but the lack of differences (vs Avid) are very interesting to me.

    Anyone have any insight?

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  2. Joethebro35

    Joethebro35 Newbie

    It seems like tne avid was.created first and is much less stable...maybe the force is the avid 2?
  3. fruitwerks

    fruitwerks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The Avid is the N9120, and the Force is the N9100, strangely the force was FCC approved 6 months or so AFTER the Avid. Not sure if this info I see is correct, but the Avid will operate on a few more bands than the Force, making it more desirable as a global product in a transitional market?
  4. Joethebro35

    Joethebro35 Newbie

    Looking at the side by side comparison on this website, I'll take the Force over the Avid any day. They dis make one mistake about the Force only being able to take up to a 32 G micro sd though. Compare ZTE Force vs ZTE Avid 4G - GSMArc.com
  5. 903Tex

    903Tex Android Enthusiast

    Another thing to note tmobile getting metropcs and moving all there customers slowly to their network. Making ALL cdma metropcs phones unusable by 2015!!! Which if you go thru phones then this wont matter, but still some folks keep their phones til something its absolutely needed to buy another phone.
  6. tgamble160

    tgamble160 Newbie

    I'm using a 64gb card with no issues.
  7. fruitwerks

    fruitwerks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Then it must be SDXC... so really we can have 2TB memcards.. neat.

    Some of those sites do not have the proper specs on many phones... just noticed there is an FM radio chip with RDS on here... not about to pay $10 for spirit fm though - who wants to listen to commercials!
  8. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Ehm, you took a look at the Samsung portfolio lately? It's the same with almost every vendor...
  9. fruitwerks

    fruitwerks Newbie
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    I have not been paying attention :) My true intention with this thread is to figure out the differences to aid in development.

    I'm not about to open mine up to see what chips are in there and we can only do so much with software. If the kernel sources are ever released, or if someone doesn't mind trying stuff that works on the Avid and risk bricking their Force, we really don't know.

    The specs on the ZTE website do not even show all of the phone features so I don't think they will be much help until the device is near EOL.
  10. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

    I was the first to try CWMT on the Force like Kraziejedi was the first to try Root. It's all about how much chance you are willing to take to experiment on your device. ;) yuk yuk :D

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The ZTE Force 4G LTE release date was October 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 427 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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