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ZTE F160 review

7.8/10 AVG.

ZTE F160
ZTE F160
ZTE F160

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The ZTE F160 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The ZTE F160 is a straightforward 3G candybar handset that offers a 3MP camera, video capture, Bluetooth with stereo support, media player, speakerphone and memory expandability up to 8GB via microSD.

The 2.4 inch 240 x 320 pixel resolution display sits atop a clean, familiar alpha-numeric keypad. The ZTE F160 offers a talk time of up to three hours and a standby time of up to 192 hours.

If you like the candybar form factor and are looking for a good, basic phone without all the “Whiz-Bang” technology, take a look at the ZTE F160.

Operating system
Screen Size
3+ MP

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the ZTE F160 user manual here.

ZTE backs up the F160 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your F160 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

The ZTE F160's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Custom operating system (OS).

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

150 MB

Internal memory is 150 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 8 days standby time.

ZTE F160 Specs

Release Date November 8, 2010
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System Custom

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Internal Storage 150 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.08 W/kg
Body: 0.693 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
5x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 8 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 4.9 x 1.1 cm (4.6 x 1.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 84 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM, MSN, Yahoo, Windows Live
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
PC Synchronization: No
Audio Formats: MP3
Video Playback Formats: Unknown
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Radio: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Voice Memos / Recorder
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): AT&T F160, The Sleek

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