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ZTE F451 review

6/10 AVG.

  • ZTE F451

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The ZTE F451 currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

As sophisticated and complicated as most mobile phones are nowadays, some people still prefer using the simplest of handsets. They just want to carry something that will let them type out text messages, make or receive calls from time to time and maybe send the odd email. One phone that fits the bill is the QWERTY-equipped ZTE F451 available in Canada with Public Mobile. It won’t be able to match the likes of the iPhone or Lumia 920 in terms of hardware and software features, but in terms of letting users communicate on the go, it will easily get things done.

When it first launched through Public Mobile, the F451 from ZTE was a bit too pricey. But now, it is available at discount prices that make it one of the most affordable QWERTY handsets ever. Its features aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but still mildly interesting. It has a 2.4-inch color screen, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth wireless, and support for up to 32GB microSD cards. Its standard battery offers up to 220 hours of standby time and up to 4 hours of talk time. Once again, that’s nothing to write home about, but for something so simple and probably won’t be used at all times of day like most modern smartphones, it may be more than enough.

The F451 supports standard CDMA networks and 3G wireless data, which makes it capable of loading Web pages easily on its built-in Opera Mini Web browser. So it’s more than just a mobile phone, it’s also a mobile Internet device.

Need to Know: ZTE F451

1. Built-in QWERTY keyboard makes it easy to type out messages. (The Good)

2. Affordable price. (The Good)

3. Lacks built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. (The Bad)

4. Short battery life. (The Bad)

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the ZTE F451 user manual here.

ZTE backs up the F451 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your F451 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 F451's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 9 days standby time.

ZTE F451 Specs

Release date December 21, 2011
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Material Unknown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm (4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 100 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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