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ZTE Blade Series

ZTE Blade V220Processor: Mediatek MT6582M, Mediatek MT6735, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-T720, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 4.0 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.12kg, 0.13kg, 0.134kg, 0.14kg, 0.154kg, 0.17kg
Price: 100, 199, 200, 250, 259, 300 euro
Average Score: 76.76% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 61%, features: 67%, display: 84%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 94%

 

ZTE Blade III

Specifications

ZTE Blade IIINotebook: ZTE Blade III
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 199 euro
Links: ZTE homepage

 

84% Review ZTE Blade III Smartphone | Notebookcheck
An offer you can't resist? ZTE's Blade III is a 4 inch smartphone that is available for less than 100 Euros (~$133) on the internet. Is it worth the money or are there better offers for users looking for an entry-level smartphone?
ZTE Blade 3
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013

 

ZTE Blade V

Specifications

ZTE Blade VNotebook: ZTE Blade V
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Blade V (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% ZTE Blade V
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Remembering that this is a budget priced smartphone costing well under £100, its performance is more than reasonable. In a head-to-head contest with the recently released Moto G, it would come in second with regards to speed, functionality and video display but then the Moto G lacks the micro SD option and costs around £50 more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60%

 

ZTE Blade L2

Specifications

ZTE Blade L2Notebook: ZTE Blade L2
Processor: Mediatek MT6582M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Blade L2 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% ZTE Blade L2 review: A super-budget quad-core smartphone with a large 5in screen
Source: PC Advisor English
The Blade L2 has a lot to offer at just £89, with a quad-core processor, a large screen and support for microSDXC. But while it may be faster than the Motorola Moto E, in many respects the ZTE is the inferior phone - and not just in terms of its build quality. This super-budget smartphone even gets shown up by the significantly cheaper ZTE Kis 3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
ZTE Blade L2
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015

 

ZTE Blade S6

The ZTE Blade S6 is a mid-range smartphone which runs on the Android OS v5 (Lollipop). The rounded corners and curved sides of this ZTE smartphone highly resemble the Apple iPhone 6, however the body of the Blade 6 is made up of plastic which is coated to give it a smooth satin finish. It only comes in one color which is white with a gray back. On the back of the smartphone is its speaker. The home button on front has a blue glow which serves as an indication for notifications. The Blade 6 has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720p with vibrant colors. LTE is supported on this smartphone with Dual SIM (dual stand-by). The device is powered by an octa-core 64 bit Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 405 GPU with 2 GB of RAM. In terms of storage capability, this ZTE smartphone has 16 GB of onboard memory. The memory capacity can be expanded by up to 64 GB with a micro SD card. There are a secondary 5 MP front facing camera and a 13 MP rear camera, which can record videos in 1080p@30fps and provides decent imaging capabilities. Finally, the 2400 mAh battery lasts a day of regular use. All in all, this smartphone provides a mid-range Android experience at an inexpensive price.

Specifications

ZTE Blade S6Notebook: ZTE Blade S6
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.134kg
Price: 259 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Blade S6 (Model)

Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

83% ZTE Blade S6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Short blade. ZTE's Blade S6 is located in the upper mid-range. The 5-inch smartphone wants to attract buyers with plenty of RAM, a high-resolution camera, and decent performance. Find out in our review why the phone from China is not very enduring.
70% ZTE Blade S6 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We like what the ZTE Blade S6 is about. It wants to get you something a bit snazzier and more powerful than an ‘upper-entry’ level model like the Motorola Moto G, while still staying significantly below £200. We’re just not all that sure about how ZTE has handled it. The custom UI feels a little unprofessional in parts, and some of the custom software loaded onto the ZTE Blade S6 is rubbish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
70% ZTE’s $299 4G Blade S6 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
While the name could certainly do with some work — seriously ZTE, you’re not fooling anyone that this is an S6 — as could the style and design — again, you’re not fooling anyone that this isn’t an iPhone — ZTE’s take on what constitutes a mid-range phone for a less-than mid-range price is intriguing, and would certainly be compelling for someone keen for a new phone who has no qualms about trying a brand that isn’t totally recognisable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
84% ZTE Blade S6 4G – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
It has been nice to use the ZTE Blade S6 over the last week as it has been refreshing to see such a new phone from a Chinese manufacturer coming straight to market. Beyond the initial launcher it is a clean(ish) Android Lollipop experience. Whilst it does have some shortcomings in a few areas, this is a good all-round device. If only it had a slightly better battery then it would not be that far off being a genuine Mid tier champion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 82% ergonomy: 83%
70% ZTE Blade S6 review
Source: IT Pro Portal English
Obviously, given the interior excellence, compromises would have to be made to keep the ZTE competitively priced. You’ll find those compromises most evident within the design, screen and battery power the phone affords. But the phone truly excels in other areas. Especially thanks to an exceptional combination of software and hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
ZTE Blade S6 4G – Unpacking
Source: Cool Smartphone English
t’s another day and the review kit is coming thick and fast. Today we have the ZTE Blade S6 4G, an affordable Android Lollipop phone sitting in the mid level price bracket (currently £189 on Amazon). The phone is available now, and we had a brief hands on with this phone whilst at MWC in March. We were (say that 3 times fast) quite taken with it
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
ZTE Blade S6 reviewed, a budget Lollipop iPhone?
Source: Fudzilla English
The ZTE Blade S6 is an interesting package – it’s a good all-round performer, but it doesn’t stand out in any department. Some may argue that this is sort of the point of mid-range devices, and we feel ZTE just wanted to design a straightforward phone with a good price tag. There’s nothing wrong with that and we like what they came up with.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2015
80% ZTE Blade S6 4G Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Blade S6 is a decent mid-range handset, packing the major features that you’d expect such as 4G support. At around £170 it’s worthy competition for the Moto G, packing a similarly bright 5-inch 720p screen and a reasonably reliable 13-megapixel camera, although we’re not sold on ZTE’s Android tweaks and the plastic shell scuffs up rather easily.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ZTE Blade S6 review
Source: Techradar English
ZTE has turned out a highly capable Android smartphone for a very reasonable price. In terms of power and photographic capabilities, it wipes the floor with the Motorola Moto G, which is only a little cheaper. However, ZTE could learn a thing or two about design from the current budget champ, as the Blade S6 simply doesn't look or feel very nice in the hand.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ZTE Blade S6 review: This dual-SIM iPhone 6 lookalike runs Android Lollipop and offers 4G LTE at a great price
Source: PC Advisor English
At a touch over £150 the ZTE Blade S6 is a great-value Android Lollipop phone with strong general performance and an attractive iPhone 6-like build. Dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity, a selection of smart gestures and a capable Sony camera all add to this phone's appeal, but its battery life is no better than average and we're not so keen on the idea of having all our apps by default laid bare on the home screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip
Source: GSM Arena English
The ZTE Blade S6 is definitely an eye-catcher but the iPhone looks may be doing it more harm than favors at some markets. Apple is a natural target for replicas - there are blatant copycats and then there are phones like the Blade S6, which manage to retain an identity if their own. Still, brands like ZTE and Lenovo don't have to go there to get noticed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2015
ZTE Blade S6
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2015
ZTE Blade S6
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2015
ZTE Blade S6
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2015
80% Ambitionierter Klonkrieger
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 79% performance: 81% features: 80% display: 93% mobility: 72%
Mittelklasse-Smartphone mit 8-Kern-SoC
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015

 

ZTE Blade S6 Plus

In this modern age, where smartphones come with all sorts of fancy additives and features, one might struggle to find a fuss free but practical phone that gives users easy usability but comes with a reasonable price tag. In steps the ZTE Blade S6 Plus. The external design of this smartphone may not look very original, as it bears a strong resemblance to many generic boxy designs. However, one must not judge its by appearances alone. IPS LCD display screen measures 5.5 inches with a 720p resolution and a pixel density of 267 ppi. The IPS technology is especially crucial for color vibrancy, brightness and viewing angles. As to the hardware in this phone, we start with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa core processor with a clock rate of 1.5 GHz. This is paired with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The octa core processor and the other equally impressive hardware ensure that the smartphone responds rapidly and efficiently with no hint of a lag. Additionally there is a 16 GB built-in storage which can be expanded by up to 32 GB with a microSD card. The memory is partitioned: a 4.29 GB area for the system function, a 3.87 GB area for apps and the remaining 7.83 GB for various user data and entertainment.

Specifications

ZTE Blade S6 PlusNotebook: ZTE Blade S6 Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: ZTE homepage

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% ZTE Blade S6 Plus review: An Android Lollipop phablet with some sweet specs
Source: PC Advisor English
The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is a nice phablet for £200, but it doesn't offer enough to make it worth an extra £50 on top of the standard model, which already has a large 5in screen. In comparison to that phone it's lost some of the features we liked, and despite having a larger battery runtime still isn't great. If you're looking for a 5.5in phablet at £200, our money would be on the Kingzone Z1.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
85% ZTE Blade S6 Plus review
Source: Android Authority English
The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is available globally now from eBay and several other different online retailers. For the launch there is a special discounted price of $269.99 (which is £182.99 or €252.99). It’s normal retail price will be $299. For those in European and Asian markets, this device is a very solid wallet-friendly smartphone that you should definitely consider if you are looking for a device with a larger display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
ZTE Blade S6 Plus
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
ZTE Blade S6 Plus
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2015

 

ZTE Blade L3

The ZTE Blade L3 is a surprisingly stylish and thin smartphone. Like all current smartphones, it has a capacitive TFT touchscreen. This 5 inch screen features 16 M colors and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and supports multi touch input. The smartphone with a quad core processor clocked at up to 1,3 GHz and 1 GB RAM runs Android OS v5.0, (Lollipop). Additionally, the L3 features a dual sim function, a microSD slot with up to 32 GB, in addition to the 8 GB internal storage. It comes with a 8 MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging function, which can capture up to 3264 x 2448 pixels, and a secondary front camera with a resolution of only 2 MP. The smartphone comes with a speaker and a standard 3.5 mm jack located on the bottom of the smartphone frame. Finally, it delivers the standard connectivity features with 11 b/g/n WiFi with hotspot function, Bluetooth 4.0, and a built-in GPS. The smartphone charges via the microUSB 2.0 port which it has located directly bottom of the screen in the smartphone frame and is powered by a 2000 mAh lithium ion battery. It is sold in only two colors, which are black and white.

Specifications

ZTE Blade L3Notebook: ZTE Blade L3
Processor: Mediatek MT6582M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.154kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Blade L3 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ZTE Blade L3
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Although the Blade L3 felt comfortable in the hand, it did have a tendency to slip and slide if not gripped firmly or when it was placed on a sloping surface. The unit’s screen was reasonably responsive to touch and gestures but did suffer a little from finger smears although not as much as some handsets I have used.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60%

 

ZTE Blade V6

Specifications

ZTE Blade V6Notebook: ZTE Blade V6
Processor: Mediatek MT6735
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: ZTE homepage

 

83% ZTE Blade V6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Sturdy aluminum blade. ZTE’s new mainstream smartphone, Blade V6, attracts attention mainly due to its well-built and slim aluminum chassis. However, is this enough to compete with the similarly equipped rivals?
Solide Smartphone-Kost aus Fernost
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2015

 

ZTE Blade V220

Specifications

ZTE Blade V220Notebook: ZTE Blade V220
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Blade V220 (Model)

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

66% Moto G-Konkurrent ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 66% features: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

 

Comment

ZTE:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

unknown:

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

Mediatek:

MT6582M: Quad-core SoC (Cortex-A7) for tablets and smartphones.

MT6735: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz and designed for inexpensive tablets and smartphones.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.12 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.17 kg:


76.76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.138 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

ZTE Axon 5.5 inch
Adreno 430, Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.173 kg
ZTE Blade V6
Mali-T720, Mediatek MT6735, 5.0", 0.12 kg
ZTE Blade L3
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M, 5.0", 0.154 kg
ZTE Blade S6 Plus
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.14 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

ZTE Nubia Z9 mini
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.0", 0.147 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-02- 4)