ZTE Blade III (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
512 MB 
4 inch 16:10, 800x480 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
, 2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 32 GB, Sensors: motion sensor, position sensor, A-GPS
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA (max. 7.2 MBit/s in downstream), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz)
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 123 x 63.50 ( = 0.39 x 4.84 x 2.5 in)
6 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1600 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.0
Webcam: 5 MP (2560 x 1920), Autofocus
Additional features
Speakers: rear-facing speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, headset, power supply unit, USB cord, X-Office, Mi-Easy Access, 24 Months Warranty
130 g ( = 4.59 oz / 0.29 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
199 Euro


Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 23%, features: 44%, display: 83% mobility: 96%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the ZTE Blade III

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


Qualcomm Adreno 200: Integrated GPU in the Snapdragon S1 SoCs and based on the AMD Z430. Later called Adreno 200 with higher clock speeds. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.

The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).

84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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ZTE Blade L5
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ZTE Blade V8 Lite
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ZTE Blade V7 Plus
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ZTE Blade Velocity
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ZTE Blade A2 Plus
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ZTE Blade V8
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ZTE Blade A910
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ZTE Nubia N1 Lite
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5.5", 0.172 kg
ZTE Blade V6 Plus
Mali-T720, Mediatek MT6735, 5", 0.135 kg
ZTE Nubia Z9 Max
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ZTE Blade V8 Pro
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