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ZTE Blade V2020 smartphone in review: With IPS panel and plastic case

Grippy design. ZTE places the Blade V2020 in the price range between 200 and 300 Euros (~$236 and ~$354). The installed hardware is powerful but is outperformed by the competition. Our review clarifies whether a purchase is still worth it.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Daniel R Deakin (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
ZTE Blade V2020

After having reviewed the Axon 11 and the Blade V10 Vita ZTE devices, we can definitely make a purchase recommendation for the devices from the Chinese manufacturer. Of course, there were points of criticism too, although these are by all means bearable considering the asking price. In the following review, we will clarify whether the ZTE Blade V2020 repeats similar mistakes and whether it can also differentiate itself.

ZTE Blade V2020 (Blade Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 121 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, gravity sensor, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900), 3G UMTS (850/900/2100), 4G LTE (B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28B), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 162.7 x 76.3 ( = 0.35 x 6.41 x 3 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 28 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 740 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 800 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 8 MP (wide angle), 2 MP (macro), 2 MP (depth); Camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker plus headphone, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter, protective case, 3.5 mm stereo headset, USB cable, SIM tool, MiFavor 10, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.401 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.18 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1: no, fanless
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
280 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
11/2020
ZTE Blade V2020
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
185 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080
82 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
74 %
09/2020
LG K61
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
191 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080
78 %
10/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Play
SD 662, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case - Robust plastic

ZTE equips the Blade V2020 with a plastic case. The frame of the latter is surrounded by a wide groove that allows the smartphone to be held firmly in the hand. The available colors are Aurora Black and Dazzling White. At a weight of 185 grams, it's also the lightest phone in our test field. In addition, the Blade V2020 is slightly shorter than comparable competing products.

ZTE Blade V2020
ZTE Blade V2020
ZTE Blade V2020
ZTE Blade V2020

Size comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs164.5 mm / 6.48 inch 77.5 mm / 3.05 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs162.7 mm / 6.41 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs

Connectivity - No Widevine L1 in the Blade V2020

The ZTE Blade V2020 packs hardware that belonged to the mid-range in early 2019. However, in combination with the built-in 4 GB of RAM, most everyday applications should run without issues. In addition, there's 128 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 512 GB via a microSD card, according to the manufacturer. However, this blocks the second nano SIM slot.

Both SIM slots can also handle VoLTE and VoWLAN. Furthermore, there's a 3.5 mm audio jack as well as a very small and somewhat dim notification LED. DRM Widevine L1 isn't available, and the Camera2 API only provides the "Limited" support level.

Software - Android with MiFavor UI

The Blade V2020 runs Android 10 with security patches at the level of September 5, 2020; the smartphone comes with MiFavor UI 10 as its user interface. This is similar to pure Android and can be used quickly and intuitively even by beginners. Any preinstalled third-party apps, such as Asphalt Nitro, CleanMaster, and WPS Office, can be uninstalled easily. On the other hand, the manufacturer's applications, such as ZTE Cares, can only be deactivated.

ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software
ZTE Blade V2020 software

Communication and GPS - Moderate WLAN performance

With the Blade V2020, users can use GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. In terms of the latter, LTE Cat. 7 enables download speeds of up to 300 Mb/s and upload rates of up to 100 Mb/s. NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 5 are available in close ranges. With our Netgear Nighthawk A12 reference router, ZTE's smartphone achieves average WLAN speeds of 335 Mb/s for receiving data and 329 Mb/s for sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼100% +90%
ZTE Blade V2020
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
335 (241min - 350max) MBit/s ∼53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=623)
288 MBit/s ∼45% -14%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
239 (26min - 333max) MBit/s ∼38% -29%
LG K61
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 128 GB eMMC Flash
61.8 (57min - 63max) MBit/s ∼10% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +92%
ZTE Blade V2020
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
329 (166min - 335max) MBit/s ∼52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=623)
274 MBit/s ∼43% -17%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
237 (21min - 330max) MBit/s ∼37% -28%
LG K61
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 128 GB eMMC Flash
55 (51min - 69max) MBit/s ∼9% -83%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (241-350)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø323 (166-335)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

To determine its own location, the ZTE Blade V2020 can make use of GPS and GLONASS. With the GPS Test app, we can achieve an accuracy of up to four meters outdoors.

During our requisite bike ride, the Android smartphone showed a slightly greater deviation from our reference device, the Garmin Edge 500, both in curves and on long, straights roads.

GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - ZTE Blade V2020
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephone and call quality - Clear transmission

The ZTE Blade V2020 offers a fairly high volume during conversations, with participants on both sides being easily understood. The telephone app offers a direct view of stored favorites and allows the display of a numeric keypad. Two additional tabs allow access to the call history and stored contacts.

Cameras - Suitable zoom, pale colors

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

The main camera of the Blade V2020 features a 48 MP main sensor, 8 MP for wide-angle shots, 2 MP for macro subjects, and another 2 MP for depth information. The camera can capture our test subject with many details and sharply defined objects in the focus area. Colors look a little pale, which is reflected again in our panorama shot. Subjects photographed with the wide-angle lens appear somewhat blurred, and smooth surfaces look soft. If the zoom is used, many details are lost, and the image comes out overexposed. Our test subject is just about recognizable in low light.

The 16 MP front-facing camera successfully produces portraits with much stronger colors. Details can be easily recognized, and object edges are sharply captured. Image quality can be modified by applying color filters and beautifying options. In addition, a manual mode is available for the main camera, offering a timer function and the possibility to adjust the ISO value, the brightness, and the white balance.

Video recordings achieve a similar quality to that of our sample photographs. The camera can quickly adjust to different lighting conditions, and the optional image stabilizer ensures videos without shakiness. Possible resolutions are 1080p and 720p. A high frame-rate mode or the like is not offered.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Close-upPanoramaWide-angleZoom (5x)Low light

The photo of the ColorChecker Passport shows that the camera of the ZTE smartphone captures colors brighter than they should be. The text chart looks sharp, but it's also a bit too bright. In addition, there's a weakness in contrast at the lower corners.

ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
92 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Blade V2020: 47.2 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 92.02 ∆E
ColorChecker
16.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Blade V2020: 8.12 ∆E min: 1.78 - max: 18.37 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Protective case and headset in the box

The box includes a USB power adapter with a matching USB Type-C cable, a protective silicon case, a 3.5 mm stereo headset, and a tool for removing SIM cards. In addition, the manufacturer grants buyers a warranty period of 24 months.

Input devices and handling - Responsive touchscreen

ZTE uses Google's GBoard for text input. The touchscreen responds very well to touch and is also suitable for wide swiping gestures. The fingerprint scanner on the back unlocks the smartphone reliably, and face recognition also worked very well in our test.

ZTE Blade V2020 - Input
ZTE Blade V2020 - Input

Display - ZTE smartphone with IPS panel

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The screen of the Blade V2020 consists of a 6.53-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. At an average brightness of 474 cd/m², it sits in the lower half of our test field. In the APL50 test, a slightly better 482 cd/m² is achieved, and we measure a maximum of 466 cd/m² with the sensor activated. The lowest possible luminosity is 12.09 cd/m².

We also notice very high-frequency flickering at brightness levels below 23%. At a value of 63,290 Hz, this should only cause problems for users with very sensitive eyes.

479
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 498 cd/m² Average: 474.3 cd/m² Minimum: 12.09 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 465 cd/m²
Contrast: 1788:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
99.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
ZTE Blade V2020
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
LG K61
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Motorola Moto G9 Play
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Screen
10%
-21%
-5%
Brightness middle
465
623
34%
505
9%
450
-3%
Brightness
474
600
27%
511
8%
428
-10%
Brightness Distribution
92
93
1%
95
3%
88
-4%
Black Level *
0.26
0.54
-108%
0.56
-115%
0.23
12%
Contrast
1788
1154
-35%
902
-50%
1957
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.3
1.8
66%
5.76
-9%
5.49
-4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.9
4.7
53%
12.04
-22%
10.19
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.5
3.3
40%
4.9
11%
7.5
-36%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.26 97%
2.244 98%
2.495 88%
CCT
7659 85%
6712 97%
7807 83%
8711 75%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 63290 Hz ≤ 23 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 63290 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 23 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 63290 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

With a very good contrast ratio of 1,788:1 and an equally good black level of 0.26 cd/m², the ZTE Blade V2020 takes second place in our test field. However, colors are shown on the display with a slightly increased blue proportion. Users can balance out this condition by manually adjusting color reproduction in the settings, though.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.4 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Outdoors, the Blade V2020 can be used well, especially in places in the shade. In direct sunlight or in very bright environments, however, bothersome reflections and glare can occur.

ZTE Blade V2020 in outdoor use
ZTE Blade V2020 in outdoor use
ZTE Blade V2020 in outdoor use
ZTE Blade V2020 in outdoor use

The IPS panel of the ZTE Blade V2020 is very viewing-angle stable, allowing content to be read without distorted colors or the like even from very steep angles.

ZTE Blade V2020 - Viewing-angle stability
ZTE Blade V2020 - Viewing-angle stability
ZTE Blade V2020 - Viewing-angle stability
ZTE Blade V2020 - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Powerful and suitable for everyday use

The MediaTek Helio P70 installed here belonged to the upper mid-range when it was released in April 2019. In combination with the 4 GB of RAM used here, performance is still sufficient for most common apps today as well. In the benchmarks, the ZTE Blade V2020 shows a performance level on par with the installed hardware. The results are usually surpassed by the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and are comparable to the performance of the Motorola Moto G9 Play.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1304 Points ∼69%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼68% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1304 - 1353, n=2)
1329 Points ∼70% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=53)
1894 Points ∼100% +45%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1319 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼66% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1319 - 1410, n=2)
1365 Points ∼82% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=57)
1658 Points ∼100% +26%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1443 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼91% +24%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
967 Points ∼49% -33%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1397 Points ∼71% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1184 - 1475, n=6)
1395 Points ∼71% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=151)
1959 Points ∼100% +36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
295 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼100% +92%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
168 Points ∼30% -43%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
314 Points ∼55% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (282 - 320, n=6)
298 Points ∼53% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=151)
567 Points ∼100% +92%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8280 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼98% -2%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3814 Points ∼46% -54%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6296 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8365, n=11)
7808 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=551)
6067 Points ∼73% -27%
Work performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11344 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼77% -23%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4040 Points ∼36% -64%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8610 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7160 - 11781, n=10)
10703 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=704)
6655 Points ∼59% -41%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2308 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼100% +22%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2250 Points ∼80% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2020 - 2587, n=10)
2369 Points ∼84% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=203)
2656 Points ∼94% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1255 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼79% +93%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
974 Points ∼32% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (951 - 1255, n=10)
1090 Points ∼36% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=203)
3067 Points ∼100% +144%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1397 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼92% +79%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1114 Points ∼41% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1096 - 1397, n=10)
1237 Points ∼46% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=203)
2710 Points ∼100% +94%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2768 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100% +24%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
766 Points ∼22% -72%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼70% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1605 - 3055, n=11)
2535 Points ∼74% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=558)
2276 Points ∼66% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1253 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼100% +118%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
465 Points ∼17% -63%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1034 Points ∼38% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1253, n=11)
1100 Points ∼40% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=558)
2271 Points ∼83% +81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1427 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼100% +101%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
509 Points ∼18% -64%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1184 Points ∼41% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1427, n=11)
1261 Points ∼44% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=559)
2099 Points ∼73% +47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2707 Points ∼79%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100% +27%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
653 Points ∼19% -76%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2384 Points ∼70% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2166 - 3116, n=11)
2661 Points ∼78% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=590)
2193 Points ∼64% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1828 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼100% +124%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
749 Points ∼18% -59%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1786 Points ∼44% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1876, n=11)
1642 Points ∼40% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=590)
3096 Points ∼76% +69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1970 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼100% +99%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
725 Points ∼19% -63%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1891 Points ∼48% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1970, n=11)
1790 Points ∼46% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=590)
2550 Points ∼65% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2683 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100% +28%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
725 Points ∼21% -73%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2499 Points ∼73% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2184 - 2869, n=11)
2562 Points ∼75% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=638)
2149 Points ∼63% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1227 Points ∼48%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼100% +109%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
151 Points ∼6% -88%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼40% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1259, n=11)
1113 Points ∼43% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=638)
1894 Points ∼74% +54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1395 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼100% +94%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
183 Points ∼7% -87%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼43% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1417, n=11)
1272 Points ∼47% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=639)
1795 Points ∼66% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2628 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100% +29%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
722 Points ∼21% -73%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2444 Points ∼72% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2193 - 2895, n=11)
2553 Points ∼75% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=680)
2020 Points ∼60% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1729 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼100% +127%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
205 Points ∼5% -88%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1743 Points ∼44% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1767, n=11)
1516 Points ∼39% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=679)
2514 Points ∼64% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1871 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼100% +102%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
244 Points ∼6% -87%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1862 Points ∼49% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1899, n=11)
1660 Points ∼44% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=682)
2148 Points ∼57% +15%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
18702 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20797 Points ∼100% +11%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
18647 Points ∼90% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 24514, n=10)
19221 Points ∼92% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=824)
15851 Points ∼76% -15%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24183 Points ∼43%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
56640 Points ∼100% +134%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23379 Points ∼41% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 24183, n=10)
20800 Points ∼37% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=822)
28668 Points ∼51% +19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
22705 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
40955 Points ∼100% +80%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22131 Points ∼54% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 23447, n=10)
20350 Points ∼50% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=822)
21990 Points ∼54% -3%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
41 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼100% +122%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼38% -15%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (34 - 43, n=8)
37.9 fps ∼42% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=822)
47.9 fps ∼53% +17%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
35 fps ∼58%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +71%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
29 fps ∼48% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (29 - 46, n=8)
35.4 fps ∼59% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 142, n=831)
32.2 fps ∼54% -8%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼51%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼100% +96%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼42% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18 - 23, n=8)
21.1 fps ∼47% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=727)
28.5 fps ∼63% +24%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
20 fps ∼59%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼100% +70%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
33 fps ∼97% +65%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (16 - 35, n=8)
20.9 fps ∼61% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 117, n=735)
23.4 fps ∼69% +17%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +136%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼39% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 14, n=8)
12.4 fps ∼38% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=590)
22.8 fps ∼69% +63%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
12 fps ∼43%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼100% +133%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
25 fps ∼89% +108%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (10 - 25, n=8)
13.3 fps ∼48% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=592)
20.3 fps ∼73% +69%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.9 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼94% +124%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2.3 fps ∼20% -53%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
9 fps ∼77% +84%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=11)
5.19 fps ∼44% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=350)
11.7 fps ∼100% +139%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.2 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼91% +134%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼18% -53%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=11)
3.03 fps ∼37% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=348)
8.25 fps ∼100% +158%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.1 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼100% +122%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.6 fps ∼20% -56%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼83% +85%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=11)
8.89 fps ∼49% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=354)
17.5 fps ∼97% +116%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.2 fps ∼46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼100% +117%
LG K61
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.9 fps ∼19% -58%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼41% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 9.3, n=11)
8.33 fps ∼41% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=353)
20.1 fps ∼100% +118%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.6 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼100% +121%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7 fps ∼37% -19%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7.4 - 8.6, n=8)
7.9 fps ∼42% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=515)
15.2 fps ∼80% +77%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.2 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +136%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼76% +81%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 13, n=8)
7.75 fps ∼46% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=519)
13.4 fps ∼79% +86%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
177473 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼85% +57%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
177145 Points ∼54% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (167477 - 183710, n=3)
176220 Points ∼54% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=139)
326530 Points ∼100% +84%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1205 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼100% +16%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1191 Points ∼85% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1045 - 1244, n=8)
1141 Points ∼82% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=754)
836 Points ∼60% -31%
Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1774 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼100% +123%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1806 Points ∼46% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1712 - 1805, n=8)
1750 Points ∼44% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=754)
2591 Points ∼65% +46%
Memory (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2909 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼100% +39%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3175 Points ∼79% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1856 - 2909, n=8)
2465 Points ∼61% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=754)
1948 Points ∼48% -33%
System (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4385 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼100% +49%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4911 Points ∼75% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (3722 - 4849, n=8)
4187 Points ∼64% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=754)
3553 Points ∼54% -19%
Overall (sort by value)
ZTE Blade V2020
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2285 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼100% +52%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2406 Points ∼69% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1959 - 2285, n=8)
2124 Points ∼61% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=754)
1823 Points ∼52% -20%

In the browser benchmarks, the V2020 achieves averagely good values, but it can only take second place in our test field in the Octane V2 test. Moreover, a smooth browsing experience is possible, and websites are loaded quickly in everyday life.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼100% +95%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=648)
49.6 Points ∼55% +7%
ZTE Blade V2020 (Chrome 86)
46.455 Points ∼51%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (34.3 - 50.2, n=7)
44.8 Points ∼49% -4%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼100% +100%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=285)
70.8 Points ∼98% +97%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
52 Points ∼72% +44%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (35 - 55, n=8)
46 Points ∼64% +28%
ZTE Blade V2020 (Chrome 86)
36 Points ∼50%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼100% +84%
ZTE Blade V2020 (Chrome 86)
9463 Points ∼54%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
9264 Points ∼53% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (6269 - 9863, n=8)
8792 Points ∼51% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=817)
8268 Points ∼48% -13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=843)
9569 ms * ∼100% -69%
ZTE Blade V2020 (Chrome 86)
5659.2 ms * ∼59%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (4198 - 5659, n=8)
4903 ms * ∼51% +13%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
4443.5 ms * ∼46% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼28% +53%

* ... smaller is better

The internal storage of the ZTE smartphone has a capacity of 128 GB. Speed is on par with other eMMC storage devices, but it doesn't come close to the performance of smartphones with UFS storage.

The internal card reader, on the other hand, reaches values at the level of the competition with our reference memory card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M401.

ZTE Blade V2020Xiaomi Poco X3 NFCLG K61Motorola Moto G9 PlayAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
96%
-13%
71%
18%
5%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.76 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
55.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-10%
58.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
60.9 (26.1 - 73.5, n=29)
-1%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=552)
-17%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
79.08 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
75.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-5%
79.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
85.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
73.4 (29.2 - 85.9, n=29)
-7%
69.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=552)
-12%
Random Write 4KB
19.16
112.55
487%
13.7
-28%
96.1
402%
47.3 (8.48 - 151, n=30)
147%
39.2 (0.14 - 319, n=917)
105%
Random Read 4KB
72.53
123.43
70%
58.3
-20%
98.4
36%
70.5 (20.7 - 112, n=30)
-3%
62.2 (1.59 - 325, n=917)
-14%
Sequential Write 256KB
256.86
173.09
-33%
224.1
-13%
187.2
-27%
192 (90 - 314, n=30)
-25%
136 (2.99 - 1321, n=917)
-47%
Sequential Read 256KB
308.69
505.96
64%
273.4
-11%
315.2
2%
298 (144 - 501, n=30)
-3%
358 (12.1 - 2037, n=917)
16%

Games - Gaming is possible without issues

An ARM Mali-G72 MP3 takes care of displaying image content in the ZTE Blade V2020. This graphics unit is sufficient enough to run modern games smoothly at medium to high settings. The titles that we tested ran smoothly and could be controlled without problems via the touchscreen.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

Emissions - Barely heats up and has a loud speaker

Temperature

In our test, the ZTE Blade V2020 heats up to 30.2 °C (~86 °F) under load. As a result, it only feels slightly warm and can be used without restrictions at all times.

Max. Load
 29.5 °C
85 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.6 °C
85 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
29.6 °C
85 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 28.9 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
27.4 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 29.8 °C = 86 F
Average: 29.1 °C = 84 F
26.5 °C
80 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.2 °C
86 F
26.1 °C
79 F
28.5 °C
83 F
29.7 °C
85 F
26.5 °C
80 F
28.4 °C
83 F
29.5 °C
85 F
Maximum: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Average: 28.3 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  23.2 °C = 74 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.1 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 29.8 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.2 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - Top
Heat map - Top
Heat map - Bottom
Heat map - Bottom

Speaker

The Blade V2020 offers relatively high volume and a sound spectrum with pronounced high tones. This makes it well suited for the reproduction of voice content, for example. However, for more complex media content, such as music, users should upgrade to external speakers or headphones.

Speaker
Speaker
3.5 mm audio jack - Audio characteristics
3.5 mm audio jack - Audio characteristics
3.5 mm audio jack - Signal-to-noise ratio (82.39 dB)
3.5 mm audio jack - Signal-to-noise ratio (82.39 dB)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.547.82527.652.63120.746.5402349.75033.547.36326.852.98020.851.91002252.512518.252.316017.855.420014.758.125015.157.331513.459.240012.26350012.86763011.567.380011.671.110001275.3125011.479.5160011.382200011.983.5250012.484.6315012.585.7400013.184.7500013.585.9630013.184.5800013.981.41000013.182.3125001475.21600013.770.8SPL24.894.8N0.6103median 13.1median 75.2Delta1.511.530.530.121.326.518.425.822.52420.328.115.828.315.728.616.728.315.133.11550.410.651.114.155.410.862.310.962.410.567.28.8691071.110.173.111.176.111.979.61180.512.180.812.57812.778.313.478.913.874.21571.11467.814.162.814.162.424.489.20.574.8median 12.5median 69210.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseZTE Blade V2020Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
ZTE Blade V2020 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (94.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.4% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.5% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 22% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 87% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Very good endurance

Energy consumption

The ZTE smartphone has a slightly higher power consumption under load than comparably equipped devices. In idle usage or under low system load, however, it's more energy efficient. The included power adapter offers an output of 18 watts and has, therefore, enough capacity to ensure a reliable power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.29 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.64 / 1.54 / 1.65 Watt
Load midlight 4.73 / 7.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
ZTE Blade V2020
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-34%
-4%
-9%
Idle Minimum *
0.64
0.93
-45%
0.82 (0.61 - 1.2, n=7)
-28%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
-39%
Idle Average *
1.54
2.47
-60%
1.67 (1.5 - 1.91, n=7)
-8%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
-14%
Idle Maximum *
1.65
2.51
-52%
2.03 (1.65 - 2.8, n=7)
-23%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
-24%
Load Average *
4.73
5.62
-19%
3.47 (2.29 - 4.73, n=7)
27%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
13%
Load Maximum *
7.5
6.93
8%
6.44 (4.99 - 7.5, n=7)
14%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the ZTE Blade V2020 reaches a runtime of 17:22 hours. Therefore, it can make very good use of its 4,000-mAh battery. With the included fast charger, the smartphone is fully recharged again after about one-and-a-half hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 22min
ZTE Blade V2020
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
LG K61
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G9 Play
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1042
1116
7%
842
-19%
962
-8%

Pros

+ good battery life
+ large screen
+ solid system performance
+ large internal storage

Cons

- WLAN performance could be better
- low storage write and read speeds

Verdict - Inexpensive and suitable for everyday life

In review: ZTE Blade V2020. Test device provided by: ZTE Germany
In review: ZTE Blade V2020. Test device provided by: ZTE Germany

The ZTE Blade V2020 shows no significant weaknesses in our test. The system performance is good, workmanship leaves nothing to be desired, and the large display provides a good image. Thanks to the large internal storage, users don't have to expect storage space problems too quickly and can use the hybrid slot for a second nano SIM instead of a memory card without giving it a second thought. The Blade V2020 can hardly be reproached for something considering its price.

With the ZTE Blade V2020, price and performance are right.

When it comes to the details, however, there are still things that can be criticized. Especially the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC sets the bar very high here and delivers significantly more, for example, in terms of WLAN and performance for a similar price. But if one disregards this particular competitor, the ZTE Blade V2020 has earned itself a very good position in the field of low-cost smartphones.

ZTE Blade V2020 - 11/10/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
89%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
15 / 64 → 24%
Application Performance
61 / 86 → 71%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 85%
Camera
49%
Average
73%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-11-14 (Update: 2020-11-15)
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Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.