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ZTE Blade V8

Specifications

ZTE Blade V8
ZTE Blade V8 (Blade Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 505, Core: 450 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
, 2GB or 3GB
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive, IPS, 5-finger multitouch support, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23.25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm jack, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, micro-USB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 148 x 72 ( = 0.31 x 5.83 x 2.83 in)
Battery
2730 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 19 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 19 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 450 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 450 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13M AF +2M FF with flash
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: speaker with Dolby sound support, Keyboard: virtual, charger and cable, headset, SIM tool, quick start guide, warranty card, MiFavor 4.2, 24 Months Warranty, micro-USB SAR rates: body: 1.500 W/kg at 5 mm distance head: 0.374 W/kg at 5 mm distance, fanless
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
230 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.83% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 57%, features: 62%, display: 81% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the ZTE Blade V8

82.3% ZTE Blade V8 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Big mid-range. The Chinese manufacturer enters the next round in the fight for the low-price crown with the ZTE Blade V8. At a current RRP of 269 Euros (~$291), the new device sounds like a bargain and the technical specifications let the heart beat faster. Read whether this sense of delight can be maintained throughout the test.
69% Dual Kamera Smartphone mit Ambitionen
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Zuverlässiger Allrounder für unter 250 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2017
Mittelklasse-Smartphone mit Doppelkamera
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2017
87% ZTE Blade V8
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 89% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 100% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
70% ZTE Blade V8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
77% ZTE Blade V8 zwei Linsen, zwei Funktionen
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 62% display: 82% mobility: 83%
68% Análisis del ZTE Blade V8: cuando aspiras a ser algo más
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
75% ZTE Blade V8, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% ZTE Blade V8, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Análisis del ZTE Blade V8
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Prueba Zte Blade V8. Barato y doble cámara; merece la pena
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice display; solid workmanship. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2017
ZTE Blade V8, probamos el móvil con doble cámara de ZTE
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice design; lightweight; decent speakers; good price. Negative: No NFC; no USB-C; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
ZTE Blade V8: un móvil con cámara 3D para todos
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Smartphone Zte Blade V8 Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Test du ZTE Blade V8 : la vie en 3D
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice screen; good display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2017
75% Test ZTE Blade V8
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

Model: The ZTE Blade V8 is an affordable new option that packs a fancy dual camera system on the rear side, just like some expensive flagships. Packing a 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, the Blade V8 Pro's overall performance compares well to that of its peers. The hardware specification is sufficiently armed for some moderate multitasking. For more storage, the Blade V8 dual SIM card tray has one slot that also doubles as a microSD card reader, capable of adding up to 128 GB of storage. The handset features a metal band around its frame with attractive bevelled edges, 2.5 D curved glass, and a subtly arching back panel. The phone's rear is crafted out of rubberized plastic. This makes the Blade V8 Pro a solid, sturdy and nice looking smartphone. The Blade V8 Pro also features a modern USB Type-C connector on the handsets bottom edge where it sits next to the phone's speaker, and a headphone jack on the top edge. ZTE makes the interesting choice to go with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, integrated into the home button. The ZTE Blade V8 is thicker, taller, heavier, and just generally feels bulkier.

The combination of that Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip and the Blade V8 Pro's 3,140 mAh battery adds up to a phone that won't struggle to achieve day-long battery life. Besides that, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro charges really fast with its included fast charger. That huge battery went from zero to full in ninety minutes. The Blade V8 Pro comes with Android 6.0 out of the box, which isn't the most recent version of the Android operating system. However, the implementation is pretty close to stock and does not come with a lot of bloats which is good. ZTE hooks the Blade V8 Pro up with a 5.5-inch screen offering a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a combination which is considered as mid-range display these days. It is big enough to scratch that phablet itch that so inescapably has infiltrated phone design, while also providing a suitably sharp screen. The Blade V8 Pro registered a strong 430 nits of brightness, which is around the 432 nit average for smartphones. The Blade V8 features an 8 MP front camera in front, which delivers solid selfies and two 13 MP shooters in the back. ZTE's camera menu did a good job of highlighting the dual-camera functions by adding an option for Dual next to the standard Photo and Video settings on camera app's mode dial. This immediately calls attention to the camera's extra functionality. When the button is touched, the user can select from one of three options: Bokeh, Monocolor and Monochrome. The latter two options allow the user to take black-and-white photos or photos with selective colours. Bokeh simulates varying depths of field.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used 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.
0.142 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


ZTE:

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).


74.83%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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