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ZTE Blade S6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of ZTE Blade S6. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and usability are on the whole positive. The price and size are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reception and GPS navigation.

performance, size, price, usability, portability

GPS navigation, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Blade S6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ZTE Blade S6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of ZTE Blade S6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reception and GPS navigation.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

GPS navigation, reception

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE Blade S6 5'' IPS HD Screen Unlocked 4G Smartphone -- Android 5.0 Lollipop Qualcomm MSM8939 Octa Core 1.5GHz Mobile Phone Dual SIM Dual Standby 2GBZTE Blade S6 5'' IPS HD Screen Unlocked 4G Smartphone -- Android 5.0 Lollipop Qualcomm MSM8939 Octa Core 1.5GHz Mobile Phone Dual SIM Dual Standby 2GB

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

ZTE Blade S6 Smartphone Review

 

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.

Slim and robust casing, Ergonomic shape, Extensive gesture control, LTE and dual-SIM, Decent voice quality, Good cameras, High-contrast IPS screen, Decent performance rates

Non-removable battery, Poor speaker, Phone app in English only, Unmarked touch buttons, Screen's minor bluish cast, Temperature slightly too high, Very high power consumption, Relatively short battery life

Does the design of a smartphone really have to follow that of the iPhone 6 at all costs? Is it so complicated to implement the right language settings in all apps, even for such "exotic" languages like German? Does the marketing term "curved design"...

May, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

ZTE Blade S6

 

Intended for Southeast Asia and Europe, the phone sells online at Aliexpress for $250 (which converts to around AU$320) with free shipping, and should soon be available in stores in India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It's also now available in...

The ZTE Blade S6 has decent hardware for an affordable $250 or £180. Frequent travelers will appreciate the ease of switching networks on the fly thanks to the dual 4G SIM slots, and there are some well implemented gesture features.

While it resembles the iPhone 6, its plastic build quality feels cheap. The camera tends to take quite noisy pictures.

Though it looks like the iPhone 6, the ZTE Blade S6 feels like a cheap Android phone. However, its low price and some useful features makes this a viable choice for those on a budget.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

ZTE Blade S6 review

 

ZTE's Blade S6 showcases how well Android 5.0 and a 64-bit chip work together, but it's not the premium device its sharp looks suggest.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip

 

But while flagship phones are the attention-grabbers, the midrange is the bread and butter, in both old and emerging markets. ZTE doesn't have to be reminded of that, having long tapped markets such as China and India. And we're not talking Android One...

5.0" 16M-color 720p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen ; Android OS v5.0 Lollipop with a ZTE launcher ; Octa-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 & 1GHz Cortex A53; Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Adreno 405, 2GB RAM ; 13MP camera with 1080p@30fps video; 5MP...

Non-removable battery of rather small capacity ; Flat minimalist UI may not appeal to everybody

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...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Gary Sims (androidauthority.com)

ZTE Blade S6 Plus review

 

The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is a wallet-friendly device with a 5.5 inch display, LTE, 64-bit hardware, a great camera, and Android 5.0 lollipop.

Great camera ; Good battery ; 64-bit hardware ; Latest Android OS ; Snappy performance ; Affordable

Internal storage is partitioned ; Unoriginal design

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Beau Hamilton (phonedog.com)

ZTE Blade S6 Review - A cheap iPhone 6 knock-off with great specs

 

This is the ZTE Blade S6, the smartphone that best resembles the Apple iPhone 6. And as much as I hate to compare seemingly standard features to an iPhone, it's almost impossible for me not to with the Blade S6.

Let me know what your thoughts are about this device. Do you guys care if the design is basically a rip-off of the Apple iPhone 6 or does it not bother you?

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

ZTE Blade S6 Review

 

We take a closer look at the latest budget-friendly smartphone offering from Chinese OEM ZTE, in this in-depth review of the ZTE Blade S6!

Great camera ; Acceptable battery ; 64-bit hardware ; Latest Android OS ; Snappy performance ; Affordable

Uninspiring design ; Questionable build quality

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

ZTE Blade S6 review: A dual-SIM, 4G smartphone for less than $300

 

A budget smartphone worth your time

Well backlit 5-inch screen ; 4G and dual-SIM ; Good 13MP and 5MP camera performance for its price ; Near stock Android 5.0 software

Expandable storage does not support 64GB and above ; Battery life could be better ; Unoriginal styling

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ZTE Blade S6 review: A dual-SIM, 4G smartphone for less than $300

 

A budget smartphone worth your time

Well backlit 5-inch screen ; 4G and dual-SIM ; Good 13MP and 5MP camera performance for its price ; Near stock Android 5.0 software

Expandable storage does not support 64GB and above ; Battery life could be better ; Unoriginal styling

May, 2015

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

ZTE Blade S6 review

 

Derivative looks do no favours, but there's a lot to love on the inside

Strong performance ; Capable camera ; Good price ; Decent screen

Cheap design ; Bad speaker ; Mediocre battery ; Iffy capacitive keys

The Android mid-range is a varied and wonderful place to be shopping in 2015. At one end, the Motorola Moto G is punching above its weight, while at the other, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is mixing it with the flagships.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Curved Design: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes