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Zte Blade

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and design are generally positive. The build quality and value for money are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the features. The camera and responsiveness get less positive reviews.

screen, value for money, build quality, design, usability

responsiveness, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Zte Blade is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 209 reviews)

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Review ZTE Blade III Smartphone


An offer you can't resist? ZTE's Blade III is a 4 inch smartphone

Bright screen; Keyboard features additional input modes; Good GPS module; Clear speech quality; Camera's decent picture quality

Crashes and graphic bugs; Processor's low performance; Unsatisfactory gaming power; Screen's bluish cast; Short battery runtimes

That there is a smartphone for a street price for less than 100 Euros (~$133)...

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ZTE Blade


ZTE Blade specs reveal an Android 2.1 Eclair powered smartphone. ZTE Blade price and release date information is not official yet, but we have some speculation on each. Additionally, it is also worth mentioning that the ZTE Blade also has a sister...

Excellent display; Solid loud speaker

No Android Marketplace; Limited RAM; Poor camera

We really like the high resolution and great display come with the ZTE Blade. However, the 3.5-inch display sounds like very little real estate. We did not like that the Android Marketplace has been replaced with HiMarket in this device. Overall, it is...

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ZTE Blade Review


A review of the cheapest smartphone with an AMOLED screen, the ZTE Blade, also known as the Orange San Francisco. In the first part of our review we take a look at the phone's design and user interface.

The ZTE Blade is not a bang for your buck…it’s a nuclear explosion for your buck.


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Good Entry level Android Phone


I have had this phone for about four months,in the UK it is called the Orange San Francisco with 2.1 ,I bought it as a entry level Android phone having only used symbian phones in the past, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the phone is for ......

good slim size,decent screen (early models had a Oled screen ) memory expandable to 32gb,easily ROM modded to your own personal choice

no camera flash,internal memory can be filled to quickly,using headphones volume is to low,only a 600mhz cpu Angry Birds can become a bit laggy

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ZTE Blade Q Mini review


A new benchmark in an era of affordable smartphones?

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ZTE Blade V review


Its cheap, but is it cheerful?

Cheap ; Quad-core chip ; Decent keyboard ; Good battery life

Rubbish camera ; Laggy in places ; Poor build quality ; Low internal storage

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ZTE Blade 3 review


Mid-range features at an entry level price

Cheap ; Sturdy ; Decent feature set

Slow web browsing ; Basic camera ; UI isn't smooth ; No front facing camera

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ZTE Blade III review


Low-priced Android phones are a mixed bag, on the one hand, they're often better than you'd expect, but on the other there are always compromises made to get a phone out for this sort of money. It becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that...

Amazing price, good screen, minimal ZTE style adjustments

Camera, can be a bit slow, lack of internal storage

It's £80. Honestly, for that kind of money it could be rude about our mothers and we'd still suggest it's worth buying. It won't set the world alight with its performance, but for a whole section of phone users, all anyone needs is something to call...

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ZTE Blade V


A quad-core phone for under £100

Great value ; Neat-looking metallic rear ; Decent screen

Poor camera ; Some lag ; Quad-core CPU a red herring

There were always going to be compromises involved in a sub-£100 phone display, but ZTE has made the right ones. Many phones at the price have lower-resolution screens, where ths Blade V's 480 x 800 pixels is the acceptable baseline these days. The...

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ZTE Blade V review


A no-frills Android smartphone which is highly competent for the price

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:Sim Free / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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