ZTE Blade V

7.3/10 AVG.
RATING



7.3/10
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The ZTE Blade V currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Coolsmartphone

The only real down point I could find with this device was the screen resolution. The other specs are very good within this price range and, if you’re a Virgin customer especially, I really wouldn’t blame you for choosing the ZTE Blade V. It’s got good looks, a good CPU and a reaso...

- Leigh Geary, Coolsmartphone
Phones Review

ZTE Blade V is far from perfect but for the low asking price and if you want something as a back up or for a younger user it is worth considering, but you have to bear in mind the recent release of the Moto G that is available for only a little extra money but has a lot more to offer.

- Gary, Phones Review
Tech Advisor

With its extremely low price, the ZTE Blade V is a good budget smartphone. It has a respectable screen and design but falls down on cameras and software. If you can afford the extra for a Motorola Moto G you'll get a much better all-round experience.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
TrustedReviews

The ZTE Blade V offers great specs for the money. A lack of attention to detail in some areas and finishing touches stop some from being entirely effective, but you will pay more elsewhere for a phone of this grade.

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews
Know Your Mobile

A reasonably powerful and capable phone offering an enjoyable Android experience on a budget.

- Paul Briden, Know Your Mobile


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Common Questions


ZTE released the Blade V on August 30, 2013.


ZTE backs up the Blade V with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Blade V has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4"

The ZTE Blade V's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8225Q Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 10.4 days standby time.

Blade V Specs

Overview
Release date August 30, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8225Q Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.6 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm (5 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Unknown
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
15 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Coolsmartphone

For such a cheap handsets, it’s got a rather stylish design

from Coolsmartphone

The only real down point I could find with this device was the screen resolution. The other specs are very good within this price range and, if you’re a Virgin customer especially, I really wouldn’t blame you for choosing the ZTE Blade V. It’s got good looks, a good CPU and a re...More

The only real down point I could find with this device was the screen resolution. The other specs are very good within this price range and, if you’re a Virgin customer especially, I really wouldn’t blame you for choosing the ZTE Blade V. It’s got good looks, a good CPU and a reasonable camera. Sure, it can’t match the likes if the HTC One or the Galaxy S4, but for around £82 it’s a very decent choice if you’re looking for a low-priced handset with good specs.

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Phones Review

Feels pretty solid and battery life is pretty good

from Phones Review

ZTE Blade V is far from perfect but for the low asking price and if you want something as a back up or for a younger user it is worth considering, but you have to bear in mind the recent release of the Moto G that is available for only a little extra money but has a lot more to offer.

Read full review

ZTE Blade V is far from perfect but for the low asking price and if you want something as a back up or for a younger user it is worth considering, but you have to bear in mind the recent release of the Moto G that is available for only a little extra money but has a lot more to offer.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

An attractive little smartphone

from Tech Advisor

With its extremely low price, the ZTE Blade V is a good budget smartphone. It has a respectable screen and design but falls down on cameras and software. If you can afford the extra for a Motorola Moto G you'll get a much better all-round experience.

Read full review

With its extremely low price, the ZTE Blade V is a good budget smartphone. It has a respectable screen and design but falls down on cameras and software. If you can afford the extra for a Motorola Moto G you'll get a much better all-round experience.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Offers lots of spec cred and features for little money

from TrustedReviews

The ZTE Blade V offers great specs for the money. A lack of attention to detail in some areas and finishing touches stop some from being entirely effective, but you will pay more elsewhere for a phone of this grade.

Read full review

The ZTE Blade V offers great specs for the money. A lack of attention to detail in some areas and finishing touches stop some from being entirely effective, but you will pay more elsewhere for a phone of this grade.

Read full review

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Know Your Mobile

Affordable. fast performance, decent display

from Know Your Mobile

ZTE has pretty much set a new standard for sub-£100 Android devices with the ZTE Blade V. Performance is tremendously impressive and the screen is well above what I’d expect for the price. Make no mistake, it’s no HTC One with its clunky plastic body, small amount of storage and...More

ZTE has pretty much set a new standard for sub-£100 Android devices with the ZTE Blade V. Performance is tremendously impressive and the screen is well above what I’d expect for the price. Make no mistake, it’s no HTC One with its clunky plastic body, small amount of storage and squiffy camera, but in terms of offering an extremely usable entry-level Android experience it’s virtually without equal at this stage in the game. It’s not going to move mountains, but it is the sort of phone I’d recommend to someone who wants a smartphone, wants the experience to be decent and doesn’t want it to cost the earth. No frills, no fuss.

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