ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it

The ZTE Blade L2 from the Chinese company ZTE is a mid- range smartphone that was officially presented during the month of April of this year 2014 . This is a mobile incorporating a screen five inches with 854 x 480 pixel resolution, a processor Mediatek of four cores operating at 1.3 GHz clock speed, one gigabyte of memory RAM , 4 gigabytes of internal storage (expandable by microSD card up to32 gigabytes ) and a main camera of eight megapixels .

We have had the opportunity to test this mobile in first person, and in this article we are going to carry out an in-depth analysis of the ZTE Blade L2, taking a look at each and every one of its technical specifications. Let's start with this test of the ZTE Blade L2 .

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it


The design of the ZTE Blade L2 responds to a modern and robust smartphone that bets on straight lines throughout its case. On the front of the mobile we find a very curious design in which a transparent plastic panel that covers the screen , the front camera , the sensor and the three touch buttons can be clearly seen. And we say touch buttons because they are three virtual keys that appear located below the screen, which means that the five inches of the front panel are fully available for the content displayed on the mobile (remember that, instead, the buttons built into the screens usually subtract a part of the useful space of the screen itself).

At the back of the ZTE Blade L2 we find an even more striking design. Simplicity is the protagonist of the back cover of this smartphone, a case in which we find the  speaker , with the  main camera accompanied by its respective LED flash and with the ZTE logo .

Measures ( 142.5 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm ) and weight ( 160 grams ) of the ZTE Blade L2 do that to be a smartphone that is handled with ease with one hand. In fact, both data fall within the standard that many of the mid-range mobiles that are currently launched on the market are following, although the weight of the terminal is slightly away from what could be considered as a light mobile.

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it


Screen the ZTE Blade L2 has a size of five inches and has a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels , thus giving rise to a pixel density established in the 196 ppi . The colors on the screen of the ZTE Blade L2 are vivid and sharp, so we can view any type of content without the low resolution of the screen proving to be a problem to enjoy the mobile. The viewing angle of the screen is somewhat limited , although this is not evident until we turn the mobile to a position that we will rarely adopt when using the terminal on a daily basis.

Now, this screen also has a small peculiarity that we must take into account when navigating the mobile interface. It turns out that the screen of the ZTE Blade L2 is quite sensitive to dirt , which means that the moment there is a small spot on the screen, navigation becomes somewhat complicated since the touch panel does not manage to differentiate our keystroke. the stain itself. The solution to this problem is as simple as always keeping the screen completely clean, although the presence of this peculiarity will depend mainly on the use we give the mobile and the context in which we use it.

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it


The main camera of the ZTE Blade L2 incorporates a sensor of eight megapixels , which is accompanied by an LED flash to improve lighting in photographs taken at night. The photographs that are taken with this camera have a maximum resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 pixels, and the quality of the snapshots taken during the day is correct for the type of mobile we are facing (although perhaps it slightly abuses the dark tones even in colorful scenes).

The application of the camera installed standard on this terminal incorporates an interesting variety of options that allow us to customize the pictures we took with the main camera: Mode HDR , intended to allow take several shots of the same scene; Panoramic mode , designed to allow us to take a panoramic view of the scene in front of us and image mode with a view from various angles are some of the examples of customization that we can apply to the photographs we take with the ZTE Blade L2 camera .

Moreover, in the front of the ZTE Blade L2 we find a secondary chamber 1 megapixel primarily intended for video calls. Lovers of self-profile photos will probably miss a slightly higher quality camera, so the actual use of this front camera is limited for applications like Skype or Hangouts .

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it

Power and memory

The processor of the ZTE Blade L2 is developed by Mediatek , is quad-core and runs at a clock speed of 1.3 GHz . In addition to the processor, we also find a RAM whose capacity is set at 1 GigaByte . Both data reveal that we are facing a mobile that responds correctly to daily use (without crashes and without fluidity problems), although we must be aware of its limits when trying to run applications for high-end mobile phones (see for example games that contain high quality graphics).

The internal storage capacity (that is, the memory) of the ZTE Blade L2 is 4 GigaBytes , of which approximately 2.4 GigaBytes remain at our disposal due to the space occupied by the internal files that are installed as standard in the mobile. This capacity is enough to install simple applications, although when we want to store photos and videos we will be forced to take advantage of the microSD slot that this mobile incorporates to insert an external memory card of up to a maximum of 32 GigaBytes .

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it

Operating system and applications

The operating system installed as standard in the ZTE Blade L2 corresponds to Android in its version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean . Although it is not the most recent version of this operating system, this is a version that turns out to be compatible with practically all the applications available in the Google Play store . The mobile interface is developed by ZTE , and includes step-by-step instructions that show us how each section of the mobile works the first time we turn it on (then they disappear as we progress through the interface).

As far as applications are concerned, the ZTE Blade L2 comes standard with both ZTE and Google corresponding programs . Some of the applications installed as standard include Gmail , Calculator , FM Radio , Hangouts , YouTube , TouchPal Keyboard (an application that allows you to customize the virtual keyboard of the mobile) and various other applications.

ZTE Blade L2, we have tested it

Autonomy, availability and conclusions

The built-in battery in the ZTE Blade L2 has a capacity of 2,000 milliamps . Under normal conditions of use, this battery should offer us approximately one day of use of the mobile without having to resort to the charger. Of course, if we use the mobile from first thing in the morning, we will have no choice but to put it to charge the moment we get home in the afternoon (something that happens in practically all smartphones on the market).

A curious detail about the battery of the ZTE Blade L2 is that, although the back cover of the mobile can be completely removed, the battery comes with this printed message: “ Non-removable battery! "Which means that it cannot be extracted yet even though it is so accessible at first glance.

The price of the ZTE Blade L2 in Spain , as of today, is set at 150 euros . Taking into account all this information, the conclusion that can be obtained from this test of the ZTE Blade L2 is that we are talking about a smartphone intended for people who are looking for an affordable mobile that only want to give it a conventional use (browse Internet , play games, send instant messages) without requiring the maximum power or the best screen quality on the market. A simple mobile under the guise of a modern terminal .


ModelBlade L2


Size5 inches
Resolution854 x 480 pixels
Density196 dpi


Dimensions142.5 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm
Weight160 grams


Resolution8 megapixels
FlashYes, LED flash


Front camera1 megapixel


FormatsMP4 / H.264 / H.263 / MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC +
RadioFM Radio
SoundHeadphones and Speakers
FeaturesVoice dictation

Voice recording

Media player (both video and audio)

Album thumbnail display


Operating systemAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Extra applications-


CPU processorQuad-core MediaTek MTK6582M running at 1.3Ghz clock speed
Graphics processor (GPU)-
RAM1 GigaByte


Internal memory4 GigaBytes
ExtensionYes, via microSD up to 32 GigaBytes


Mobile Network3G
WifiWiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS locationa-GPS with Glonass technology
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio3.5 mm minijack
BandsGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 900/2100

OthersDual sim

Create WiFi zone


Capacity2,000 mAh
Standby duration-
Duration in use-

+ info

Release dateNow available
Manufacturer's websiteZTE

Price: 150 euros