It's slim (6.9mm), light, and powerful. With the ZTE Blade V6 , the Asian firm ZTE proposes a solid, one-piece smart phone that brings together first-rate features at a most reasonable price. The smartphone has arrived first from the hand of the operator Movistar . One of the keys to this terminal is that it ends the myth that all mid-range mobiles are made of plastic and have poorly maintained designs.
The ZTE Blade V6 has an aluminum unibody case and a technical profile with everything you need to perform the tasks that are required of any smartphone. Screen 5 inches, processor 64 - bit or camera 13 megapixels are some of the most prominent features, but there are more, you count them all below.
Display and layout
ZTE bets on balance with the new ZTE Blade V6 , which integrates a 5-inch diagonal screen . This size has almost become a standard for mid and high-end smartphones, as it combines the visual experience of a wide panel without being too large and affecting handling. In this case, the screen is an IPS , which ensures a good level of brightness and good angled vision, and develops HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels). With this setting, the pixel concentration stays at a reasonable 293 dots per inch.
The design is one of the strengths of the ZTE Blade V6, which comes with an elegant aluminum chassis that is quite reminiscent of the iPhone 6 due to its rounded edges. As we have said, it is made in one piece to increase its strength and robustness, but that does not stop him look a profile of only 6.8 mm -again more typical feature of high - end devices . The company has announced that it will go on sale in all three available shades, which are pink, gold and gray.
Camera and multimedia
ZTE has built a pair of cameras 13 and 5MP respectively, normally in mid - range smartphones as the newly introduced Motorola Moto G 2015 . The main camera is accompanied by a dual-tone flash, which combines a white and a warm white diode for more natural lighting - especially in portraits, where it is easy for the flash to lighten skin tone too much. It also has other basic functions such as automatic focus or video recording, which in this case will be performed at a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels - what we know as the FullHD standard.. Other features include panorama mode, face detector, geo-tagging, digital zoom or image editor. The front camera has a wide-angle lens to be able to take selfies and that nothing escapes the frame.
As a good Android smartphone , the ZTE Blade V6 is compatible with the most common multimedia formats and has an integrated player. It also has a second microphone for noise cancellation and a dictation or voice recording system.
Power, memory and operating system
As is customary, ZTE has chosen a Mediatek processor for the ZTE Blade V6, specifically a Mediatek MT6735. It is a mid-range chip, consisting of four 1.3 Ghz cores and 64-bit compatible . It is supported by a Mali T-720 graphics processor and 2 Gb of RAM . Speaking of memory, the internal capacity is 16GB , but it can be expanded using up to an additional 32GB MicroSD memory cards .
The ZTE Blade V6 comes standard with Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Mifavor 3.2 interface , which was recently updated. ZTE thus adorns the already simple design of Android Lollipop and its Material Design interface. The system has functions such as notifications on the lock screen, the Interrupt system , the guest mode or the Smart Lock security package . In addition, it has all the services that Google offers and includes titles such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, Keep or Google Photos among others.
Connectivity and autonomy
The ZTE Blade V6 is compatible with 4G mobile networks , but it can also connect to 3G and WiFi networks , as long as we are within range of a known access point. It also has WiFi Direct to share files and allows you to create a WiFi zone to share the connection. He could not miss the Bluetooth connection , the GPS antenna , the headphone jack and the MicroUSB . ZTE adds a dual SIM slot that also has dual functions. The second slot serves both to insert a SIM and a MicroSD memory card,so that each user can select what suits them best.
By the time ZTE has not offered details on the autonomy of the ZTE Blade V6, but we know it takes a battery of 2,200 milliamps, a figure adjusted something that probably will not happen the day of use.
Availability and opinions
As we have already anticipated, the ZTE Blade V6 is already available through the operator Movistar , which sells it in free format for 230 euros and also in contract mode , with which the price can go down to 160 euros in stores such as Amazon Spain where it sells below that price . The terminal will arrive at the rest of the stores from the third week of August in the three colors announced.
The ZTE Blade V6 is a good option for users who have a tight budget but want a smartphone with a premium design, and there are few phones with an aluminum unibody chassis that cost just over 200 euros. However, the design is the only truly remarkable aspect, since the rest of the technical sheet corresponds to that of any mid-range Android mobile, correct but not surprising. It is worth mentioning the Dual SIM slot that allows you to insert a MicroSD if desired.
ZTE BLADE V6
|Resolution||HD 1,280 x 720 pixels|
16 million colors
|Dimensions||142 í— 69.5 í— 6.8 millimeters|
|Colors||Gold / Gray / Pink|
4,128 x 3,096 pixels
|Flash||Yes (warm white)|
|Video||FullHD 1080p @ 30fps|
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
Wide angle lens
|Formats||MP4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MP3 / eAAC + / WMA / WAV|
|Sound||Headphone & Speaker|
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
Mifavor UI 3.2
|Extra applications||Google Apps: Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|CPU processor||MediaTek MT6735 Quad Core 1.3Ghz (64-bit)|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||Mali-T720|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||MicroSD card up to 32 GB|
|Mobile Network||3G / 4G|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||GSM / GPRS / EDGE|
UMTS / HSPA
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
Dual SIM with storage function
|Capacity||2,200 mAh (milliamp hours)|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||Aug 2015|