ZTE Blade V7: Test, Release, News

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A branded smartphone with large Full HD screen for under 250 Euro – what seemed impossible not so long ago, is now a reality. A successful part of it is the ZTE Blade V7. The smartphone from China has a sharp display and an elegant aluminum back and not only sees why the iPhone 6S quite similar. Compared to Apple’s top model then you have to make compromises in the mediocre camera and the pace of work. For the new ZTE costs only one-third.

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Good price-performance ratio

Sharp Full HD screen

Aluminum Back


Battery can not be change

Mediocre camera

No fingerprint sensor

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Huawei has won in recent years tremendous importance on the smartphone market, but still sitting in China many other mobile phone manufacturers – including ZTE. The emerging company with the new Blade V7 another iron in the fire. This is also due to the optics: Unlike many Chinese smartphone manufacturers, ZTE waived a cheap plastic enclosure, instead it uses a metal dress. Not only because of the latest blade-rung inevitably recalls Apple’s iPhone 6S – the Great China prices of course. The this website test shows how much Apple Apple plugged into the new ZTE phone.

ZTE Blade V7: 5.2-inch Android in detail

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Sharp display, powerful camera

The highlight of the ZTE Blade V7 5.2 inches (13.21 centimeters) wide Full HD display (1920×1080 pixels), which is rounded off by the curving 2.5D glass. Sharp edges are – unlike a few years ago – no ZTE problem any more. For this leaves much brightness to be desired. In sunlight, can the screen content difficult to read. The back is made of aluminum, while the top and bottom covering two plastic covers in metal optics antennas. Here the Chinese had but can work a little cleaner: intermediate metal and plastic, a transition can be felt, which acts somewhat unpleasant depending on hand position of the smartphone.

The similarity to the iPhone 6S Plus there is no denying the ZTE Blade V7 by hand.

To get some steam in the boiler, the manufacturer installed an eight core processor (Model Name: MT6753) of MediaTek, clocked at up to 1.3 GHz. These now join meager 2 gigabytes of memory. Apps take so much even a short thought second before they light up the screen – that could be closely just in continuous use and many background apps. The operating system for this comes the resource-saving and virtually unchanged Android 6.0 Marshmallow used.

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Mediocre camera and average battery

The easy heraustehende main camera is set to 13 megapixels – now the standard resolution in the middle class. Selfie captures the Blade V7 a 5-megapixel. The first impression to the snapshots: mediocrity. The rear camera shoots photos on the day with a solid image quality without stand out from the middle class. In low light conditions without bright illumination source drinking the details but from quite fast. The images then suffer particularly unsightly noise. Since the built dual LED flash helps only partially on. In mediocrity and the permanently installed battery is the way to settle with a capacity of 2,500 mAh, the above is only with effort a whole day. In the meantime cherished quick charge function you must also refrain as to the possibility of wireless charging when Blade V7.

The V7 provides hardware from the lower middle class – which also applies to the camera. In the picture clearly visible: The protruding camera lens. Again, ZTE seems to have specialized in Apple.

Limited is also the 16-gigabyte quite small precipitating internal memory, especially effective of them are only 10.26 gigabytes available. After all, space problems with the memory card slot and a matching microSD fix. Connections are used, however the in the tooths WLAN n standard ago. The ac technology is here therefore not yet arrived. For the Blade V7 dominates the fast data connection LTE with all frequencies required for the German space.

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ZTE Blade V7: Price and Availability

The Blade V7 should come in June 2016 Germany at a price of 249 euros on the market. At the same time to a technically abgespecktes Lite model, which is to have the same period for 169 euros appears. This is with its 5-inch screen a little smaller, but has for over a fingerprint sensor. A security feature missing in expensive Blade V7. Interesting: In the pockets of professional football players from Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach one of the two middle-class smartphones is likely to be found now. ZTE has recently co-sponsor of the club, which is equipped with the China smartphones.

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