Blade 3 - £60
Why this smartphone is built for you
The ZTE Blade 3
ZTE have a reputation for producing excellent budget smartphones and the Blade 3 is no exception. It is an entry-level device running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It is the least expensive phone in the ZTE range.
This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Blade 3 has a 5MP camera and can record video in up to 640VGA. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The Blade 3 has an estimated battery life of around 5 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1600mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Blade 3 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Blade 3 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
The ZTE Blade 3 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via the built in Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
ZTE's Blade 3 is directed at those who need a straightforward smartphone that won't break the bank. It provides a point of entry into the smartphone market for first time users and its social media integration will appeal to the younger generation. It is a capable smartphone at an affordable price.