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ZTE Blade III User Reviews

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Call quality9/10
Build quality9/10
Text input8/10
Everyday usage9/10
UI speed7/10


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posted on 07 Apr 2013, 20:19 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 May 2012)


ZTE Blade 3 An honest review by a device user

roguecroce has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Forget all the industry snobbery about devices made in China being cheap & nasty. This, I promise you, is a really good device for its price band. In fact it's an exceptional device for the price band. In the UK this device retails for £79.99 which includes a £10.00 P.A.Y.G voucher from Virgin Media. At the time of writing the device had shifted so many units that it was out of stock, but a little bird at @zte_uk twitter tells me that more are expected in by the middle of April 2013. I'm promising you that the price is incredible when you consider how the ZTE Blade 3 looks, feels & uses. You will read a lot of rubbish about devices made in China being second rate. I'm telling you that as far as the ZTE Blade 3 goes those stories are absolutely untrue.
The phone has a fantastic screen size, which at 4" is a big an iphone4 & only marginally smaller than the ZTE Grand X which retails for £199.99 in the UK also from Virgin Media. The ZTE Blade has a single core processor unlike the Grand X which has a dual core but it packs the same amount of ram at 512mb.
The build quality is much the same too as it's bigger brother, & the styling is sleek with a chrome plastic band encompassing the sides of the device. It feels both comfortable & solid in your hand whilst you use it & I promise you that using your device in public will not make you wish to hide it away.
The device itself runs ICS so android freaks won't feel hard done by about being palmed off with Gingerbread. For the rest of...  

Build quality 9/10 Fantastic buld for it's price band.
Reception 9/10 The recption is exceptional for the price band.
Call quality 9/10 The call quality is exceptional for the price band
Internet 8/10 The native android browser will fit most people's needs. If not there's plenty to download from Google Play.
Multimedia 7/10 Multimedia is very good with youtube handled easily by the device.
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10 Even with multitasking going the devices handles most things with ease.
Everyday usage 9/10 For most peoples smartphone needs this device will be all they will ever need.
Text input 8/10 The device comes with a choice of keyboard but there's plenty more on Google Play available for download to keep any avid text fan happy.
Display 8/10 Beautiful display for it's price band, indeed even for the middle ranking price band of android devices this display would hold its own.
Battery 8/10 For the price band & for most people the battery will easily last the working days use, with a quick top up before you go on out for the evening. But battery saving apps are pletiful on Google Play.


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