ZTE Blade Spark

Announced:
Jul 14, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 14, 2017

Display

Display size:

5.5 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

267 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

68.80 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

6.14 x 3.06 x 0.38 inches (156 x 77.7 x 9.7 mm)

Weight:

6.12 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Gray

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 8917

Processor:

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

Adreno 308

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Available to use:

7 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 29, 30

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

3140 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G):

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

53.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 15, 2017

FCC ID value:

SRQ-Z971 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.87 W/kg

Body:

1.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.31 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 99

This device is also known as ZTE Z971

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.38 inches)
  • Too little RAM

Description

With its rather light price-tag, the Blade Spark's specs are justifiably low-tier - a quad-core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage expandable via microSD. The display is rather large, with a 5.5-inch diagonal, but not extremely sharp, with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. The cameras sound good on paper, with a 13 MP PDAF-assisted sensor at the back and a 5 MP snapper on the fron. There's an included fingerprint scanner on the back. Considering it's a phone that's best meant for light usage, its 3,140 mAh battery seems quite generous and will probably last you a while. The Blade Spark comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

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