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alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of ZTE Blade III. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The design and size also get good views, whereas there are some negative comments about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Blade III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of ZTE Blade III from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the camera and usability. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE Blade III (Aqua V) sim-free, unbrandedZTE Blade III (Aqua V) sim-free, unbranded

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (

ZTE Blade 3 review


Mid-range features at an entry level price

Cheap ; Sturdy ; Decent feature set

Slow web browsing ; Basic camera ; UI isn't smooth ; No front facing camera

The ZTE Blade 3 is the latest smartphone from the Chinese firm intent on bringing customers great value for money at the bottom of the mobile market.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

ZTE Blade III - Pocket-lint


It's £80. Honestly, for that kind of money it could be rude about our mothers and we'd still suggest it's worth buying. It won't set the world alight

Amazing price, good screen, minimal ZTE style adjustments,

Camera, can be a bit slow, lack of internal storage

For about £80 we doubt you'll find a more competent phone than the ZTE Blade III. It's solidly built, has enough power for day-to-day phone use and while it won't blow you away with performance, normal users are unlikely to suffer much from the...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

ZTE Blade 3 review


ZTE's latest addition to the Blade family is the Blade 3, but does this £79 Android smartphone have anything to offer beyond a budget price? Read our ZTE Blade 3 review to find out.

While we find the ZTE Blade 3 and stylish and well-built handset for its budget price, its poor performance means that the Huawei Ascend G330 remains the best budget Android smartphone around and is worth the extra £20.

May, 2013


Expert review by: Niall Magennis (



At just £80 the Blade III offers excellent value for money.

Stylish design ; Display offers good resolution ; Decent camera

Processor isn’t all that speedy ; Camera's autofocus can be a bit iffy ; Not great for 3D gaming

The ZTE Blade III's display looks fairly bright when used indoors, and colours are much bolder and more vivid than on the vast majority of budget phones, so videos actually look top-notch. Its black levels aren’t quite as deep as higher-end mobiles,...

Mar, 2013


Expert review by: (

ZTE Blade 3 review


ZTE is known as a maker of budget handsets, but the company has three distinct inexpensive smartphone ranges. There's Kis at the bottom, Grand at the top and in the middle sits Blade.

A cheap as chips and perfectly pleasant to use prepay smartphone

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (

Expert Review


So, that’s the ZTE Blade III. It is a fair handset for its price, and the fact that ZTE has paid attention to the screen size and produced a reasonably attractive hardware design are both points in its favour. For not too much more money you can get a...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

ZTE Blade III review


ZTE is the name behind many own-brand smartphones -- rememberthe Orange San Francisco, T-Mobile Affinity and the Vodafone351? That was them. But the Chinese firm (the letters stand forZhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment) is also making someadvances...

Underpowered processor, old OS, no front-facing camera

ZTE is trying to make a name for itself at the budget end of thesmartphone market but on this evidence it will have to do better.It's nice to have full smartphone capabilities for under a ton, butthe processor's poor performance is likely to leave you...

May, 2013

Expert review by: (

ZTE Blade 3


We're on the third outing for ZTE's sub-£100 Android smartphone now, and despite its success in the East, the Chinese company's a relative unknown in the UK. Third time's the charm though: this time, the company's gone all out, crafting an Android 4.0...

While top of the line smartphones gets better and better, so do the affordable ones, with tech trickling down in price. The ZTE Blade 3 is a superb example of just how powerful mobiles have become, and with access to the Google Play store for just £69...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

ZTE Blade III review -


Easy set-up; solid build; good internal search; excellent price

Poor processor; no front-facing camera; rear camera not great

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Front Camera:No / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Internal RAM:0.5


Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4 / MP4, MPEG4


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 7227A


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.3
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