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ZTE Blade S6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 reviews of ZTE Blade S6. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability. The battery and design get less positive comments.

price, performance, usability, screen, size

design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Blade S6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jon Mundy (

ZTE Blade S6 review


Derivative looks do no favours, but there's a lot to love on the inside

Strong performance ; Capable camera ; Good price ; Decent screen

Cheap design ; Bad speaker ; Mediocre battery ; Iffy capacitive keys

Decent specs and a lightly skinned Android 5.0 Lollipop are spoiled by a cheap and nasty design, but the ZTE Blade S6 remains good value for those who can look beyond its external flaws.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

ZTE Blade S6


The ZTE Blade S6 is a sub-£200 phone, putting it in the increasingly crowded mid-range zone. It's more expensive than a Motorola Moto G, but does it justify the extra money?

Good screen ; Smooth design ; Decent CPU

Awkward, issue-afflicted camera ; Patchy UI ; Feels cheaper than it looks

Jun, 2015

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Expert review by: Marie Brewis (

ZTE Blade S6 review: 4G dual-SIM iPhone 6 lookalike runs Lollipop


At a touch over £150 the ZTE Blade S6 is a great-value Android Lollipop phone with strong general performance and an attractive iPhone 6-like build. Dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity, a selection of smart gestures and a capable Sony camera all add to...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

ZTE Blade S6 4G Review: In Depth


We review the ZTE Blade S6 4G, the best-looking ZTE phone of all time packing an HD screen, 13-megapixel camera and octa-core processor.DesignThe ZTE Blade S6 may be named like Samsung's latest flagship…

Funky notification light ; Bright, bold screen ; Decent battery life

Interface tweaks ; Plastic shell easily scuffed

The Blade S6 is a decent mid-range handset, packing the major features that you’d expect such as 4G support. At around £170 it’s worthy competition for the Moto G, packing a similarly bright 5-inch 720p screen and a reasonably reliable 13-megapixel...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

ZTE Blade S6 4G LTE Android smartphone


ZTE Blade S6 4G LTE smartphone : ZTE released its Blade S6 4G LTE Android phone. Aimed at the young and young at heart, the Blade S6 boasts six key features designed to provide customers from across the board with world-class mobile experience. The new...

ZTE’s MiFavor 3.0 user interface meanwhile offers numerous customisation and personalization options at the finger-tips of the consumer. The ZTE Blade S6 Android smartphone also packs equally a punch in the audio department thanks to its Hi-Fi sound...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: mfereday (

ZTE Blade S6 : ZTE BladeS6


While the big boys in the arena of Smartphone manufacturing tend to price their hardware at a level that many of us find incompatible with our financial constraints, other manufacturers of these “must-have devices” have a more economically viable...

Recently I checked out the company’s Blade L3 product and now it is the turn of the ZTE Blade S6 handset. As with the Blade L3, the Blade S6 features a 5-inch HD colour touch-screen with the product being aimed at the young and those of us who often...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Garry Clark (

ZTE Blade S6 4G – Unpacking


It's another day and the review kit is coming thick and fast. Today we have the ZTE Blade S6 4G, an affordable Android Lollipop phone sitting in the mid level price bracket (currently £189 on Amazon). The phone is available now, and we had a brief...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

ZTE Blade S6 Smartphone Review


Short blade. ZTE's Blade S6 is located in the upper mid-range. The 5-inch smartphone wants to attract buyers with plenty of RAM, a high-resolution camera, and decent performance. Find out in our review why the phone from China is not very enduring.

Slim and robust casing, Ergonomic shape, Extensive gesture control, LTE and dual-SIM, Decent voice quality, Good cameras, High-contrast IPS screen, Decent performance rates

Non-removable battery, Poor speaker, Phone app in English only, Unmarked touch buttons, Screen's minor bluish cast, Temperature slightly too high, Very high power consumption, Relatively short battery life

Does the design of a smartphone really have to follow that of the iPhone 6 at all costs? Is it so complicated to implement the right language settings in all apps, even for such "exotic" languages like German? Does the marketing term "curved design"...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (

ZTE Blade S6 review: A dual-SIM, 4G smartphone for less than $300


A budget smartphone worth your time

Well backlit 5-inch screen ; 4G and dual-SIM ; Good 13MP and 5MP camera performance for its price ; Near stock Android 5.0 software

Expandable storage does not support 64GB and above ; Battery life could be better ; Unoriginal styling

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (

ZTE Blade S6 review: A dual-SIM, 4G smartphone for less than $300


A budget smartphone worth your time

Well backlit 5-inch screen ; 4G and dual-SIM ; Good 13MP and 5MP camera performance for its price ; Near stock Android 5.0 software

Expandable storage does not support 64GB and above ; Battery life could be better ; Unoriginal styling

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2400
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Video recording: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3 / MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, MKV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 900,1800,800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Gyroscope: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Games, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:615 / MSM 8939


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0.2


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Talk, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4 / 7.7 / 7.9
Height :14.4 / 7.9
Width:7 / 7.07 / 7.08
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