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ZTE Blade S6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 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. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. The reception and GPS navigation get critical comments. There are some mixed views about the battery.

performance, size, price, usability, portability

GPS navigation, reception

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 : 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

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

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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 : Aloysius Low (

ZTE Blade S6 review: A surprisingly good riff on the iPhone 6


Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, the $250 handset offers Android 5.0 Lollipop on the cheap in Asia and Europe.

The ZTE Blade S6 has decent hardware for an affordable $250 or £180. Frequent travelers will appreciate the ease of switching networks on the fly thanks to the dual 4G SIM slots, and there are some well implemented gesture features.

While it resembles the iPhone 6, its plastic build quality feels cheap. The camera tends to take quite noisy pictures.

Though it looks like the iPhone 6, the ZTE Blade S6 feels like a cheap Android phone. However, its low price and some useful features makes this a viable choice for those on a budget.

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 : 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 : 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 : Andy Boxall (

ZTE Blade S6 review


ZTE's Blade S6 showcases how well Android 5.0 and a 64-bit chip work together, but it's not the premium device its sharp looks suggest.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip


But while flagship phones are the attention-grabbers, the midrange is the bread and butter, in both old and emerging markets. ZTE doesn't have to be reminded of that, having long tapped markets such as China and India. And we're not talking Android One...

5.0" 16M-color 720p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen ; Android OS v5.0 Lollipop with a ZTE launcher ; Octa-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 & 1GHz Cortex A53; Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Adreno 405, 2GB RAM ; 13MP camera with 1080p@30fps video; 5MP...

Non-removable battery of rather small capacity ; Flat minimalist UI may not appeal to everybody

The ZTE Blade S6 is definitely an eye-catcher but the iPhone looks may be doing it more harm than favors at some markets. Apple is a natural target for replicas - there are blatant copycats and then there are phones like the Blade S6, which manage to...

Feb, 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
Rear camera type:Single camera
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