This is a very weighty phone compared to so many others that are lighter. The Xiaomi Mi5, just a hair smaller screen size but only 129 grams. Even the bulkier LG G3 is only 149 grams. A 5.2 inch phone shouldn't weigh more than 145 grams max.
A so called "mini" which has a 5.2" screen??? Pathetic ZTE, nothing to see here.
This is a good model of phone
489302984902843 39/10 ? 293
but i rather like the one year b4 this one :D
Aothxo, 11 Sep 2016Its me or this looks like the Lenovo x3??Its you.
Hahaha a mini phone? It's 14,7 cm tall and has a 5.2" display! Definitely not a mini
standards have changed people, for me 5.2" seems mini, after using phones like HTC One Max, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P
How on earth can a mobile with a massive 5.2" screen be called a mini??? FFS get a grip ZTE, stop insulting our intelligence and proper mini / compact phones.
Sweetas, 28 Sep 2016Is this phone better then Samsung galaxy s5?NO
Force Majeure, 20 Sep 2016You get the same Soc, same resolution and same camera with bigger battery on the G4 / G4 +, fo... moreI bought it last week and I gotta say it's ... somewhat okay.
Pros are the screen which is very bright, superb contrast, a true oled indeed. Speakers are great, very loud and clear. And the build quality is very nice, too.
Performance on the other hand is a mixed bag. Navigating certain apps (threema, WhatsApp, Browser, Youtube...) certainly is fluid, no problems whatsoever. But the UI performs quite sluggishly. The Settings App lags probably all the time when switching between different settings, the App opening animation lags sometimes, too. Either do some other apps. Spotify e.g. needs really long to load all of my songs, and even its Interface takes quite the time to be displayed after opening the App.
And occasionally messages such as WA or Threema don't get delivered instantly. You have to open the App itself first before getting the notifications. This destroys the Messaging apps purpose more often than not. Very annoying and something that leads me to send the phone back to the vendor.
Cam is ok, nothing spectacular. Very nice shots with stills in daylight, but aweful shots if lights fading even a bit.
Video is very shaky for me. Can't really bother to use it anymore.
The battery is quite good, average of 4 hours screen on over a day. No problems in this category.
Heating isnt an issue at all. Stays really cool to the touch even after some intense Multitasking. But that is achieved by scaling down performance which I mentioned above.
The sd 625 would have been the better choice id say. This phone is merely held back by its underwhelming performance overall which is nothing more but mediocre at best. This cpu definitly is lower midrange.
Call quality and Signal strength were at least quite good, nothing to complain here.
To sum this device up:
+Build / looks
-Overall feel of sluggishness in certain scenarios
Imo it isn't worth 300Â€ -> Nexus 5X performs so much better. BQ Aquaris X5 Plus as well. I would even argue that the Moto G4 (Plus) and BB Dtek 50 run smoother because they don't have such a messy ui.
For 250 or for audiophiles -> major go!
But don't expect stellar performance or an overall smoothness. You won't find this here.
You get the same Soc, same resolution and same camera with bigger battery on the G4 / G4 +, for less I suppose.