Anonymous, 19 Feb 2015Those who already received their unit, could you elaborate instead of just saying "it's g... moreFor those interested in reading a quick review, here's mine since all others who received their phone, just said, "thanks it's good/great" like kids :
I won't go too much in details since i didn't test it too much so far.
Screen is really beautiful with curved edges. Colors are really good, brightness too, autobrightness works quite smoothly. 720p resolution is really gorgeous on it, you could mistake it for a 1080p screen easily. Viewing angles are good, you don't loose much when not facing it.
I don't know what kind of glass covers the screen, but if it was gorilla or something, it would have been written somewhere. So, i will add a tempered glass on it, but naked it's a looker and touching it is very silky smooth.
Back material is plastic, i mean real plastic, not exagerated term that people use here for Galaxy S series which are in polycarbonate (great quality plastic), here it's really basic and looking a bit weak / scratchable. But since it's a shiny silver color, it still looks good and looks like metal from not too close.
Since i have a Galaxy S5, i can say its size is comparable, Blade S6 is just a little bit thinner.
Just like i said earlier, it's a unibody device, so battery is not removable (rated 2400mA on the box). There you know (again).
Speaker is located on the back, it's quite loud but can be too easily muffled with a finger on it.
OS : it's 5.0 on board, not 5.0.1 like specs say, build on my unit is from 2nd february, checked for new updates, nothing for now.
The UI is customized. It's pretty enough, quite smooth but there's a catch (or a good thing, depends of you) : there's no apps menu. Therefore, all installed apps go to homescreens just like iphones. I noticed very very small lags when scrolling to a crowded homescreen quickly from times to times, but nothing important.
Homescreens are customisable easily and quickly with an option "transit" to move several icons at once.
Menus are simple, yet there are quite a few additions over android stock. ZTE added a few ideas of their own, LG and samsung and that's a great thing : enhanced blocking mode with schedules, smartlocking, smart gestures etc..
A great thing again i like is that you can add a microsd card.. and you get the (very rare) option to set it as default for programs. So it means, just snap a fast 64gb card on it, and you get a 64gb phone. Cool for gamers. I haven't tested it yet, but since i recognize that option from a few devices i had bought, i know how useful it is.
To finish, i tested camera a bit, opening is quite fast from both lockscreen or homescreen. I would say "smoothness" (when you move your phone around and watch the screen) is comparable to a G3 (meaning it's not fast like it is on a S4/S5), but still ok. Photos are taken instantly, no delay. There are 2 modes : simple and expert. Expert is having more icons to control light metering/ISO, exposure and white balance. Photos seem to look really good for that price so i think the sensor is good quality (they are better than on my Lenovo S90 Sisley).
You can take all resolutions for photos from 0.3MP up to 13MP.
Video part, same, all resolutions from 144P to 1080P.
Slow motion mode present for 720p recording. And customisable timelapse (1 to 10sec delays) works in 1080p.
I think i covered a bit every part of the phone, for me it's a great value. If you want a good phone right now, you can grab it, totally worths it while there's no SD618/620 phone out. If you are more like buying a phone every 3 years, you'd better be at least giving it all kind of protections : case / tempered glass and extra care for battery charges.
PS: charger provided is only 1.0A, so if you want "quick charging", i think you ll need to look for a 1.5-2A instead.
No earbuds in the box btw. Just the minimum : quick start guide, charger, micro usb cable and nano sim tray pin but well presented.
Hasham, 20 Feb 2015I wanna know if the phone works at 4G speed in UK, even if it say in the spec that it does but... moreYour review was wrong. Just made the test since it supports all my FDD LTE bands, i get 4G outside on a "picky" carrier, here in FR.
I wanna know if the phone works at 4G speed in UK, even if it say in the spec that it does but still heard in review that the 4G only works in Asian countries. can any one please tell me if the 4G works UK or not.
is it really true that it is not possible to replace the battery once it does not function properly anymore?
If this is correct. Could someone please explain what the point is of a sealed battery? I really like the phone, but if I can't replace the battery this would be a big minus for me.
Thanks for your time.
Those who already received their unit, could you elaborate instead of just saying "it's good thanks" ?
I mean you browse GSMArena for real tests, not for simple minded comments, right?
i bought the phone at the big deal on aliexpress and in nine days is in my hand. for now works great whit italian lte TIM connections. i hope the battery is good to...i'll see...
this phone it great hle im using it and loving it. its affordable and wonderful
Costel, 17 Feb 2015Hi guys ! Has anyone actually used this phone yet ? I'm not sure on whether to get one or not.hey im using the phone and im loving it.u should try it.
ashraf, 18 Feb 2015I have ordered on first day of sale. Still they are not started to ship. Overall spec and buil... moreTrue, i ordered it because it looked good and quite smooth too in different youtube handson reviews.
Mine just got shipped, hopefully it will be there on saturday. Else it will be for monday/tuesday.
I have ordered on first day of sale. Still they are not started to ship. Overall spec and build looks good..
Hi guys ! Has anyone actually used this phone yet ? I'm not sure on whether to get one or not.
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2015hai,
my concern is for the makers.
In some way if the battery is drained, how to change it?,... moreWell like any phone with sealed battery, if it happens, you need to turn to customer support / aftersales as long as you are under warranty.
After, you will need to look for some repair center.
If you take care of your battery you shouldn't get any trouble for at least 2/3 years.
-Full discharge until it turns off by itself then Full charge without using it at all from times to times
-Prevent overcharging (like plugged whole night long charging), just charge it then disconnect it from charger once 100%
-Don't keep using the phone for hours while charging it (being games or movies or etc..)
I never do that with my phones and i never get problems with batteries on the contrary of people i know who kill their batteries.
starrise, 15 Feb 2015
can you give some explanation of comment?Look at your phone menus.
There's since Jelly bean an option called something like screen mirroring. Basically, you have to have your phone on same network than your tv (it may be in ethernet and your phone on wifi, as long as it's same router/network).
Then you press that option and the tv displays your phone's screen in real time.
Else, just plug the phone on an USB port of the tv and see if it detects the mass storage to read your media.
starrise, 15 Feb 2015if there is any users of this phone, please share the plus and minuses, so that others can dec... moreSo far, i think aliexpress didn't send any ZTE Blade S6 to buyers.. Because it's my case, i'm still waiting for shipment after 1 week.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2015Screen mirroring if your friend has a smart TV.
Or on its usb ports if the tv detects the storage.
can you give some explanation of comment?
if there is any users of this phone, please share the plus and minuses, so that others can decide their own