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.
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.
My zte model Li3824T43P3hA04147 is not displaying anymore except zte android and that when i tried to charge it,please what could be the problem and solution
me, 07 Sep 2016should I get this phone or the Samsung J7 prime that is about to be released?if you don't care about having a gyro or usb type c on your phone, go for the Samsung galaxy j7 prime. Or there's the blu pure xr or moto g4 plus which has better specs than both phones for only $300
should I get this phone or the Samsung J7 prime that is about to be released?
this chipset has heating issue but zte still put it instead of the the new sd625 to save cost
Make it a true mini, ZTE, and you will have a winner on your hands!
They're calling this thing "mini?" For me, a smartphone is not "mini" if it has a screen over 4.5 inches.