This phone was probably the best budget buy for 2011 because of the community support. It is still well supported in the modaco and xda forums. You just have to google the name and read the wikipedia article in order to understand its spread and influence.
Using custom ROMs, I have overclocked and undervolted my CPU, leading to faster performance while still improving battery life to a hard day's use at least. Various tweaks and add ons also improves on its features.
In fact I've had the time of my life in using and modifying this phone. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I can recommend it to anyone who doesn't need cutting edge technology.
But there's a new budget king in town. It's called the Huawei G300. I shall be upgrading soon.
But this phone! This ZTE Blade! This is indeed the stuff of legends!
there are some mistakes in the specifications. the screen isn't amoled or lcd, it's just tft, and the camera has 5 mp, not 3.15.
Koli123, 14 Jun 2012i suggest you can have a try with ZTE update tool. you can log in their official website zte.c... moreZTE Update Tool. Scanning Handset Fails even in FTH mode. Did any one faced this issue ? If so what is the resolution.
Does anyone know where to obtain spare parts for the ZTE Blade? I require another small internal coaxial aerial. If you've ever opened it you will see it is a very thin shielded wire that wraps around the side of the case (non volume control side).
I have Orange SanFrancisco. I am using it for past 1 year now. Its very good phone, except for few issues
1. When you call, screen becomes blank and you can't disconnect the call until the person whom you called disconnects it.
2. From few days now, Battery charging takes lot of time.
cherry, 28 May 2012is zte blade has java if no how to installZTE blade has java in it..!!!
u can upgrade to gingerbread,, but not official,, use Custom ROM,, if u want,, it's great :D
Amit, 12 Jun 2012ZTE Blade is no doubt one of the good Smart phone but it's OS Android needs to evolve. We don'... moreThats why we have Cyanogenmod. All the cons you listed? Right out the window. Try it.
cherry, 28 May 2012is zte blade has java if no how to installYes u do have is zte blade has java .
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2012zte is a good phone but am having problem my with own it can't boost it hang on android help pls mei suggest you can have a try with ZTE update tool. you can log in their official website zte.com.cn, and you can find the software under technical support.
I hope it can help you solve your problem.
Does this phone push Exchange Emails?
If not, can it push exchange emails if applications like MailDroid or K9 mail are installed?
ZTE Blade is no doubt one of the good Smart phone but it's OS Android needs to evolve. We don't have Application Right Management Control. Any application that is given rights to access SD Card, Internet or Contacts or other rights will always be enabled to access. We can not make any changes in its rights until we know coding.
Its an amazing phone in this world i think i realized because i have been using this phone from last 4 month it has been good touch go for this model friend"s.
eugene, 13 Jun 2011how to install drivers for zte blade(orange san francisco)for the pc or where to find those. ... moreFor your problem u need to lofin to ZTE official website and u will get the S/W link w.zteuk.co.uk,click Devices-->Product List(choose models here)-->Product support
guru hn, 16 Jun 2011this is a dual sim or singal sim? this phone work video calling?No this is singal sim and it will work video calling .
AnonD-4527, 18 Sep 2011any way i can upgrade the O.S to 2.2? and how do i play the fm radio loud? someone helpHello,
For ur prolem u need to login to ZTE official website and in that you will get the S/ W link
the link is :-ww.zteuk.co.uk,click Devices-->Product List(choose models here)-->Product support