sorry to heat all the sad cases. I purchased my from Optus and use a 16 gb memory card. I got lots of recorded music to my heart's content and FM radio to boot. I am a light user so battery is no problem. Have plentiful of Apps to use regularly and reliably. Only wish it has a switchable Chinese keyboard and ability to share music track. I am the lucky one.
john, 22 Feb 2018this phone is a joke.....cannot even block text messages..........no support no upgrade...garbageit can if you download phoneblocker app from google play..
this phone is a joke.....cannot even block text messages..........no support no upgrade...garbage
For a cheap smart phone. It,s fine. Does what it says. I,ve had no problems with it yet 😀 . Some people expect to much. If you want excellent apps, battery, memory. Then you need a more higher range. Some forget. That some of the top phones, costing £100,s have crap battery life. ie. iPhone, Sony. There,s loads. ☺
AnonD-250060, 17 Aug 2017Own one. Very poor quality touch screen.loll im promoting zte blade a110
The ZTE Blade A110 is a budget end phone, it has decent specs for the budget end of the small size smartphone market considering what is now available (pixi first/huawei y3 etc). Of the 8GB internal memory just over half (around 4GB) was available to use.
I contacted ZTE New Zealand via Facebook messenger (they were very prompt to reply) they said it probably wasn't worth unlocking the phone it was network locked to (to travel/insert another SIM card) because of the limited bands it worked on. Specifically my phone only works on: 4G bands/frequencies B3(1800)/B7(2600)/B28(700) and 3G frequencies 850/2100. My network doesn't support 2G but it seems the phone also has some 2G capabilities based on info displayed from an app I have installed on my phone. So these 3G and 4G frequencies are different to and more limited bands than GSM Arena has listed as the phone being compatible with. So please check your version of this phone and your network before buying - don't rely on getting ALL of the bands GSM Arena has said you'd get with this phone. (This is unfortunate, as I rely on this site for doing comparisons all the time... but thought I'd update the info given I have it.)
Full specs for the NZ Spark Lite and Skinny Swift versions and the Australia Optus Zip and Coles Shout of this phone (all specs are identical):
It's essentially about the same size as the Samsung S4 mini - which I loved, and it died... so this is the replacement - it is not as good as the S4 mini in many ways, but it does seem to have a much better wifi receptor (I couldn't get wifi on my s4 mini in one part of the house and I can get a tiny amount of wifi on this).
Be aware that I have recently seen a "newer" version of the phone released WITHOUT 4G capability for $10 cheaper here in NZ. Make sure you know which version you're getting :) (possibly this is the L110 version, but I don't know)
A big negative is the phone battery drains very quickly with use, and it takes at least 4 hours to charge. It also has Android 5 installed and you can't upgrade this. This is annoying as I was on Android 4.4 Kitkat where I could put some apps onto the micro SD card, but it turns out Android 5 Lollipop you can't! So this means you are more limited in terms of space on the internal storage for apps. I've only been using it for around a fortnight or so and already out of space. I've just added a micro SD card - max it will take is 32GB - and will see if I can figure out a way around this, but not holding my breath! Apparently in Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can shift things again, but I don't know. I don't really like the interface with Android 5 - the pull down menu from the top is more fiddly than 4.4 Kitkat and not as user-friendly.
The screen is decent enough, sometimes I find it easy enough to type with the onscreen keyboard, other times I'm pushing the wrong "key" - it's a bit fiddly because the screen is smaller. But I want a phone that fits into my (girl) pocket. It's good enough. It's a little worse than the Samsung s4 mini which is probably because the pixels per inch is slightly reduced a little here (256 to 233ppi).
Good point: It has a radio :) ... lots of new phones seem to be missing this! I don't understand leaving a radio out... you can't be connected to the net all the time and I don't want to pay for data all the time either... free music with local content all the way! :)
Annoying: to take a screenshot (volume down and power button) it makes a really LOUD noise, and it makes the same LOUD noise to take photos. I can't find a way to stop this. Occassionally with the screenshot it seems to not make the noise and I have no idea why but I wish it was all the time! I have tried turning phone on silent - doesn't work.
Good: There is an option to set the phone to turn off and wake up - so you can have it off overnight and then wake up in the morning. I haven't tried it yet, but considering the battery this is a good feature. The alarm seems to go even if you turned the phone off (yay!), so again, a good battery saving feature.
It's only a 1Ghz processor but so far aside from reloading browser pages I haven't noticed any problems. It is annoying that browser pages don't stay loaded - they refresh every time you go to a page. If you can't get wifi in an area this is annoying. And it drains data unnecessarily.
Overall a good budget phone that fits into my pocket and can be used with one hand. Wish it had 16GB internal and a faster processor and a better Android version and a better camera (only 5MP main) but it is good enough. Glad I purchased. :)
The storage space is filled with 1058MB for the system, and even deleting most of the other apps still leaves me with a warning there is not enough space on the phone
AnonD-686874, 24 Jul 2017I must compare the Lenovo Vibe A to that one.Can't play mobile legend .play anytime out games.
it´s a good phone..it has battery savingmode..sometimes it "hangs" but just turn it off and on and it will work perfectly..noticed that the battery a few times drained very fast during night but just turn it off and on and it will work as it should again.
Yes the phone is cheap compared to other smartphones on the market, but the sad thing is its battery life. I use my phone for most of my social media and it cannot even last 2 hours while running on 3G. I have tried purchasing another but still the same problem. the drain is just too much. Its a good temporary phone but not for heavy users.
In my country, Cyprus, this phone has the following
2 sims, 8Gb memory, 1 Gb ram, camera 5/2, battery lasts 2 days for normal use and the price, 50 Eu, 4in display, 1400 battery, 5.1 lolipop, quad core 1.3
I find it quite amusing and reliable.
ZTE phone mobile can not save applications on his till 32GB micro SD so the all applications could have overall size storage only till maximum internal memory of himself from factory
This is seriously the worst phone I've ever had; even counting pre-smartphone models.
I just read "Please no foul language" but i've been swearing at the phone for the last hour. I got a 50 dollar chinese phone in the US before I left (cant remember which) and it rocked :) easy to type and it vibrated each keypress.
That phone broke and another; I got this out of desperation. 1100 pesos (cheapest I could find; I thought "Hey, itll be like the 50 dollar one I got in the US!")
Do not buy this. DO NOT BUY THIS PLEASE! It is worth spending 20 percent more; 50 percent more because you will barely be able to use this. NO MEMORY ON IT! You can't install things to the sim card without jailbreaking the phone and you can have like; the most basic of apps before it spams you with 'MEMORY FULL' messages.
I got this from TelCel MX; it's loaded with lame bloatware that can't be removed (as if having less than 1 gb of space wasn't bad enough.)
It's prone to overheating. If it's plugged in while in a call or IF IT'S A HOT DAY AND THE SUN IS ON IT; itll overheat. The sensitivity of the screen makes it a pain to type; i've had other people try to text on it and they both raged.
It drops calls every 10 minutes. Apps love to freeze