Many thanks for clarifying about the cores. Additionally I have seen conflicting specs about the sd card, some saying that it will support up to a 64gb card and some saying only 32gb. Can anyone confirm that it will handle a 64gb sd card?
If you have Skype installed, uninstall it. If not it can be another program that you installed. For me it said something like: "Error with contacts" and restarted but if I had hotspot on it did not restart. But all similar problems went away after uninstalling Skype and upgraded to 5.0.2,
do you have any ideas why my phone keeps turning on and off by itself like a 10 times a day? please if you know why this is happening please anwser me
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015Dear all, how many slots are there in this phone:
Does it have 3 slots (SIM + SIM + MEMORY ... moreIt has two slots, one for SD storage expansion and one for the two nano sims (they sit in the same slot side by side)
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2015Is it true that Sim slot 2 can only handle 2G sim cards though?Yes, i haven't verified by inserting a sim in that 2nd slot but it's on the sticker behind the phone when you unbox it.
Sim 1 : LTE/WCDMA/GSM
Sim 2 : GSM
m86k, 19 Mar 2015Yes. 2 trays : 1 with sdcard 1 with 2x nano sims.Is it true that Sim slot 2 can only handle 2G sim cards though?
It is 100% 4 clocked at 1.5ghz, and 4 clocked at 1.0ghz. I have the phone. just look at the back of the box.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015Do you want to say that we can put 2 sim cards and one memory card ALL AT THE SAME TIME?
2 trays :
1 with sdcard
1 with 2x nano sims.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2015I see differing specs for this phone, some saying that it is quad core and some that it is oct... moreQuad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
So it has 2 sets of quad cores = 8 cores it total.
But as you can see, the second set isn't as fast as the first.
I see differing specs for this phone, some saying that it is quad core and some that it is octo-core. Can anyone clarify?
Just got this ZTE Blade S6 in France from Geekbuying.com for 213€ shipping included. I was able to re-use my 64Gb microSDXC on it and transfer easily my iPhone4S data through a Sandisk wireless mediadrive.
With Lollipop this phone is a killer: very fast, all my data and apps can be put on the microSD, the camera is great, the telecom are efficient like the GPS, etc.
I do recommend it !
gee, 17 Mar 2015There's 2 slots.
One sim cards(for 2)Do you want to say that we can put 2 sim cards and one memory card ALL AT THE SAME TIME?
Dear all, how many slots are there in this phone:
Does it have 3 slots (SIM + SIM + MEMORY CARD)
2 slots (SIM + EITHER SIM OR MEMORY CARD)
there's a new update for the Blade S6 which includes now Android 5.0.2.
I haven't seen obvious changes but if you feel like updating your phone, instructions are provided inside the archive here :
Don't worry about updating time, it's a bit long like 5 to 10mins stuck at 20%..
Be sure to backup everything because, phone gets wiped. It's still multilanguage.
Coming from Nokia 3210, Moto Razr V3x, Nokia E61, Samsung P780, HTC HD2, iPhone 4, Lenovo S890, LeMoto P780, Alcatel Idol X, LeMoto K910, Huawei Honor 3C and previously ZTE Nubia Z7 Max.
Got the ZTE Blade S6 unit from Lazada with RM150 discount at RM789. Playing for 15 days already (since 1st March 2015)... Not rooted Lollipop 5.0 under Stock ROM v1.0.0B07. Here's my comments about this unit:
A = Android = MiFavor 3.0 UI on top of Lollipop is acceptable. Not many junk apps out of the box. As rooting the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 is not available (as of this review date), it is not for Android Geek moderators. Plain users will enjoy the custom Lollipop interface.
B = Body-Built = ZTE manages to make the plastic feel 'acceptable'but definitely not iPhone 6-ish. Buttons are nicely placed and decent feedback. Blue-LED capacitive buttons with interchangeable functions (menu vs back) are a welcome feature. Thickness and weight are comfortable. 3rd party casing and tempered-glass protector is encouraged as the body is very slippery if you have dry palm. There is no Gorilla Glass protection.
C = Call quality = At par with my current ZTE Nubia Z7 Max but not to challenge the ultimate Moto RAZR V3x. You can get reception even inside elevator or basement one.
D = Data = LTE modules for Nano-SIM 1 are stable. Bluetooth is stable too.
E = Email = Email client is flexible compared to other Android-based phones. It works as intended.
F = Free-apps = None which is a shame. I was hoping lifetime WhatsApp license just like the Alcatel Idol X.
G = Games = As expected, heavy titles are not an issue with Snapdragon 615 + Andreno 405 + 2GB RAM.
H = Hangouts = Video call for Skype, Google Hangouts, Tango etc. is superb for 5MP front facing camera.
I = Internet = AOSP browser is smooth. No checker-board effect on heavy websites.
J = Juice = 2400mAh Li-Ion = "Decent". Claimed talk-time, stand-by time, etc. are achievable for dual-standby-nano-SIM LTE phone. Power consumption during idle state is 3% from 11pm to 5am. Daily usage can threaten my previous LeMoto P780.
K = Kamasutra (wink-wink) = Phone vibrates with notification/ringtone. Vibrating sensation is above average. Ladies may use it for other purpose(s)... LOL...
L = Loudspeaker = Not the loudest for back-firing speaker. AKM Hi-Fi is not applicable for loudspeaker. Maximum volume will crack the sound. Bass is below average.
M = Music = The so-called AKM HiFi technology manipulation is noticeable. Headphone/earphone usage is encouraged.
N = Navigation = Working as expected. Lock satellite within 10 seconds. Waze and Google Maps are working normally, even indoors.
O = One-hand Operation = I have "big" hands and "long" fingers ;-) No further comment. 5" screen with thin bezel does help but since the edges are rounded with frosted plastic back cover, this finished material does not help in one-handed operation. Too slippery to my taste.
P = Picture = 13MP Sony IMX214 module is exceptional packed with standard camera features/modes. Auto mode camera snapshot is reliable. Macro shots are acceptable.
Q = Quirks = The capacitive blue-LED buttons are not sensitive. But this can be improved in the next ROM release.
R = Rooting = Not available as of 15th March 2015.
S = Sound = Earphone sound manipulated by AKM Hi-Fi software mode is noticeable. Back-firing speakerphone is below average even at maximum volume.
T = Texting = Stock keyboard is Touchpal. Swipe gestures is supported. I'm OK with TouchPal but you may need other 3rd party keyboard apps to choose for the best typing experience on the silky-smooth 5" screen.
U = User-Interface = ZTE made Mi-Favor 3.0 smooth & flexible with various themes to choose. Thanks to the 2GB RAM.
V = Video = Capturing 1080P video is acceptable. 4K is not available. Auto-focus is acceptable. Stock video player app can consume many formats. Kudos for that.
W = WiFi = The best and at par with ZTE Nubia Z7 Max. Other phones only manage to get 1-2 bars in my basement floor test. But Blade S6 and Nubia Z7 Max capture 5 full bars without fail. Huawei Honor 3C gets 4 bars. iPhone 4 only 3 bars.
X = X-factors = For dual-nano-SIM LTE phone (SIM1 4G; SIM2 2G) with 2GB RAM supported by 16GB onboard storage is worth every penny. Strong voice/data/Wi-Fi reception is a desperate move for those who live in the outskirts or camping sites. Gamers will like this unit too. Major factors are 64-bit Snapdragon 615, Adreno 405 and 64-bit Android Lollipop.
Y = YouTube = The 5" IPS screen 720P resolution accompanied by excellent LTE connection is an enjoyable experience.
Z = Zero-figure. Based price at Malaysia Ringgit RM939-point-zero-zero is a smart investment with current 64-bit chip plus Android Lollipop out-of-the-box.
CONCLUSION : Buy it if you are looking for medium-spec phone having dual-nano-SIM LTE support. 64-bit Snapdragon 615 at below RM800 is affordable with the Lollipop 5.0 engine out-of-the-box. The ZTE Blade S6 will be my daily media/gaming experience unit but definitely cannot replace my current ZTE Nubia Z7 Max (RM1,149), which is my trust-able smart gadget for the past 6 months.