NCKATMTC, 24 Feb 2015Thanks for this. I'm thinking to buy one and I guess it'll be worth it because of your review bro.No problem bro, it's really the best midrange phone i've bought in the last few years.
m86k, 21 Feb 2015For those interested in reading a quick review, here's mine since all others who received thei... moreThanks for this. I'm thinking to buy one and I guess it'll be worth it because of your review bro.
If someone who already got his phone, could say something about battery performance (how often has to charge) and also GPS performance ?? How fast gps get a fix location etc. ??
Thanks in advance!
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015Are touting rubbish regarding the looking after your battery. It was all trye but relevant to ... moreOh no, sorry. Just found my oldest phone laying around : a sony ericsson K810i.
I still use it as an alarm clock, i have the phone since 2006. No battery problem, whereas i can't even count on my hands people with recent phones iphone4-5s, S3+ etc.. killing their battery with small charges/charging overnight everyday.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015Are touting rubbish regarding the looking after your battery. It was all trye but relevant to ... moreI wouldn't bet on this with all those batteries dieing nowadays.
I've never killed a battery on any of my phones being old or recent. Oldest phone i have currently is a Galaxy S1 but my gf killed the battery with your way a few months ago (we can also say it's due to its age now since 2010) whereas i've never had any problem with it until i gave her.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2015Well like any phone with sealed battery, if it happens, you need to turn to customer support /... moreAre touting rubbish regarding the looking after your battery. It was all trye but relevant to older battery chemistry like ni-cad. Li ion and li po batteries have no memory, you battery will live longer with smaller more frequent charging session as the longer the charge,the more heat is generated and it's the heat that's a killer. also, leaving your battery on charge over night will not harm it as there is a charge control circuit which switches the current off when full and then back on when it's dropped a bit.
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..