I've been using this phone for about 2 months now on EE and 3 in the UK
Great looking budget 4G phone, and despite a few bloatware issues the ui is pretty close to how Lollipop should be.
Quality of materials is not great at all, but I have no problems with the 720 screen, it's bright and crisp.
Almost impossible to use as an actual phone, as the screen does not lock when you put it to your ear, which you really have to do because the sound quality is terrible. You'll find yourself inadvertedly checking battery life, switching to speaker phone, adding another caller, dialing voicemail, or just pressing a few keypad keys. Incredibly frustrating.
Battery life is awful - a few hours of normal internet use (email, bit of browsing, facebook) will completely drain the battery - using GPS or video will do it even faster.
The phone also gets really hot when doing even small tasks - but really heats up using GPS for route finding.
The second sim card slot seems to have some restrictions on the bandwidths it can use - I hardly ever pick up a connection to this sim card unless I'm in a rural area in the UK where I assume they're still using a 2g signal. The manufacturer says sim number 2 cannot handle data, but it doesn't seem to connect even for 'phone' use.
Headphone jack often needs to be plugged and unplugged a few times before it will register the headphone insertion.
Other than that, a fast, stylish and responsive phone!
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015Dear all, how many slots are there in this phone: Does it have 3 slots (SIM + SIM + MEMORY ... moreIt has 2 slots, one for micro SD card, and another for 2 nano sim cards at once. They are just inserted together.
Good display, Good performance, looks great.
but not a mobile phone.
The quality of voice sound is not up to it.
Also on the device i received i could only hear incoming calls on headphone or speakerphone, quality of both was poor.
if your hearing or that of the other person is not 100%, i would not reccomend.
still waiting for a replacement device- in the meantime I replace broken display on my old Samsung S2 phone...voice sound is excellent on that one.
If i ever get a replacement Blade S6 expect i will give to some homeless person........
I am thinking of buying the ZTE Blade S6 for travel in South America travelling to as many countries as I can in 3 months. I have heard that this phone doesn't work in South America. Does anyone have any thoughts about this.
I would give the ZTE blade S6 a 6 for battery life can be better, design 8, performance 9 internet surfing and the speed of The phone, overall 8.3 Great phone for the 299.00 AUD
I had this phone for two weeks absolutely nice,good camera and design .I can say every thing is perfect .but only problem with this phone as i observed is the problem of software update it is too difficult to update soft ware phone and occasionally the soft ware may be gone and causes damages the phone
SWEDROID, 01 Jul 2015Beware, this does not have 16 GB memory, 7 is a seperate, internal card, you actually have 2 t... moreInsert a fast microsd card of 32 or 64gb then go into settings/storage and choose it as defaut storage.
You will then get a "32 or 64gb phone" before even Android M
Nice device but awfull aftersales service.
Bought a Blade S6 that show very bad GPS fix and WIFI troubles. I have sent to the ASS that reply 2 weeks later that everything work fine with it and I should read the notice!! Of course the GPS is still out of order.
My opinion, choose another device
Hiraz, 20 May 2015This phone Mi 4 i rivalNot quite mate but close and cheaper don't know what this lot are blithering on about suspect they are messing about with crap roms and things they don't understand the European version is pukka these cheapskates probably skimped on some so grey it's black importer I went with Amazon had no problems.
Beware, this does not have 16 GB memory, 7 is a seperate, internal card, you actually have 2 to 3gb rom. False advertising. Got this phone today, really pissed off.