In a market filled with fantastic value high-performance Android phones, one would think a big player such as ZTE would be able to use its buying power and launch something truly amazing! Instead they have brought us the underwhelming ZTE Blade III!
Over the past few month we have seen phones with 4.5 inch high resolutions and power dual-core CPU’s launched for less than $200, so when ZTE announce they are set to launch a budget 4 inch phone our imaginations run wild with what this Chinese manufacturing giant could bring us with their superior buying power!
For example if a company the size of Xiaomi can launch a 1.7 ghz dual core phone with 8 mega-pixel rear camera for just $240 what are the possibilities for ZTE? Even JiaYu have the (much delayed) $140 dual-core, 8 mega-pixel JiaYu G3 and then their are Zopo with quiet a variety of dual-core phones.
So imagine our disappointment after learning that ZTE’s budget offering is going to be the $250 ZTE Blade III, with less than impressive specs.
The ZTE Blade III will first go on sale in Finland in October and will set you back $250 for a 4 inch screen Android ICS phone, sound impressive? Let me continue.
The ZTE Blade III will come equipped with a 1GHz single-core processor Qualcomm MSM7227A, 512mb RAM and a rear 5 mega-pixel camera! There will also be Bluetooth 2.1 and a micro SD card slot to boost the internal memory of 4GB to 36GB with a 32GB SD card.
Although the ZTE Blade III is a great looking phone I was expecting more from a company as large as ZTE especially at this price!
What do you guy’s think!