ZTE launches the ZTE V5 in India at a budget price point


Chinese OEMs are fleeing to India, or so it appears! After OPPO, Gionee, Xiaomi and a tonne other small-time Chinese brands launched devices in India, here comes one from ZTE. Although ZTE has been operating in India since quite a while, the company hasn’t really been in the limelight… before today perhaps.

We’ve seen the ZTE V5 before. The version for India is seen as a potential Moto G (that’s on the verge of retirement) and Redmi 1S rival, although it costs quite a bit more than the latter. The V5 is priced at 10,999 INR or $181, and comes with a 5-inch HD display and Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU headlining its specs sheers. Not the most VFM phone out there, it still does better than the OPPO Neo 3

ZTE-V51

Specifications

  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB expandable ROM
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front camera
  • 2400mAh battery
  • Nubia 2.0 UI (Android v4.4)

‘Soul of a camera, body of a smartphone’  is how ZTE refer to the V5. Strictly speaking with on-paper specs in consideration, the V5 does look like one among the better camera phones. But as it stands, there are 13 mega-pixel cameras and there as 13 mega-pixel cameras. Fortunately for us, we know it comes with an f/2.2 aperture which certainly isn’t the best. The question is, how well it does in comparison to other phones in its range!

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