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

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  • 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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1 Comment

  1. Jay
    September 3, 2014

    Why don’t they unleash Z7? If priced right, it could prove trouble for Xiaomi!

    ZTE phone are better off compared to the overheating problems with Xiaomi.