Low-cost ZTE Blade L3 get trimmed down specifications and Android 5.0


ZTE Blade L3

ZTE have doubled the number of Blade phones in their range from 1 to 2 this week alone with the launch of another affordable Android 5.0 device.

The ZTE Blade L3 has been designed to sit below the Blade S6 in terms of costs with a possible retail price close to just $200. With the lower cost you of course get some downgrades in hardware, so for example the display is a lower resolution 540 x 960 unit and and there is only 1GB RAM onboard too.

Other cost cutting measures include the use of a quad-core MT6582M chipset, which could mean there is no LTE support from the Blade L3 (unless it uses a Mediatek MT6290 LTE modem).

Despite the lower specs, ZTE have managed to get Android 5.0 on to the phone, which is at least something, however we can’t help but feel that with 2GB RAM and a Mediatek MT6732 the price could have been maintained but performance and features doubled.

[ Phonearena via GizChina.es ]
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10 Comments

  1. Rob
    January 30, 2015

    This phone has no redeeming features making it’s purchase worthwhile. There are so many good phones around the $200 mark it’s hard to know who this phone is aimed at.

    • renky89
      January 30, 2015

      people who do not know or care what they buy 😀

  2. balcobomber25
    January 30, 2015

    $200 for a non HD screen, 1GB of RAM and no LTE? I want some of what they are smoking.

    • Yeti hand
      January 30, 2015

      If you manage to get some I hope you don’t mind sharing

      • Mesterio
        January 31, 2015

        Puff puff past it on. 🙂

        • Yeti hand
          February 2, 2015

          I can’t yet :/, balcobomber25 is greedy!!
          but don”t worry I’m on it 😉

  3. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 30, 2015

    ZTE is overestimating their own Brand-value I think. For $200 there are phones from phones which perhaps haven’t proven themselves that much, but win with the specifications on such a level that it clear this is not a good price/performance balance.

    Take a look at the iOcean M6752 – Jiayu S3 – Ecoo Aurora (who want to help to fill the list?)
    And then this phone..I really not understand.

  4. roni24
    January 30, 2015

    i can not stop laughing, 200$ for mtk6582 with 1GB, low resolution screen.
    is it April fools ?

  5. trapchan
    January 30, 2015

    they almost did it right with the Blade S6, metal body, snapdragon 615, 2GB RAM, though price could be lower. the only mistake would be putting the speaker on the back instead of bottom.

  6. xalis
    January 31, 2015

    The price must be wrong, ZTE isn’t stupid.