ZTE Blade S6 with Snapdragon 615 now on sale for $250. Does it beat the MT6732/MT6752 competition?


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Lenovo drew quite a lot of flak for making the S90 iPhone 6 lookalike, but they weren’t the only company to be inspired by the latest-gen iPhone.

We’ve seen a flurry of MT6732 and MT6752 phones being announced of late, which happen to be competitors to phones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615. While many, including we at GizChina, have lauded the latest-gen MediaTek chipsets, some still prefer to go the Snapdragon route. The Blade S6 from ZTE comes with the Snapdragon 615, and isn’t very expensive at US$250 (shipped, in most cases) with 2GB of RAM.

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Other specifications of the phone include a 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720p resolution, 16GB on-board storage along with microSD expansion, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front camera and lastly a 2400mAh battery that sits inside the unibody iPhone 6-like frame.

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We’ve tested a couple of MT6732 and MT6752 powered phones in the Elephone P6000 (review coming soon!) and JiaYu S3, and found them to be quite a handful, each in its own right. But with the mid-range battle between Qualcomm and MediaTek heating up at the speed of naughts, it’s really a good (yet confusing) time to purchase a decent, inexpensive smartphone.

Which one would you go for, between the MT6732/6752 and the Snapdragon 615 and why? Do let us know in the comments section below. The latter, i.e., the ZTE Blade S6 can be had via reseller Gearbest for US$250, plus a coupon code “GBZTES6” can be applied for a US$15.99 discount.

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16 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    February 11, 2015

    I think its sales might be negatively affected by ZTE’s own Nubia Z7 mini, which comes with much better specs at only a slightly higher retail price…

    And talking about the MT6732/6752 competition, I’m pretty shocked by the outcome of the MT6752 vs. Snapdragon 615 comparison, that’s top listed on GizChina’s trending topics.

    • Xalis
      February 13, 2015

      Trust me the z7 mini has his problems on his own, I’m one of the fools that purchased one, that phone is nothing but problems.

      • yalok
        February 13, 2015

        I’m curious, what kind of issues z7 mini has?

    • K86
      February 14, 2015

      Nubia Z7 mini is a last year phone with a last year cpu. Even if it’s more powerful, it’s still not compatible with 64bits computing.
      People going for ZTE Blade 6 are ones wanting a decent price with a trendy look and ultimately more futureproofing.
      I bought the ZTE Blade 6 because all of that and past experience with mediatek chipsets.

  2. roni24
    February 11, 2015

    i would prefer MT6752, but i dont know how the GPS handle: fast fix lock and does it goes weird or lose signal while driving ? on jiayu s3 and ecoo e04 aurora

  3. Venci
    February 11, 2015

    Yeah 6732 beats 615, but 6752 just blows it apart!

  4. Miko
    February 11, 2015

    MTK all the way… but they need to open some source code and be better with drivers because many people don’t like MediaTek only for this.

  5. fido futte
    February 12, 2015

    Mediatek = bugs, bugs and bugs. It is not as stabil as snapdragon s410/615 yet – maybe better with Android 5.0L ??

  6. asior
    February 12, 2015

    z7 mini costs almost the same but is much better, s6 blade is overpriced

    • Xalis
      February 13, 2015

      I would never use the word “better” to describe the z7 mini, the worse phone I have ever owned.

  7. sai bhagavan
    February 12, 2015

    Choosing MTK is a really wise decision….. Low on pocket high on specs and performance… And as a current MTK user…i prefer MTK…..but these ppl shuld really accelerate providing updates to their chipsets..and also they shuld provide their own battery application as qualcomm provides battery guru to their phones…

  8. billybloggs
    February 12, 2015

    Mediatek for me S3 ordered.

    • Mesterio
      February 13, 2015

      How much did you get it for and where did you get?

  9. NokiaC7
    February 12, 2015

    Ill go for Mt6752 a lot cheaper..

  10. Jan
    February 18, 2015

    Is it worth to invest pn that device?

  11. Moscats
    February 18, 2015

    Hi there, I would like to buy that phone. It is been a while that I am looking for the perfect phone and am a bit tired waiting for the right device. I am planning to get this phone, your opinion is welcome. Thanks.