iPhone 6 impostors at war: ZTE Blade S6 vs. Blade S6 Plus, take your pick


Apart from the blatant clones of the iPhone that we’ve talked about, there exists a more subtle breed of iPhone lookalikes in China… and surprisingly, it is renown brands such as ZTE that head the race in this segment.

We’ve talked about the ZTE Blade S6 series, comprising of the Blade S6 and the Blade S6 Plus, in the past. There isn’t a lot of difference in specifications of the phones, but another thing that’s similar is the fact that both look to the iPhone 6 for inspiration, at least design wise; the Blade S6 attempts to replicate the iPhone 6, whereas the Blade S6 Plus goes for (yeah, you guessed it) the iPhone 6 Plus.

Specifications: Blade S6 vs. Blade S6 Plus

To remind you of the specifications, the Blade S6 comes with a 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 64-bit SoC, and 13 mega-pixel/5 mega-pixel cameras along with a 2400mAh non removable battery.

The larger of the two, i.e., the Blade S6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch screen with the same 1280 x 720p resolution, is powered by the same octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, and has the same amount of RAM: 2GB. In fact, the Blade S6 Plus features the same camera set as its younger brother too, i.e., a 13 mega-pixel rear and a 5 mega-pixel front camera. What’s different is the battery, which on the Blade S6 Plus stands at 3000mAh compared to the 2400mAh on the Blade S6, something which should give you an hour or so of extra battery life considering the difference in screen size.

Picture Gallery: ZTE Blade S6 vs. Blade S6 Plus

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While the Blade S6 is already shipping for US$250, the Blade S6 Plus is still in pre-order phase for US$300. Which one would you rather go for, the smaller, more compact Blade S6 or the full sized Blade S6 Plus? Let us know in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    March 11, 2015

    Looks more like a clone of the Honor 6 and Honor 6 plus to me.

    • Ali
      March 12, 2015

      ZTE Blade S6 or THL 2015 or Siswoo Cooper i7?

      • HEY
        March 13, 2015

        ZTE Blade S6 FTW !

    • emmanuel k
      March 14, 2015

      Μr balcobomber25
      I am asking you as an expert which phone to choose under 230 $ priorites1.reliable brand 2.camera 3.2g ram 4.display No gaming Thank you

      • balcobomber25
        March 16, 2015

        haha I am far from an expert just an enthusiast. With those specs/price I would say either the Jiayu S3 or THL 2015. Also look at the Gionee Elife E7, it is last years flagship and has one of the best cameras of any smartphone. If by display you mean 1080p or higher, I really wouldn’t let that worry you. I know of plenty of 720P displays that look as good or better than 1080p displays. Really depends more on the quality of the display than the resolution.

  2. monoreviews
    March 14, 2015

    Lenovo s90 is cheaper!