ZTE’s Blade S7 is another ‘mid-range flagship’


ZTE makes some really nice phones… and like many other known names in the smartphone market, it also takes a little inspiration from the iPhone.

Xiaomi coined the term ‘mid-range flagship’ with the Mi 4i earlier this year. The device turned out to be a, erm, smaller hit than the company imagined, but that hasn’t stopped other OEMs to dish out phones with similar specifications.

The new ZTE Blade S7 comes with a specs sheet very similar to that of the Mi 4i. There’s a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM (the Mi 4i had 2GB), 32GB of on-board storage (with a microSD card slot which can work with up to 128GB cards), and a 2500mAh non-removable battery.

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Besides that, the ZTE Blade S7 comes with a couple of 13 mega-pixel cameras, one each on the front and rear with the rear capable of autofocus. Like almost every new smartphone launch, the Blade S7 also has a fingerprint sensor on top of a physical home button.

The phone will come with Android 5.1 out of the box. ZTE should provide an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but there’s no word on when that will happen.

If you’re interested, you can get the phone for $277.99 via Geekbuying.com.

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18 Comments

  1. Mario Pruteanu
    October 16, 2015

    Yeah right >250 usd for crapdragon 615, I’d rather use the money to bet on 2 snails racing (takes forever and never get money back)

  2. bojan radovanovic
    October 16, 2015

    SD615, bad battery and it price is all what is important to be shore that this one won’t do good on market.

  3. Tajwar
    October 16, 2015

    Again with f***ing CD 615? I thought that one can learn from others(+own) mistakes too but NOPE I was wrong

  4. jimberkas
    October 16, 2015

    man, the sd615 is taking a beating here in the comments. its actually not bad at all in my wifes alcatel onetouch idol 3. but this one is overpriced

    • Mario Pruteanu
      October 16, 2015

      The idol 3 isn’t bad, it’s well optimised, I’ve used one but sold it for an upgrade, probably the best 615 I’ve used so far

  5. Steve B
    October 16, 2015

    Can always wait for the possible 1/2 price Vodafone version.

  6. Mario Pruteanu
    October 16, 2015

    Yeah right >250 usd for crapdragon 615, I’d rather use the money to bet on 2 snails racing (takes forever and never get money back)

  7. bojan radovanovic
    October 16, 2015

    SD615, bad battery and it price is all what is important to be shore that this one won’t do good on market.

  8. Tajwar
    October 16, 2015

    Again with f***ing CD 615? I thought that one can learn from others(+own) mistakes too but NOPE I was wrong

  9. jimberkas
    October 16, 2015

    man, the sd615 is taking a beating here in the comments. its actually not bad at all in my wifes alcatel onetouch idol 3. but this one is overpriced

    • Mario Pruteanu
      October 16, 2015

      The idol 3 isn’t bad, it’s well optimised, I’ve used one but sold it for an upgrade, probably the best 615 I’ve used so far

  10. Freeje
    October 16, 2015

    Yeah good choice for a CPU ZTE. The 615 will surely cut down your sales of the Blade.

  11. Steve B
    October 16, 2015

    Can always wait for the possible 1/2 price Vodafone version.

  12. Guest
    October 17, 2015

    Yeah good choice for a CPU ZTE. The 615 will surely cut down your sales of the Blade.

  13. Young
    October 17, 2015

    Snapdragon 615?

    Are they kidding us. When will this companies learn.

    This iPhone wanna be.

  14. Young
    October 17, 2015

    Snapdragon 615?

    Are they kidding us. When will this companies learn.

    This iPhone wanna be.

  15. waterresist
    October 17, 2015

    If you fancy this phone better look for Vodafone Prime 6 for $190. Same with some Voda branding and EU availability.

  16. waterresist
    October 17, 2015

    If you fancy this phone better look for Vodafone Prime 6 for $190. Same with some Voda branding and EU availability.