Every day we get excited about flagship cars for a few thousand zlotys, labo for half cheaper, but still great top models from China. Let’s not forget, however, that a large group of users does not need such efficient devices, which with their camera will replace an SLR camera. For them, ZTE Blade A7 was created – a cheap and well-equipped model for less than 100 dollars.
Appearance is a big advantage of ZTE Blade A7
As far as access to smartphones is concerned, I sometimes regret that I do not live in the Middle Kingdom. Nice models come on sale much earlier and the prices are also much more affordable (yes, I remember the living conditions and then I no longer regret it). I don’t know if ZTE Blade A7 will go to Poland, but if not, we have something to regret. Look at the picture above. At first glance, you wouldn’t say it’s so cheap. Frames around the screen are thinner than in many models for about 1000 PLN, I also like the red accent on the button to lock the smartphone. There is even a gradient color transition on the back panel. There is also no fingerprint reader, but it is precisely because the manufacturer has completely resigned from it.
Of course, a closer look at the speaker on the rear panel (made of plastic), “only” a single camera, or a slightly thicker upper frame. Overall, however, it’s a great-looking smartphone. According to the manufacturer, the screen-to-body ratio is 89 percent, but I won’t believe it – take a look at the width of the chin in the picture below.
The specification is surprisingly strong
MediaTek Helio P60 is not a processor that is associated with game smartphones, but we are talking about a smartphone that costs a penny. This SoC was intended for stronger average players rather than for the budgetist. Depending on the version, it is accompanied by 2 or 3 GB of RAM. Naturally, such a smartphone will not take great pictures and you can see it even on paper. 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 light and 5-megapixel module for selfie with f/2.4 light will not knock anyone down with the quality of photography.
For such an amount, this equipment surprises with its completeness. There was also DualSIM with LTE, OTG and face recognition. There is even a USB-C, which is sometimes lacking in even three times more expensive devices. The manufacturer has not forgotten about a good headphone connector. The battery has 3200 mAh and with a 6-inch HD+ screen it doesn’t make ZTE Blade A7 a marathoner, but it should last for the whole day. While reading this text, you’ve come across some mentions about the price several times. Time to reveal them: for the 2/32 GB variant the interested parties will have to pay 599 yuan (340 PLN), for an additional gigabyte of RAM and twice as much data space you have to put up 100 yuan more, i.e. about 400 PLN. Show me a better smartphone for such money.
Starting with the screen, the Blade A7 comes to market with a 6-inch TFT display that features HD resolution and a drop-shaped notch to accommodate the 5MP front camera. Above it, we can also see the presence of a speaker for calls. According to ZTE, the device has elements that resemble more expensive devices, but is aimed at the consumer with low purchasing power. Thus, besides bringing a screen with low resolution, the Blade A7 has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor and versions with 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM.
As we can see on the back, the Blade A7 does not have a fingerprint reader. Thus, the only available security method is the good old standard, password or facial recognition. Now, when it comes to rear camera, the device reaches the consumer with a single 16 MP sensor. According to ZTE, although it may seem simple, this camera brings some software features, such as intelligent scene recognition and modes that use Artificial Intelligence (AI). Finally, to power the set, we have a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 9 Pie.
● 6-fold TFT fabric with HD resolution
● Processor MediaTek Helium P60
● 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM
● 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage
● Single 5 MP front camera
● Single 16 MP traseira camera
● 3,200 mAh battery
● Android 9 Foot on MyFavor interface
Price and availability
The new ZTE Blade A7 is already pre-sold in Blue, Night Black or Star Black. Deliveries should start from May 17th. The prices you check below:
● 2 GB of RAM + 32 GB of storage – 599 yuan
● 3 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage – 699 yuan