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Best ZTE smartphones

Smartphones under the ZTE brand are pleased with a balanced filling, high-quality assembly and affordable prices. Let's look at the best of them.

The Chinese company ZTE at one time began with the production of telecommunications equipment. Cell towers were first purchased by the operators of the Middle Kingdom, but then ZTE products came to taste and their colleagues from other countries. Gradually, the company has available funds, which it was decided to invest in the production of consumer electronics. ZTE smartphones quickly became popular around the world.

At first, devices under the Chinese brand did not lie on the store shelves due to a very low price. But the company’s management quickly realized that this was a road to nowhere - you won’t make money this way. Therefore, now ZTE smartphones can not be called very cheap. But they have a nice design and very powerful components. And it also allows the manufacturer to maintain a wide range - as this selection will show, Chinese devices are able to satisfy any need. Except for the most sophisticated, the clamshell smartphones and QWERTY smartphones by the above company are not produced.


Zte Axon 9 Pro

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Processor: Snapdragon 845, 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.21 inches, AMOLED, 2248 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 GB

The flagship of 2018 is in many ways similar to the competitors - a glass case, NFC support, a powerful chipset, AMOLED display. What is interesting in the device is a wide-angle camera. Dual module - 12 + 20 Mp, front camera - 20 Mp. For most devices from other manufacturers, the auxiliary matrix is ​​designed to estimate the depth for the Bokeh or double optical approximation, but in this case a large viewing angle is chosen. Each user has his own, but this model is different and not for the worse.

The second pleasant moment is long battery life. Most modern companies in top models rely on optimization, which gives a good time of autonomy. ZTE not only optimized the system, but also added battery capacity. The thickness of this no longer became, but the result was good - the model holds the charge for several hours longer than any other flagship. Plus, there is a Quick Charge 4. Otherwise, the device does not stand out much - a beautiful case, modern interfaces, decent performance. The actual disadvantage of the device lies in its price. With almost identical parameters with the gadgets of more famous brands ZTE AXON 9 Pro, there is nothing to hide, because there is no zest.

Price - from 35,700 rubles.


  • Great display.
  • High autonomy.
  • Wide-angle camera.


  • Price.

Excellent autonomy


  • Operating system: Android 7.1
  • Processor: Snapdragon 435 MSM8940, 1.4 GHz
  • Screen: 5.2 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in storage: 32 GB

Price: from 7990 rubles.

Small smartphones recently goes out a little. The trend of the market is that everyone wants to create phablets, but not every user needs it. In 2018, ZTE launches the Blade A6, an inexpensive device with several nice features. These include a capacious 5000 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3 fast charging .

The second feature is the diagonal. It is 5.2 inches, it has an optimal HD resolution, which gives a decent picture and does not affect the battery much. Visually, the device looks good for its money, it has a good chipset for the price tag and an adequate memory reserve. A great option for those who need a small and long-playing phone for simple tasks.


  • High autonomy.
  • Quick charge.
  • Small display with decent resolution.
  • Good cameras - 13 and 5 Mp.


  • Wi-Fi only works in 2.4 GHz frequencies.

Excellent balance of price and parameters

ZTE Blade V9

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Processor: Snapdragon 450, 1.8 GHz
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 32/64 GB

Price: from 9890 rubles.

There are many inexpensive smartphones, but not all of them can boast an optimal combination of features and cost. In this case, the manufacturer did not chase the individual components and just found a balance. The performance of the device is not bad - the chipset and RAM is enough for undemanding games and everyday tasks. The drive is not the smallest, there is a modification with a large volume. At the same time, nothing interferes with replacing one SIM card with a flash drive up to 400 GB. The cameras are represented by a double rear module - 16 + 5 megapixels and a 13 megapixel front camera with Face ID function.

The display received a modern aspect ratio of 18: 9 and high resolution with not the largest diagonal. To some extent, such a high number of dots per inch can be considered redundant, however, this is not a minus. The model is made in a beautiful glass case with overflow. The design is not new, but for the stated price tag a nice case is not the most frequent phenomenon. The device received not the most capacious battery, but according to reviews and tests it is not inferior to competitors with 4000 mAh batteries. Plus, everything else ZTE did not stint and equipped the phone with NFC, which again does not occur often.


  • Great design.
  • Good battery life with a small battery.
  • NFC.
  • Selection of memory modifications.


  • Wi-Fi only works in 2.4 GHz frequencies.
  • Old microUSB connector.

NFC for a little money

ZTE Blade V9 Vita

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Processor: Snapdragon 435,1.8 GHz
  • Screen: 5.45 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • Built-in storage: 16/32 GB

Price: from 7690 rubles.

For those users who do not need the stuffing of the previous device, the manufacturer has released a simplified version with a lower price. The model has several differences, which are in the chipset, in reduced memory modifications, smaller display and resolution. In addition, the cameras are installed at a level lower - 13 + 2 Mp and 8 Mp.

The case instead of glass received SoftTouch plastic, that is pleasant in sensations and not slippery material. The display is also 18: 9, there are no bangs, which for some users will be a nice bonus. The most important point - the device has retained a decent autonomy of the older model, and there is also NFC and unlock on the face. For your money set is very good.


  • Ergonomic.
  • Good battery life with a small battery.
  • NFC.
  • Unlock on face.


  • Similar to the older model - no Wi-Fi 5 GHz, the old MicroUSB connector.

Most inexpensive

ZTE Blade A530

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739, 1.5 GHz
  • Screen: 5.45 inches, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in storage: 16 GB

Price: from 5490 rubles.

Logical update line of the most budget smartphones. In comparison with the 2017 model (A520), the device received a better chipset, a larger diagonal and a battery. The memory is similar, the camera is better - 13 and 5 Mp. In general, for their money, the device offers a minimum set of performance. Given the high-quality assembly and modern design with a screen of 18: 9, the model looks more interesting than competitors with a similar price.


  • Modern OS.
  • Small size.
  • Screen 18: 9 with a good picture.
  • Separate memory card slot.


  • Absent on the background of low prices.
Excluded from the selection

ZTE Nubia Z17

  • Operating system: Android 7.1
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, 8 cores, 2450 MHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • RAM: 6 or 8 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 or 128 GB

The flagship of the company ZTE released in two versions. The top option has at its disposal 8 GB of RAM. Never before has an Android smartphone received such a huge amount of RAM! Everything is in order with the operating system - the latest version of the “green robot” is used in its quality. The picture is displayed on a 5.5-inch screen with very thin frames. However, the display resolution could be higher - you expect a non-traditional Full HD from such an expensive flagship.

The device provides for the photo and video dual camera . Under its lenses are matrices that have a resolution of 12 and 23 megapixels. With this design, the creators managed to realize a double optical zoom. The presence of an optical stabilizer is also important. When using a wide-angle lens, f / 1.8 aperture becomes available. As for the front camera, it consists of a single lens. The resolution of this module is 16 MP. Many selfie lovers are delighted!

The device provides a large number of wireless modules. And almost all of them belong to the most high-speed standards. Including the device has an NFC-chip, which allows you to use Android Pay . In general, the characteristics of the ZTE Nubia Z17 can talk for a very long time. This is a top and very expensive smartphone, so it’s foolish to expect any serious flaws from it.


  • Installed a powerful eight-core processor from Qualcomm;
  • A huge amount of permanent and RAM;
  • There are a fingerprint sensor and a gyroscope;
  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;
  • Excellent dual camera with zoom and optical stabilization;
  • Very good "frontalka";
  • A waterproof case is used;
  • The latest version of the operating system.


  • The display has not the highest resolution;
  • Not everyone can afford it.

ZTE Axon 7

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4 cores, 2150 MHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, AMOLED, 2560 × 1440 pixels
  • Battery: 3250 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 GB

Many ZTE smartphones are faceless "Chinese", which stand out from the competitors only technical characteristics. But this cannot be said about Axon 7. This device looks beautiful, it immediately gets stuck in the memory. On its front panel there are many holes under which stereo speakers are hidden. It has a smartphone and instantly triggering fingerprint scanner, but it should be found on the back. There is also an excellent camera lens with a resolution of 20 megapixels and an aperture that reaches f / 1.8.

As befits the flagship, ZTE Axon 7 has the fastest wireless modules. Including the device has an NFC chip, thanks to which it is possible to use contactless payments. More in the device included two slots for SIM-cards. But the second is combined - it is also designed to install a microSD memory card. However, it does not matter - the built-in 64 GB is enough for the absolute majority of buyers.

The only significant disadvantage of a smartphone is the processor. It uses the top-of-its-time Qualcomm solution, which heats up too much under load and therefore consumes energy.


  • There is support for fast charging technology;
  • Wireless LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC modules are built-in;
  • Processor power does not cause issues;
  • Very large amount of memory;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Excellent rear camera with optical stabilization;
  • The screen is made by technology AMOLED;
  • There is a separate audio chip;
  • A good 8-megapixel front-facing.


  • It may seem heavy (weight is 175 g);
  • Strong heating under load.

ZTE Blade A520

  • Operating system: Android 7.0
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737, 4 cores, 1250 MHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 2400 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in storage: 16 GB

This smartphone is distinguished not only by its relatively low cost, but also by its compact size. The Chinese manufacturer decided to bet on a 5-inch screen. This should appeal to all who are looking for a small device, far from the title of "shovel". Another feature of the device is Android 7.0 - a fresh version of the operating system, which will not become obsolete for many years.

The smartphone has an adequate amount of memory. For photography using 8-megapixel camera. It is this module in the budget devices used most often. But support for LTE-A, even if only the fourth category, is not very common. Regret that the buyer can only about the absence of a fingerprint sensor - you will have to rely on a pin code or a pattern when locking.


  • Not the smallest amount of memory;
  • Stable operation of the operating system;
  • The minimum weight is only 130 g;
  • Compact size;
  • Built-in LTE-A and Bluetooth 4.1;
  • Good display.


  • The simplest front camera;
  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • At high volume, the speaker starts wheezing.

ZTE Nubia Z11 Max

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 8 cores, 1800 MHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, AMOLED, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 GB

This phablet has a relatively powerful and, more importantly, an energy efficient processor. Another Chinese manufacturer has endowed his creation AMOLED-screen. Such a display, as is known, does not contain a separate layer of backlighting. As a result, everything is done to ensure that the device functions from a full charge for as long as possible. Usually, the owners of ZTE Nubia Z11 Max use a network adapter every other day, and some even less.

It should be understood that this model is by no means a flagship. That is why the display resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels - with a six-inch diagonal, this parameter cannot be called huge. Yes, and the camera installed here does not break records for picture quality. Its resolution is 16 Mp, and the diaphragm is revealed only to the value of f / 2.0. But the amount of memory does not cause any complaints - most of its buyers are more than enough. This can be said about the wireless modules - among them are present, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.1, and LTE. The only thing that causes problems is the absence of NFC - a trifle, but unpleasant.

In general, the device will definitely appeal to those who are looking for a long-playing smartphone. But you should prepare for large sizes and decent weight. Yes, and this model can not be called cheap.


  • You can install two SIM cards;
  • AMOLED display installed;
  • A good back camera, though not perfect;
  • Built-in 8-megapixel frontalka;
  • Present module Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • Used quite a powerful processor;
  • There is a gyroscope and a fingerprint sensor;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Built-in high-quality audio chip.


  • Large size and weight (185 g);
  • High price;
  • Missing NFC chip.

ZTE Blade V8 Mini

  • Operating system: Android 7.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 435 MSM8940, 8 cores, 1400 MHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in storage: 32 GB

Lovers of compact devices should take a look at the ZTE Blade V8 Mini. This unit has an aluminum case and a 5-inch display. As a result, he pleasantly cools his hand, and the thumb reaches to every corner. With such a diagonal HD resolution does not seem to be insufficient - the pixel density here reaches 294 PPI.

Despite the minimum size, the smartphone has quite decent features. For example, on its rear panel there is a double camera consisting of 13 and 2 megapixel matrices. Everything is in order with the device and with the front camera. The processor uses a good Qualcomm creation, which launches most modern games, albeit with average graphics settings. The amount of memory can be called optimal - it is unlikely that any buyer will say that there is not enough three gigabytes of RAM. It is also important that the smartphone received a fingerprint scanner. The manufacturer saved only on wireless modules - there are few of them and they are not the fastest.


  • An infrared transmitter is present;
  • Relatively good rear camera;
  • Good "frontalka";
  • The optimal amount of memory;
  • There are two slots for the SIM card;
  • Small size and weight;
  • There is a gyroscope and fingerprint sensor.


  • No NFC chip;
  • Used not the most powerful processor;
  • Not the longest autonomous work.


The company ZTE has found its way - it produces models in which it has everything you need and asks for a small amount of money. This is the right tactic given the decent quality. If the brand continues to follow in this direction, then it has a great future ahead and the opportunity to press other Chinese companies.

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