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ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: An Incredible Budget Smartphone That Could Reign This Year

By Luis Fran , Jan 05, 2017 07:08 PM EST
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So far, the CES 2017 has been greater than expected, given the fact that there are products that proved to be an incredible surprise that would probably achieve a major position in the market this year. One of these products is the ZTE Blade V8 Pro, an incredible budget smartphone that would definitely compete among the most outstanding devices of its kind, and could become the worst nightmare of the next OnePlus and the Honor 6X. In order to explain its greatness, here´s a little review about this magnificent handset.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro Camera

This is probably one of the most incredible details about this budget smartphone, given the fact that it sports a dual-rear camera of 13 MP both of them, which ZTE assures that comes with blazing fast shutters speeds that provide an outstanding experience, given the fact that only most outstanding flagships sports dual-rear cameras. In fact, one of these is a monochrome camera that shoots in black and white.

The front of the ZTE Blade V8 sports an 8MP camera, and the rear camera includes Live photo, face detection, Auto HDR, Sport mode, Panorama, and many other effects including the Bokeh, which is something incredible considering that having this feature in a $230 phone is like having the Touch Bar in a $300 laptop.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro Hardware

Believe it or not, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro wears a 2.0GHz, eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which seem extremely surprising coming from a budget smartphone, given the fact that this kind of processor is usually used by the most outstanding brands. Also, another great the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is that it has 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage, and an expandable memory up to 128 GB.

Also, this mobile device wears a 3,140mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology, giving you the opportunity of 24 hours talk time and 552 hours of standby time, something that you won´t find in many budget smartphones. In fact, the recently unveiled Huawei 6X, which is another extraordinary mobile device of this kind, only offers a 3000mAh battery.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro Display And Design

One of the more interesting aspects of the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is its display, considering that is 5.5-inch with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution, which is practically the standard dimensions for a mobile device that wants to conquer the market and make the customers enjoy. In fact, the display is FULL HD LCD with 401 ppi pixel density and is covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass.

On the other hand, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro sizes 6.14x3.03x0.36 inches (156x77x9.1 mm) and comes with a front home button mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Also, this mobile device feature Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPSA, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.2, which turns it into an outstanding smartphone which $230 price doesn't seem real.

Furthermore, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is running Android Marshmallow out of the box, which is something extraordinary for a budget phone. In short, we´re talking about a mobile device that has all the characteristics of a flagship killer, and it wouldn't be a huge surprise if it ends up being considered as one of the greatest Chinese smartphones in 2017.

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