Category: ZTE (Android)

Firefox OS dies off

Way back in 2013 (was it really that long?!) we got our first look at the ZTE Open, a smartphone running on a whole new operating system from Mozilla – Firefox OS. Today, just four years later, the entire connected devices division have been laid off and the …

Fancy a ZTE Blade A512 ? It’s now available on Vodafone

Got £79 and fancy a ZTE device with Android 6.0 and a 13 megapixel camera? Powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, this is the ZTE A512 and it’s now available on Vodafone Pay As You Go. It features a 720×1280 pixel screen, Android 6.0, 16GB of …

ZTE Blade V7 coming exclusively to Three

Head to Amazon and you can pick up a ZTE Blade V7 for a pretty small amount of cash. For your money you’ll get a phone with a 5.2″ 1080 x 1920 pixel screen, Android 6.0 and an octa-core 1.3GHz CPU. It also comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB …

IFA Berlin 2016 – ZTE Press Conference

ZTE. Definitely not last in the smartphone race despite that alphabetical challenge. The IFA 2016 ZTE Press Conference is happening, so let’s get down to the happenings. Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices tells us that ZTE is globally the sixth biggest shipper of smartphones, and the …

A walk-around from MWC Shanghai

My final bit of coverage from MWC Shanghai is a walk around the show halls. The venue itself is nearly purpose built for hosting large scale events, of which MWC Shanghai has ambitions to become one of the bigger events that the Shanghai International New Expo Centre (SINEC) …

ZTE Axon 7 hands on – MWC Shanghai

They only announced that this would be available the other day, but us being eager beavers here at Coolsmartphone (and with me being in Shanghai), I thought it would be worth a visit to ZTE. Before we get into that though let’s see what this thing is all …

ZTE Axon Mini, complete with clever screen, now on sale

The ZTE handsets are, I’ll confess, getting better and better now. Have a read of our Mobile World Congress coverage of the company and you’ll see some of the changes they’re making. Their new ZTE Axon Mini is now available for $349.99, which is £227.04. For that you’re …

ZTE Axon Elite now available to buy…. From Ebay!

One phone I have been keen to see, and that I missed seeing at IFA this year, is the Axon Elite from ZTE. This phone has been doing very well in the US market and it is now available in the UK via their eBay store. It’s just …

ZTE Nubia Z7 – Now down to £190

If you’ve got around £190 kicking around then this ZTE Nubia Z7 4G Phablet could be yours. It might be called a phablet but, with a 5.5″ screen, it’s not a totally two-handed operation. Powered by Android 4.4, this has a Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz CPU with a …

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 now available in Silver

About a week ago Leigh reviewed the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 and was extremely impressed with it. Well we have just had news that it is now available in silver as well. Huzzah!!! I have had a chance to see one of these today and I have to …

Vodafone Smart ultra 6 – Review

Come, take a seat my friends, because something is happening again in the mobile industry. When I was young kid (when) started a little website called Coolsmartphone. It was all about a network-branded smartphone called the SPV. For years after we saw networks branding their logo onto phones …

Vodafone announce the Smart ultra 6 – Hi-specs, low-price.

Vodafone have just announced another branded handset – the Smart ultra 6. Perhaps the best part is the fact that this 4G, octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm CPU handset is just £125 on Pay As You Go. Yes, I did say Qualcomm. It’s also available to buy as of today. …

ZTE Blade S6 4G – Review

Over the past few years we have started to see the emergence of more and more Chinese manufacturers into the Global smartphone market. One of these companies is ZTE, for a while they were happy being the people behind the scenes of dongles and some network branded handsets. …

ZTE Blade S6 4G – Unpacking

It’s another day and the review kit is coming thick and fast. Today we have the ZTE Blade S6 4G, an affordable Android Lollipop phone sitting in the mid level price bracket (currently £189 on Amazon). The phone is available now, and we had a brief hands on …

ZTE Blade L3 now available on Virgin Media. Cheap too.

A 5″ 480×854 pixel (196 ppi) screen, quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and 8 megapixel camera with flash. Sound interesting? What about if I mention that it’s just £79.99 with £10 airtime included. How’s about that? The new ZTE Blade L3 has arrived in the UK today. There’s 8GB of storage on board, but …

MWC – A look at the ZTE smartwatches

Around the side of the ZTE stand there were some ordinary-looking watches. I only say “ordinary” in the sense that they didn’t immediately scream “smartwatch” at me. They were neither chunky or “techy” in appearance and the design was both understated and stylish. None of these are on …

MWC – Nobody puts ZTE in the corner

ZTE have a huge presence at Mobile World Congress this year. Get around the pretty ladies up front and there’s another huge area, then another. Meetings and demonstrations are taking place in the offices behind the stand, and that’s where we got to meet Waiman Lam from ZTE. …

ZTE announce the Kis 3 Max

ZTE and their UK release schedule seems a little bit one sided. It’s all budget budget budget and they’ve got another one to add to the UK portfolio. The Kis 3 Max. ZTE and Virgin Media have announced the UK release of the ZTE Kis 3 Max, the …

ZTE launch the 4G-capable Blade Vec

Available from July 2014 in several countries including Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, this is the Blade Vec 4G. It’ll be rolling out to more countries shortly after and has a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with a 5″ HD 1280×720 screen, 13 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED …