The recently launched ZTE Blade C may be the Chinese OEM’s most affordable dual core offering in their current lineup, but if you’re looking for a larger screen and a more powerful processor under the hood, its big brother the ZTE Blade E might be more to your liking.
For Php2,500 more, you get a 4.5 inch FWVGA screen, 1.2GHz quad core processor and Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. Not bad for just Php6,790.
The 4.5 inch screen of the ZTE Blade E retains the same 233ppi of its little brother the Blade C because it’s actually just longer. Under the hood though, it’s powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8625Q SoC, coupled with 512Mb of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There’s also a 5mp autofocus rear camera for your amateur photography exploits and a VGA front camera for video calls and selfies. The last thing of note is the feeble 1,600mAh battery that provides juice for the entire phone to run on.
My Impressions of the ZTE Blade E
The ZTE Blade E is no doubt an improvement over its little brother, however, it’s not as well-balanced. You would think they would bump up the RAM to 1Gb, but it still remains at 512Mb. The 1,600mAh battery should also have been upgraded to one with a higher capacity considering the larger screen and more power-hungry SoC, but no dice. Overall, it’s a nice phone, but if you’re going to compare it to the ZTE Blade C and how much more you’re paying for it, we should be getting more.
ZTE Blade E Specs
- 4.5 inch FWVGA display (480 x 854, 233ppi)
- 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8625Q processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 512Mb RAM
- 4Gb ROM, expandable up to 32Gb via micro SD
- 5mp rear camera, VGA front camera
- WiFi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS with A-GPS support
- 1,600mAh battery
- Price: Php6,790