ZTE puts a third generation Blade android phone towards the entry to mid-range level marketplace through the ZTE Blade III. The Blade series of ZTE was fist popularized through the help of Smart Netphone 701, which is actually a rebranded ZTE Blade. There are only a few 4-inch smartphones around that costs less than 9k and we’re very glad that ZTE joined the fun.


The ZTE Blade III is not a power packed android phone but it does bring very decent specs in today’s standards. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM which is not bad at all considering its relatively low price. However, there is one threat to this device – the Cherry Mobile W900. It features a faster 1.2GHz processor and a similar 512MB RAM. Meanwhile, Cherry Mobile W100 offers an almost identical spec sheet to ZTE Blade III apart from a few shortcomings.


Another competitor is the Lenovo P700i. Although priced Php3,000 higher, the P700i has a dual-core 1GHz processor which is a mile better than a single core. Check out the full specs below.

The ZTE Blade III is priced at Php8,990 and it will soon be available in the Philippines.

ZTE Blade III Specifications

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4-inch WVGA Capacitive touchscreen, 480×800 pixel resolution
  • 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 7227 processor
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB (2.5GB user usable) internal memory
  • 5MP autofocus camera, 2592х1944 pixels
  • HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
  • Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Li-ion1600 mAh battery

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