Although the star presentation of ZTE was undoubtedly the smartphone Hawkeye, in our review of what happened during CES 2017 that was held in Las Vegas last week, we can not forget the ZTE Blade V8, or the variant Blade V8 Pro, which has better specifications and a different design. Actually, the Blade V8 is a cheaper version, but shares the main feature of the superior model, the rear dual camera. Although the resolution of the sensors is smaller, like the whole section dedicated to the hardware. The price of this smartphone is not yet known, but the Chinese brand has ensured that it will be very accessible.
As for the most interesting specifications of the ZTE Blade V8, it highlights the finish in the design, with an aluminum frame, 5.2 inch screen with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and the screen protector glass 2.5D (slightly curved at the sides). The hardware includes a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, supported by 2 GB of RAM and also 16 GB of flash memory. The Chinese manufacturer also offers a version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Connectivity is achieved by traditional means, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and LTE. In addition, the Home button also hides the fingerprint reader of this smartphone.
But for those looking for the best cameras to take photos, the ZTE Blade V8 is certainly interesting for the photographic section. The front camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels, while the two rear cameras incorporate sensors of 13 and 2 megapixels. ZTE has emphasized that the Blade V8 is able to take bokeh (blur aesthetic) pictures and change the focus after shooting. It also has the ability to detect distance and depth, take photos with different angles and combine them together to get high quality 3D photos.
Finally, we confirm that the operating system is Android 7.0 Nougat, although with the customization layer Mifavur 4.2. The Blade V8 will be available in four different colors (Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Gray and Silver). It will hit the Russian market and Japan in February, and Germany, Spain and China in March.
|Specs||ZTE Blade V8|
|Dimensions||148.4 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Cameras||Back: Dual 13 MP + 2 MP; Front: 13 MP|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|RAM/ROM||2 GB/16 GB or 3 GB/32 GB|
|Battery||2,730 mAh (non removable)|