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ZTE Blade C320 - Affordable Performance

ZTE Blade C320 - Affordable Performance
The world of entry level smartphones is an exciting place in 2015. Thanks to continuous technological progress, better components have made their way into budget handsets much improving the overall experience. Just a few years ago budget phones lacked even basic features, yet today we have numerous well-rounded devices capable of satisfying even moderate users. Shopping on a budget limits one’s choice, so research is a crucial step in the quest for a new device. To help you save some time, we reviewed a budget smartphone called ZTE Blade C320. Let’s take a closer look!

ZTE Blade 320

On the outside, ZTE Blade doesn’t seem to experiment with looks as everything looks fairly standard. Measuring in at 126.5 x 64 x 9.8mm it fits comfortably in any sized hand, eliminating any risks associated with drops. It’s built entirely out of polycarbonate and feels relatively sturdy. Focusing on design in this segment doesn’t really make sense due to a very limited budget. Spending funds to make the device look more attractive would mean that corners have to be cut elsewhere which is usually bad news for stuff like performance and screen, elements playing a much bigger role in the overall experience. We’ll take normal design over performance cuts any day of the week.

ZTE Blade 320

Display-wise ZTE opted for a 4-inch TFT panel producing satisfactory results. Putting it through its paces, ZTE Blade managed to fulfil our daily viewing needs by displaying accurate colors alongside ample brightness. Some of our earlier reviews reveal that we prefer having a larger display because it allows us to do more things. ZTE somehow managed to incorporate a 4-inch screen on such a tiny budget, a spectacular undertaking in its own right. Whether you like watching movies and TV shows on your daily commute or setting aside some time for gaming, a screen of this size allows you to do so uninterruptedly.

ZTE Blade 320

Powering ZTE Blade is a dual-core MTK 6572M CPU running at 1GHz coupled to 512MB of RAM. A modest setup on paper, it performs much better in real-life tests. Maybe it has something to do with Android 4.4 KitKat which is better optimized for entry-level hardware, but Blade excelled at regular tasks such as texting and social networking. At this price point, it’s plenty to get excited about since we’ve seen numerous devices underperform due to bad optimization. The core Android experience is still there and thanks to Google’s Play Store you’ll be able to enjoy a vast number of apps and games. 4GB of internal memory isn’t a lot, however finding space for the best apps shouldn’t be a problem. A 1400mAh battery gives it enough stamina to keep you busy for at least an entire day. In charge of imaging is a 2-megapixel camera placed on the back featuring stuff like Self Timer, Face Detection and Continuous Shot technology so you can squeeze the most out of every image.

ZTE Blade 320

Budget phones are getting better and better each year. Having such versatility at this price tag was unimaginable not that long ago, yet today we have smartphones that do almost everything for half of that figure. Since ZTE Blade can be considered one of those phones, give it a closer look before you decide!

 


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