ZTE is a prominent smartphone manufacturer best known for its Nubia brand of smartphones. While Nubia competes with the high-end phones, its Blade series trade blows with budget phones. And this line-up has just received a new foot soldier, the Blade A3. The entry-level smartphone is priced at 799 Yuan (approximately Rs 8,000) in China.
Moving on to specifications, the ZTE Blade A3 sports a 5.5-inch HD TFT display. It features a 2.5D curved glass adding to the appeal. As for the processor, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T chip clocked at 1.5 GHz. The device offers 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage space. It can be extended via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The Blade A3 is touted to be a selfie expert on a budget. It has a dual camera on its front. It is a combination of a 5 MP primary sensor accompanied by a 2 MP depth sensor. Both the sensors work together to capture portrait shots with bokeh effects. The cameras are also accompanied by a soft flash for taking pictures in low-light conditions. The main camera has 13 MP sensor with an LED flash. Another major highlight of the ZTE Blade 3 is its 4,000 mAh battery. The smartphone ships with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, which is layered with the company’s own UI.
Om the connectivity front, the smartphone offers features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a micro-USB port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as a Face Unlock feature at such a low price point.