ZTE BLADE S6 Hands On
There is a continuous trend of mid range smartphone from last few days and these smartphones play very powerful role in the market of mobile phones. The handset available in the price range of $200 to $400 are considered the mid range smartphone and the competition between the manufacturers is getting tough day by day and the rivals are outing in their best efforts. Year 2015 is tougher for the smartphone makers and for getting this target successfully, the Chinese smartphones producer ZTE launched their budget friendly handset known as “ZTE Blade S6”. Here we are going to discuss in detail what the handset carries for the users and what are the good and the weak aspects of the mobile.
Build and Design
Design is the essential part of any mobile because the design is the first look users have and they form an opinion from the impression they get from the make and design of the smartphone. The ZTE Blade S6 first time appeared in gray color with round corners which are slightly curved with the visible embossed logo of the company placed at the back side of ZTE Blade S6. The design of the handset is quite similar with iPhone 6. The body of ZTE Blade S6 is made up with the shiny plastic which gives the elegant look to the handset. The plastic of the body of Blade S6 is coated with satin finish which gives the metallic look to the mobile.
The ZTE Blade S6 is 7.7mm thick and is easy to carry and use with one hand. The volume and power buttons of the handset are placed on the right side of the device and the SIM and microSD card slots are located on the left side with the USB and headphone jack.
ZTE Blade S6 comes with 5 inches big IPS LCD display having 720 pixels resolution and delivers 294ppi density. The resolution of the screen is bit low but the overall quality of the display is well balanced and good in performance while playing video and video games. The display of ZTE BLADE S6 always wakeup with the vivid and sharp colors. The display of the handset has a good viewing angles. However the brightness level of the screen is much less than AMOLED screen but as a mid level handset the screen of Blasé S6 is good.
Operating system and User Interface
ZTE Blade S6 is the handset that runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system as pre installed software. Users are getting all the best and improved features of Lollipop 5.0 with some of customizable features of ZTE launcher but the launcher does not have many features and some additional features like overview, notification shades and lock screen are fixed by the Google because of Android operating system.
The interface of ZTE Blade S6 is colorful and the icon of mobile appears in square shape. There is an App drawer present in user interface for storing the applications from home screen and keeping it clean. The third party app launcher from Google play store is also available in the interface and by swiping the button users can move from one menu option two an other.
Processor and Memory
ZTE Blade S6 is the first Octa Core smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The handset has the power of Octa Core 64 bit 1.7GHz processor which is combined with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system on chip and Adreno 405 GPU for handling the graphical tasks. The handset has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on board memory which can be further extended externally up to 32GB via microSD card. This is one of the best and super fine processing combination available in the category of midrange handset. The Standard connectivity option available in ZTE Blade S6 includes 4G LTE connectivity but the main thing is that the handset is specially designed for Asian and European markets and the LTE connectivity is not workable in USA LTE networks.
Camera is the basic part in any smartphone and users prefer to use the handset with good camera configuration. ZTE claims that Blade S6 delivers DSLR quality of images to the users. For proving the statement true, company placed 28mm wide angle lens made by Sony in 13 mega pixel rear camera having 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus and LED flash. There are two options present in the camera interface ‘Simple’ and ‘ Expert’. Simple mode is the automatic mode which allows the users to capture the image without doing extra setting on the contrary ‘Expert Mode’ gives some additional features like white balance, ISO, metering, and exposure and beside that the other capturing mode like HD and panorama are also available. These are the rear camera features the ZTE BLADE S6 also has 5 mega pixel front facing camera for video calling and taking the quality selfies. With this pair of camera and features the users get the DSLR quality images.
Battery is the part which helps to keep the handset in on condition. ZTE Blade S6 is powered with 2400mAh battery which gives enough talk time and stand by time to the mobile. The approximate time of the battery is up to 15 hours off the charger, with around 4.5 hours of screen-on time. There is a battery saving mode present inside the handset and by using this feature users are able to save some more power and increase the back up time of the battery.
Good and Weak Points Of ZTE Blade S6
There is no doubt that ZTE makes the best pieces of technology in the form of ZTE Blade S6 but like any other device the handset has some good and some weak points. The positive points found in Blade S6 are well balanced camera, it runs latest operating system, has a powerful 64 bit processor and is reasonable and affordable according to the price and the negative points of the handset are its plastic body, no uniqueness in design. These are the strong and weak points of Blade S6.
Price and Release date
Price is the powerful and major factor for any handset because this factor to decide the future of mobile. ZTE is ready to give challenge to the others so the company set $250 price of ZTE BLADE S6. The handset already got the official place and for the common users the handset will be available in the market from 10th Feb 2015.
The ZTE Blade S6 is the powerful mobile and is packed with latest technology and the main plus point of the mobile is available in a very affordable cost. The design, display, hardware and software combination and super fine in the mid range handset line. However some weak points are present in the handset but they all are negligible and users can get the power device against their valuable money.