ZTE blade a1 specs, price and review with pros and cons

ZTE blade a1

ZTE is not among the most famous smartphone brand worldwide but ZTE is one of the leading brand in China. ZTE recently announced blade a1 which is a going to be the cheapest smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. ZTE blade a1 is priced at CNY 599 which is roughly equal to 6000 INR and 95 USD. On paper the ZTE blade a1 comes with some impressive specs like a quad-core processor paired with 2GB  ram it also features a 13MP main camera along with 8MP secondary camera. So is the zte blade a1 is going be a bang for buck device for entry customers? let’s find out. At present the cheapest android smartphone with a fingerprint sensor is a Coolpad note 3.

ZTE blade a1 specs

ZTE blade a1 specsspecifications
AndroidAndroid 5.1 Lollipop.
Form factor142 x 70.2 x 8.9 mm. 
Screen5 inch 720p HD IPS screen.
ProcessorMTK MT6735 1.3GHz quad-core processor.
Ram2 GB DDR3.
Camera13 MP camera with HDR, autofocus, geo tagging and FULL HD video recording.8 MP front facing.
Storage16 GB expandable upto 128GB.
BatteryLi-Po 2800 mAh battery with quick charge 1.0.
ConnectivityDual sim, 4G, 3G, wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.1,  usb type 2.0, OTG Compatible and A-GPS.
OthersProximity Sensor, G-Sensor, Accelerometer.
Price5999 INR / 95 USD expected.

Pros of ZTE blade a1

  • Fingerprint sensor which is a very rare feature at this price range.
  • 13MP rear camera.
  • 8 MP front camera.
  • Quad core processor.
  • 2 GB ram for smooth multitasking.
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE support.
  • All essential sensors.
  • 720P HD IPS screen.
  • Good battery life.

Cons of ZTE blade a1

  • ZTE don’t have vast after sale service network worldwide.
  • No NFC.
  • No screen protection mentioned by ZTE.

Final verdict

The ZTE blade a1 is a  great sub 100 USD device. It will go on sale in china on 11 december 2015 at 599 CNY. There are fair amount of chances that the device will be launched in other Asian and European countries. The MTK MT6735 processor along with 2GB ram will be enough for most of the tasks. The camera combination of 13MP rear with 8MP front is great for the price. It also supports all the essential connectivity features like 4G and Dual sim functionality. And with addition of a fingerprint sensor the ZTE blade a1 seems to be a great bang for buck device.

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