ZTE Blade V8 16GB Dark Grey

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  • Dual front cameras with bokeh effect photos
  • 13MP front camera with moonlight flash
  • Finger print scanner
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Blade V8

The ZTE Blade V8 isn’t a big name, but it’s a whole lot of phone for very little money.

You get a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 screen with a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch, making it just as sharp as the iPhone 8 Plus and only a little smaller.

You also get a slim 7.7mm thick metal shell, giving this phone surprisingly good and premium looks for something that costs well under £200 SIM-free.

Even more exciting is the ZTE Blade V8’s camera, which is a dual-lens one with a 13MP lens alongside a 2MP one. That allows it to blur the background of shots, creating a bokeh effect, and also to combine two images for a 3D effect – two features you usually have to pay far more to get.

There’s also a really rather good 13MP front-facing camera, complete with its own flash, so your selfies can look just as good as your other shots.

And the ZTE Blade V8 has a fingerprint scanner, plus an octa-core chipset, 2GB of RAM and a 2730mAh battery – good for a heavy day of use.

There’s also a microSD card slot so you can expand on the 16GB of built-in storage, and it runs Android Nougat, so its software is almost on the latest version. All in all that makes it one of the best value phones around. In most cases you’ll have to spend at least £50 more to get something better.

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Specifications

  • Dimensions (mm): 148.4 x 71.5 x 7.7
  • Weight (g): 141
  • Battery capacity (mAh): 2730
  • Colours: Rose Gold, Silver, Dark Grey, Champagne Gold
  • Screen size (inches): 5.2
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920
  • Pixels per inch (PPI): 424
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.4GHz
  • Processor make: Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • Expandable storage up to (GB): 256
  • Camera: 13MP and 2MP (13MP front-facing)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat

Videos

ZTE News

Test the ZTE Blade V7 while taking a Unicorn drawn carriage.
Test the ZTE Blade V7 while taking a Unicorn drawn...
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 by James Rogerson

Celebrate the launch of ZTE's Blade V7 with a unicorn-drawn carriage. Really! Reality is boring, which might be why Three has embraced sheer fantasy,...

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The super affordable ZTE Blade V7 is coming to Three
The super affordable ZTE Blade V7 is coming to Three
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 by James Rogerson

ZTE Blade V7 to be sold exclusively on Three. After a smartphone bargain? Then check out the ZTE Blade V7. It might not be a big name, but it’s...

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ZTE Blade V7 Lite release date, price and specification
ZTE Blade V7 Lite release date, price and specification
Posted: 4 Mar 2016 by James Rogerson

ZTE has two new mid-range handsets on the way. There’s the ZTE Blade V7 and the slightly lower-end ZTE Blade V7 Lite. Yet despite its ‘Lite’...

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ZTE Blade V7 release date, price and specification
ZTE Blade V7 release date, price and specification
Posted: 2 Mar 2016 by Kevin Thomas

ZTE was in attendance at MWC 2016 and while it didn’t aim to compete with heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, it has announced some...

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