ZTE has added a new device to its Blade series of smartphone. The company's new smartphone called the Blade S7 has been promoted as an offering meant for selfie lovers. The ZTE Blade S7 smartphone is essentially a successor to the Blade S6 that was launched earlier this year.
Going by specs and features of the phone, it seems to be a mid-range offering. The handset has been launched in China, and will be made available first in Thailand and later be available in other markets across Asia-Pacific.
The ZTE Blade S7 smartphone has some impressive specifications but misses some features. Here we pick five top features, and five specs that we wished it had!
13MP front-facing Camera
The latest Blade S7 is a camera centric smartphone with dual 13MP-cameras on front and rear panels. So you get a 13MP selfie camera accompanied by LED flash, and a rear camera of same sensor size. The front facing camera features phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and supports Panorama mode, besides getting 14 different beautification options. The rear camera offers auto shooting modes, selective focus, and laser auto focus.
The Blade S7 smartphone dons a dual glass body with Gorilla Glass 3 on both the front and back, and has aluminum alloy frames on the side. The front of the device sports a 5 inch Full HD display offering 1920x1080 pixels resolution, and is topped with a 2.5D glass for improved viewing angles. The display has 445ppi pixel density.
Octa-Core chipset with plenty of storage:
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa core octa-core chipset, which should ensure a smooth performance of the device. The Blade S7 smartphone offers plenty of storage space. You get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The phone features a rectangular home button which also doubles up as a Fingerprint sensor for enhanced security of the phone. The fingerprint scanner can be used to lock or unlock applications, go to camera and more.
The ZTE Blade S7 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop wrapped under the company's native MiFavor 3.2 UI.
5 features we miss in the phone
The phone has plenty of native storage space, but lacks a microSD card slot, which means you will not be able to expand its memory on microSD card.
Lacks Removable battery
The phone features a unibody design, which means that you cannot remove its back or battery, if needed. Also, in case a damage happen to the battery of the phone, repair will take longer than for usual phones.
No resistance to water
Considering that the phone does not come with IP certification for water and dust resistance, it is vulnerable to water-based damages.
Lacks quick charging capabilities
The ZTE Blade S7 smartphone doesn't support quick charging for faster battery charging. This has also become one of the major features, and is available on many mid-range smartphones.
USB Type-C port
The phone features standard microUSB port. Considering that USB Type-C port is the future and many smartphone players have added this connectivity option in their smartphones, we wish this phone had it too.