ZTE's newly announced Blade Qlux smartphone is now available for purchase exclusively via Amazon India. The key feature of this smartphone is that it offers 4G connectivity support, which makes it the cheapest LTE capable smartphone, priced at Rs 4,999, in India.
As for specs, it comes with an attractive set of specs for its price, which puts it in competition with quite a lot of handsets placed in the same price segment. Here we pick a few hot sellers including Xiaomi Redmi 2, Motorola Moto E (4G), Micromax Yu Yuphoria, and Micromax Canvas Sparx to pit them against the Bade Qlux and compare their specs, as specified by the companies.
Bigger display is better, but costs more!
Starting with the display, the Blade Qlux sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×400 pixels) IPS display, while the Micromax Sparx and Motorola Moto E 2nd gen, on the other hand, come with qHD display offering 540x960 pixels resolution packed in a 4.7-inch and a 4.5-inch respectively.
The others in competition including Xiaomi Redmi 2, and Yu Yuphoria both of which come with bigger displays with HD resolution. However, considering the price factor, it is only the Canvas Sparx that costs below Rs 5,000 while the rest of the phones are priced comparatively higher.
The power of quad-core
The ZTE's newbie is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6732M quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. In comparison, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Yu Yuphoria, and Motorola Moto E (4G) run on Snapdragon 410 chipset with quad-core. The Micromax Canvas Sparx is aso powered by quad-cores on MediaTek MT6582M chipset. All come with 1GB of RAM.
Storage space is plenty in all
Except the Yu Yuphoria which comes with 16GB of internal storage but lacks microSD card slot, all other phones include 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.
ZTE caters to Selfie lovers
On the photography front, the ZTE Blade Qlux has an 8MP primary snapper with autofocus and LED flash, the others in the list also come with a similar camera of 8MP, though Moto E is an exception with 5MP camera. The difference lies in the front-facing camera, where the Blade Qlux and the Yu Yuphoria get edge with 5-megapixel selfie camera over others with 2MP or VGA front camera.
Lollipop wins over Kitkat
As far as software is concerned, the Moto E wins over others as it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop in almost raw form. The Yu Yuphoria too makes for an attractive choice considering that it is flavoured with Cyanogen 12OS based on Android Lollipop. The Canvas Sparx also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, while the ZTE's runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, and is upgradable to Lollipop iteration.
Connectivity option to LTE is the highlight of the ZTE Blade Qlux, as this feature makes it the cheapest option to offer support for 4G network. Apart from Sparx, all the phones come with 4G support, but are priced more.
Pay more for better features!
The Blade Qlux is priced at RS 4,999. In comparison, Micromax Canvas Sparx also costs Rs 4,999, both the Yu Yuphoria and Redmi 2 are priced at Rs 6,999, while the Moto E is the most expensive at Rs 7,999.