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ZTE Blade Apex3 (2015) review

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Adreno 306
1 GB / 8 GB
4.5 inches (480 x 854 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

ZTE announced the launch of the Blade Apex3 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Blade Apex3 phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The ZTE Blade Apex3 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (480 x 854 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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ZTE Blade Apex3 specifications

BrandZTE
NameBlade Apex3
ModelZTEBA3
Release date2015

Body

The weight of ZTE Blade Apex3 is about 5.26 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (5.29 x 2.64 x 0.38 inches).

Weight5.26 oz
Dimensions5.29 x 2.64 x 0.38 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The ZTE Blade Apex3 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306

Display

The size of Blade Apex3 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches IPS display of ZTE Blade Apex3 with 480 x 854 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of ZTE Blade Apex3 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Blade Apex3 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The ZTE Blade Apex3 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Blade Apex3 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Blade Apex3 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This ZTE phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZTE Blade Apex3, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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