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ZTE Blade S6 Lite (2015)

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Adreno 306
1 GB / 8 GB
5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5 inch TFT display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the ZTE Blade S6 Lite smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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ZTE Blade S6 Lite specifications

BrandZTE
NameBlade S6 Lite
ModelBLADES6L
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.66 oz
Dimensions5.67 x 2.78 x 0.3 inch
Colorssilver
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of ZTE Blade S6 Lite is about 4.66 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306

The ZTE Blade S6 Lite comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5 inch phone comes with TFT display. A thin-film transistor (TFT) features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Blade S6 Lite has only 8 GB. We can expand the internal storage (8 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Blade S6 Lite does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

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

The ZTE Blade S6 Lite supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Blade S6 Lite smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2400 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2400 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Blade S6 Lite isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this ZTE phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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