ZTE Blade A310 Budget smartphone went on sale in 2016. It has a base filling and mediocre design. However, recent version equipped Android OS, and can operate in 3G / 4G networks. At the time of this review, the minimum cost of the device is 94 dollars.
ZTE company in 2016 improved its position. According to Counterpoint Research, in terms of smartphones shipped to European countries the manufacturer has taken the fifth place. Consumers something to attract products of this ZTE. There are suggestions that range and democratic prices. The presence of the official Internet presence on the Russian market also plays a role. Well, let’s see what we offer for the device in less than 100 USD.
Specifications are very modest, but it meets the minimum requirements for a modern budget smartphone.
Body plastic, the back panel is covered with a pattern. Model occurs in white or gray body.
The white version is clearly visible additional black frame around the display. Panel, where the navigation touch key has not normal illumination.
Instead of buttons covered contours somehow reflective layer. the main camera module appears prominently on the back part.
Rocker for volume and power / lock button located on the right side. On the ground – MicroUSB connector and microphone.
At the top is placed 3.5 mm audio jack. Dimensions of the device: 143 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm. Products weight is 136 g.
At the core of the hardware is 32-bit economy chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909. It stated that his 4 core Cortex A7 operate at frequencies up to 1.3 GHz. However, according to the characteristics of the chip, its maximum frequency is 1.1 GHz. As the graphics used Adreno 304. In terms of performance Snapdragon processor 210 competes with MT6580 / MT6582 of MediaTek.
In Antutu smartphone is gaining around 20 thousand -. It is the expected outcome for this iron. With typical load unit copes fine, no problems with the speed not seen. In 3D games, too, can play, obviously at low graphics settings.
The amount of RAM – the minimum required for normal operation devaysa: 1 GB. Enough so that the OS does not hang out in the process of exploitation. You can run a couple of applications, and switch between them without departures.
The internal memory of 8 GB, will be less than half available as the system takes part of the space. Android 6 formats the Micro-SD flash card to be used as the main drive. It supports memory cards up to 32GB.
Battery 2200 mAh removable conditional. The label warning of the loss of the guarantee in the case of the extraction battery is a kind of “seal”. The level of autonomy acceptable, you can count on a working day on a single charge with moderate loads. continuous video playback time is a little over 6 hours. In the synthetic GFXBench battery stress test completely drained of 307.8 minutes (5.13 hours).
The main camera of 8 MP is complemented by a monochromatic flash and autofocus. Focusing may be some problems that disappear if you use a third-party application for the shooting. The picture quality is typical for ultrabudgetary smartphone. The camera will show a more or less acceptable results exactly as long as there is ensured a good level of lighting. For technical uses its capabilities enough to photograph the text – not a problem.
The maximum resolution of recorded video – HD (1280 X 720). The front camera is very easy (2 MP). For selfie certainly not good, but for the video goes.
ZTE Blade A310 is equipped with a very modest screen diagonal of 5 inches. Low resolution: 854 x 480 pixels, with a pixel density of 196 ppi. Accordingly, it is possible to see the individual pixels. In principle, this undemanding users will not see anything critical. Another thing – TFT matrix: manufacturer greedy (or corny saved). As a result, the image can not boast of good color. The viewing angles are lousy, the slightest inclination inverted colors.
The smartphone can be installed two nano-size SIM cards. Powered ZTE Blade A310 in 2G, 3G and 4G. The following LTE bands: bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20. The device is equipped with energy-efficient module Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi. For the work of satellite navigation GPS module responds. Apparently, there is no support for A-GPS, or GLONASS.
The earpiece is on the usual place on the screen. Grate multimedia speaker is located at the bottom of the back cover. This model has the support of the radio. Included with your smartphone are unpretentious vacuum headphones.
The ZTE Blade A310 uses OS Android 6. Sheath – standard for this version of the system, but instead of the stock launcher from Google installed a third-party. It replaces only the desktop interface (icons, wallpapers, transitions, animation). The system can be regarded as pure as the launcher can be easily changed, and the software is almost no excess.
In the settings there is an item that allows you to customize the touch navigation keys separately for left-handers and right-handers.
The person who needs the easiest smartphone with support for 3G / 4G for internet and phone calls. It is also a good option as the first smartphone for the child.
Fairly cheap, but too angry. For example, Doogee X5 Max Pro – a much better performance, and even a little cheaper. And this in the local stores, not in China. However, ZTE Blade A310 – is not the worst 4G-smartphone entry level.