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ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

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Chinese company ZTE announced a number of devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a couple of new additions to its Blade series.The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite both launched at the show, destined for Germany, Spain and Mexico. The V7... >>

ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones

ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones

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ZTE took the stage at the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference, currently running in Malta, with Waiman Lam, senior director of technology and partnership, ZTE, introducing a number of recent ZTE innovations and talking about future growth.The ZTE Star 2,... >>

ZTE Blade S6 Plus 5.5-incher only £183 and available on eBay

ZTE Blade S6 Plus 5.5-incher only £183 and available on eBay

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Chinese device maker ZTE has launched the Blade S6 Plus.The company decided to release the phablet through eBay and has given it a £182.99 price tag for a limited time only. Described as an "affordable premium" device, the 5.5-inch Blade S6 Plus, which... >>

Want to unlock your smartphone with your eyes? The ZTE Grand S3's retina scanning tech can do just that (hands-on)

Want to unlock your smartphone with your eyes? The ZTE Grand S3's retina scanning tech can do just that (hands-on)

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Biometrics. Now that's a word we'll be hearing more of in the world of tech. Having seen plenty of fingerprint scanners on phones in recent years, the ZTE Grand S3 goes one step further: incorporating EyeVerify retina scanning technology, which can be... >>

ZTE announces Blade Vec 3G, Blade Vec 4G and ZTE Kis 3 MAX smartphones, all under €230

ZTE announces Blade Vec 3G, Blade Vec 4G and ZTE Kis 3 MAX smartphones, all under €230

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ZTE has announced three new smartphones during its press conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin comprising the ZTE Blade Vec in 3G and 4G models as well as the ZTE Kis 3 MAX.The ZTE Blade Vec 3G model will support dual-SIM and will be heading for Germany... >>

ZTE Nubia N7 smartphone with 535ppi screen and Snapdragon 801 announced

ZTE Nubia N7 smartphone with 535ppi screen and Snapdragon 801 announced

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ZTE has announced a new flagship smartphone with specs to make your eyes water. The LG G3 had better watch its button-clad back.The ZTE Nubia N7 has an impressive 535ppi screen thanks to its 2560 x 1440 resolution on the 5.5-inch display. But it’s not... >>

ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone available exclusively through eBay before general release

ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone available exclusively through eBay before general release

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ZTE is selling its Firefox OS smartphone, the Open C, exclusively through eBay before putting it on general release next month.The handset is a cheap-as-chips device with a 4-inch 800 x 480 screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB... >>

ZTE Nubia X6 has a 13MP front-facing camera for the ultimate selfie

ZTE Nubia X6 has a 13MP front-facing camera for the ultimate selfie

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Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE is clearly a big fan of selfies as it's put a whopping 13-megapixel camera on the front of its Nubia X6 smartphone.The 6.44-inch smartphone will be able to display those high-resolution selfies on its 1920 x 1080 pixel display.... >>

Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review

Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review

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The Grand Memo II LTE from ZTE is the company's update to the previously launched Grand Memo and is its new flagship Phablet for 2014.It was announced at MWC in Barcelona and we hopped over to the company's stand to take a look at whether this has the... >>

ZTE to unveil 6-inch Grand Memo II LTE and Open C Firefox OS phones at MWC next week

ZTE to unveil 6-inch Grand Memo II LTE and Open C Firefox OS phones at MWC next week

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Mobile World Congress is mere days away and Chinese manufacturer ZTE is letting the handsets out of the bag early. The company has revealed it will unveil a 6-inch Android smartphone and a Firefox OS handset at MWC next week.ZTE is also rumoured to show... >>

ZTE Blade Q Mini launches in UK exclusively on Virgin Media for only £60

ZTE Blade Q Mini launches in UK exclusively on Virgin Media for only £60

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ZTE has announced its Blade Q Mini smartphone will be on sale in the UK from today as a Virgin Media exclusive.The handset is a mid-range smartphone offering a 4-inch 480 x 800 resolution (233ppi) IPS display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM,... >>

Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original

Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original

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Big phones are all the rage at the moment. ZTE's sequel to the Grand S, the aptly named Grand S II, pushes into phablet territory thanks to its large 5.5-inch screen. It's not only bigger than the original 5-inch model in the series, it's more powerful... >>

ZTE Eco-Mobius modular smartphone shows mobile future at CES 2014

ZTE Eco-Mobius modular smartphone shows mobile future at CES 2014

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Modular phones are gaining more popularity in the conceptual world with ZTE as the latest company to show off its glimpse of the upgradeable smartphone future: Eco-Mobius.The ZTE Eco-Mobius has been unveiled at CES showing a future smartphone with removable... >>

ZTE announces Grand S II with voice recognition, 5.5-inch Full HD display and Snapdragon 800

ZTE announces Grand S II with voice recognition, 5.5-inch Full HD display and Snapdragon 800

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ZTE has officially unveiled its Grand S II smartphone at CES 2014, boasting a clever voice recognition feature that allows it to be unlocked by multiple users via speech only.The voice recognition function will not only enable more than one person to... >>

ZTE Android smartphones, smartwatch, phablet, and more revealed for CES 2014

ZTE Android smartphones, smartwatch, phablet, and more revealed for CES 2014

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Mobile phone manufacturer ZTE has just unloaded four new Android smartphones, as well as a smartwatch, phablet, projector hotspot and more, all of which will be formally unveiled at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas.Starting with the smartphones, ZTE... >>

Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?

Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?

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Sony is considering launching a Windows Phone as early as mid-2014, according to The Information. It would add another big name to making Windows Phones and end Sony's long-time focus on only Android.An official deal hasn't been announced, but both Sony... >>

ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014

ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has revealed plans for its own smartwatch, due to be unveiled in 2014.Like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, the smartwatch - which should be available from the second quarter of 2014 - will work only with the same brand smartphones.  And... >>

ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones

ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones

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Chinese OEM manufacturer ZTE has just announced its new range of smartphones. The ZTE Nubia 5S and Nubia Z5S mini are mid to high-end handsets which will be released in China first before being unleashed on the rest of the world.The ZTE Nubia Z5S will... >>

New ZTE Android tablet on the cards, FCC document reveals all

New ZTE Android tablet on the cards, FCC document reveals all

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From the ever faithful FCC vault comes another new tablet that's supposed to be a secret. This time it’s a slate due to launch on Sprint made by ZTE.ZTE will probably use this tablet, known as V72C, as the successor to its Optik slate. Judging by the... >>

Initial stock of the ZTE Open Firefox OS handset sells out in three days

Initial stock of the ZTE Open Firefox OS handset sells out in three days

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Initial stock for the first Firefox OS smartphone - the ZTE Open - has sold out in a matter of three days, maybe to the surprise of many, given the youthfulness of the Firefox OS platform. The entry-level smartphone was first made available over the weekend... >>

ZTE Open Firefox OS phone to be sold exclusively through eBay, for £59.99

ZTE Open Firefox OS phone to be sold exclusively through eBay, for £59.99

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ZTE has announced that it will soon start to sell its entry-level Firefox OS handset exclusively through eBay in the UK and US. The ZTE Open will be available on a "Buy it now" basis and will cost £59.99 and $79.99 respectively.Seen by Pocket-lint at... >>

ZTE Grand X2 In: 4.5-inch Intel Android offers 24fps shooting

ZTE Grand X2 In: 4.5-inch Intel Android offers 24fps shooting

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The ZTE Grand X2 In is the Chinese company's latest Intel-powered Android handset, landing with a claim of 24fps shooting from the camera, with no shutter lag.Intel doesn't power a huge number of devices, the best known probably being the Motorola RAZR... >>

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

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Telefónica has confirmed its launch plans for Firefox OS devices, with Q3 2013 being the launch date for Alcatel and ZTE devices in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first.This will be followed by Firefox handsets from LG, Huawei and Sony, with further launches... >>

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

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The sun is out and it's time to start sharing those glorious photos from your smartphone. No matter what you've got in your pocket - Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry - you've got a very powerful package for taking photos.While  the purists... >>

Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

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More smartphones where shipped in the first three months of 2013 compared to feature phones.That's the latest findings from research company IDC, which has found that the balance between "dumb" phones and "smart" phones has finally shifted to the later... >>

ZTE Geek appears with new 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside

ZTE Geek appears with new 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside

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Out from the shadows has popped the rather unfortunately named ZTE Geek with - and this is crucial - a 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside. Spotted at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, the Geek was sitting at ZTE's booth. The phone runs on Android... >>

ZTE Grand X Quad looking half decent from leaked pics, shame we're unlikely to ever get it

ZTE Grand X Quad looking half decent from leaked pics, shame we're unlikely to ever get it

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There have been a few rumours about a midrange ZTE handset knocking about, with the sterile name V987 being touted. However, it seems to have broken cover in the form of a leaked press image of the front and rear, and it now goes by the superior name... >>

ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on

ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on

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If there is one thing that Mobile World Congress is teaching us, it's that companies believe there is a strong appetite for large phones, big enough that they are getting confused with tablets in some cases. Case in point is the ZTE Grand Memo, a phone-come-tablet... >>

ZTE Grand Memo brings 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 800 power

ZTE Grand Memo brings 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 800 power

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ZTE is going big with the launch of the 5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo, announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.The monster smartphone will line up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of size, bridging the gap between smartphone... >>

Intel launches dual-core Atom for mobile, ZTE, Asus and Lenovo on-board

Intel launches dual-core Atom for mobile, ZTE, Asus and Lenovo on-board

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Intel has outlined continued plans to make inroads into the smartphone and tablet business with the unveiling of the next-generation of Intel Atom chipsets, known as Clover Trail+.With a few devices launched with Intel inside in 2013, perhaps most notably... >>

ZTE Open pictures and hands-on

ZTE Open pictures and hands-on

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It was no secret that ZTE was going to announce a Firefox OS phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and here it is: the ZTE Open.The handset runs on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, which has been in development for a number of years and finally coming to... >>

First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire

First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire

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Mozilla has detailed the consumer build of Firefox OS at its Mobile World Congress 2013 press event, with Alcatel, LG, and ZTE signing on as partners.In 2013, Mozilla says, it plans to rollout Firefox OS to nine countries over a slew of carriers to kick... >>

ZTE will be first to release Tegra 4 'super phones'

ZTE will be first to release Tegra 4 'super phones'

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Chinese manufacturer ZTE says plans to be the first to bring Tegra 4-touting "super phones" to market, expecting to release them in China before the mid-year point.Thanks to a strategic partnership with Nvidia, the new range of devices will adopt the... >>

ZTE Blade III
4.0 stars

ZTE Blade III

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Low-priced Android phones are a mixed bag, on the one hand, they're often better than you'd expect, but on the other there are always compromises made to get a phone out for this sort of money. It becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that Virgin... >>

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?

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Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in San Francisco as part of the Google I/O event on Wednesday.That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the... >>

Phones 4u to launch own-brand handsets in 2013, possibly with ZTE

Phones 4u to launch own-brand handsets in 2013, possibly with ZTE

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It has been revealed that Phones 4u is planning to launch its own brand of handsets in 2013, which may be built by ZTE.An interview with John Whittle, commercial director, and Scott Hooton, chief commercial officer, at Phones 4u published in Mobile World,... >>

ZTE V81: 8-inch Jelly Bean tablet debuts ahead of MWC

ZTE V81: 8-inch Jelly Bean tablet debuts ahead of MWC

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ZTE is next to hop on the Android tablet bandwagon with its just-announced V81 8-inch Jelly Bean slate. The new tablet, which was revealed ahead of MWC, comes with a 1024 x 768 resolution screen and a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor to keep Android 4.1 Jelly... >>

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

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ZTE will launch a smartphone in Europe in 2013 based on the Mozilla platform.Cheng Lixin, CEO of ZTE US, confirmed the plans in an interview at CES 2013, Bloomberg reports. Cheng went on to say that a US launch might also be considered. "We closely monitor... >>

ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on

ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on

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The ZTE grand S is the first truly flagship phone from the Chinese manufacturer. Boasting a big 5-inch 1080p screen, it promises to be quite a handset - but does it deliver?The first thing you notice about the Grand S is its screen. That 5-inch display... >>

ZTE P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured

ZTE P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured

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ZTE is rumoured to be getting into the phablet game with the ZTE P945, a 5.7-inch Android device.The information comes from UnwiredView, which reports that the ZTE device could come with a 5.7-inch display, but with a restrained 720p display. That's not... >>

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

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It isn't often that we get massively excited over ZTE handsets, but the Grand S appears to be the exception to the rule. ZTE itself is so keen to show it off, it keeps leaking details of the phone before its CES reveal.For those not in the know, the Grand... >>

ZTE Nubia Z5 official: 5-inch 1080p screen Android smartphone ready for new year

ZTE Nubia Z5 official: 5-inch 1080p screen Android smartphone ready for new year

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Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE has lifted the lid on its latest, the Nubia Z5, ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. That's a Chinese manufacturer revealing an African-region-named phone to be unveiled in the US. Designed by an Italian. Whew.The... >>

ZTE Kis White
3.5 stars

ZTE Kis White

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Phones don't have to be expensive. The ZTE Kis - reviewed here in its festive white, veneer-like finish - is proof enough of that. Available via Virgin Media as a contract-free Pay As You Go (PAYG) purchase for a mere £49.99, plus a £10 top-up at purchase,... >>

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

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Nokia’s precarious position in the smartphone market has been confirmed after its falling out of the top five list of smartphone manufacturers. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) and based on the latest Q3 financial reports, Nokia... >>

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

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US Intelligence has conducted an 11-month investigation into Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, concluding that both should be shut out of the US market.In a document, drafted by the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, both Huawei and... >>