Latest ZTE phone reviews

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget
ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget By Elyse Betters

What does ZTE's latest phone have in common with the Honor 6x and Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom?Besides being unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they each sport dual cameras, allowing you to capture photos with a a "bokeh" depth-of-field effect.... Read more

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic
ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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) By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review
Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand Memo pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

ZTE Open pictures and hands-on
ZTE Open pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

ZTE Blade III
4.0 stars ZTE Blade III By Ian Morris

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... Read more

ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

ZTE Kis White
3.5 stars ZTE Kis White By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

ZTE Grand X
3.0 stars ZTE Grand X By Ian Morris

You might not have heard of ZTE - its full name is Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment - but like so many companies such as Ericsson and Huawei, ZTE was originally a telecommunications equipment supplier, but like the other companies it's also had its... Read more

ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on
ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The new ZTE Grand X is the first genuinely powerful phone we have seen from the traditionally budget manufacturer. Priced at £189 handset only, or £32 a month from Virgin media, it is an affordable way of getting hold of Ice Cream Sandwich. In the... Read more

ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on
ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Chinese manufacturer ZTE unleashed a barrage of new smartphones and tablets; a signal of its clear intention to take its business model global.The company - which grew by 50 per cent in 2011 and achieved a 400... Read more

ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on
ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Chinese company ZTE unveiled around 52 new handsets* over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, the first steps in fulfilling its ambitions for global domination.Devices such as the flagship Tegra 3 boasting ZTE Era and its quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich... Read more

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on
ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Finding a powered-up, fully-functioning ZTE Era at Mobile World Congress is about as likely as scoring some much needed bandwith on the expo's creaking press Wi-Fi connection - ie, slim to none.After getting on first-name terms with the "booth babes"... Read more

ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on
ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Another juicy Mango has fallen from the Windows Phone 7 tree, courtesy of the ZTE Orbit that has debuted over in Spain at Mobile World Congress.Well, we say juicy. It's definitely not as ripe as the succulent Nokia Lumia 800 or 900 - the picks of the... Read more

ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on
ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Over in Barcelona at MWC 2012, Chinese manufacturer ZTE signalled its intent to become a key player in the smartphone arena by unleashing a total of eight new handsets, including the ZTE Mimosa X Android smartphone, which it is claiming is a breakthrough... Read more

ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on
ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

ZTE has announced the Tania, its first Windows Phone 7 powered handset. The manufacturer is known for its value for money Android phones and the Tania is the beginning of attempts at cheap WP7 offerings. Inside the Tania is a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHz Snapdragon... Read more

ZTE Skate hitting UK in summer 2011
ZTE Skate hitting UK in summer 2011 By Chris Hall

ZTE have updated us on their plans to launch their new Android smartphone - the 4.3-inch ZTE Skate - at a briefing session with Pocket-lint in London. Wu Sa, Director of mobile device operations for ZTE (UK), confirmed that the ZTE Skate will be available... Read more

Sprint ZTE Peel review
3.0 stars Sprint ZTE Peel review By Lydia Leavitt

The Sprint ZTE Peel, $79.99, is an accessory that ends the fruitless search for Wi-Fi by turning an Apple iPod touch into its own mobile hotspot on Sprint’s 3G network. Each gigabyte of data will cost $29.99 per month, with additional charges incurred... Read more

ZTE Racer
3.0 stars ZTE Racer By Libby Plummer

As Android continues to grow in popularity at a whirlwind pace, we can expect to see more and more affordable Android phones hitting the shops. This sub-£100 handset from ZTE is not only the company's first foray into Android phones, it's also one of... Read more