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ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

By Elyse Betters

ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... Read more

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... Read more

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is getting into the Android Wear game.According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, ZTE is the latest smartphone maker to develop an Android Wear device. The company is reportedly working on something called ZTE Quartz, and while many manufacturers are already... Read more

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 V8 mid-range phone fully revealed in leaked pics, specs

ZTE Blade V8 mid-range phone fully revealed in leaked pics, specs

By Elyse Betters

Remember when only the high-end phones had dual cameras on the back?Well, it looks like affordable phones will soon sport the feature, too. Chinese phone-maker ZTE is reportedly givings its upcoming Blade V8 dual rear cameras. Leaked images of the affordable... 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

ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones

ZTE's vision of the future includes transparent smartphones

By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... 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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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.... 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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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,... 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 Eco-Mobius modular smartphone shows mobile future at CES 2014

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014

ZTE smartwatch due to be shown off in 2014

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones

ZTE launches Nubia Z5S and Z5s mini smartphones

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

First Firefox OS smartphones arrive: ZTE Open to hit Spain on 2 July

First Firefox OS smartphones arrive: ZTE Open to hit Spain on 2 July

By Elyse Betters

Mozilla's open-source Firefox OS launched on Monday, with the release of two new devices powered by the HTML 5 mobile operating system.Called the ZTE Open and the Alcatel One Touch Fire, the handsets will cater to people seeking alternatives to budget... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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

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

By Chris Hall

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... 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

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

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

By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

By Chris Hall

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... 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 P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured

ZTE P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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... 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 Blade III details revealed, to hit Nordic regions first

ZTE Blade III details revealed, to hit Nordic regions first

By Danny Brogan

ZTE has announced details of its third Blade smartphone, with Finland and Sweden set to get their hands on the affordable Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone first.The ZTE Blade III continues the manufacturer’s mission of offering Android on the cheap,... 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 IN pictures and hands-on

ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

Two things are clear in the world of smartphones: ZTE is serious about breaking out of China and Intel is serious about breaking into mobile devices.It's no surprise, then, to see the ZTE Grand X IN. Okay, we admit it's something of a surprise, as this... Read more

ZTE Grand X IN: Intel running Ice Cream Sandwich handset here by September

ZTE Grand X IN: Intel running Ice Cream Sandwich handset here by September

By Danny Brogan

ZTE has stepped up a notch, releasing its first Intel-powered smartphone in the form of the ZTE Grand X IN. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, the ZTE Grand X IN is the manufacturer’s flagship device,... 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 Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board

ZTE Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board

By Danny Brogan

ZTE has unveiled a powerful Ice Cream Sandwich phone complete with Tegra 2 dual-core chipset that marks the phone as the manufacturer's 2012 flagship device.Sporting a 4.3-inch screen, the ZTE Grand X has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and can display... Read more

ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap

ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap

By Danny Brogan

Virgin Media has announced it is to sell the ZTE Tania from mid-May, bringing Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to a lower price point.Pay-as-you-go customers will be able to get hold of the phone for £199.99 while the handset is available free on a number of... Read more

ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Okay, let's start with the obvious. The ZTE PF100 is a fugly tablet. There, we've said it. Its faux-metallic edges look more rusty than sharp and the back panel makes it look like a 1980s' calculator.The build quality is pretty cheap looking and feeling... 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