While not quite up to the standard of today’s smartphone as I write up this report nearly midway through 2016, I can tell you that people loved the original ZTE Blade when it first came out. You will rarely find a review that wants to give any feature under a 9.5 out of 10 to give you an idea.

The ZTE Blade came with Android 2.1 out of the box and didn’t see any OS significant upgrades–they weren’t a huge deal back then. It is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 system chip and offers roughly 4 hours of talk time on the battery.

ZTE Blade

Device Type: Smartphone

Model: ZTE Blade

Announced: November 11, 2010

Released: February 15, 2011



Dimensions: h 4.57 x w 2.22 x t 0.46 inches

Weight: 4.59 oz



Network 3G:

Network 4G:

Dual SIM:

Display Type: N/A

Size: 3.5 inches

Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Display Colors: N/A

Pixel Density: 267 ppi

Touchscreen: Multi-touch

Display Protection:

Features: Light sensor and Proximity sensor

Camera, Primary: 3 megapixels

Camera Features: Autofocus, Geo tagging

Flash: N/A

Secondary: N/A

Operating System: Android 2.1

User Interface: Stock Android

Facebook: Yes

YouTube: Yes

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 (MSM7227)

CPU: Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11

GPU: Adreno 200

RAM: Unknown

Internal Storage: 0.15 GB

Card Slot: microSD and microSDHC up to 32 GB



WiFi Hotspot: Yes