• ZTE Blade V
Based on 11 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
  • Good:
  • Average:
  • Bad:


  • Solid performance, Good battery life, Affordable price
  • Affordable, Fast performance, Decent display


  • Poor camera, Dim display, Bulky design
  • Clunky design, Garish UI, Low storage space, Poor camera

Expert reviews and ratings

By Wired UK on 70

The ZTE Blade V is a budget Android with one trump card up its sleeve -- it's quad-core processor, which may not be up there with the best but it distinguishes itself from just about any other 100 quid handset. And while the price is attractive, the...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

Like the recently reviewed Moto G, the ZTE Blade V considers itself to be a smartphone for those on a limited...

By CoolSmartphone on

The budget end of the smartphone world is always a tad scary. This, the ZTE Blade V, has a 5 megapixel camera with flash, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot and a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU. That’s a good start.Not only that, but if you’re a Virgin...

By Absolute Gadget on 68

With a quad core processor at the heart of this smartphone, you'd think the ZTE Blade V would cost a a pretty packet. But at just under £100, it's about the quarter of the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4. But does this mean too many corners cut...

By phonesreview.co.uk on

For those that want to own an Android smartphone there is a huge variety of devices to choose from especially at the lower end of the market. We have recently been sent the ZTE Blade V to review on Virgin Media in the UK which certainly falls into the...

By PCAdvisor on 70

With its extremely low price, the ZTE Blade V is a good budget smartphone. It has a respectable screen and design but falls down on cameras and software. If you can afford the extra for a Motorola Moto G you'll get a much better all-round experience.

By PC Advisor on 70

If you haven't got much money to spend on a smartphone then the Blade V might be just what you're looking for. It cost just £72 on a Pay As You Go basis from Virgin Media –that's cheap especially for what's on offer here. See also : The best budget...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The ZTE Blade V offers great specs for the money. A lack of attention to detail in some areas and finishing touches stop some from being entirely effective, but you will pay more elsewhere for a phone of this grade.

By Expert Reviews on 80

A no-frills Android smartphone which is highly competent for the...

By mobilechoice.co.uk on 70

When smartphones dip under the £100 mark you have to expect some compromises, and the ZTE Blade V makes do with a bog-standard five-megapixel camera and an older version of Android. Still, Android 4.1 does run well and the quad-core processor can handle...

By Recombu on 70

Smartphones are the new normal. That's just a fact that we have to accept if we've ever going to completely get rid of featurephones from the bottom end of the market. But there's a reason why they still linger: price. Look at phones under £100, and...

By Know Your Mobile on 70

ZTE has pretty much set a new standard for sub-£100 Android devices with the ZTE Blade V. Performance is tremendously impressive and the screen is well above what I'd expect for the price. Make no mistake, it's no HTC One with its clunky plastic body,...

By Know Your Mobile on

What's so compelling about it? Well ZTE appears to have hit upon that magic combination of a solid smartphone experience in terms of specs and yet the price is incredibly low. The ZTE Blade V is priced at £89.99 SIM-free, which could understandably get...

By TechRadar on

The ZTE Blade V is a phone that will both perplex and amaze you in equal measure; it's not the most auspicious opening for a new handset, but it's one that had us scratching our heads a little. For on the one hand, you're looking at a phone that can be...

International Review By teknoseyir.com on

Video review: Vodafone'un tarife kampanyalarında öne çıkardığı, Türkiye'de üretilen Blade 5 telefonunu...

International Review By chip.com.tr on 75

Vodafone Blade V, giriş seviyesi için iyi bir model olmuş. Özellikle uygun fiyatıyla dikkat çeken cebi, fiyat/performans anlamında gayet başarılı bulduk. Herkesin rahatlıkla satın alabileceği bir cep olan Vodafone Blade V, 4 çekirdekli işlemcisi ile oyun...

International Review By cokupic.pl on

Chiński producent sprzętu mobilnego, firma ZTE - wprowadziła na polski rynek swój nowy, budżetowy smartfon, model Blade V. Urządzenie oprócz systemu Android dysponuje także czterordzeniowym procesorem o taktowaniu 1,2 GHz.ZTE dedykuje swój nowy smartfon...