|Amazon||ZTE V8 Mini (Silver)||Rs. 5,200|
The Chinese handset maker, ZTE was one of the brands at Mobile World Congress this year and it went all out. The handset maker launched the first 5G enabled handset and several budget to mid-range devices at the event. It has added two new devices to its Blade lineup as well called Blade V8 Lite and Blade V8 Mini. Out of these two, Blade V8 Mini is placed under INR 15,000 and comes with an average spec sheet. Here is a brief overview of the device if you are looking for a budget handset and zeroed down on this.
Android Nougat out of the box: This is one of the few handsets existing in the budget segment of handset market, which comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. ZTE has launched the Blade V8 Mini with the latest Android skinned with its own MiFavor UI. As if the features of Nougat was not enough, MiFavor UI brings in additional feature to enhance the whole experience.
No Hybrid SIM: With most smartphones these days coming with Hybrid SIM slots, there are users who wished for the old school normal SIM slots and expandable storage. This smartphone comes with dedicated slots for dual SIM and additional slot for microSD card as well.
Poor battery: Android operating system is usually known for eating up a lot of battery and if the handset is loaded with features, it eats through the battery at a faster pace. ZTE has equipped the handset with 2800 mAh battery, which is barely enough to last a day. Moreover, if you use 4G LTE continously and use the handset extensively, you will find yoursekf charging the handset atleast twice in a day.
Missing NFC: While the wold is moving ahead in terms of technology and features like Google and Apple Pay are making leeway into the industry, not having bare minimum features is not acceptable. For some reasons, ZTE has decided to leave out NFC from the new handset, therefore if you wish to use these feature, you cannot do so.
|Model||Blade V8 Mini|
Nano + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||143.5 x 70 x 8.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.4 GHz Tru-Octa Core (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.45 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Rear Camera||13 MP + 2 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2800 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 256 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, USB Cable, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card|