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In a nutshell

  • 13MP camera with LED flash
  • 5.2-inch Full HD display
  • Slender build

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“For a smartphone with a price tag under £200, there’s a lot on offer including a 13MP and 5.2-inch Full HD display.”

What Users Say

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow

  • Camera

    13.0 megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

  • Display

    5.2 inches

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Design & display

Slim-line smartphone

ZTE’s Blade Velocity is only 7.6mm thick, with the camera bump protruding less than 1mm. And round the back there’s a clean metallic finish, home to the flash and 13MP lens.

Pin sharp detail

The Full HD display promises top-drawer picture quality for all your favourite films, games, and treasured photos, even looking great when it’s not on, curving right up to the edges on the handset.  


No more blur

On the back of the ZTE there’s a 13MP camera to take care of all your photography and video-shooting needs. And with autofocus technology built-in and an accompanying LED flash, you can expect bright, blur-free shots. 

Selfies and video calls

The front-facing camera can take 5MP photos and record video, so you can be sure your Snapchat Story will be full of high quality content. Of course, you can also use it for video-chatting with friends and family, with apps like Skype and Google Duo

Under the hood

Long-lasting battery

A 2,540mAh battery is on board to keep you powered up all day long. If you do find yourself running low on charge however, you can activate ZTE’s Doze Power Management System to extend the last of the smartphone’s energy. 

Plenty of storage

The Blade Velocity has 16GB of internal storage as standard, which is a healthy amount of space for your videos, photos and music. But if you do find yourself running low, there’s space for a microSD card of up to 128GB, too. 



  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android marshmallow

  • Battery

    • 2540 mAh

  • Special Features

    • Google now

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 5 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • 128 GB

    • MicroSD

  • Dimensions

    • 147 x 72.5 x 7.6 mm

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • Full HD

    • 16m colours

    • 5.2 inches

  • Processor

    • Qualcomm MSM8952, Quad core at 1.5Ghz + Quad core at 1.2GHz

    • 1.5 GHz

    • Octa

  • Apps

    • Google Play

  • Music and entertainment


ZTE Blade Velocity is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from breaks too easily. So i bought this phone due to it's great price. It could run all the apps i needed, was fast and smooth running, great feel in hand, nice picture quality, etc.. although it is VERY fragile and the first time i dropped it (no more than 30cm from the ground) the screen broke. Once again due to it's great price and thinking (stupidly) that it was just a faulty phone bought this model a second time. Unfortunately i could not find a suitable case for it and (you guessed it) the screen cracked again, in my pocket this time. so overall i would for sure recommend it if you are not clumbsy and/or don't have in in your pocket while working a physical job or find a strong case for it.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good potential, luck of support Quite good specs and speed for price, but crashes a lot on standard launcher and connectivity issue such as NFC, wireless cast or Bluetooth... Worst thing though, is that ZTE support is not really helpful and have got no idea about their product so had to return it..on a much better Xperia XA now thanks to the guys in the shop, and also more options available for similar prices!
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little phone I have had this phone for two weeks now and find it so easy to use. The phone is very stylish and has been admired by family, well worth the money and easily compares to more expensive phones (my previous being an I phone 5s). I only have one little complaint in that I have been unable to assign family contacts with individual ringtones, ah well.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm I've had this phone literally for a day and have done everything possible with it. it works so smoothly with an amazing sound and picture quality. Really happy with the overall product
Date published: 2016-12-29
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