The budget-friendly ZTE Blade III has just made its debut in the UK. The smartphone is now available for purchase from Virgin Media for only £80 / €90 / $125 on PAYG (pay as you go).
In addition, the carrier also offers the ZTE Blade III for free on select plans starting at £13 / €15 / $20 per month. Check it out here.
Although it’s a budget-friendly smartphone, ZTE Blade III offers more than decent features for the first-time smartphone users.
ZTE Blade III ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box and packs a single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, accompanied by 512MB of RAM.
On the back, the device sports a decent 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus and video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary camera for video calls.
“We paid close attention to user feedback when designing the Blade III. It is the first smartphone in its price range with a 4-inch touch screen and Android 4.0 and is very well suited for the UK market. We believe that the ZTE Blade III will bring a quality mobile experience to a larger UK audience,” said Kalam Meah, account director, ZTE UK.
Another strong point of the ZTE Blade III is the large 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 65k colors.
The phone packs 4GB of internal memory, but only 2.5GB are available to users. The good news is that ZTE Blade III comes with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
“The Blade III is a great addition to our range and when combined with Virgin Media’s ‘Premiere’ tariff which offers unlimited data and calls from just £21 per month, it’s proof that you can go big with your smartphone without breaking the bank,” concluded Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media.