Specs summary


The ZTE Blade S6's screen is 5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2400 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 8 days standby time, 901 minutes (3G), 421 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Decent specs and a lightly skinned Android 5.0 Lollipop are spoiled by a cheap and nasty design, but the ZTE Blade S6 remains good value for those who can look beyond its external flaws.

- Jon Mundy , TechRadar 

Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)


Decent performance with high-resolution camera

from Notebookcheck
Buyers who do not see long battery runtimes and decent speakers as top priority and are looking for a high-performance, affordable smartphone should certainly take a look at ZTE's Blade S6... Full review

A decent device for the price

from Coolsmartphone

It has been nice to use the ZTE Blade S6 over the last week as it has been refreshing to see such a new phone from a Chinese manufacturer coming straight to market. Beyond the initial launcher it is a clean(ish) Android Lollipop experience. Whilst it does have some shortcomings in a few areas, this is a good all-round device. If only it had a slightly better battery then it would not be that far off being a genuine Mid tier champion.

So if you want really good bang for your buck and don’t mind charging every night then the ZTE Blade S6 4G is a great buy otherwise I would lo... Full review

Beta News

A decent mid-range smartphone

from Beta News
Obviously, given the interior excellence, compromises would have to be made to keep the ZTE competitively priced. You’ll find those compromises most evident within the design, screen and battery power the phone affords. But the phone truly excels in other areas. Especially thanks to an exceptional combination of software and hardware.The inclusion of the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor, Dual SIM-capability and a 13-Megapixel camera make the Blade S6 a very decent mid-range phone that is well worth considering. .. Full review

Derivative looks do no favours, but there's a lot to love on the inside

from TechRadar
ZTE has turned out a highly capable Android smartphone for a very reasonable price.In terms of power and photographic capabilities, it wipes the floor with the Motorola Moto G, which is only a little cheaper. However, ZTE could learn a thing or two about design from the current budget champ, as the Blade S6 simply doesn't look or feel very nice in the hand.It's not balanced or attractive enough to take the affordable handset crown, then, but power-hungry Android fans on a budget may want to consider it as an option... Full review
Tech Advisor

Runs Android Lollipop and offers 4G LTE at a great price

from Tech Advisor
At a touch over £150 the ZTE Blade S6 is a great-value Android Lollipop phone with strong general performance and an attractive iPhone 6-like build. Dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity, a selection of smart gestures and a capable Sony camera all add to this phone's appeal, but its battery life is no better than average and we're not so keen on the idea of having all our apps by default laid bare on the home screen... Full review
Digital Trends

Looks excellent, latest software and processor combo

from Digital Trends

It’s never easy summing up how a smartphone is to use each and everyday. Like a new pet, there’s a period of adjustment where the two of you bond, or sometimes not. In an odd way, this applies to phones. Could I live with it everyday, or would I be desperate to go back to my usual Android smartphone even before the review was over?

The Blade S6 and I bonded rather well. There’s no annoying software, very little extra setup outside of the usual Google processes, and the battery lasts a sensible amount of time, even when connected to an accessory. I never thought twi... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date February 10, 2015
Regions available United Kingdom
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.78 W/kg
Body: 0.67 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 480 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 421 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
901 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm
(5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 134 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
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