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Published on February 13th, 2015 | by Guest


ZTE’s new mid-ranger Blade S6 is a 64-bit octacore powerhouse

64-bit processors are becoming the norm on today’s smartphones. After the Micromax YU Yureka was announced in India, it caused a huge uproar in the budget customer segment. Soon enough, ZTE followed suit by launching their newest flagship on February 10th, the Blade S6 worldwide. Though it is not that cheap, it is still quite reasonably priced compared to other flagships. Read on to know what is new in this hefty beast.

Specs and features

The ZTE Blade S6 boasts of:

  • 64-bit octacore Snapdragon 615 CPU
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 5.0-inch 720p HD IPS display
  • 16GB internal storage (expandable via SD card)
  • 13MP rear camera with Sony Exmor IMX214 CMOS sensor and a 5MP front camera, both can shoot videos at 1080p @ 30fps
  • LTE (4G) capable and has dual-SIM support
  • WiFi-N and Bluetooth 4.0

zte blade s6

The device is only 7.7mm thin (dimensions 144 x 70.7 x 7.7 mm) and weighs only 131 grams.

The device runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with ZTE’s custom UI, dubbed the “MiFavor 3.0 UI”.

mifavor ui

Other highlights

The Blade S6 has interesting software options like:

s6 gestures

  • Shake and draw gestures to launch apps, call and mute
  • Automatic pocket detection to lock screen inside a pocket or bag
  • A wifi-direct file sharing app named “AliveShare”
  • The stock UI has options for changing looks and also supports theming without any additional tweaks

Pricing and buying

The ZTE Blade S6 is listed at $249.99 at Gearbest with free international shipping. However, you can grab it for $220 by clicking this link and entering the coupon code ZTES6 while checking out.


The era of cheap phones with hefty hardware has just begun. Soon enough other manufacturers will follow. What remains as the question is how long it will take for software to advance enough to take advantage of the improved hardware.

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