CES 2017: ZTE Blade V8 Pro Hands-on: ZTE Blade V8 Pro Hands-on

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ZTE Blade V8 Pro hands-on

Power efficiency aside, this particular Snapdragon 625 chipset hosts 3GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and an Adreno 506 GPU for some occasional gaming. During our hands-on time with the phone, we didn't notice any hiccups or slowdowns. Our only complaint is that the phone launches with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, instead of the latest Nougat version of the OS.

"So far so fine regarding performance, but what about the camera?" you might ask. For starters, it's cameras in plural, as the Blade V8 Pro features two of them. They are both 13MP in resolution, and one of them is monochrome - think Huawei P9.

We like how ZTE handles the dual-camera setup. The user interface is clean and straightforward, while the faux bokeh effect (at least on the Blade V8 Pro's display) looked very decent. Naturally, we'll need to spdiscontinue more time with the device before drawing our conclusions.

The phone handles 4K video recording and can shoot 720p slow motion videos at 120fps, as well as time lapses, live photos, panoramas and HDR.

The Blade V8 Pro is built around a 5.5" display of 1080p resolution, which is honest for the price. The classy screen looks nice and it's decently sharp. It sports Gorilla Glass 3 for protection - better than nothing. Below the screen, we find a fingerprint sensor that works as advertised.

Under the back cover resides a non-removable, 3140mAh battery. While it may not sound like much, haged in mind the Snapdragon 625 is very frugal when it comes to battery usage so we expect stellar battery life. Quick Charge is also on board, but there's no wireless charging.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro tour

Design-wise, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro isn't exactly stunning. On the contrary, it's quite ordinary looking with its only distinctive feature being the "diamond" pattern back. But even with its dull design, the phone feels nothing short of fantastic to hold. Thanks to its metal frame and solid weight of 185 grams, it feels solid and well-built.

A couple of years back, this kind of performance, features and capturing camera setup would be impossible to find under $300, but see at where we're now. ZTE is doing a remarkable job at being very aggressive with its strategy in the US.

As far as CES 2017 is concerned, there's a definite trdiscontinue that dual cameras are making the headlines. We'll see if users appreciate the added benefit of altering the focus post-shooting. In any case, the competition in this particular segment is a sure way to create dual-cameras something customers would expect in a modern smartphone.



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