ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey

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The Blade V7 is super slim and shiny sleek. Its full-jacket-metal body is just 3.5mm thick at its thinnest edge, sporting a 5.2-inch screen perfect for single-hand use. 

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ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey £129.99
Pay As You Go
Includes: Worldwide Roaming
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
30GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£23.00 a month
Includes: Worldwide Roaming Tethering Go Binge
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
1GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£11.00 a month
Includes: EU Roaming
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
500MB data
300 minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£13.00 a month
Includes: Worldwide Roaming Tethering Go Binge
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
4GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£15.00 a month
Includes: EU Roaming
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
4GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£19.00 a month
Includes: Worldwide Roaming Tethering Go Binge
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
12GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£23.00 a month
Includes: Worldwide Roaming Tethering Go Binge
ZTE Blade V7 16GB Grey Free
12GB data
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited
texts
24 monthcontract
£26.00 a month
Includes: EU Roaming

Overview

ZTE Blade V7

The ZTE Blade V7 defies all expectations of a budget smartphone, but budget it is, at £129.99 on Three pay as you go, or from just £9 per month with no upfront cost on a two-year contract (for which you’ll get 500MB of data, 300 minutes and unlimited texts).

You might not expect much for that sort of money, but the ZTE Blade V7 impresses at every turn, starting with its full metal body, giving it a premium appearance and feel.

Boot it up and you’ll be greeted by a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 edge-to-edge screen, coming in at a crisp 424 pixels per inch, so your videos, photos and apps will look great on the phone.

And they’ll run brilliantly too, thanks to a 1.3GHz octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM – which is a far higher spec than you’d usually get at this price.

There’s a surprisingly strong 13MP rear camera included too, with a dual-LED flash to provide natural lighting to dark images.

With 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot and near-stock Android Marshmallow too there’s a whole lot to like here.

But the ZTE Blade V7 really comes into its own when paired with Three (which is the exclusive UK network provider for the phone anyway), as it’s the cheapest handset on the network to offer 4G Super-Voice, which lets you make calls over 4G, but more importantly it leads to improved coverage in rural and indoor locations.

In other words, if you ever experience signal blackspots, they should be far less common with the ZTE Blade V7.

Being on Three you’ll also be able to make use of other benefits, like free roaming abroad through Feel At Home, and with its low price and impressive specs the ZTE Blade V7 is the ideal phone to do all this on.

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Specifications

Dimensions (mm): 146 x 72.5 x 7.5

Weight (g): 136

Battery capacity (mAh): 2500

Screen size (inches): 5.2

Resolution: 1080 x 1920

Pixels per inch (PPI): 424

Processor: 1.3GHz octa-core

Processor make: MediaTek MT6753

RAM: 2GB

Internal storage: 16GB

Expandable storage up to (GB): 32

Camera: 13-megapixel (5-megapixel front-facing)

Operating System: Android Marshmallow

Videos

ZTE News

Test the ZTE Blade V7 while taking a Unicorn drawn carriage.
Test the ZTE Blade V7 while taking a Unicorn drawn...
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 by James Rogerson

Celebrate the launch of ZTE's Blade V7 with a unicorn-drawn carriage. Really! Reality is boring, which might be why Three has embraced sheer fantasy,...

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The super affordable ZTE Blade V7 is coming to Three
The super affordable ZTE Blade V7 is coming to Three
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 by James Rogerson

ZTE Blade V7 to be sold exclusively on Three. After a smartphone bargain? Then check out the ZTE Blade V7. It might not be a big name, but it’s...

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ZTE Blade V7 Lite release date, price and specification
ZTE Blade V7 Lite release date, price and specification
Posted: 4 Mar 2016 by James Rogerson

ZTE has two new mid-range handsets on the way. There’s the ZTE Blade V7 and the slightly lower-end ZTE Blade V7 Lite. Yet despite its ‘Lite’...

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ZTE Blade V7 release date, price and specification
ZTE Blade V7 release date, price and specification
Posted: 2 Mar 2016 by Kevin Thomas

ZTE was in attendance at MWC 2016 and while it didn’t aim to compete with heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, it has announced some...

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