ZTE, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has brought in a new budget smartphone in the Indian market. While there have been some good smartphones in the similar price range having 4G connectivity, the ZTE Blade Qlux 4G is the cheapest of them all.
When you know it is cheap, there is nothing much to expect from the specs side, and that is understandable since this is a device with specific focus on its connectivity. The device comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display (480×854 pixels), and it is powered by Mediatek MT6732 quad-core processor (clocking at 1.3 GHz), along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. A MicroSD card slot allows for storage expansion by up to 32GB.
The Qlux 4G comes with a 8-megapixel rear, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera combination. A single LED flash light helps in low light conditions, for the rear camera. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. Apart from 4G, all the other standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, are supported by the ZTE Qlux 4G.
The device is packed with a 2200 mAh battery, which might not seem great for a device having 4G connectivity, but that is quite good for a device at this price. The price seems the major attraction, as the ZTE Qlux 4G comes with a modest price tag of Rs. 4999. It is going to be available from June 16th, on Amazon India.
It isn’t easy to say whether the device will perform that well on the given processor, it can be a good choice for those who want 4G device which can tether data at times, and still is a smartphone and not a dongle. A couple of alternatives in this price range, though not as cheap as this one, are the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Yu Yuphoria. Both the devices support 4G LTE, and have a better processor.