ZTE Blade X9, Blade X5 and Blade X3 unveiled

ZTE has introduced its new Blade X9, Blade X5 and Blade X3 phones to challenge the likes of Samsung, Honor, Oppo and Xiaomi in the mid-range space, shortly after launching the Blade S7 in Shanghai last week.

ZTE has put up details of all three new phones on its Russian website along with their pricing. All three phones with varying capabilities and specifications are priced in the range of £92 to £180, good enough for your pocket if you aren't too keen on buying a premium phone.

ZTE Blade X9


Here's how ZTE's three new Blade phones match up in the fight for the mid-range space:

SpecificationBlade X9Blade X5Blade X3
Display5.5 inch IPS5-inch IPS5-inch IPS
Resolution1920×1080 Full HD1280x720p1280x720p
ProcessorMediatek MSM8939 1.5GHzQuad-core 1.3GHz 4x Cortex-A53 1GHz
Internal storage16GB8GB8GB
Expandable storage128GB32GB32GB
Battery3000 mAh2400 mAh4000 mAh
Operating systemAndroid 5.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Rear camera13MP13MP8MP
Front camera5MP8MP5MP
Networks4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE


In terms of pricing, the most capable Blade X9 is priced at RUB 17,990 in ZTE's Russian website which is equivalent to £180. Blade X5 and Blade X3 are priced equivalent to £110 and £90 respectively. While Blade X5 offers you a decent 5-inch display with good cameras, Blade X3 has been designed for a long haul with a 4,000 mAh battery supporting its not so premium specifications.

ZTE Blade X5

Even though both Blade X5 and Blade X3 contain just 8GB of internal storage, you can add more through a 32GB microSD slot. Both phones run Android 5.1 Lollipop OS but we aren't sure if ZTE will bring in Marshmallow upgrades in the coming days.

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