ZTE Blitz: pricing, specifications and availability

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The ZTE Blitz isn't a high-end handset, but it could be a good match for a cash-strapped buyer looking for a good prepaid device.

ZTE Blitz at a glance

When does the ZTE Blitz come out? It’s available as an Optus exclusive right now.
What’s new about the ZTE Blitz? An Optus exclusive, the ZTE Blitz has good looks and a quality build that doesn't match its budget price.
How much does the ZTE Blitz cost? Optus is selling the ZTE Blitz for a mere $149.

What is the ZTE Blitz?

The ZTE Blitz is an Android smartphone available exclusively on the Optus network for a highly affordable price. The handset itself is made by Chinese company ZTE, one of the top five smartphone manufacturers in that region.

It features a metal unibody frame, with a 5-inch HD IPS screen with a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution. It works with Optus' speedy 4G Plus network so you can get download speeds of up to 150Mbps via the Blitz. The metal frame adds a little weight, but the phone is still just 140g and measures 143.8 x 70.2 x 7.9mm.

Is the ZTE Blitz powerful?

Not really, which isn’t super-surprising. The ZTE Blitz has a MediaTek Quad-core running at 1.0GHz and there's 1GB of RAM. That’s actually the same spec processor as you’ll see in the ZTE Zip which is just $79. So, while it’s not too bad for a budget phone, it’s certainly way down the lower end of the power spectrum.

There’s 8GB of on-board storage and you can bump that up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. It also has a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, something you don’t see in many phones of this price.

Does the ZTE Blitz have a good camera?

The rear camera is 8 megapixels with autofocus and an LED flash – pretty standard but more than good enough for putting some snaps up on social media. The front-facing camera is 5 megapixels, which is pretty good for video calling. Speaking of video, you can record at 30fps in 720p which, again, is great for social media.

How do I charge the ZTE Blitz?

It's a very standard MicroUSB port like every smartphone that either isn’t made by Apple or hasn’t gone USB-C yet. The battery itself is again in the mid-range with 2,500mAh of power.

That’s not going to get you all-day video watching but if you’re not glued to the Blitz all day, the low-power processor means you’ll get some decent life.

Is the ZTE Blitz water resistant?

That's a big no, we're sad to say. You'll need to keep an eye on the ZTE Blitz when you're around water, because it has no specified water resistance.

When will the ZTE Blitz be available in Australia?

You can get the ZTE Blitz right now exclusively from Optus.

How much does the ZTE Blitz cost?

It's just $149 for the ZTE Blitz, although Optus also offers an Afterpay option of four payments of $37.25.


ZTE Blitz specifications

Product name
ZTE Blitz
Display size
5.0 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280
PPI
293ppi
Processor
MTK 1.0GHz quad core CPU
RAM
1GB
Storage
8GB
Operating system
Android
Front camera
5MP
Rear camera
8MP
Battery
2500mAh
Dimensions
143.8 x 70.2 x 7.9mm
Weight
140g
Price
$149 outright

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