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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
293 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
143.8mm x 70.2mm x 7.9mm
Weight
140g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MTK 1.0GHz quad core
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2016-01
ZTE Blitz


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Design

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.

Unfortunately, the ZTE Blitz isn't water resistant. You'll need to keep an eye on it when you're around water, because it has no specified water resistance.

Performance

The ZTE Blitz isn't particularly powerful, 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.

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.

Battery

The ZTE Blitz uses a standard MicroUSB port for charging 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.

Pricing and availability

You can get the ZTE Blitz right now exclusively from Optus. It's just $149 for the ZTE Blitz, although Optus also offers an Afterpay option of four payments of $37.25.

Compare SIM-only plans for the ZTE Blitz

Name Product Features Data Price
-21%
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
-21%
$28
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 24 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
-50%
$10
per month
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  • $30 SIM for $10. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
per 28 days expiry
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ZTE Blitz specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
293 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
143.8mm x 70.2mm x 7.9mm
Weight
140g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MTK 1.0GHz quad core
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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