The best ZTE smartphones

Smartphones of the ZTE brand please with a balanced filling, high-quality assembly and affordable prices. Let's look at the best of them.

The Chinese company ZTE at one time started with the production of telecommunications equipment. Cell towers were first purchased by Chinese operators, but then ZTE products were also liked by their colleagues from other countries. Gradually, the brand had free funds, which it was decided to invest in the production of consumer electronics. Today, the manufacturer offers several lines:

  • Blade is an affordable segment.
  • Axon - top devices.
  • Nubia - game models.
  • S — youth series.

It should be noted that the S series has just been announced and models from it are preparing to go on sale, and the Axon line from 2020 includes not only flagships, but and mid-range devices.

In this compilation, we'll highlight the best ZTE smartphones to buy in 2021.


ZTE Blade A3 2020 NFC

  • Operating system: Android 9 Go
  • Processor: UNISOC SC9832E, 1.4 GHz
  • Screen: 5.45 inch, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: [6 0] 2600 mAh

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Blade A3 is one of the most affordable ZTE smartphones on the market, which puts restrictions on its opportunities. In fact, this is an entry-level phone that will appeal to those who plan to make calls, use instant messengers and listen to music.

At first glance, there is nothing remarkable here, but the model still stands out from the competition. First, the device is small. Secondly, it has a removable battery and can simultaneously use two SIM and. Thirdly, there is NFC. Schemes are modest - 8 and 5 megapixel, but they are quite realistic to use.

At the output, we have an affordable device that you can buy a child, Elderly person or use as a worker / temporary option.

This model exists in version without NFC!


  • Compact dimensions.
  • Non-Combined Tray.
  • Removable battery.
  • The presence of NFC.
  • Bright color execution.


  • Weak autonomy.
  • Little RAM.


  • Operating system: Android 9
  • Processor: Helio P60, 2 GHz
  • Screen: 6.49 inches, IPS, 1520 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128 GB

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ZTE Blade 20 SMART appeared on sale at the beginning of 2020. From the moment of the exit, there was a lot of water from the moment, but today it can be considered to buy.

The model received a standard plastic case for this price tag, a sufficiently large display with a low resolution and several colors. It does not stand out against the background of competitors, but the rest of the device manifests itself better.

It has an old, but powerful processor, a large amount of memory (in this price tag 128 GB occurs very rarely), a decent battery with charge 18 W. There is also an NFC and a modern connector USB-C. The photo corresponds to the triple the main unit - 16 + 8 + 2 megapixel and the front-line MP. They take off well, but without revelations.


  • Performance is enough for comfortable gemina.
  • a lot of memory.
  • High autonomy and quick charging.
  • There is NFC.


  • The housing can tripping the palm.
  • Combined tray.


  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Processor: Helio P70, 2.1 GHz
  • Screen: 6.53 inches, IPS, 2340 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • 146) RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128 GB

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Blade V2020 is an updated version of the previous device. The price tag here is slight above, but the device looks more curious.

The back of the novelty is a little different from the predecessor. There is still a plastic case, the simplest decoration of chambers in the form of a square block and a daotyloskop on the back. But the front side turned out more modern. The chamber was made of the mortise, it is located in the right corner. The display here, by the way, received the resolution of FHD +, which, of course, looks more pleasant for such a diagonal.

The phone received a more powerful processor and a similar margin of memory. Questions to performance No. Everything works enough quickly and you can even run games. The battery became simpler, but he from quick charging 18 W left the NFC in the phone and did not change the tray, it is combined.

Changes touched the chambers. Instead of a triple module, four sensors were installed here, while the main was 48 megapixel. Helps him 8 + 2 + 2 megapixel. Set standard - wigs, macro and depth for portraits. Of all four lenses, only macro manifests itself weakly, other demonstrate very good results. The frontier here is 16 megapixel and photographs it perfectly.


  • Powerful processor.
  • a lot of memory.
  • A good display.
  • high-quality photography.


  • Combined tray.

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  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G, 2.4 GHz
  • Screen: 6.47 inches, AMOLED, 2340 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128/256 GB

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Axon 11 5G is not a flagship, as it may seem due to its belonging to the Axon line, but an intermediate machine that should expand the line of low-cost company models with 5G support.

The display is set by AMOLED, has a drop-shaped cut under the chamber and a subesecular dactyloskop. It demonstrates high image quality, but upsets the update frequency - just 60 Hz.

An interesting fact is that Axon 11 is a rather lightweight and thin apparatus - 165 grams and 7.9 mm. With such modest sizes, the device did not receive a capacious battery, but it implemented Z-Booster 2.0 branded technology, which provides economical flow during games. There is here and fast charge, which partly compensates for a modest container.

The modern snapdragon 765g chipset is responsible for performance, it is already well known to the user and has proven himself positively. Memory is presented in several modifications. There is also an opportunity to expand it, but the tray is combined. Wireless modules are presented full - 5G, Wi-Fi 6, NFC,

The main chamber is a set of 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 Mp. It demonstrates good quality photos. Front camera - 20 megapixel.


  • Good performance.
  • Large high quality display.
  • Thin housing and low weight.
  • a lot of memory.


  • The screen is only 60 Hz.
  • Rounded display is not convenient.
  • No 3.5.

ZTE Axon 20 5G

  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G, 2.4 GHz
  • Screen: 6.92 inches, amoled, 2460 × 1080 pixels, 90 Hz
  • Battery: 4220 mAh
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128/256 GB

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Axon 20 5G is a very ambiguous smartphone from ZTE. His main feature is that the frontal chamber 32 MP was hidden under the screen. To do this, use a set of technologies that allow you to do not burden the display with cutouts or leaving modules, they simply hide the module. It looks interesting, but there are several moments. Under this solution is not adapted by software, the camera is visible at angles, and it is also so much soaps and the quality of the pictures can hardly like those who love to do Self. The main chamber is 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 mp. Photos are obtained good quality.

On the screen it is also worth noting that it is very large, created by AMOLED technology and has a high resolution. But the brightness is modest, it lacks it in the sun. It pleases the fact that the update of the matrix is ​​90 Hz, but for this money you can buy from competitors and 120 Hz.

Otherwise, this unit has typical parameters for its price. Here is a powerful Snapdragon 765G and there are several memory modifications, with the main drive expandable, but the combined tray. The model supports NFC, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, has a fast charge and a subecrated dactyloskop. Attention attracts a thin case - 8 mm, but the phone itself is large, which will not like all users.


  • Good basic camera.
  • High performance.
  • A complete set of modern wireless modules.
  • a lot of memory.
  • There are interesting colors of the case.
  • Thin case.


  • The front camera under the screen is not previously implemented.
  • Pictures on the front is quite strongly "soap".
  • Combined tray.
  • No 3.5.
  • Low brightness screen.
  • Smartphone large.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro

  • Operating system: Android 9
  • Processor: SNAPDRAGON 855 2.84 GHz
  • Screen: 6.47 inches, amoled, 2340 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128 GB

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Axon 10 Pro is the flagship of 2019, which has fallen well to 2021, and it looks good for his money Attractive option.

The model has a fully glass housing, the front panel here with a rounded shape. It may not be very convenient for use, but it looks interesting. AMOLED matrix, it has a high resolution and is very well configured. The latter allocates this smartphone against the background of other medium-budget devices with a similar display.

There is a powerful processor and not the largest, but sufficient supply of memory. Run games or actively use the device is quite real, performance is enough. A permanent drive expands, but the tray is combined. The model is equipped stereo speakers with amplifiers, has a small but sufficiently luxury battery and supports fast charging. There are NFC here and Support 5G.

The main chamber is represented by three modules - 48 + 20 + 8 MP, front camera - 20 megapixel. Qualitatively pictures here at a high level, but upsets the fact that optical stabilization is not, but a three-time optical approximation is provided.


  • Powerful processor.
  • Good quality photos.
  • Excellent display quality.
  • Good stereo speakers.
  • Fast and wireless charging.


  • Slipky and brand.
  • modest autonomy.
  • No 3.5.
  • Combined tray.

The most expensive

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S

  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Processor: Snapdragon 865, 2.84 GHz
  • Screen: 6.65 inches, AMOLED, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 144 Hz
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • RAM: 8-12 GB
  • Built-in storage: 128/256 GB

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in the ZTE Arsenal There are not only ordinary smartphones, but also gaming. Creates their separate division Nubia.

Red Magic 5S is the most relevant Gamer's device of the company. It has several color solutions, each of which emphasizes his game orientation. The housing is a glass, a metal frame, and the rear panel shape is made in such a way as to improve grip and provide excellent ergonomics. Here the triple chamber is located - 64 + 8 + 2 Mp. It removes well, but you do not need to wait for fantastic results, as the phone is not about the camera. Frontalka - 8 mp.

The display of this device is represented by an amoled panel with a frequency of 144 Hz and a response of 240 Hz. In addition to the excellent "high-speed" characteristics of the matrix pleases with high-quality tuning and high brightness.

Inside the powerful flagship chipset Snapdragon 865, as well as a large memory supply. RAM here LPDDR5 type, constant UFS 3.1, that is, there are no questions for the exchange rate of information. In addition, the device is equipped with a real cooler cooler, stereo speakers, noise reduction microphones. The device has a fast charging of 55 W, and it also provides support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC.


  • Very powerful.
  • Air cooling.
  • Excellent display.
  • Fast charging.
  • Excellent speaker sound.


  • Cameras are medium for its price tag.


  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888, 2.84 GHz
  • Screen: 6.67 inches, amoled, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 144 Hz
  • Battery: 4600 mAh
  • RAM: 8-16 GB
  • Built-in storage: 256/1000 GB

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ZTE AXON 30 ULTRA is the newest smartphone of the company that is an ultimative flagship. He has top-end characteristics, and the brand itself claims that this device is the best camera in the world. As far as this is true, it is difficult to speak, since the device only appeared, but it looks like everything really interesting.

Start follows from the fact that Axon 30 Ultra has a very pretty appearance, here and the original camera execution, and interesting colors, and curved display, and in general the form looks pretty unusual. The screen here is AMOLED with high resolution, support for HDR10 and update frequency up to 144 Hz, and the response frequency of the sensor layer is 300 Hz. The front camera 16 MP is embedded in the display in the center, Dactyloskop Polar.

Solder at the model, everything is very good - the top processor and the insane 16/1000 GB in the maximum configuration. Naturally, the phone supports all modern wireless modules, it has a fast charge of 66 W, and also not forgotten about stereo speakers.

The main thing that attracts in this smartphone - cameras. Four sensors are behind, three of which are 64 megapixel (one of them - Sony IMX686 Exmor RS, two - Samsung GW3), and the fourth is a telephoto lens of 8 megapixel. There is an optical zoom and stabilization, night shooting, video recording in 8K and much more.

It is too early to talk about minuses, but from what is obvious to such an expensive device with flagship positioning is the absence of wireless charging and moisture protection. In addition, there is no support microSD and 3.5, but this is a characteristic feature of many premium smartphones.

There is a simplified version of the model - ZTE Axon 30 Pro. It has a lower update rate (120 Hz), a smaller memory set (maximum 8/256 GB), a cutting 4200 battery with charging 55 W, as well as a simplified primary chamber - 64 + 64 + 5 + 2 MP. The price of Aliexpress from 44,000 rubles.


  • Large display with high frequency of update.
  • Powerful chambers.
  • A huge amount of memory.
  • Flagship processor.
  • Interesting design and colors.
  • The presence of stereo.


  • No moisture protection.
  • No wireless charging.


Not all of the models presented above are available In the Russian market, so when buying it is recommended to clarify the nuances with their use in the Russian Federation. In addition, these are not the only smartphones that are in the ZTE Arsenal.

The company has several available phones, which are few different from the BLADE A3 presented in the collection, BLADE 20 SMART, V2020. And on the market there are little-known modifications - Axon 11 SE, Blade X1 and others.

The company also announced the output of the new youth line - S30, S30 SE and S30 Pro, which are just being prepared to go on sale in some markets.