The ZTE Blade V8 Lite has a very fitting name because its lighter on some specs and being touted as a smartphone for the younger generation.
It's still packing some noteworthy specs and software. It run's Google's latest operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat, while some other phones are waiting for the big update.
It also has a Full HD display, giving you access to a bright, pixel-filled display in a one-hand friendly Android smartphone.
You're going to want to look at the ZTE Blade V8 Mini or the ZTE Blade V8 Mini if you want a stronger dual-lens camera or more powerful processor. But this phone should attract casual smartphone buyers who want the basics.
Design and display
The ZTE Blade V8 Lite comes off pricier than it really will be, with a one-hand-friendly design that measures 143 x 71 x 8mm.
Its plastic build looks and feels solid, and it comes with a fingerprint sensor pad on the back. We're now getting what were flagship features in more expensive phones just a few years ago.
What's really impressive is the 5-inch display. It's 1080p and bright, an always important trait when looking at a smartphone outdoors in sunlight.
The Full HD screen is highlighted by ZTE's great selection of wallpapers, and they're used to properly show off the high (for a budget phone) pixel count.
It's not going to be enough to support VR – you're going to have to upgrade to the ZTE Axon 7 for Google Daydream VR capabilities, but it's adequate for most everyday uses.
ZTE Blade V8 Lite specs
The rest of the specs focus on affordability, with a respectable Helio P10 MTK 6750 octa-core chipset made by Mediatek and 2GB of RAM.
There's 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD slot if you need more. The camera is a single 8MP lens on the back and 5MP front-facing camera on front.
You're going to get all-day battery life from the 2,500mAh capacity battery, according to ZTE. Our final ZTE Blade V8 Lite review will determine that.
This is a smartphone for people who want to upgrade their calls and data to something a little more impressive than the cheapest phones out there. It can handle games – but maybe not the maybe intensive 3D games on the Google Play Store.
What's remarkable is that it gives you the new Android 7.0 Nougat update for what's expected to be a reasonable price when it launches in Italy, Germany and Spain initially. And it doesn't cheap on the on the Full HD display if you're looking for a good-looking screen without paying a lot of money.
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