ZTE updates its Blade line with a trio of powerful budget smartphones


ZTE has updated its popular Blade line of smartphones today with the Blade A7 Prime, the Blade 10 and the Blade 10 Prime. All three phones come in under $200 and the Blade A7 Prime at just under $100, each one offers a compelling feature set at its price point.

Blade 10 and Blade 10 Prime

The Blade 10 and Blade 10 Prime are in reality the same device, the Blade 10 Prime is simply a Visible exclusive, whereas the Blade 10 is unlocked and available for purchase directly from ZTE. For just $179 the Blade 10 and Blade 10 Prime bring a lot of features to the table with dual-cameras and support for face unlock. The MediaTek P60 octacore processor is powerful enough for daily tasks and helps battery life, particularly with the available Ultra-Low Power-Saving Mode that can extend the final 20% of battery life for up to 24-hours.

We’ll have a full review of the Blade 10 Prime coming soon.


  • 6.3-inch FHD+ display with water-drop notch
  • MediaTek P60 Octa-core Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB storage with microSD expansion to 2TB
  • 16MP and 5 MP rear-facing cameras
  • 16MP front-facing camera
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint reader and face unlock
  • Android 9

Blade A7 Prime

The Blade A7 Prime hits an amazing $99 price point with a still respectable feature set. As you might expect, this is another Visible exclusive. It shares a lot of the specs of its siblings, but steps down the screen size and resolution. The fact that for below $100 you still get a dual-rear camera is really impressive and should make for an excellent option as a true budget option for those looking to get their first smartphone.


  • 6.09-inch HD+ display
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage with microSD expansion to 2TB
  • 16MP and 5MP rear-facing cameras
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Android 9
Sean Riley
Sean has been covering mobile tech professionally for almost a decade with a focus on app reviews, wearables and mobile photography. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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