Blade A2 Plus With this, ZTE has followed the path of Xiaomi by bringing its smartphone exclusively on the online platform. This phone is available exclusively on Flipkart for Rs.11,999. Talking about the specification, it is straight xiaomi redmi note 4 ,review) collides.

Talking about the specialty, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus has the highest expectations from the battery life, as the phone has been given 5000 mAh battery life. On paper, it comes with VoLTE support. It has an octa-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 13 megapixel PDAF camera. But do these specifications really work when it comes to performance? Is this phone as good in performance as the price? Let’s learn

ZTE Blade A2 Plus Design and Build
Due to the use of metal, the phone’s build is very good. However, the design seems a bit generic and boring. This phone does not attract the attention of the user, so the ZTE Blade A2 Plus is not for those who like to show off their smartphone in public places. We found the phone a bit heavy to hold in hand and it felt a bit heavy when kept in the pocket. Due to the bigger battery, the thickness of the phone also increases slightly and its thickness is 9.8 mm and weighs 189 grams.

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus is completely occupied by the display and has a backlit, capacitive navigation button below it. The white backlight on the Home button also functions as a notification light, but its illumination is very low, making it impossible to see in daylight. There are other buttons on the right side and a SIM tray on the left. The phone comes with a hybrid SIM slot and can use two SIM cards or a single SIM card and a microSD card (128GB). The phone has a headphone socket on the top and a USB port on the bottom.

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear, dual-LED flash and a primary camera. The fingerprint sensor in the phone is placed exactly like the Honor 8 (Review). On the rear, the fingerprint sensor is placed above a physical button that can be used to use a variety of shortcuts when pressed in different ways. This can be customized by going to the Settings app, in the Super Key menu.

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with full-HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display panel produces good colors and the viewing angles are also good. MiraVision optimization is present in the phone to enable features like dynamic contrast and blue-light filter. The glass on top of the display also comes with curved edges, which keeps the phone’s grip good.

In the box we found a 13.5W charger, SIM ejector tool and an instruction manual. The packing of the phone is very simple which shows that ZTE has done everything possible to keep the price low. Apart from the nice build, the Blade A2 Plus is a very standard looking smartphone whose beauty is nothing to excite about. The phone is quite heavy and it is not thin either, so some people may not like it.


ZTE Blade A2 Plus Specifications and Features
MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor has been given in ZTE Blade A2 Plus. We have also reviewed Vivo V5 with the same processor. We got average figures in the benchmark test. During normal use, the user interface works well but the phone has problems with the many tabs in Chrome and the camera when using it. This is a bit strange for a phone with 4 GB RAM because we did not face such a problem in other smartphones with the same processor.

ZTE Blade A2 Plus has 32 GB inbuilt storage. For connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, GPS, FM radio and USB OTG have been provided. Talking about the sensor, only accelerometer and proximity sensor will be available. The phone supports VoLTE with 4G.


The Mifever 3.5 OS given in the phone is based on Android Marshmallow. This skin isn’t one of the best interfaces we’ve ever used. There are editable toggle switches in the phone’s drop-down notification shade that offers options to change the theme’s color, wallpaper, icon size and transition effect by swiping up from the bottom. The stock Android design has been given in the Settings app and there is access to gestures and motion triggers for tasks. The ability to switch the function of both the capacitive buttons and the phone can also be set in the leather case. Another function is Family Mode, which replaces existing icons with a larger font for easier use. Like Samsung, there is also an activity tracker called Slife and a self-service app called ZTE Cares. Many third-party utility apps come pre-installed in the phone, but the good thing is that all of them can be deleted according to your need.

ZTE Blade A2 Plus Performance
The Blade A2 Plus is a good phone for everyday work. The touch response of the display could have been improved. The fingerprint sensor works well and can also be used for shortcuts to many functions. The phone does not have the best processor for multitasking and there are noticeable problems in the phone. The rear of the phone also heats up fast, even while playing games like Rayman Adventures.

The stock video and music player plays most files smoothly, flac included. The audio quality from the loudspeaker is quite average but the sound from the earphones is decent.

The 13-megapixel rear camera is the weakest link in the phone as its performance disappoints a lot. Despite being PDAF, the focus speed is very slow in daylight and it is not usable in low light conditions. Taking macro shots with the camera is also very difficult because locking the subject is a very difficult task. Landscape shots in daylight come with a lot of detailing but colors look bleak which gets worse when HDR is enabled. Detailing and colors are very less in pictures taken in low light.


The 8-megapixel camera of the ZTE Blade A2 Plus delivers decent selfies in bright light, but don’t expect too much from it. Videos up to 1080p are capable of recording, but the framerate is not very stable, and as a result, the video looks very poor with very little detail and poor colors. The camera app is very basic as it only has picture-in-picture and panorama modes. And there is no special mode like slow-motion for videos. You will get an option to apply filters in the phone and there is also a gesture mode for taking selfies.

Battery life is the highlight of this phone. The battery of ZTE Blade A2 Plus will not disappoint you. The phone’s battery lasted for 14 hours and 48 minutes in our loop test. At the same time, after a full charge during normal use, we were able to run the phone for two days. The Blade A2 Plus supports MediaTek’s Pump Charge feature and with the adapter that comes with it, we were able to charge the phone up to 25 percent in 40 minutes. While it’s not quite as fast as OnePlus’ Dash Charge or Qualcomm’s latest Quick Charge technology, it’s better to have something than nothing.

our decision
Looking at the specifications on the papers, it looks like a very good phone for the price of Rs 11,999. However, the reality is vastly different. By making this phone an online exclusive, ZTE has certainly priced the phone right. But the key selling point of the Blade A2 Plus is its good battery life. Overall it is a decent smartphone.

It is definitely not a good all-rounder like what Xiaomi has to offer. And we would recommend choosing Xiaomi over ZTE. In addition, you asus zenfone 3s max You can also choose the one, which we reviewed recently and its performance is very good in terms of price.

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