ZTE Blade A520C Review – an Android 4G budget smartphone

ZTE is a Chinese OEM that tries as much as possible to attend to all sector of smartphones ranging from lower end, mid-range and then higher end smartphones. The ZTE Blade A520C to be reviewed today fits into the budget segment properly. When the word ‘budget’ appears before the word ‘smartphone’, that low price tag springs into your thoughts just like that. Well, this piece has a low price tag. From here, another question pops to the mind, ‘will the specs balance up?’ This question most especially and other questions you have about this and other questions related to thus smartphone will get answered as the ZTE Blade A520C is looked at thoroughly. Enjoy!

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DESIGN AND DISPLAY

ZTE Blade A520C has a moderate outlook which doesn’t even place it anywhere near the top level category of gorgeous looking smartphones. Its bezels are thick and its body has a plastic build. The top bezel as expected houses the front camera, earpiece and ambient light sensor. On the other hand, the bottom bezel completely accommodates the soft Android navigation keys. The rear of the smartphone quietly possesses a single camera, LED flash and the ZTE logo. The physical buttons on the smartphone are in a bar format, and are placed on the right side of the smartphone. The dimensions of this smartphone are 143.5 mm length,  71.6 mm breadth and 8.4 mm thickness. This smartphone has a very light feel as a result of its 138g weight. ZTE Blade A520C is available in only Black color.

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ZTE Blade A520C has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of size 5.0 inches. Handling the sharpness of the screen display is 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The pixel density of this HD display is 294 PPI. However, its display area is low as its screen-to-body ratio pegs 67%.

CPU, OS, AND STORAGE 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 is the system-on-chip integrated into this smartphone. An ARM Cortex-A7 CPU with four cores powers ZTE Blade A520C. This processor clocks at a low 1.1GHz speed. Also, it’s of the 32-bit architecture and adopts the 28nm process technology. Coupled with the ZTE’s MiFavor UI and Android 7.0 Nougat OS, ZTE Blade A520C works smartly. Internal storage on the smartphone has an 16GB capacity for storing files. It can be extended to 128GB with the aid of a microSD card. Multitasking on this smart tech piece is engineered by a 1GB RAM.

CAMERA

ZTE Blade A520C camera experience is quite alright. Shooting images and recording videos from the rear is overseen by an 8 MP CMOS sensor well supported by a single-LED flash for brightening images in low light conditions. Selfies are taken with the front 5 MP camera.

BATTERY

ZTE Blade A520C uses a Li-Poly 2,400 mAh battery as its duration source. The battery is replaceable as it is of the removable type. However, the smartphone lacks Fast Charging technology.

ZTE Blade A520C Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model ZTE Blade A520C
Announced November 2017
Released Yes
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS :  850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
LTE : 1700 / 2100 MHz
SIM Type Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 143.5*71.6*8.4 mm
Weight 138 g
Body Material Plastic
Colours Black

Display                                                               

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0”
Resolution 1280*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 294 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch, multi-touch input
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 8 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, Single-LED flash
Secondary 5 MP

Software

Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes, MiFavor UI
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
CPU Quad-core 1.1GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 304
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 128 GB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.1 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type MicroUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Poly Battery
Capacity 2,400 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 220 hours
Talk Time Up to 6 hours
Music Play Up to 12 hours

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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