ZTE Small Fresh 5S announced with Android 8.1 Oreo: Review, Specs and Price

ZTE Small Fresh 5S: Review

ZTE Small Fresh 5S

ZTE Small Fresh 5S has been slightly announced in China as the upgraded version of the ZTE Small Fresh 5 we reviewed earlier. The updated version is still a midrange device and will be available before month end.

Both smartphones doesn’t look alike in terms of design, looks like the unique design on the Small Fresh 5 didn’t sit well with the company. Internally, it’s powered by a much bigger battery capacity. Lets find out more. Shall we?

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ZTE Small Fresh 5S

Announced in a Plastic body that looks completely different from what we saw on its predecessor. The Small Fresh 5S flows with the current trend, having its dual shooters at the top left corner this time around, with the dual-LED flash sitting right beside it.

Also sports a features fingerprint scanner for fast and quick access to the device in less than a second. Turning over to the sides, it measures just 7.6 mm in thickness and weighs 132g overall, making it very easy to operate with a single hand. It was announced in Black, Pink and Blue colors.


ZTE Small Fresh 5S

There’s a major difference in terms of display as well. The bezels have been reduced further, as it unleashes a full view display with no physical navigation buttons. Nonetheless, the top bezel still houses the speaker grille and selfie camera.

The bigger 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is ideal for big screen lovers. Bringing all your movies and games to life with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels in resolution and 295 pixel per inch density. The screen stretches up to 76% screen to body ratio this time around.

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Hardware and Software

Houses the Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 chip from Qualcomm alongside Octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-cores of processor reaches a speed of 1.4GHz with 28nm process technology. Administrating graphics is the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor.

There are two versions in terms of RAM and internal storage space, the standard version comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage. While the much affordable variant packs 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Both RAM space reaches a memory speed of 800MHz , the storage space is upgradeable up to 128GB. ZTE Small Fresh 5 Runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MiFavor 4.2 UI skin on top.


The 13MP + 2MP shooter has f/1.8 and f/2.6 aperture respectively, coming with lots of quality features like Face Beauty, Voice Capture, Gesture Shot, Smile detection, Face Detection, Self-timer, Touch focus, Low Light Mode and others. Capture photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension, and HD videos of 1080 pixels at 30fps. At the top bezel, the 5MP selfie camera has 160 degree wide angle lens, which is perfect for group selfies.

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Powering the ZTE Small Fresh 5S is a 3100mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with no fast charging technology. Even without the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 2.3 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.


ZTE Small Fresh 5S Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model ZTE Small Fresh 5S
Announced April, 2018
Released April, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Plastic
Dimensions 146.8 x 68.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight 132g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Pink, Blue


Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.45-inch
Resolution 1440 x 720 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 295ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 76%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


13MP + 2MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
MiFavor 4.2 UI
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940
CPU Octa-Core 1.4GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Recognition No


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3100mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is ZTE Small Fresh 5S Price and Availability Status?

The ZTE Small Fresh 5S is available on Shopping stores from $199 (N60,000) to $249 (N80,000). Click on the links above to view the latest ZTE Small Fresh 5S price & availability on Shopping stores.

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