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ZTE Blade III, 4-inch Android phone for Php8,990

Not a lot of 4-inch smartphones out there that’s priced under P10k but the ZTE Blade III is. ZTE phones fall alongside brands like Cherry Mobile and Alcatel offering affordable smartphones with decent specs. If you remember Smart’s Netphone 701, it is based on the first ZTE Blade.


The ZTE Blade III is a 4-inch phone that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is powered by a first-generation single-core Qualcomm 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM. Internal storage is limited at just 2.5GB but you can rely on microSD for storage expansion.

Other features include a 5-megapixel autofocus camera (no flash), FM Radio, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G and that’s it. The ZTE Blade III is as plain as it gets for only Php8,990.

ZTE Blade III Specs
4 inch WVGA (800×480) 262K TFT Capacitive Touch Screen
1GHz Qualcomm MSM 7227 processor
ROM: 4 GB, 2.5 GB accessible to user, microSD up to 32 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Android 4.0
5.0 MP AF camera (no flash)
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
FM radio
Li-ion1600 mAh battery
123 mm x 63.5 mm x 10mm
130 gram
SRP: 8,990
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  • Flash

    Why dafuq do they always skimp on flash?

    • Griswold

      because these types of phones are not meant for taking photos in low light conditions. 😛

  • GPU sir?

  • Not really bad.

  • Vince

    I don’t think that this is the phone they are selling here in the Philippines.
    It think you should be talking about ZTE Blade III V889, and not just a plain Blade III.
    ZTE Blade III V889 has almost the same specs as the Blade III; the only noticeable difference I see is that ZTE Blade III V889 uses 1GHz Mediatek mt6577 processor(DUAL-CORE) instead of a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 7227 processor(SINGLE-CORE)

    Try going to ZTE Mobile’s Facebook page and see for yourself. 😀

    • Vince

      I also forgot that the ZTE Blade III V889 has a Dual-Sim capability. 🙂