Parade: ZTE V956 Blade E

ZTEAdding to the pool of quad-core smartphones in the market is the functional, yet budget-friendly handset—the ZTE Blade E. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this 4.5-inch smartphone showcases a roster of features that would normally be found in its high-end counterparts. With a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, loading applications on this phone will be faster than saying ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: If you’re stuck in traffic, you can tune in to your favorite FM stations via a built-in FM Radio. You can bet the ZTE Blade E won’t disappoint you in snap-worthy moments with its 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. To eliminate the need to swap SIMs and carry around two handsets, the Blade E has dual SIM slots. On top of that, it is Wi-Fi enabled and has access to all kinds of apps via the Play Store. Talk about value for money!

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First published in Gadgets Magazine, August 2013