ZTE Blade 11 Prime Review

The ZTE Blade 11 Prime succeeds the Blade 10 Prime which was released last year.  Although Its offerings aren’t totally an upgrade, there are a few upgrades that may appeal to some enthusiasts. This article touches on these upgrades, alongside pricing, which will sort of help you make your purchase decision.

ZTE Blade 11 Prime

ZTE Blade 11 Prime

ZTE Blade 11 Prime Key Specs & Features

  • 6.52 inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels (269 PPI)
  • Android 11
  • 4GB RAM
  • Octa-core  Mediatek Helio P22 Processor
  • 64GB built-in storage and Memory Card Support
  • 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (Side-mounted)
  • 4000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery


Design and Display

The ZTE Blade 11 Prime chassis can be described as better looking when compared to its predecessor. It bears a more modern look, that sort of gives the Blade prime series some leverage, shedding off some of its low-budget vibes.

Taking a first look at the rear of this device, we discover the absence of a capacitive fingerprint sensor, which was one of the diminishing cues on the Blade 10 prime’s design. This capacitive fingerprint sensor has been replaced with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The placements on the rear, include a camera module with triple cameras and an LED flash and the Blade branding, which in my opinion isn’t enough for enthusiasts to tell it’s a ZTE phone.

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Moving up front, we are greeted with a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1600 and a density of 269 PPI.

Much like its predecessor that came in one colour varaint, enthusiasts that make the decision to purchase this smartphone, will have to settle for just Sky Blue.

The Cameras

ZTE bumped the rear cameras a bit this year, leaving us with a triple camera on the rear, as opposed to a dual setup on the last year’s model. However, there is a slight reduction in the pixels on the front camera.

On the rear of the ZTE Blade 11, we have a three cameras that includes 16MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 120˚ field of view. Lastly, we have a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video record on this setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.

Upfront, we have a single 8MP camera, in lieu of the 10MP camera on its predecessor. This camera is capable of shooting video up to 1080p @ 30fps.

Hardware and Software

There is no denying the fact that processors play in big roll in the performance of smartphones as well as other gadgets. They are more influential that the RAM, which is sort of the reason iPhones have been providing users with smooth experiences and yet not having the most RAM in the game.

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Putting the fact explained in the above paragraph, dictates that even if ZTE Blade 11 Prime, features 4GB RAM as opposed to the 3GB RAM on its predecessor, it wont’ actually show an improved performance due to the Helio P22 processor it bears, as opposed to the Heli0 P60 processor on the Blade 10.

Keeeping the processor aside, we do have a slightly bigger battery at 4000mAh as opposed to the 3400mAh battery on the Blade 10.

On the software side, we have the Blade prime 11 running its user interface ontop of the Android 11 operating system.


The ZTE Blade 11 Prime features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C (2.0) port and Bluetooth 5.1.

Internet connectivity on the ZTE Blade 11 Prime is capped at 4G LTE as there is no 5G support here.

ZTE Blade 11 Prime Price and Availability

The Price of the ZTE Blade 11 Prime is around $195, which translates to about 80,438 Naira in Nigeria, 21,099 KSH in kenya and 1,129 GHC in Ghana.

The ZTE Blade 11 Prime was announced and released for purchase on the 27th of April 2021.

ZTE Blade 11 Prime Specs

Here are a few specs of the ZTE Blade Prime 11:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11
  • Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm) (2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Sky Blue
  • Dimension: 166 x 76 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 190 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM


  • Display: 6.52 inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 Pixels, ~269 PPI,  20:9 Ratio, ~81.4% screen-to-body ratio
  • Screen Protection: –
  • Foldable Display: No
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  • Rear Camera: 16MP (Primary) + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 120˚ FOV + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera, [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 66
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: –
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: –
  • Push Emails: –
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: A-GPS
  • Maps: –

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: –
  • Video Editor: –
  • Document Viewer: –
  • Document Editor: –


  • Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: –
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