Got only $100 for a smartphone? ZTE introduces the Blade Spark, the budget-friendly midranger

ZTE is no stranger to the budget-oriented market as it often sets an aggressive pricing on their phones, putting it well inside the bargain range. Today, the company has announced its newest lower-tier phone — an AT&T exclusive, which will set you back only $100. Is it worth it?

The handset in question is a part of the Blade family and is called ZTE Blade Spark. With its rather light price-tag, its specs are justifiably low-tier — a quad-core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage (7 GB available to user) expandable via microSD. The display is rather …


ZTE intros the Blade V7 Plus with bigger battery, but outdated specs

ZTE quietly introduced an updated version of its Blade V7 series unveiled last year at Mobile World Congress. The new device is called Blade V7 Plus, which suggests ZTE made some improvements over the Blade V7 and V7 Lite models.

Unfortunately, ZTE Blade V7 Plus remains a smartphone with outdated specs, even if the Chinese company slightly enhanced some hardware and added new components.

Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that the smartphone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system on board, the same version of the OS that comes on the other …

All Infinity Blade games are on sale for just $1 each on App Store

The original Infinity Blade was one of the fastest-grossing apps in the history of iOS upon its release back in 2010. The game made $1.6 million in just four days after launch and more than $23 million in one year.

That’s most likely the reason developers Chair Entertainment and Epic Games have decided to launch two full sequels that sold very well as well. Infinity Blade was originally developed to demonstrate the power of Unreal Engine for iOS. In fact, this was the first iOS game built on the Unreal Engine.

The final game of the Infinity Blade trilogy …

Gameloft launches Iron Blade: Medieval Legends ARPG for Android and iOS devices

French company Gameloft soft-launched a new action RPG title back in March, Iron Blade: Medieval Legends. Today, the developer announced its game is now available to the general public in all countries, on both the Android and iOS platforms.

In fact, Gameloft released Iron Blade: Medieval Legends on the PC as well, so you can find it on Windows Store if that’s your chosen gaming platforms.

Iron Blade: Medieval Legends is a love letter to action RPG fans, which features an enticing story and solid gameplay mechanics. As members of the Templars, players will …

ZTE Blade X Max coming soon to the US via Cricket

There are at least a couple of affordable ZTE smartphone coming to the United States these days. We’ve already reported about the ZTE Max XL and ZTE Blade Max 3, which made their debut at Boost Mobile ( Sprint, Virgin Mobile) and U.S. Cellular, respectively.

Now, we’ve learned that there’s a third ZTE handset that will be introduced in the US in less than a week, the Blade X Max. The smartphone will be carried by Cricket, but details about its exact release date and price are unknown at the moment.

The good news is we know what’s under the smartphone’s hood. The most appealing piece …

ZTE Blade Max 3 (with a 4000 mAh battery) launched in the US for $199

US Cellular recently released a brand new ZTE smartphone that’s targeting folks in need of a large and affordable handset. Called ZTE Blade Max 3, the new device kind of succeeds the ZTE Imperial Max (launched by US Cellular a year ago).

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the ZTE Blade Max 3 sports a 6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and packs a 4,000 mAh battery – good enough for a talk time of up to 40 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 31 days. The new handset further offers a fingerprint scanner, a 13 MP dual rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a …

The first software update for the ZTE Blade V8 Pro brings performance enhancements and more

Following its release just under two months ago, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro smartphone is now receiving its first official software update. The device is still running Android 6.0.1 with ZTE’s custom interface, and as great as it would have been to get Nougat running on the phone this early on, the new software fixes a lot of little issues that the V8 Pro has had since it launched.

For starters, this over-the-air update squashes the bug that forced the music app to close after being opened for 15 minutes and the one that caused issues with syncing the correct …

Infinity Blade creators announce Battle Breakers tactical RPG for mobile devices

Epic Games is mostly known in the mobile gaming industry for its Infinity Blade series, but the studio is the owner of the Unreal Engine technology, which is widely used in the PC gaming industry as well.

As part of its keynote at GDC (Game Developers Conference), the studio announced it would launch a new mobile game called Battle Breakers. The game will eventually make its debut on PC as well, but we are more interested in learning about the Android and iOS versions.

Battle Breakers is a tactical role-playing game (RPG) made with Unreal Engine 4. Epic Games …