The ZTE Blade S6 is a smartphone that looks extremely flat. That is not a bad thing however, as it does lend itself to being extremely unique and clean looking – albeit looking slightly similar to a slightly more popular fruity phone – something which you cannot deny. Everything on this phone sits flush with its body, save for the power and volume up and down buttons on the right side. The phone may look like its made out of metal, but instead it is made entirely out of plastic, making it very lightweight and easy to handle.
On the front of the smartphone you will find the 5-inch HD (720p resolution) display which is rather clear and offers great brightness and superb color reproduction – clearly visible in broad daylight as well. From most common and normal viewing distances the screen is plenty sharp as well. At the lower chin of the smartphone sits a circle which marks the Android home capacitive button, while the Back and Recent Apps button are hidden on the sides of the circle until it is marked with blue LEDs.
The ZTE Blade S6 runs on Android 5.2.2 at the very foundation, but at the very surface runs on ZTE's MiFavor 3.0 custom user interface. The first thing many will notice about the MiFavor user interface is that it does away with the traditional Android application drawer, and opting to put all of the applications on the multiple home screens for easier and faster access. Besides that, the MiFavor 3.0 user interface also adds some personalization options so that the user can customize the phone to their very own preferences, such as swiping effects, and plain MiColor wallpapers to make your phone's home screens look simpler.
The specifications of the ZTE Blade S6 is where it truly shines. Under the hood of the smartphone runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor that is both powerful and efficient, delivering great performance while also maintaining very decent battery life. Day to day use of the smartphone is excellent with little to no lag, and mobile gaming performs admirably with most intensive games running well on medium settings.