The ZTE ZFive G LTE with model number Z557BL is an entry-level Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity support. As a cheap device, it comes with entry-level processor, low memory, low storage capacity and therefore not suitable for playing high-end games or doing intensive multitasking.

ZTE Z557BL ZFive G LTE front

It features a decent display size of 5.0-inch, but with a resolution of only 480 x 854 pixels, also known as WVGA resolution. With that resolution, it has a pixel density of 196 pixels per inch. It uses IPS technology and supports multi-touch input of course.

As for performance, it uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, a 28nm SoC with four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.1 GHz. The chip integrates an Adreno 304 GPU clocked at 400 MHz. This ZTE device only comes with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is only 8GB, but at least it has a microSD slot for expansion.

On the rear side, there is a 5 megapixels camera. It supports video capture up to HD 1280 x 720 pixels. The camera is equipped with basic features such as LED flash, Autofocus, HDR photo, touch focus, and face detection. On the front side, there is a 2 megapixels camera for selfie and video chatting.

In terms of connectivity, the ZTE Z557B supports LTE Cat 4 with maximum download speed of 150Mbps and maximum upload speed of 50Mbps. Basic wireless features which includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (and the Wi-Fi hotspot capability) and Bluetooth 4.2 are also supported. Ports on the device include a Micro-USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Equipped with a removable Lithium-ion 2200 mAh battery, it can have up to 8 hours of talk time. ZTE ZFive G has dimensions of 2.83 x 5.72 x 0.36 inches and it weighs 151 grams. If you have limited budget for a smartphone and you only need it for basic use, this product may suit your needs.

ZTE Z557BL ZFive G LTE Specifications

Form Factor

Cellular Network
2G: GSM 900, 1800
3G: UMTS 850, 1900
4G: LTE 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 700 (B12)

480 x 854 pixels (WVGA)
196 ppi pixel density
16.8M colors
IPS technology
Capacitive toucscreen (multi-touch)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 (28nm, quad-core Cortex-A7 @ 1.1 GHz, Adreno 304 GPU @ 400 MHz)

RAM & Storage
1GB RAM @ 533MHz
8GB internal storage
microSD slot (up to 32GB)

Operating System
Android 7.1 (Nougat)

5MP rear camera
HD (1280 x 720 pixels) video capture @ 30fps
LED flash, Autofocus, HDR photo, touch focus, face detection

2MP front camera

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2
Micro-USB 2.0

Lithium-ion 2200 mAh (removable)
Talk Time: up to 8 hours
Stand-by Time: up to 8 days

Dimensions and Weight
2.83 x 5.72 x 0.36 inches (71.9 x 145.3 x 9.14 mm)
151 grams

3.5mm audio jack
Accelerometer, proximity, light sensor

ZTE Z557BL ZFive G LTE rear

Ivan Andrianto

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