Possessing a decent smartphone is imperative, whether for leisure, studies or your career. New devices are constantly being announced, and it’s ridiculously difficult to keep up. Having said that, it isn’t just about the premium smartphones anymore as consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and informed. More often than not, consumers – especially the young adults – gravitate towards budget-friendly smartphones that still pack a substantial punch.

Well, look no further as ZTE’s new Blade V7 Lite may just be the mid-range smartphone you’re looking for. Here’s why:

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Bad selfies, be gone – The rise of Instagram has influenced the way we capture day-to-day memories, and the 13MP rear auto-focus camera on the Blade V7 Lite performs pretty well. Choose from an auto mode for smart shooting or pro mode to take advantage of settings to tailor photos to your liking. This device also comes with an 8MP front camera accompanied with an LED light for gorgeously lit selfies! With its Panorama Selfie feature, taking wide-angle wefies ain’t gonna be an issue.

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No more snooping – Don’t you just hate it when siblings or friends try to snoop or look through your messages and photos on the smartphone? A sequence or numbered screen lock wouldn’t suffice and the Blade V7 Lite comes with one of the most advanced fingerprint technologies as a solution. You can unlock your device in a mere 0.3 seconds in a 360º angle, and with your fingerprint, you can encrypt private documents and even apps just for the extra peace of mind.

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Instantaneous convenience – We live in a society whereby everything is expected to be quicker and more convenient. With that said, you can launch corresponding apps when the phone screen is off or locked by setting various fingerprints for direct access. You can also set off-screen gestures for different functions, wave the phone in the air to launch apps, and do so much more. The operation functions are really endless and it all comes down to what you prefer.

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Ergonomic build – Phablets were once very sought-after, but smartphones are finally leaning back towards the ‘smaller’ end, like the pocket-sized Blade V7 Lite that fits snug in the palm of a small hand. Albeit its toy-like home button style, the 7.9mm-thin device has a 5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and rounded edges topped with a curved edge glass for a seamless look. Its smooth, brushed alluminium alloy body also contributes to its sturdiness.

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Simplicity at its finest – The Blade V7 Lite features an adequate Quad Core Processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM for optimal performance, as well as Android 6.0, the smoothest Marshmallow OS yet. Above all, it’s furnished with an incredibly straight-forward and uncomplicated user interface which may just be a selling point for fuss-free mobile users who crave for ease and effortless handling.

The ZTE Blade V7 Lite is currently available in stores for RM669, but for a limited time only, the device is retailing for a promotional price of RM499. You may learn more about the smartphone’s features and detailed specifications here.

PS: You can also win a ZTE Blade V7 Lite smartphone via ZTE Malaysia’s official Facebook page! THREE units of the ZTE Blade V7 Lite will be given away each week until 2nd June 2016.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen