MTS India has launched a ZTE made dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) smartphone, MTS Blaze 4.5, in India priced at Rs.9,999. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 jelly bean operating system and packs some interesting hardware targeting those looking for a CDMA smartphone.

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As the name suggest the display is 4.5 inches in size and the display resolution is FWVGA (854 x480) which is fairly usable. Any more pixels would have definitely taxed its humble 1600 mAh battery.

The processor powering this device is Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad core cocked at 1.2 GHz. Almost all budget quad core androids below 10K mark use low cost MediaTek chipset and the Snapdragon S4 in this price range is definitely a great proposition.

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The RAM capacity is 1 GB and internal storage is standard 4 GB. Imaging hardware is also very basic with 5 MP rear shooter and a VGA font camera. Connectivity features include 3G, WiFi, EVDO Rev A, Bluetooth, etc. Other software enhancements include Live TV streaming, integrated music player and Piano lock.

Earlier MTS partnered with Micromax to launch Micromax Canvas Blaze for almost the same price range. This time MTS has partnered with ZTE and the new phone does seems better on paper. The 1600 mAh battery with only 4 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time is slightly disappointing.

Key Specs

Model MTS Blaze 4.5
Display 4.5 Inch , FWVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.1
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1600 mAh
Price 9,999 INR
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