ZTE Blade L8 review

Read our full review to find out how the ZTE Blade L8 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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ZTE Blade L8 ревю
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ZTE Blade L8 is a typical representative of smartphones launched in 2019. The device belongs to the budget price range and offers a combination of useful features, packaged in a beautiful look. It has everything you need to be preferred by users who prioritize compactness. The curious thing about the ZTE Blade L8 is that it has an irresistibly nice look.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed ZTE Blade L8 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, April
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Dimensions: 137.4 x 67.5 x 10.5 mm.
  • Weight: 144 g.
  • Screen: 5" inc, 480 x 960, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 8MP
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC7731E (28nm)
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Battery: 2000,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer


Everything in the ZTE Blade L8 suggests that it belongs to a certain generation of smartphones. The frames around its screen are quite thick, especially at the top and bottom. Its dimensions - 137 x 68 x 10.5 mm, define it as a compact device that you will easily carry in your jeans pocket. Weighing 144 grams, you can't feel tired in your hands. The low material selected by ZTE for the body - plastic - contributes to this low indicator.

Another specificity of the ZTE Blade L8 is that you can control it with ease with one hand. The design of its back is clean. We see a camera and a flash in the upper left corner. The manufacturer's logo is clearly in the middle of the back. For the convenience of the user, the corners are nicely rounded. The volume and power buttons are positioned on the right.

ZTE Blade L8 is available in two colors - black and blue. Whichever model you choose, keep in mind that the case is made of plastic and smooth. Traces of fingerprints are preserved on such a surface. Therefore, we recommend that you use the device with a case. This way you will enjoy its flawless vision for a longer time and you will protect it from shocks.


The smartphone has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 940 x 480 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 215. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18:9. It occupies almost 70% of the entire facial surface.

For its price, the ZTE Blade L8 offers decent picture quality, a relatively good level of brightness and viewing angles. From the settings you can adjust the brightness to be comfortable for you.


ZTE Blade L8 is based on the Unisoc SC7731E chipset, which consists of four cores with an operating frequency of 1.3 GHz. It is combined with an ARM Mali-T820 MP1 graphics processor and 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 16 GB and can be expanded with a memory card up to 128 GB. The operating system is Android 9.0 and impresses with its fast operation.

The performance of the ZTE Blade L8 is at a basic level. With this device you can surf the Internet, watch videos and photos and play games, but with reduced graphics settings.


The ZTE Blade L8 is equipped with a single 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and HDR mode support. It is universal and is suitable for shooting shots in different subjects. With it you can record video with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at a frequency of 30 frames per second.

The front camera in turn is 5-megapixel with autofocus. It is tasked with helping you unlock your smartphone by scanning your face. Perfect for selfies, but not if you want to take a group photo.

In the ZTE Blade L8 you have the typical shooting modes. With them you can create interesting photos and videos to share on social networks. However, do not expect flagship results. This device is not designed to be a camera phone. With a little more practice with the different modes you can achieve satisfactory results.

Autonomous work

ZTE Blade L8 hides under its nice body a non-removable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2000 mAh. Given the CPU, screen and limited set of features, this charge will last you around the clock. With more economical use - even more.

Compared to the company's other smartphones, this model has standard battery life. If you surf the Internet too much or play games, you may find that the battery life is unsatisfactory. Fast charging technology is not available. Given the small capacity, it is not necessary.


If you need a budget device to provide you with a set of basic features, take a look at the ZTE Blade L8. The device is compact, light weight and has a pleasant vision. Its body, although made of plastic, is high quality and pleasant to the touch. The manufacturer has tried to create a nice-looking device with a good balance of advantages and disadvantages.


  • Ergonomic design
  • Quality workmanship
  • Large enough screen


  • Low memory
  • Mediocre cameras

ZTE Blade L8 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the ZTE Blade L8 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by ZTE.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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