ZTE Blade S6

A true "Affordable Premium" device.


Keep an eye open for the
Maintenance Release
via FOTA


Premium for the masses.

The ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) is a 4G LTE 700 smart phone with Dual SIM slots (4G/3G/2G + 2G) running Android 5.0.2 with a large and bright 5” HD display. Ideal for the Telstra network or any Telstra MVNO providers.

Driven by a snappy 1.5GHz/1GHz Octo core CPU with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB ROM with 11.6GB for the user and external microSD card slot for an additional 32GB of user storage.

Some of the other key functionality includes Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4 Low Energy, FM radio, Gesture & Motion control and much more.

The ZTE Blade S6 doesn't skimp on cameras either. Fully featured 13MP Sony IMX214 main camera with A/F that supports Full HD picture / video recording and a 5MP Selfie camera.

The Australian Edition of the ZTE Blade S6 has a clean OS installed (no Mifavor UI or themes installed, just straight vanilla Android 5.0.2 experience) with Facebook and Twitter etc for optimum use without clutter.

Fit 4G Smart feature phone
Android 5.0.2

Android Lollipop 5.0.2

Smart, simple and truly yours.

The ZTE Blade S6 is pre-loaded with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, bringing a more polished design, improved performance and plenty of new features to the user.

Just say “OK Google” to launch voice search, immerse yourself in your favourite media in the new immersive mode, have your top contacts prioritised and keep all your SMS and MMS messages in the same app.

All that on top of other productivity features. Click below for the full list.

Learn more about Android 5.0 »

ZTE Blade S6 front view

ZTE Blade S6 Overview

Key Features

  • Dual SIM (4G/3G + 2G) Android handset with LTE 700 (Telstra network band configuration)
  • Octo Core CPU from Qualcomm with 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Super fast high speed data transfer over LTE (4G)
  • 13MP camera to capture your favourite moments
  • 5MP Selfie camera to capture you
  • 16GB Memory with 11.6GB user space expandable with an additional 32GB microSD
  • Large 5" HD IPS Touch Display

Connectivity / Multi Media

LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) 3G HSPA+ (42/11Mbps) (Telstra network band configuration)

Bluetooth 4 LE (Low Energy to support Smart devices) with stereo headset support

FM Radio, MP3 Player and ringtones, A-GPS

Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4/5.0GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

5 pin micro USB

Standard 3.5mm headset jack (NAHJ)

Cameras

13 Mega pixel Sony IMX214 rear camera, with LED flash, digital zoom, auto-focus and high def mode for crystal clear shots

5 Mega pixel front camera for the perfect selfie

Processor & Memory

Qualcomm Octo core 1.5/1.0GHz processor with 2GB RAM (DDR3)

16.0GB internal storage (11.6GB user space); expandable to an additional 32GB with external microSD

Display

5" HD IPS (1280 x 720) capacitive touch screen

Battery

2400mAh Li-ion battery (not user replaceable)

OS

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 - Unlike the international model, the Australian edition is a clean build without any additional skins or themes installed on top.

Specifications

4G LTE 1800 MHz(Band 3), 2600 MHz(Band 7), 700 MHz(Band 28) with 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink
3G UMTS 850 MHz, 2100 MHz with 42.2Mbps DL / 11.5Mbps UL (HSPA+) - This handset is configured for use on the Telstra network frequencies only.
GSM 900, 1800 MHz
SIM Card Dual Nano SIM, 4FF format for both SIM's
SIM1: 4G/3G/2G - SIM2: 2G only
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.0.2
Processor 1.5/1.0GHz Qualcomm Octo core CPU with 2GB DDR3 RAM
Memory 16GB Flash with 11.6GB user space, plus up to 32GB microSD external storage
Display IPS 5" HD, 1280 x 720, capacitve touch
Camera Rear 13MP Sony IMX214 rear camera with Auto focus, digital zoom & LED flash. 5MP Front facing camera. Video recording 30 fps @ 1080p.
Video codecs Streaming: MPEG-4: 1080p / 720p @ 30fps H.264: 720p @ 30fps, H263: 704*576 @ 30fps (encode) / 1408*1152 @ 30fps (decode)s
Recording format: H.263 Simple Profle D1 @30fps H.264 High Profle 720p @30fps MPEG-4 Simple Profle D1 @30fps
Audio codecs MP3, MP2, AAC, AAC+v1, AAC+v2, IMY, MIDI, Ogg, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, APE, FLAC, ADPCM, WAV
Audio out Earpiece, Speakerphone & 3.5mm headset (NAHJ standard). Hi-Fi mode (for headset use).
Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4/5.0GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth Smart V4.0 LE (Low Energy) with: GAP, A2DP1.2(source), AVRCP1.4(controller),GAVDP1.2(Initator), HSP1.2(AG), OPP(Client, Server), PBAP1.0(PSE) HFP1.6(AG),OBEX1.1, FTP(server), MAP(Message Access Profle), HID(Human Interface Device Profle), PAN (Personal Area Network Profle).
FM Radio FM Radio included
Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, Gesture
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS
External Antenna port Not available
Battery 2400mAh Li-ion (not user replaceable)
Talk Time up to 9hrs talk time
Standby time up to 180 hours standby
Size & weight 144 x 70.7 x 7.9mm. 154g
Pre-installed extras Facebook, Twitter, AliveShare, Clean Master, Camera360, Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) upgrade
Network Lock Unlocked out of the box
Worst case SAR 0.670 W/Kg in the body position (10mm spacing)
0.782 W/Kg in the head position
0.892 W/Kg overall (head position RF + Wi-Fi))

Whats in the Box?

The ZTE Blade S6 comes with

  • AC Charger
  • USB data cable
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • Tray ejection tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card


S6 User Accessories

Below you can see couple of requested accessories that you will be able to purchase for your ZTE Blade S6 in the near future. They are all pending delivery into Australia and the expected sale date is shown above each Paypal button. If you wish to pre-order then you can to secure yours from the first delivery.

Another very important item you should consider is our "Accidental Cover Package" for your Blade S6 (AU Edition) handset. This will extend your warranty to cover screen / display and port damage which would normally be rejected as user damage. Read about it and the Terms & Conditions below.

Also it is important to note that we are only servicing users located in Australia. Please don't order from outside Australia as I will refund you fully and nothing will be sent.

Many thanks - ZTE Australia


Please be sure that you are buying accessories for the ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) handset and not another Model. If you purchase and then find you have a different handset and have lost or damaged the accessory packaging or the accessory itself, then it may not be possible to refund any amount upon return of the accessory. Please be sure of what you are purchasing.



ZTE Blade S6 Flip Case & Film Protector Combo Pack

Blade S6 Flip Case Film ProtectorThis is the best value for money protection pack for the Blade S6 directly from ZTE Australia. The pack consists of the ZTE Flip Case which allows the user to protect their device from your everyday potential for damage as you use the device.

The only thing you should be aware of is that with any case if you try and take a photo that needs the flash then you will need to take the handset out of the case (I will explain the reason in the Flip case solo listing on the right). Also included is the combo pack is a Film Protector for the display that will help protect the device from scratches on the screen.

In Stock.

Special Price - AUD$25.95 inc GST

Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all

ZTE Blade S6 Flip Case

Blade S6 Flip CaseThe ZTE Flip Case for the Blade S6 protects your device from everyday potential for damage. The only thing you should be aware of is that with any case if you try and take a photo that needs the flash then you will need to take the handset out of the case.

The reason for this is the flash will reflect back from the case camera cutout and glare the picture. We could engineer a solution but the case thickness is part of the protection for the device and this is not an uncommon problem for handsets. But if we come up with a quick fix we will post it here.

In Stock


AUD$24.95 inc GST

Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all



ZTE Blade S6 Film Protector

Blade S6 Film ProtectorThis is a Thin Film Screen protector that will protect your Blade S6 from scratches and marks.

In Stock

AUD$4.95 inc GST

Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all

ZTE Blade S6 Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Blade S6 GlassThis is a Third party made 5" Universal Tempered Glass Screen protector that comes with it's own full retail kit so you can install the protector on your ZTE Blade S6. Follow the instructions and remember that while this additional screen protector can resist scratches and shatter on a impact to protect the screen underneath, you should still treat your handset with care. Also note - This extra portection does make it necessary to be very accurate with touching the Back & Option buttons due to the extra thickness of glass involved.

Within the retail kit you will find screen dry wipe, alcohol wipe and the Tempered Glass itself.

The Stock has arrived now.

Special Price - AUD$15.95 inc GST

Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all



ZTE Blade S6 Hard Case

Blade S6 HardcaseThis is a hard shell case that is formed to fit perfectly on the ZTE Blade S6 to protect the sides and back of the handset.

No longer stocking or selling this item.


Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all

ZTE Blade S6 Headset

Blade S6 HeadsetThis is the Stereo Headset with in-line microphone that comes in the box with the Blade S6 - Just in case you need to replace yours in the future.

Expected Stock Arrival Date - Out of Stock - Should be in stock 30th October.

AUD$12.95 inc GST

Postage is extra - We need to protect your goods after all



ACCIDENTAL COVER FOR PHYSICAL DAMAGE

The Blade S6 AU Edition has a one year manufacturer warranty, but this does not apply to accidental damage such as cracked screens and damaged ports etc. You can purchase an optional Accidental Cover by clicking the button below.


  • 1. Apply directly to ZTE Australia within 30 days of your date of purchase. You need to provide a copy of your receipt for verification purposes.
  • 2. Purchase on-line, then provide your device IMEI number and Device Proof of Purchase to validate your cover to support@zte.com.au and then call on 1300 789 475 to confirm.
  • 3. Accidental cover gives you peace of mind and covers repair or replacement up to a total value of $200 for the original warranty period of 1 year.
  • 4. Contact ZTE Australia directly on 1300 789 475 to make any claim.
$49.95 1 Year Accidental Cover

Downloads

Download file Version Released
Quick Start Guide (PDF) Ver 1.0 Apr 2015
User Guide (PDF) Ver 1.0 Apr 2015
Warranty Card (PDF)

Maintenance Release

Maintenance Release M01

After many months of testing Maintenance Release M01 for the ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) is finally here. This update will be released via FOTA (Firmware over the Air). The update will appear on your device as a notification initially and declare that an update is available for you to download. It is recommended that you connect to Wi-Fi to perform the download to save your mobile data quota - Note: The Update is around 89MB in size.

You can manually check for any updates by running the "System Updates" application on your ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) handset. Once you have downloaded the update the "System Updates" application will prompt you to "Install" or not. Follow the prompts and the device will be updated.

A couple of important pieces of information. Make sure you have at least 30% battery before doing the download / update. If you find that the FOTA update fails, don't panic. The issue might be simply that you have to clear the handset cache partition so there is room for the update file to be downloaded and extracted too. To learn how to do this go to the FOTA Information page here and follow the instructions, then do the download and update again.

This update contains a number of fixes, improvements and new features for the ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition). Here is a list of some of them.

  • Call audio fixes - Addresses reported issues around call audio quality for the B party
  • Dialler UI modified - Improvement to the UI to limit accidental contact with call control buttons during a call
  • Eyeprint Scan security option - Adds the ZTE patented Eyeprint unlocking function to Blade S6 devices.
  • StageFright fixes - Vulnerability patches applied to address StageFright.

If you have any questions or issues email us at our support email address.