Mind you, that’s more or less on par with other phones that this model targets, devices in the mid- and high-end spectrum, all which provided a general 24 hours of life, but not much more, and we suspect that’s the octa-core chip making a dent there, because devices with a high definition 720p screen and either a duo-core or quad-core chip tend to handle around two days of life.

We suspect you could get that if you wanted it, but you’d have to not use the display all that often, or the phone much, either.

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The camera could also be a lot better, and is proof that a larger megapixel amount doesn’t always amount to something capable.

While the 13 megapixel shooter on the back might appear to be a fairly sizeable choice, results from the camera are questionable at best, and they’ll do the job for social media, but won’t be useful for much else.

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Images out of the rear camera were frequently blotchy and didn’t focus with the same ease as you’d expect, which is one of the first times we felt a phone camera totally missed the marks in years.

Despite appearing sharp on screen, images were often far from it, with an infinity focus point often yielding images that were blurry.

Image from the ZTE Blade S6's camera.

Image from the ZTE Blade S6’s camera.

When the camera did pull off a decent shot, images were sharp enough from afar, but with blotchy details up close, helping to make this camera feel as cheap as its plastic heavy build.

Low light performance wasn’t much better, and those soft details popped up again, though at least the colours were a little more vibrant than we expected.

Image from the ZTE Blade S6's camera.

Image from the ZTE Blade S6’s camera.

ZTE’s choice of front-facing selfie camera doesn’t help the situation much, with weak low-light performance and obvious noise in places where there was light at the time.

Again, social media junkies will probably not notice this as much, but this isn’t the best 5 megapixel selfie camera we’ve seen, and you’ll get better results out of some of the 1.3 and 2 megapixel front-facing cameras.

What comes out of that front-facing camera? Full image to the left, 100 percent crop to the right. Usable, but not great.

What comes out of that front-facing camera? Full image to the left, 100 percent crop to the right. Usable, but not great.