ZTE Blade V8 Pro Z978 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

BH #ZTZ978 • MFR #Z978
ZTE
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Z978 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)
Key Features
  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • Dual 13MP Rear Cameras / 8MP Front
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-Core CPU
Powerful multi-core performance and enhanced camera optics are combined in the black ZTE Blade V8 Pro Z978 32GB Smartphone. This handset incorporates 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset with a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU. For storage purposes, this device features a 32GB internal capacity, which can be expanded by up to 128GB by inserting a microSD card into the second SIM card slot.
No Longer Available

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

ZTE Z978 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Dual Rear Cameras
  • 3GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • 4North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
  • 5Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • 6Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Powerful multi-core performance and enhanced camera optics are combined in the black ZTE Blade V8 Pro Z978 32GB Smartphone. This handset incorporates 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset with a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU. For storage purposes, this device features a 32GB internal capacity, which can be expanded by up to 128GB by inserting a microSD card into the second SIM card slot.

At the front of the device, a 5.5" 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LCD display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D curved edges. For photo capturing and video chatting, this smartphone features an 8MP front camera and dual 13MP rear cameras for variable depth of field. Phase-detection autofocus is also built-in, and the dual LED flash helps you take pictures and videos in low-light environments.

This 4G LTE smartphone has Bluetooth 4.2 with NFC for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. A fingerprint reader on the front of the phone provides convenience and security, letting you unlock your phone with a swipe of your finger. For rich audio performance, an AKM DAC is onboard, as is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Axon Pro has a 3140mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 that can be quickly replenished with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0-compatible charger.

Dual Rear Cameras

The Blade V8 Pro features a pair of 13MP cameras on its back, enabling you to capture images with deep depth of field to capture every part of an image or simulate shallow depth of field for limited focus and dramatic bokeh effects.
Dual cameras also permit the Blade V8 Pro to increase its shutter speed, so you can better capture fast-moving people and objects. Adjustable aperture settings let you customize your photos before and after you edit them, and the dual-LED flash has seven levels of brightness.
The rear-facing cameras are capable of 4K UHD video capture, while the 8MP camera at the front of the device records Full HD (1080p) video.

GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity

This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.

North American Variant / US Compatible LTE

The Z978 is a US variant of the Blade V8 Pro. The Z978's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.

Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.

ZTE Z978 Specs

Performance
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Memory3 GB
CoprocessorNone
GPUAdreno 506
Display
Native Resolution1920 x 1080
Display Colors16.0 Million
Pixel Density401 ppi
Screen CoatingGorilla Glass 3
Input/Output Connectors
Communications
GSM 2GGSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5GUMTS, HSPA+: 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTELTE: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12 Bands
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 + LE 
NFCYes
GPSYes
FM RadioYes
General
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
KeyboardVirtual
BatteryInternal Lithium-Ion (3140.0 mAh)
Fast Charging TechnologyQualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless ChargingNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.0 x 6.1 x 0.4" / 77.0 x 156.0 x 9.1 mm
Weight6.53 oz / 185 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 3.6 x 2.1"
See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

the mic on the phone is no good cant talk to ...

the mic on the phone is no good cant talk to google assistant and know one can hear me when they call me?
Asked by: Joe Ann
Please make sure that the mute button is not selected when in use. If all is in order then it would mean the mic on the phone may have become defective.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-03-15

question

Does this phone ship to Canada? I tried to buy this on BH but was notified at checkout that it won't ship. The initial webpage gives no indication that it is restricted to the USA.
Asked by: Alfred
I apologize for the inconvenience, but ZTE does not allow us to ship this phone to Canada.
Answered by: Steve M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will it be able to upgrade to 7.0 and above?
Asked by: Rongshyung T.
As of right now. No. ZTE is slow on there updates for this phone. Only have Android security updates thru January. They do a much better job keeping the ZTE Axom up to date. I wish I'd have gotten it instead of the Blade V8 Pro.
Answered by: GARY S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does the phone have caller ID Function so other people can tell you're calling them and vise versa?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does have a caller ID. But I can't find the settings to hide or unknown my number
Answered by: Raymond N.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does anyone has a review of this phone after a few months of use? Does the screen scratch easy? normal everyday usage type of feedback is what I am looking for
Asked by: John S.
I am very hard on my phone's working on cars and motorcycles and drop it all the time and it is very durable better than any phone I've ever had in every way I don't have one scratch on it and I literally drop it in the dirt at least twice a week and it's holding up great I have had every other phone there is and I've never had a phone better then my ZTE I recommend it and every way
Answered by: Sharon R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

AT&T main LTE band is 17, is this fully compatible if it doesnt have the band 17?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry it took long however I searched and searched and came up with an answer no it does not support band 17.
Answered by: Abel G.
Date published: 2018-08-27
  • y_2020, m_5, d_1, h_12CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.5
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_6
  • loc_en_US, sid_1309161, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo

Close

Close

Close