Spark R84

Ruggedised and super fast

Connect everywhere.

The ZTE R84 / Spark R84 is a ruggedised 4G smart phone running Android 5.0. Enhanced RF for excellent rural and metro coverage. IP67 rated for protection against liquid and dust. Includes Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Stereo Bluetooth 4LE and so much more.

Fully featured device with a 13MP camera, 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and external memory expandable to 32GB.

Spark R84
Android 5.0.2

Android Lollipop 5.0.2

Smart, simple and truly yours.

The ZTE R84 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 »


Spark R84 Overview

Key Features

  • Ruggedised IP67 Bluetick 4GX Android 5 handset with LTE 700
  • Quad Core 1.2GHz 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 internal memory, expandable external memory up to 32GB using microSD
  • Large 4.7" HD Touch Display

Connectivity / Multi Media

LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) 3G HSPA+ (42/11Mbps)

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

FM Radio, MP3 Player and ringtones, A-GPS

Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n

5 pin micro USB

Standard 3.5mm headset jack (NAHJ)


13 Mega pixel rear camera, with LED flash, digital zoom, auto-focus for crystal clear shots

5 Mega pixel front camera for the perfect selfie

Processor & Memory

Qualcomm Quad core 1.2GHz processor with 2GB RAM

16GB internal storage (>11GB user space); expandable to an additional 32GB with external microSD


4.7" HD(1280 x 720) capacitive touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3


2500mAh Li-ion battery (non user replaceable)


Android Lollipop 5.0.2


4G LTE 1800 (Band 3), 2600 (Band 7), 700 MHz (Band 28) with 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink
3G UMTS 850, 2100 MHz with 42Mbps DL (HSPA+)
GSM 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
SIM Card Micro SIM, 3FF
Operating System Android 5.0.2
Processor Qualcomm 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad core CPU with 2GB RAM, Adreno 306 GPU.
Memory 16GB Flash with >11GB user space, plus up to 32GB microSD external storage
Display TFT 4.7", 720 x 1280, capacitive touch
Camera Rear 13MP rear camera with digital zoom. 5MP Front facing camera. Video recording 30 fps @ 720p.
Video codecs Streaming: 3GP, MP4, SDP; MPEG4/H.264 1080p@30fps; H.263 FWVGA@30fps
Recording format, MP4, 30 fps @ 720p
Audio codecs MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+
Audio out Earpiece, Speakerphone & 3.5mm headset
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
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, HID(Human Interface Device Profle), PAN (Personal Area Network Profle).
FM Radio FM Radio included
Sensors 3 axis Accelerometer, 3 axis Magnetometer, Orientation, Ambient Light, Proximity
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS
External Antenna port Yes - For ZTE original accessories use only.
Battery 2500 mAh Li-ion non user replaceable
Talk Time up to 12hrs talk time
Standby time up to 340 hours standby
Size & weight 142.9 x 71.9 x 12mm. 155g
Pre-installed extras Facebook, Twitter, Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) upgrade
Network Lock No
Worst case SAR 1.26 W/Kg in the body position (10mm spacing)
0.626 W/Kg in the head position
1.33 W/Kg overall (body position RF + Wi-Fi)

Whats in the Box?

The ZTE R84 / Spark R84 comes with

  • AC Charger
  • USB data cable
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • Warranty Card

Official ZTE Accessories are limited at this time to those that are supplied in the box with the handset.

ZTE approved Patch leads for the R84 are not currently available in New Zealand, which is the correct accessory for use with the external RF switch connector that we use on our handsets. Patch leads in general provide increased risk of damage to handsets if not housed in a cradle accessory to both restrict insertion forces / angles and alignment. As the connectors used do not themselves grab or hold with any force onto each other, it is the cradle accessory that holds the entire handset in place.


Download file Version Released
Quick Start Guide (PDF) Ver 1.0 Oct 2015
User Guide (PDF) Ver 1.2 Oct 2015
Warranty Card (PDF)