By now, it’s fairly evident that 2013 would be the year of 5-inch 1080 displays on all flagship Android phones. HTC kicked off the development a number of months in the past with the HTC J Butterfly and Droid DNA, and now ZTE and every other OEM has followed suit. The ZTE Grand S could not have stolen the mobile limelight at CES, however the handset’s flagship specs and unique design have made ZTE a powerful contender within the cell space.
Whereas at CES, we had the opportunity to spend some high quality time with the ZTE Grand S. The handset’s unibody shell gives the system a premium feel, though we have been a bit shocked by how gentle the cellphone is. Based mostly on what we saw at ZTE’s booth, the Grand S might be out there in nearly a half-dozen colours which embody white, gray, black, pink, teal and purple with a variety of completely different finishes. The white ZTE Grand S looks to much like the HTC One X, however once you hold the opposite colors, it’s clear that ZTE has come up with a design that’s stunning and completely distinctive from any device that’s presently on the market.
Those hoping for inventory Android will probably be disappointed to hear that the ZTE Grand S will ship with a custom pores and skin on prime of Android Jelly Bean. The graphical elements of ZTE’s custom skin is kind of spectacular, however the firm’s software engineers have quite a bit of labor forward of them to easy things out earlier than launch. During our time with the Grand S, we found that the phone was extremely gradual and unresponsive. Launching purposes took three-four attempts and we even had a hard time when making an attempt to unlock the phone. Fortunately, things fared lots better after we installed an alternate launcher on the Grand S.
ZTE Grand S spec highlights
- quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080p ful HD display
- 2GB of RAM
- Android Jelly Bean
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera