ZTE Grand S Review

Chinese company of the exhibition CES 2013, held in Las Vegas, introduced the public a new flagship smartphone ZTE Grand S, which Very similar to Nubia Z5. The main differences are less than the capacious battery, as a low thickness fee, and an enlarged processor frequency. In our mini review we will pay attention to the main characteristics of the novelties.


So, let's start with the appearance ZTE Grand S. The gadget looks very attractive, the side frames around the screen are missing, which makes it very elegant. The case is made using Unibody technology.

Almost the entire front surface occupies a display, under which the touch control buttons with white backlight are located, above it is the front camera, sensors, speaker and company logo. On the back, you can consider the camera, the LED flash, slots for the external speaker and the company's logo. On the left side there is a SIM card slot, on the right - a microSD card slot and the sound volume keys, at the bottom of the microUSB connector, on top - the on / lock button and headphone connector.

The phone is very convenient to keep in hand and use it, the case is made of a pleasant to the touch Soft-Touch plastic.

The device assembly is performed excellent: there are no symptops and hopes.

Dimensions of the apparatus - 142x69x6.9 mm, and the weight is 110 gr. Thus, the device has become the most subtle among famous smartphones.

performance and software

inside ZTE Grand S are 4-core processor QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON S4 Pro APQ8064 KRAIT with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, Adreno 320 graphics accelerator 320 and 2 GB of RAM. These characteristics, for the exclusion of frequency (it is 1.5 GHz), are identical to ZTE Nubia Z5. In general, like other flagship devices, the smartphone turned out to be quite powerful, productive and with good speed. He with ease copes with modern games and applications.

Integrated memory in the gadget - 16 GB. If this seems not enough, you can use MicroSD cards.

Operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

From communicative capabilities, we note the following: support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS / A-GPS, 3G-network and LTE.

Preset Software includes everything necessary: ​​browser, email client, programs for integration with social networks, audio and video players, other applications and games.

ZTE GRAND S is equipped with a 5-inch display, made using IPS technology, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and Color reproduction of 16.7 million shades. Image quality is remarkable: excellent contrast, good color reproduction and viewing angles. In general, the screen is at the level of the best flagship devices.

The camera

in ZTE Grand S, as in Nubia Z5, uses a 13 megapixel main camera with LED flash and autofocus. It is capable of making pictures with a maximum resolution of 4208x3120 pixels and record video in Full HD format. Snapshots are excellent: the smallest details are distinguished, natural colors, good quality photo in the dark.

Also, the gadget has a 2 megapixel frontal chamber for video communication.


We now turn to the weakest place of the smartphone - the battery. Its capacity is only 1780 mAh, which is significantly less than in Nubia Z5 (2300 mAh). One battery charge is enough for about 3 hours viewing high-resolution video at maximum screen brightness, for 4 hours of surfing on the Internet via Wi-Fi.

But the reduction in the capacity of the battery is the fee for the fact that the phone has become ultra-thin.


The price of ZTE Grand S has not yet been voiced, but, relying on the characteristics, it can be said that the smartphone will cost about 17 thousand rubles.

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