Chinese ZTE have created several interesting phones, but they’re not among the most popular smartphone makers anyway. However, their new Grand S can change everything!
The Grand S is included in the high-end Grand Series based on Android. It comes with a 5-inch Full HD touchscreen (it has become a major trend, hasn’t it?) with 440ppi pixel density and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Sounds good enough, but some people report that the touchscreen is rather insensitive, and you need to press harder than usual to make it work. If this is true, the Grand S will never be able to compete with the 5-inch phablets made by other top manufacturers.
As for other features, the Grand S sports a quad-core Qualcomm Snatdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 1,780mAh battery, and a 13MP rear camera (that can shoot HD videos at 1080p) and a 2MP front-facing one. Dolby Digital surround sound and Android Jelly Bean will be nice additions to the rest of the features, making the phone even more attractive.
The ZTE Grand S will appear in China in the first quarter of 2013, and perhaps it’ll be released in Europe and the US a bit later. But will it be able to conquer the European and American markets when there are so many powerful rivals around? This remains to be seen.