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ZTE Grand S

Announced
Jan 8, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (441 ppi)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Small dimensions (5.59 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.27 inches)

Cons

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Description

When the "world's thinnest" term is used for one of the Full HD 5-inchers, one ought to listen. That's precisely the moto ZTE is using to brag about its Grand S flagship it unveiled at CES 2013, and, at just 6.9 mm thin, who can blame the manufacturer for basking in the phone's svelte dimensions. The Grand S sports the said 5" 1920x1080 pixels display, and gets powered by a pimped quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro. It also has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, yet makes room for a microSD slot. A 13 MP rear cam and a 2 MP front-facing shooter capable of 1080 video round up the top-shelf specs, but at 1,780 mAh, the battery takes a hit for allowing the Grand S to strut its slim chassis on the Android catwalk.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.59 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (142 x 69 x 6.9 mm)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.26 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 320
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1780 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , LTE, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 Sep 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        SRQ-ZTEGRANDS link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.44 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.44 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Jan 2013
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