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ZTE Groove

Posted
Dec 4, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 5, 2012

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Cricket

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus

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Description

The ZTE Groove is an entry level smartphone. It comes with a 3.5” HVGA display, Android 2.3 and features a 3.2MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing. It also offers Android's standard functions.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.67 x 2.46 x 0.55 inches (118.6 x 62.5 x 13.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.5 oz (128 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 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.

    • 165 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 49.21 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

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 S1 MSM7627A
  • 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.

    • Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 200 (enhanced)
  • 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.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Video playback:
    • Features:

      Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

      • Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

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

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • 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
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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This device is also known as ZTE X501


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