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ZTE Grand Memo vs Samsung Galaxy Note II - first look

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ZTE Grand Memo vs Samsung Galaxy Note II - first look
While we were taking the ZTE Grand Memo for a spin at MWC 2013, we thought to ourselves that comparing it to a popular device of similar proportions would be a pretty good idea. Good thing we had our trusty Samsung Galaxy Note II handy! There are many similarities between the two, but a number of differences also should be noted.

Let's start with the obvious stuff: both the ZTE Grand Memo and the Samsung Galaxy Note II come with massive displays. The latter is equipped with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD panel while the former's screen clocks in at the whopping 5.7 inches. As you might expect, the ZTE Grand Memo is also physically larger, although you'd definitely be using either one of them with both hands in many cases. Screen resolution, however, is the same for both devices, namely 720 by 1280 pixels.

Under the hood of the ZTE Grand Memo ticks a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC, which is definitely powerful, at least in theory. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is powered by a quad-core Exynos SoC, which also packs quite a punch. 

For more details, we've embedded a video below where we put the ZTE Grand Memo and Samsung Galaxy Note II side by side. Check it out below and let us know which one you think is better! 

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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 16:45

1. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


posted on 26 Feb 2013, 16:58 3

2. md227a (Posts: 169; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I'll keep my note 2

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 16:58 2

3. nikenturd (unregistered)

The Note II's overall fuctionality is still superior, they're not even close

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:01

4. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

it's clearly giant vs giant, but to some fanboys not fond of either brand it will be known as ''Liar vs Copycat'. Whatever, I like both for their huge screens but the note 2 nabs this one easily despite going against an S4 Pro/S60 or whatever the hell ZTE put in that thing.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:17

5. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

That screen needs 1080p.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:50

6. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I absolutely love my Note2 especially with the s-pen. For ZTE I think this is a really nice device and should sell well.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 01:38

7. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

"Grand Memo"...seems like a counterfeit to me.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 02:41

8. hide0us (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

"Grand" memo and yet, a 720p screen? That too after slapping in a Snapdragon 600? Sighh! In terms of number crunching prowess, it will run in circles around the Note II. For everything else, the Note II will run in circles around it.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 03:32 1

9. xerxer (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

I'll choose Samsung Galaxy Note II because it has more features than any other phablet.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 03:56

10. temuchka1996 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

too big already :|

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