ZTE Grand Memo vs Samsung Galaxy Note II - first look

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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Grand Memo
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1
    ZTE MiFavor UI
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



10. temuchka1996

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

too big already :|

9. xerxer

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

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

8. hide0us

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

7. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

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

6. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

5. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That screen needs 1080p.

4. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

3. nikenturd unregistered

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

2. md227a

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'll keep my note 2

1. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012


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