ZTE Grand S II could be the first smartphone to sport 4GB of RAM

ZTE Grand S II could be the first smartphone to sport 4GB of RAM
Back in January, when the year seemed so new, Chinese manufacturer ZTE introduced the ZTE Grand S II. At the time, the handset seem well spec'd with a 5.5 inch display carrying 1080 x 1920 resolution, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC under the hood, and 2GB of RAM inside. Heck, the Grand S II even beat out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the AnTuTu Benchmark test, scoring a rather impressive 34,938 vs. the 34,652 tallied by Samsung's phablet.

The ZTE Grand S II recently received certification from TENNA, which is China's version of the FCC. The TENNA visit brought forth a number of pictures of the device, and spec sheets. Interestingly, all of the specs matched earlier reports, except for one noticeable difference. The sheets that were posted after the TENNA visit reveal that the ZTE handset is now sporting a whopping 4GB of RAM.

If it turns out that the Grand S II is indeed carrying 4GB of RAM, the model would be the first smartphone to do so. As a point of reference, the OG Apple iPhone carried 128MB of the stuff back in 2007, showing how far mobile technology has come since then. Last fall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 became the first mobile phone to include 3GB of RAM on board.

The rest of the specs on the ZTE Grand S II include a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing shooter. Making sure that the lights stay on is the job of the 3000mAh battery, and Android 4.3 is installed out of the box. If the spec sheets are correct, we could see a little bit of history made when the ZTE Grand S II does get released later this year. 


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Grand S II
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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55 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Is there a particular reason the back of this phone looks exactly like my HTC Butterfly?

3. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

And the front like a buttonless GSII with a ZTE logo?

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You know, ZTE is a chinese company.

10. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

They even copyed the name G(rand)SII. But somone has to start from somewhere. And copying is one method that huge artists used also. I think that in the 80's the best copiers in electronics were the Japanese.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You got a point... I used to hear in childhood days that Japanese products are advance copy of american and european products.. anyway, I want good options. I am not a manufacturer, so copy is not my nightmare... infact its my delight as a result of more options

26. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

As long as they sell cheap their best, worldwide.

39. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

The Japanese copied flawlessly. Until the Chinese decided to throw a low blow. Remember products like JVC, Panasonic, Sharp?

51. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

JVC, Panasonic, Sharp are legends! Sony is the last standing company from all of them. Sharp is in LCD production business now, Panasonic production in battery making and last i heard about JVC was when they were manufacturing audio chips for other companies but even that is under some Chinese manufactures now.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Seems like chinese are taking driving seat in mobile phones these days, well thats not bad... come on apple, bring a law suit... they are taking your ideas

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Really? Few years back my PC never even had a gig and it ran fine..

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

but on windows you dont have so many apps running like on android, thats why android smartphone platform needs more ram then pc and labtop, also windows apps when opened have more large size apps than androids apps

44. AppleHateBoy unregistered

But you do need to run 15+ GB games on Windows. On Android the largest you will reach is about 1-1.5 GB. So yeah PCs need tons of RAM too. Plus 4.0+ Android has a good auto task killer.

48. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But on Windows you have games and how many other apps running....? On Android you have Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Wechat, Tango, Evernote, and others have maybe more or at least people have 5 apps running the less, so each apps take up 45+ Mb of RAM, if you have 2gb RAM the system and Google services takes up 900Mb, leaving you with 5 apps minus 230+= 880Mb RAM left. And that's just 5apps, let alone installing 20+ apps that would be 700+Mb remaining 300Mb RAM for browsing. If you open 2tabs on Dolphin browser it eats up 150Mb RAM leaving 130MB left which then starts to lag. Yes task killers are there, but why kill an app which was designed to run persistently without interfering and killing everything and the apps restart themselves again,,,, Smartphones need a lot of RAM just like PC, but on a PC you don't have more than 20 apps running like Android.

53. AppleHateBoy unregistered

"each apps take up 45+ Mb of RAM" "Google services takes up 900Mb" Sigh.... My Xperia L with only 1 GB ram runs all those in background while consuming less than 700 MB. And this is with Jelly Bean. With KitKat it would be even lower.

54. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's including Jellybean and if your running TW or Sense, or Timescape. It shows every apps running on JB when you use the app SystemPanel, try it,,,,? How many apps to you have installed? The more the app you install the lower the RAM gets the more the CPU idels at 600mhz at screen off, than it should at 300mhz

4. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Somebody has to tell ZTE that the specs war is over..

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Specs war will never be over.

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

somebody has to tell you that why does it bother you? if you dont like the specs go for the mid specs... options are a great thing for specially me cause i love power and is a power user....

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

4GB?? Whoaa..

8. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

ZTE setting the mobile standards of the future. I love how they push technology to their limits.

9. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Sigh... Can we please have unified memory instead of more memory?

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

What is unified memory?

16. AppleHateBoy unregistered

The total RAM that is used in your Android phone is divided into two "fixed" parts. One part is used by CPU and can be seen in task managers. The other part is used by GPU. The problem is that some companies decrease the amount of GPU RAM (for some stupid reason) which may result in poor game performance/low FPS. Unified memory "simply" allows CPU and GPU to share the total memory which may increase game performance/FPS.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Would be even great if it had 4GB SOLID STATE DRIVE RAM .. Try downloading SystemPanel on Playstore

24. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

oh wow, I've been able to refrain from commenting on the stuff you spout, but m8, ur b8 is just too gr8, I r8 8/8. You are truely one of the greatest trolls to grace PhoneArena. Conside me your fan

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

why asking for a class 16 memory is know classed as trolls... really asking for LPDDR4 RAM is trolling asking for 2015 specs is trolling asking for better materials and cpu gpu rams and screens is trolling delusional indenial what do you still live in 2010 specs? do you drive a 1.6 engine with 3 cylinder car? so you dont want to drive AMG MERC or a4 audi but drive the a1 really? so your telling me you wouldnt pay an extra 70 dollars for a super fast memory, but would prefer a LPDDR2 RAM?

35. AppleHateBoy unregistered

You can't compare smartphones with cars... "Asking for is trolling" Asking for things isn't trolling. It's the time at which you are asking. Let me give you an example. Do you think TSMC is enjoying troubling everyone by not releasing 20 nm HKMG and 16 nm FinFET?? Scaling these things for mass-production takes time. You and I can't help it, because human resource is limited. So, kindly, stop trolling. Please. It's a request.

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

well if they cant why dont you ask battery oems to advance the tech, tech is available but no oems want to pay that price, someone has to push this like what apple did you can compare smartphones with cars laptop pcs ever herd of liquidmetal heatsinks side air vents carbon fiber titanium lipoly batteries plus and it was possible for NOKIA8800 SAPPHIRE ARTE, nokia used high grade titanium, the first device to use rolex, breitling sapphire glass, stainless steel yes and grade 18.8 true geniune leather and carbon fibre,,, i payed £750 sterling for a non smartphone in 2008 so your point is validated, there are lots of users and buyers who would pay this amount of cash, just to have great fine prestige materials look at apple iphone a midrange subpar phone made with cheap glass and cheap aluminium, people still buy that device and millions are, so go troll elsewhere please, i understand your a young kid who lives under his mum and is getting support by her, and that i assume your jealous and hates are rising cause you cant and would like to own fine prestige items so your theory that you say im trolling is nonsense and mute, if youve got the cash go upto samsung sony or whatever company to make you a custom build design of your choice, ANYTHINGS POSSIBLE, MONEY HAS POWER AND TALS, YOU ARE THE BUYER AND THEY ARE THE PROVIDER like i said i would pay extra 400 euros for those specs and materials or even 600 euros extra fineprestige items never depreciates

45. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Well you can use experimental battery tech if you want. Just don't cry when it blows up in your face. HTC One used an almost full metal design, yet it didn't sell well. Galaxy S3 was entirely made of plastic and yet sold millions. It isn't just about the materials. But the overall package. Yes I don't have any premium things. But at 16 I don't need to. Btw do you really enjoy insulting others? Your argument is weak and you know it. But you don't want to accept it and so you insult others. I am a kid and yet I have far, far more sense than you. Money has power. But you aren't the only one with a lot of money. A lot of people have a lot of money and all of them don't want metal. You with all your money can't force a company to make a flagship phone with awesome build materials. The companies that do want to build phones with premium materials compromise on specs. You can't have both in a phone. Why? Because you are alone. A phone with best everything will be expensive to manufacture and design, yet few people will buy it and the company will lose money. If you want everything in a phone, make your own.

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why would it blow up, it's not gonna be me whose go through the process, but technicians. Htc One sold well, due to not selling like galaxy Sseries was market recognition and media, along with great resources spent would obviously will be a hype like Apples products. No I have not insulteded anyone or others and I respect there choices and previliges and humor. Yes I hate dislike plastic! It was you who was rude and acting childish first, I have not disrespected you, but I confronted with logical questions and answer. You will know something that I won't, and I will know something you won't,,,, we are in a discussion forum, here to learn and share thoughts and perceptions,,, No I'm not rich or have plenty money, yes I get paid ok which leads me to buying quality products. Even from young age I always liked designer brands......!

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