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

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:13

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...

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:15 1

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:30 4

3. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:48 2

5. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

You know, ZTE is a chinese company.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:06 3

10. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:24 2

11. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:42 1

26. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

As long as they sell cheap their best, worldwide.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 15:32

39. deewinc (Posts: 392; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

The Japanese copied flawlessly. Until the Chinese decided to throw a low blow.

Remember products like JVC, Panasonic, Sharp?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 20:01

51. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 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.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:29

13. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:17 3

2. Zack_2014 (Posts: 515; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:23

22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:07

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.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:26

48. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 04:43

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.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 08:33

54. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:47

4. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:53 5

6. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Specs war will never be over.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 14:33

36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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....

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:54 1

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

4GB?? Whoaa..

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:55 1

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:05 1

9. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:26

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

What is unified memory?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:55 4

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.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:17 1

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:27 1

24. afegit (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Feb 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

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:44

27. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 12:39

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.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 14:49

37. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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
side air vents
carbon fiber

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,


like i said i would pay extra 400 euros for those specs and materials or even 600 euros extra

fineprestige items never depreciates

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:22

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.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:40

49. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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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