Published: February 26, 2013 10:17 AM
By Romain Thuret
Translated by: Hugh Ehreth
Furtively revealed late last year, the ZTE Grand S is now out in the open at the Chinese brand's stand at MWC. The Grand S is ZTE's first 5-inch Full HD smartphone.


This year ZTE is putting its money on the plus-size smartphone market. Yesterday we showed you the Grand Memo, now here's the Grand S in all its splendour, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display and Gorilla Glass anti-scratch, anti-shock coating.

ZTE Grand S

The Grand S has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space (expandable via microSD).

ZTE Grand S

On the back is a 13-Megapixel camera with an LED flash that films in Full HD 1080p, and on the front is a 2-Megapixel webcam. The interface ZTE has added on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean gives users extra capabilities, such as the ability to programme six shortcut icons on the lock screen to whatever features your heart so desires.

ZTE Grand S

The menus look the same as the menus on the Grand Memo, with a lot of nature-inspired themes and backgrounds: leaves, woods, trees, bark... There's even a background with mushrooms and butterflies on it (hey, we didn't say you have to like it...).

ZTE Grand S

The Grand S has Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a wireless audio-video connection for compatible TVs (Wireless Display) and it's 4G/LTE-compatible. Unfortunately, for NFC you have to pay extra.

ZTE Grand S

ZTE hasn't announced a European release date or official pricing yet for either the Grand S or the Grand Memo. I personally hope they release the S here, though, because it really runs smoothly and the materials are much better and less plasticky than the Memo.
 

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