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ZTE Grand Series

ZTE Grand S3Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 6.0 inch
Weight: 0.15kg, 0.16kg, 0.17kg, 0.172kg, 0.197kg, 0.2kg
Price: 200, 300, 399 euro
Average Score: 77.11% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
: - %, performance: 52%, features: 39%, display: 82%
mobility: 97%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 86%

 

ZTE Grand Memo LTE

Specifications

ZTE Grand Memo LTENotebook: ZTE Grand Memo LTE
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.197kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: ZTE homepage

Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

85% Review ZTE Grand Memo LTE Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A giant from China. With a panel diagonal of 5.7-inches ZTE follows the trend of ever bigger smartphones. A strong SoC, a camera with a 13 MP sensor and LTE support will make the device a hit - and all of this for a low price. Find out what the downsides are in our test review.
93% ZTE Grand Memo
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 79%
ZTE Grand Memo
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
80% ZTE Grand Memo
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Wenn Status nicht so wichtig ist
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good allround package; large display; fast hardware; acceptable price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2014
Großes Display, aber kein Snapdragon 800
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good performance; appealing display; useful camera; pleasing interface Negative: deficient workmanship; weak sound; heavy and unhandy format
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013

 

ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE has been trying hard to establish its name among the major phone manufacturers. With the ZTE Grand S Flex, it might very well do so. This mid-range phone is a little fatter than its predecessor but at 6.9 mm thick, few will even notice it and fewer will mind. The bulkier size is a price to pay for the larger battery it houses. The 2300 mAh battery is able to last for 2 days with casual usage.

The 5 inch screen comes with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, which is not full HD but is still pretty clear in its own right. The 294 ppi is rather decent, although not the best. The ZTE Grand S Flex is powered by a dual core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM. Although this specification is a minor downgrade from its predecessor, the performance of the device is not affected too badly. Unfortunately, it does not come with a micro SD card slot, so users have to stick with the 16 GB internal memory.

All in all, the ZTE Grand S Flex is a cheaper version of more expensive ZTE models that sacrifices processing power and display for more functionality with a longer lasting battery.

Specifications

ZTE Grand S FlexNotebook: ZTE Grand S Flex
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Grand S Flex (Model)

Average Score: 78.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

78% ZTE Grand S Flex
Source: PC Go - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% ZTE Grand S Flex
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% ZTE Grand S Flex
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
ZTE Grand S Flex
Source: Android User - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
5 Zoll Gerät mit LTE für unter 300 EUR
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: attractive price; very good configuration; good workmanship; appealing optics; solid measured data
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2014
5-Zoll-LTE-Smartphone zum kleinen Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: fancy allrounder; fair price; LTE Negative: insufficient performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014

 

ZTE Grand S Pro

Specifications

ZTE Grand S ProNotebook: ZTE Grand S Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Grand S Pro (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% ZTE Grand S Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $100 plus a two-year contract, U.S. Cellular has better options than the ZTE Grand S Pro. While its graphic performance and display are impressive, the short battery life, deceptive camera and outdated version of Android give us pause. We would be more inclined to spend $100 more for the Samsung Galaxy S5 or save $50 and buy the Apple iPhone 5S. Either way, you'll get a better camera and similar performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

ZTE Grand X Max Plus

Trendy and rocking the total square design, the ZTE Grand X Max Plus is a large screen format smartphone with maxed out specifications just as the name implies. The black device is sleek and comes with a carbon fiber rear cover while wearing the ZTE branding like a badge of honor. Indeed the device comes with the capability to back its name with a flawless 6 inch capacitive touchscreen with 245 ppi pixel density for clear images. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device also comes packed with a Snapdragon 400 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU and 16 GB of internal memory. With a microSD card, the storage capacity can be increased by up to 32 GB. Audio quality is also decent with speakers producing loud volume and Dolby Mobile technology. The ZTE Grand X Max Plus comes with a 13 MP  autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a secondary 5 MP front facing camera. Other capabilities include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, an infrared port and microUSB v2.0. The LTE smartphone is powered by a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery with up to 6 hours and 30 minutes of talk time. If that is not sufficient enough, the ZTE Grand X Max Plus also comes with fast battery charging capability with 30% charge capacity in 30 minutes.

Specifications

ZTE Grand X Max PlusNotebook: ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Grand X Max Plus (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% ZTE Grand X Max+ Review
Source: Phone Arena English
After impressing us not too long ago with the ZTE ZMAX, a prepaid phone attached with a killer price point, the ZTE Grand X Max+ continues the momentum for the company that’s really making its presence felt in the US prepaid market. With a sticker price of $199.99 through prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless, the Grand X Max+ offers quite a deal of value for its price, performance, and specs. It’s certainly not like some of the premium offerings we see overseas from the company, but in the budget smartphone space, the Grand X Max+ is a big phone with big dreams – and it’s seriously one to think about too!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you've been yearning for an extra-large Android phone but are on a tight budget, the $199 ZTE Grand X Max+ is a solid buy. The phablet's 6-inch display produces bright and beautiful images (albeit at a relatively low 720p resolution), and its 9-hour-plus battery life ensures that you can take this device out all night with confidence.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

ZTE Grand X Plus Z826

Specifications

ZTE Grand X Plus Z826Notebook: ZTE Grand X Plus Z826
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: ZTE homepage
 Grand X Plus Z826 (Model)

 

ZTE Grand X Plus Z826
Source: BC Hardware English
I’ve never used a ZTE device before this unit and just like many other people here in North America, I thought that ZTE might be more of a "budget quality" device. After using this device exclusively for about a month, my thoughts have changed a bit. The phone certainly isn’t a flagship device, but it’s a whole lot more than a budget device as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2015

 

ZTE Grand S3

Specifications

ZTE Grand S3Notebook: ZTE Grand S3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Links: ZTE homepage

 

ZTE Grand S3
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Eye-scanning is the only thing that really makes this phone really stand out, otherwise it’s not a particularly interesting device, despite strong specs. It’s currently only running Android 4.4, which feels a bit dated on a flagship phone with such a large hi-res screen. The design of the phone doesn’t help much either. It’s thick at 9.8mm and looks like it was designed simply to house the technology inside it, lacking character and style.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015
ZTE Grand S3 review: Hands-on with ZTE's Eyeprint ID smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
It's interesting to see a new development in mobile security being implemented in ZTE's Grand S3, but it's certainly not the most ideal or practical feature, and it's essentially the only thing that makes this smartphone stand out from the crowd. That said, its specs make it a good all-rounder that, should it make its way to the UK, could attract some intrigued buyers thanks to the Eyeprint ID.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015

 

Comment

ZTE:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.

S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

801 MSM8974AB:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.36 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.15 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:


77.11%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-01-18)