ZTE Grand S II Hands On

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Last year at CES 2013, ZTE announced their ZTE Grand S smartphone and exactly a year later, at the CES 2014, they are showing off the successorZTE Grand S II. The ZTE Grand S II has all the makings and specifications of a typical flagship with a Full HD display, Snapdragon 800 SoC and everything else. We go hands on with the device and you can check out the video right below. Continue reading “ZTE Grand S II Hands On”

ZTE ECO-MOBIUS Modular Smartphone Concept First Look

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ZTE announced the ECO-MOBIUS modular phone concept last year, even before the Motorola Project Ara . It even won Red Dot 2013 award for the best concept design. We got a to check out the ZTE ECO-MOBIUS at the CES 2014. The ECO-MOBIUS concept divides the phone into four independent modules – display, core, battery, and camera. These modules can be replaced or assembled easily via sliding tracks. Continue reading “ZTE ECO-MOBIUS Modular Smartphone Concept First Look”

ZTE Projector Hotspot with Android 4.2, built-in 5000 mAh charger announced

ZTE Projector Hotspot

We have already seen projector smartphones, but ZTE has announced Projector Hotspot, the first device with a built-in DLP projector, LTE Hotspot  to connect up to 8 devices and a built-in 5000 mAh battery to charge your devices. This is definitely revolutionary. It also has a range of connectivity options such as HDMI, Headset Jack,  Audio out and features a  4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels) Capacitive touch screen and runs on Android 4.2. Continue reading “ZTE Projector Hotspot with Android 4.2, built-in 5000 mAh charger announced”

ZTE Grand S II with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor announced

ZTE Grand S II

ZTE has announced the Grand S II, the successor of the Grand as it promised last week. It has 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD IPS display, powered by a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android OS. It comes with 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, full HD video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “ZTE Grand S II with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor announced”

ZTE to unveil Grand S II, BlueWatch Smartwatch and a Phablet with 5.7-inch HD display at CES 2014


ZTE has announced that it would unveil the Grand S II, the successor of Grand S that was unveiled at the CES 2013 last year. It would also launch BlueWatch, its first Smartwatch and its first phablet with a 5.7-inch HD display and dual screen functionality. It would also show off a mobile hotspot with a built-in projector and more at the event. Continue reading “ZTE to unveil Grand S II, BlueWatch Smartwatch and a Phablet with 5.7-inch HD display at CES 2014”

ZTE nubia Z5S and nubia Z5S mini launched in China

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ZTE has launched two new Android smartphones, nubia Z5S and nubia Z5S mini and their LTE variants as we reported last week. The nubia Z5S has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) IPS display at 440 ppi with 2.67mm thin bezel, powered by a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The nubia Z5S mini has a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels)  IGZO display, powered by a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Both these smartphones have a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, full HD video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “ZTE nubia Z5S and nubia Z5S mini launched in China”

ZTE Open Unboxing

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Yet another Smartphone OS in an already crowded market? Is there a breathing gap for platforms with differentiated offerings? So many questions needed answering when the Firefox OS was announced. And now it is here, residing within a handful of devices. Firefox OS might be the litmus test for a new OS’ sustainability in a fiercely competitive market. And for sustainability, any OS needs hardware, and tailored ones are the demand of the day. So Firefox announced their partnerships with several manufacturers for manufacturing low cost devices to push their platform forward to the ideal first smartphone user segment. ZTE is one of them, and one of their first devices featuring the Firefox OS is the ZTE Open.

The name Open signifies Firefox’s mobile vision in a word. The platform is based on web technologies, and much like Firefox, the browser, most apps it has run on HTML5 or Javascript. Previously we had seen phones or apps based on web technologies didn’t perform that well, and that was exactly the case with FFOS too, when we had last seen the ZTE Open at the MWC event. But, has it changed, is it smoother and usable now? We unbox this low cost device to find out –

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ZTE nubia 5S with 5-inch 1080p display launching on November 19th

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ZTE nubia 5 went on sale in the U.S. last month, now the press invite for the nubia 5S has arrived. The nubia 5S  is set to launch on November 19th in Beijing Prosper Center. According to earlier leaks, the Nubia 5S is rumored to feature a 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and run on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It would come with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “ZTE nubia 5S with 5-inch 1080p display launching on November 19th”

ZTE Grand S Flex with 5-inch HD display launched in Europe

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ZTE introduced the Grand S Flex few months back for the Chinese market, now the company has launched the phone in the European markets, including Germany, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain. It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 processor and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).  It has 8-megapixel auto focus camera with LED Flash and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “ZTE Grand S Flex with 5-inch HD display launched in Europe”

ZTE Blade Q Mini, Blade Q and Blade Q Maxi with dual-core processor, Android 4.2 announced

ZTE Blade Q Mini, Blade Q and Blade Q Maxi

ZTE has announced three new devices, Blade Q Mini, Blade Q and Blade Q Maxi in the Blade series for European market. The Blade Q Mini has a 4-inch (480 x 800 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, Blade Q has a 4.5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) capacitive touch screen display and the Blade Q Maxi has a 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) capacitive touch screen display. All these phones are powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor with Mali 400 GPU and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). These smartphones pack, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and comes with 21 MB/s 3G HSPA+ connectivity. Continue reading “ZTE Blade Q Mini, Blade Q and Blade Q Maxi with dual-core processor, Android 4.2 announced”

ZTE Blade G2 Review

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The entry level Android handset market is one of the hottest and the primary driver of smartphone sales in the country. As brands capitalize on this segment, we’ve seen a proliferation of new players entering the market. ZTE too is aiming to capture a share of the market with the Blade G2. Let’s take a look at how capable this Android 4.2 running handset is. Continue reading “ZTE Blade G2 Review”

ZTE Blade G2 Benchmarks

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The ZTE Blade G2 was launched earlier this year and we finally got a chance to check out the device for ourselves. The handset aimed at the price sensitive market strikes a decent balance between power and performance. We spent some time with it and put it through our benchmark set up to pitch it against the competition. Day to day usage of the phone is more than acceptable and the phone generally blazes through casual use case scenarios. Continue reading “ZTE Blade G2 Benchmarks”

ZTE nubia 5 and Grand S with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon processor coming to USA

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ZTE has announced two new smartphones, the nubia 5 and the Grand S for the U.S. markets. Both these phones have a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD IPS display at 440 ppi, powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor and run on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). ZTE unveiled the Grand S earlier this year at the CES 2013. We even brought you the hands-on photos and videos at that time.  Continue reading “ZTE nubia 5 and Grand S with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon processor coming to USA”

ZTE becomes India’s leading Data Card vendor with 30.2% marketshare in Q2, 2013

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ZTE, the Chinese company known for its communication infrastructure solutions and even smartphone products, is now the leading Data Card vendor in India, with a user base of 63.04% of the total Data Card users. The CyberMedia Research team had released these statistics for the Indian market in their website sometime back, where they actually noted a decline in the Data Card market from the previous year but compared to the last quarter, Q2 has seen a 66.7% growth and about 30.2% of all the new shipments are ZTE cards, according to the data.

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ZTE Open Firefox OS device to be sold on eBay for $80

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ZTE Open, the first commercial Firefox OS device went on sale in Spain last month. Now ZTE has officially announced that it would go on sale in the US and UK soon through eBay. The Firefox developer devices Keon and Peak manufactured by Spanish company GeeksPhone went on sale in April. The ZTE Open was unveiled at the MWC earlier this year. It has a 3.5-inch (480×320 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1GHz MSM7225A Snapdragon S1 processor and runs on Firefox OS. Continue reading “ZTE Open Firefox OS device to be sold on eBay for $80”