ZTE has announced four phones for the last quarter of 2012 and the early 2013 phase, and a couple of them have some excellent features and specifications while the other two lie in the mid-range of devices, all of these powered with the Android operating system. At a press conference in Russia, ZTE launched the line of smartphones having the processors from 1GHz to 1.5GHz and various other specs being different in each of the device. Detailed are the various smartphones below:
ZTE Grand Era
This is one of the top-end devices launched by ZTE, with the 4.5 inch HD display with the 720p display quality, and the 1.5GHz quad-core processor but there is no official confirmation from the company whether it would be the Android ICS or the Jelly Bean version, but looking at how well everything is set up within the device, it could surely come with the latest Jelly Bean version of Android.
It has got an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter while the connectivity can go up to HSPA+. Something that wouldn’t be impressive is the battery life which is just 1800 mAh, which could drain quite fast with the quad-core processor pulling most of it while someone tries to take the full advantage of it by multitasking. The Galaxy S III could get some beating if ZTE keeps the pricing at a mid-range.
ZTE Grand X LTE T82
A device with a dual-core processor, but as the name suggests it would support the 4G LTE networking. The processor clocks at speed of 1.5GHz, and the phone has got a 4.3-inch qHD display. Bluetooth is of 3.0 technology, and surprisingly ZTE has packed in a higher capacity battery than in the Grand Era, with a 1900 mAh battery in the Grand X LTE T82. This mid-range device will have the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS in it.
This is a dual-SIM Android phone that keeps itself in the mid-range market, and it has got a 1GHz dual-core processor with the 4-inch WVGA display. The battery that is packed in the V889M is of 1600 mAh capacity but the company claims that the device would be having a 450 hours of standby time if active on a single SIM. Although when you use two SIM cards together, the standby time is somewhere around 180 hours, and this would be considered nothing less for the 1600 mAh capacity. This would again come with the Android ICS operating system.
Not a very impressive device, but one of the best among the list of low range phones announced by ZTE, the V790 has a 3.5-inch HVGA display with a single core processor at 1GHz speed, and there is a 2-megapixel camera. There is nothing much to expect from the device except that, just like the V889M it would sport a dual-SIM capability.
This seems to be a genuine effort from ZTE to compete against the big guns in the market, but we can’t be sure whether there would be a big impact made because even the ZTE Grand Era seems to have something less than the best devices right now, like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the HTC One X etc.