Analysis: Grand ZTE Memo

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The line between a phone and a tablet is fine. More and more brands are presenting huge phones like this ZTE Grand Memo, which has a 5.7 ​​inch screen diagonal. The march China has refused leave to present one of these phablets as already known for their situation somewhere between the phone and the tablet.

ZTE Memo

ZTE Memo

In this case we have phone with Android , probably aimed at a professional market, and a camera of sufficient quality . It has a fairly powerful processor, which combined with a good amount of RAM will work quite fluently. This is one of the terminals of the higher range of ZTE , for the most demanding consumers with your phone. Then we take a thorough look at all its features.

Display and Design

Obviously, the first thing that stands out in this phone is the screen size. ‘re 5.7 inches diagonally, a more than respectable size. And this seems to be one of the fashions of the 2013, many brands have tried to include in their catalogs of these  phablet .

However, it is striking the resolution of this display. Unlike most of the other models in this range, the Gran ZTE Memo not reach full HD, but remains in a more humble 1280 x 720 pixels. To his credit I must say that Crystal has a  Corning Gorilla . This is quite resistant to impacts, and is that a bad fall is the nightmare of every owner of a smartphone.

The design is quite sober. ‘s brand is not exactly known for their aesthetic fanfare and this model is no exception. At the bottom we find the typical navigation buttons with Android , although they are all tactile nature. At the front find no physical button as such.

Camera

As most of the smartphones on the market, the Grand ZTE Memo has two cameras. than we find in the front there is not much to say: 1 megapixel sensor for a camera designed for video conferencing.

However in the back we find a much better quality camera. has a 13-megapixel sensor and can record video in Full HD at 30 frames per second. It also has some cool features, like the approach through the touchscreen or face detection. Via receptor GPS mobile can perform as photo geotagging , which allows us to find the specific location where they were taken, or indicate the place of origin when we got the photos to social networks.

Memory and power

The internal memory is one of the most important points to consider when buying a mobile. In this case, we can speak of a performance sufficient, but not extraordinary. Whatever with 16 GB of internal memory which can be extended another 32 GB through a microSD card. Such values ​​may be sufficient for many users, but not too distinctive.

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And it should be noted that applications are more complex and therefore heavier. Therefore, there would have been more to be able to read 64 GB cards, increasingly common and cheap. In addition, a 13 megapixel camera generates large files, so if you use a camera phone much may end up being insufficient memory.

As for the RAM, this model whatever with 2 GB. This really is a pretty good value, up to the most leading mobile we are seeing lately. With this RAM, you should not have trouble moving fluently several applications at once.

The processor is also one of the strengths of the model. It has a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core, we’ve seen on other devices. processor is a powerful and appropriate, and has shown that it does not consume too much energy.

Operating Systems and Applications

The Grand ZTE Memo comes with Android operating system in version 4.1 (Jelly Bean). emabargo It may at first glance be something different from what we are used to seeing. And is that even though the operating system is the same as we see in other brands phones, ZTE has enough custom interface.

The contacts, the dialer and apps menu are some of the differences we found with other models this ecosystem. In addition, like most manufacturers, ZTE has a own applications market.

But undoubtedly the most interesting Android is Google Play . The application market Google has more than 600,000 apps available . Among them are always the most popular on the market, and more than half are free.

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Connectivity

The first thing to note in the field of connectivity of this end is the LTE. This system is becoming popular among high-end smartphones, and can connect to wireless networks anywhere at high speed. That if we are not always in Spain. And unfortunately our country is one of those who are lagging behind in using this technology , and still have to wait at least another year to have deployed such networks.

What if we have in our country are 3G networks, with which of course is compatible. Nor do we find any problems when connecting to networks WiFi ( 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n). In this regard, it is worth mentioning the presence of WiFi Direct, which allows fast file sharing with other devices, or WiFi Hotspot, with which we can use the phone as a router for computers or tablets via 3G connection.

We have already mentioned the presence of a GPS receiver, which enables you to use a browser on mobile while walking or driving. This is the same technology that allows us to geotag the photos you take, or interact with our position on the social networks.

In the field of physical connections find a microUSB 2.0 port, allowing you to connect the handset with other devices and charge the battery. It also has a headphone output 3.5 mm (minijack) and slot microSD .

Music, video, photos and multimedia

With a 5.7-inch screen on the first thing we think about is video playback. Maybe the data will display resolution we take a little look back at this, but said that a video is seen as 720 poorly on a screen of this size is certainly exaggerated.

When play music and videos on Grand ZTE Memo formats supports  MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, MP3, MIDI, AMR, AMR-NB, WAV. We miss the ability to play videos directly in AVI , which is today the most common video format on the web. However, it is quite possible that we found doing so through an application on the market.

Autonomy

As is customary, ZTE has not given any information about the actual battery life, merely stating that it has a capacity of 3,200 milliamps. initially a battery is quite large, taking advantage of the large size of the terminal. However, it should be noted that much of the battery is discharged by use of the screen, and the larger screen, more energy is consumed.

It also has a fairly powerful processor, which although known for being very efficient, not miracles. When the truth is very likely that the battery is not too surprising , and like the vast majority of smartphones, the Grand ZTE Memo recharged daily needs.

Reviews

ZTE did not want to run out to present a model huge. fashion began with Samsung and its Galaxy Note , pursuing a professional market, but many brands have been targeting the mobile range of more than five inches.

This is not surprising nor novel model in this range, and resolution of the screen is one of the points that help to make this happen. However, you can have a good point in its favor: the price. And is that Z TE usually somewhat cheaper than leading brands.

Technical

Standard UMTS HSPA 850/900/2100 
EDGE GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Dimensions 159.9 x 82.6 x 8.5 mm
Memory 16 GB of internal storage + 32GB microSD 
2 GB of RAM
Screen
5.7 inch HD TFT 
1280 x 720 pixel 
capacitive multitouch
Camera 13 Megapixel AF Camera 
Flash LED 
Geotiquetado 
Touch focus 
Face detection 
Record video in 1080p @ 30fps 
Secondary Camera 1 Megapixel
Multimedia Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, MP3, MIDI, AMR, AMR-NB, WAV
Controls and connections Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) 
APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor 600 
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait 300 
Adreno 320 GPU 
Accelerometer 
HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL 
WiFi (2.4G, 5GHz) 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n 
WiFi Hotspot 
WiFi Direct 
Bluetooth 4.0 Technology 
DLNA 
aGPS 
microUSB 2.0 
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack 
MicroSD card slot
Autonomy
3,200 mAh Battery
Price Not available
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