Chinese handset maker, ZTE has launched its once-upon-a-time flagship device, ZTE Grand S II in India, a good 1o months after it was announced first in January this year.
To be available exclusively on e-commerce portal, Amazon India, the ZTE Grand S II is priced at Rs 13,999 and still boasts a tall specs order in spite of chinks in its arsenal like outdated and dusted OS.
Let’s talk the positives first. The smarphone features a 5.5-inch fullHD display (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution) with a good 401 pixels per inch, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with a provision to expand via microSD card up to 32GB. The phone also has a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera and comes with a 2500mAh battery. It measures measures 157x77x7.9mm and weighs 150 grams
If all that sounds good enough, the dampener is the operating system. The Grand S II runs on now antique Android Jelly bean and the company informs it has no plans to upgrade it to forget Lollipop but not even Kitkat. Even the UI which in the Grand S II is ZTE’s home brewed, Mi Favor does not cut ice in spite of the many software features, it lacks the finesse.
If we get a review unit on our hand, we will try to do a in-depth coverage of the device.