If you recall, during last year’s Mobile World Congress, we have had our very own hands-on with the ZTE Grand MEMO, which at the time we considered to be a mammoth phablet at a 5.7 inch display. Now, its successor, the Grand Memo II LTE is even bigger, coming with a huge 6-inch display that’s ready to make the jump over the fence to the tablet field.
The device comes with a really, really good price – $300 in the United States, and that is for the unlocked version. The price has been revealed during a Q&A session at ZTE’s press conference, but official pricing isn’t available just yet. However, we do hope that the price will remain like that. Despite being quite big, it has a really slim profile of only 7.2mm.
The ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE has a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel one on the front. You don’t see too many devices with a 5MP camera sensor in the front, as most of OEMs choose to go with the traditional 2MP version. This is a really good feature that will make the Grand Memo 2 a smartphone to rely on when you are about to go into a video chat or video call somebody.
The smartphone comes with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version, and packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3,200mAh battery and a Snapdragon 400 processor. Now, this is where the device comes with a pretty big downside, as the original Memo packed a Snapdragon 800. Probably this is the reason why it is now cheaper, as well. The phablet will become available in China in April, and will then get launched in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
Albeit the phablet rocks KitKat, it is not “clean”, as it comes with MiFavor 2.3, which has deep integration with ZTE’s pre-loaded apps, or bloatware, in case you don’t need them.