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ZTE Grand Era (2013) review

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Nvidia Tegra 3 AP33
ULP GeForce
1 GB / 16 GB
4.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

ZTE announced the launch of the Grand Era smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Grand Era phone with 4.5 inches display, Nvidia Tegra 3 AP33 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The ZTE Grand Era comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (720 x 1280 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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ZTE Grand Era specifications

BrandZTE
NameGrand Era
ModelV985
Release date2013

Body

The weight of ZTE Grand Era is about 3.88 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (5.24 x 2.6 x 0.31 inches).

Weight3.88 oz
Dimensions5.24 x 2.6 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMini SIM

System

The ZTE Grand Era comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SoCNvidia Tegra 3 AP33
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUULP GeForce

Display

The size of Grand Era screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches TFT display of ZTE Grand Era with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of ZTE Grand Era (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Grand Era is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera1.3 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The ZTE Grand Era doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Grand Era comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Grand Era phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Grand Era is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1800 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This ZTE phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZTE Grand Era, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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