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ZTE Grand S3 Specs & Price

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ZTE Grand S3 was only recently unveiled during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and looks set to boost the credibility of its Chinese maker in the smartphone market. ZTE Grand S3 is designed to contend favourably well against its more expensive rivals and boasts of several cool features – most notably among them is its biometric eye scanning security feature.

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ZTE Grand S3

Display and Camera

This ZTE flagship smartphone is fitted with a screen that measure 5.5 inches diagonally, putting it in the phablet territory. The screen has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

ZTE Grand S3 has been given an upgrade in the camera department, compared to the Grand S2. The rear camera now uses a 16-megapixel sensor, while the front-facing camera has been boosted to 8 megapixels for great selfies and wefies. The rear camera can also record 2160p ultra HD (4k) video.

Power and Performance

A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at an impressive 2.5GHz – faster than some laptops – powers the ZTE Grand S3. The device runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system overlaid by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s own custom user interface. ZTE could have scored better points with the phones if it had provided the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop on it, but hopely an upgrade should be in the pipeline.

Performance is supported by an enhanced RAM of 3GB and a decent battery of 3100mAh capacity. ZTE Grand S3 offers 16GB Internal storage, which is expandable to up to 64GB using a microSD.

Eye Scanner

The most noteworthy feature on the ZTE Grand S3 is one called Eyeprint ID. This is a biometric security feature based on technology developed by EyeVerify. This innovative feature is more secure than the use of PIN codes and patterns to lock a smartphone. Codes and patterns can possibly be guessed.

Once you have set up the Eyeprint ID, you only need to look at the front camera of your ZTE Grand S3 to unlock it. It’s that simple. The biometric solution is able to identify the pattern of blood vessels in the eyes of a user and uses that to unlock the ZTE Grand S3.

Compatible apps can also be configured to request eye scanning before granting access. The biometric solution is secure to the extent that the smartphone cannot be unlocked using the photo or video of its owner, quoting ZTE.

Pricing & Availability

ZTE Grand S3 is not available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. ZTE Grand S3 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N75,000 depending on your location in the country.

ZTE Grand S3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the ZTE Grand S3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 801)
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver
  • Dimension: 155 x 77 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 2160p UHD, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, Autofocus, Face Detection, dual-LED Flash, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 100 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Eye Vein Biometrics: Yes, Eyeprint ID sensor (EyeVerify)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3100 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article ZTE Grand S3 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 22nd, 2019

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