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ZTE Announces Nubia 5, U.S. Grand S Availability

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Oct 3, 2013, 8:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

ZTE today announced the Nubia 5, a new Android smartphone that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers. The Nubia 5 targets people who put photography first. It includes a Konica-Minolta 13-megapixel main camera with sapphire lens and three shooting modes: Fun, Auto, and Pro. According to ZTE, Fun Mode is for snapshots with filters; Auto Mode includes smile detection and HDR; and Pro Mode adds burst shooting, panorama, and control over focus, lighting, and more. The Nubia 5 also has a 2-megapixel user-facing camera. Other features include a 5-inch full HD screen, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,300mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Nubia 5 is compatible with GSM/UMTS networks and will be available for preorder from Amazon and other sales channels beginning October 5. It costs $449.99. ZTE also announced that it will sell the Grand S smartphone online for $399.99. The Grand S was announced at CES 2013. It features a 5-inch full HD display; 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM; 13-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel user-facing camera; and 16GB of built-in storage. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


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Oct 4, 2013, 12:02 AM

Still terrible for the price

Could just buy the Optimus G Pro for $450~

That phone without a doubt stomps anything ZTE.
399 for a Full HD Display, 13 megapixel camera, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 16 GB internal memory that's pretty good if you ask me. The G pro is an awsome device but having this phone 100 cheaper and with almost the same specs that what make me see i...

Oct 3, 2013, 9:29 AM

4GLTE capable device??

For the price I think it's a really cool phone, anyone know if it support's LTE?
Nubia 5 and the Grand S are both H+ device according to ZTE website.

http://www.zteusa.com/nubia5.html »
http://www.zteusa.com/grands.html »
Sounds like a more expensive Nexus4... with ZTE's UI (is it even good?).
The phone was created for the Asian market and no U.S. specific version has been made.
The phone itself works great under HSPA+ coverage, it's thin, stilish, light, very fast and stable (surprising, considering that it is a ZTE device), and yes, the ...
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