ZTE Introduces Grand S II and Nubia Z7 Mini with Snapdragon 801 CPU for Indian Markets

ZTE, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer has launched its two new and stylish smartphones, Grand S II and Nubia Z7 Mini in India. ZTE Grand S II was first introduced in January and Nubia Z7 in July this year.

Grand S II is expected to be available for purchase starting 24 November 2014 and Nubia Z7 Mini will arive later in December 2014. However, the company has not revealed price details of both of these smartphones. Let’s have a look at specifications of these handsets.

ZTE Grand S II

ZTE Grand S II sports a 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive display with Full HD resolutions of 1080×1920 pixel. This amounts to 401 pixel per inches which is great. It is powered by 2.3 GHz Quad core Krait 400 Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. You can further expand this by up to 32 GB using Micro SD card.


Grand S II comes with 13 MP rear shooter with LED Flash for low light photography as this will be a great device for photography enthusiasts. A 2 MP shooter is also present for selfies and video calling. It also packs a giant non removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery. Connectivity features include – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, 3G, Micro SD card.

But the negative side of Grand S II is that it’s still running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, which is quite old now. Most of the smartphones are available in the market with Android 4.4 KitKat and several will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update soon.

ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini

Nubia Z7 Mini comes with a 5 inch HD display with same 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The display is quite sharp with pixel density of 441 pixels per inches. This device is powered by 2 GHz quad core Krait 400 Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be further expanded by up to 32 GB using MicroSD storage.


Nubia Z7 Mini sports a 13 MP primary rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP camera at front which is good enough for selfie fans and video calls. Camera software includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR.

This dual sim device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and houses a Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery. Connectivity features include- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, 3G, Micro SD card.

Nubia Z7 will be available in several attractive colors like Black, White, Red, Green and Yellow.

Key Specifications:

Model Name ZTE Grand S II ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini
Display 5.5 inch IPS LCD Display 5 inch HD display
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor 2 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
Camera 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
Battery 3100 mAh battery 2300 mAh battery
Internal Storage 16 GB 16 GB
Dimensions and Weight 157 x 77 x 9.1 mm and 150 gms 140.9 x 69.3 x 8.2 mm and 143 gms
Price Not specified by company Not specified by Company
Dual Sim N/A Yes

Now we can say that both of these ZTE smartphones feature powerful hardware. It remains to be seen how attractive the price will be.

Author: Pooja

Pooja is passionate about blogging and Tech which makes life easier and interesting. While she is not exploring tech trends, you can find her devouring epic fantasy adventure literature and movies from across the globe.

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