A couple months back, they didn’t even exist, but now with the 2013 CES in full-swing, we’re finding ourselves positively inundated with 1080p smartphones. The most recent to get announced is ZTE’s second-such handset (following the Nubia Z5), its Grand S. We got a chance to try it out ourselves, and see just how well it performs.
While the Grand S is going to make its debut abroad, plans are for it to eventually make its way to the West later in 2013. The phone runs a 1.7GHz quad-core SoC, arrives running Jelly Bean, and ZTE has customized it with some of its own UI tweaks. There’s a lot going on that we like, but it also adds up to generating just a bit of lag; it won’t necessarily ship like that, but it’s something we’ll want to keep an eye out for.
By the time the Grand S shows up in the States, we’re hoping ZTE will have assigned it a price tag a little more affordable than the majority of first-run 1080p phones will see.