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Hands On: ZTE Grand X Quad V987 Review

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    The global company ZTE launched its latest line up of smartphones to the public. One of those is their flagship Smartphone, the ZTE Grand X Quad V987. Not only it is Running on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor it is also a Dual sim smartphone which is good if you got two sims running together while enjoying the smartphone experience.

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    Complete Specs:
    Model: ZTE Grand X Quad V987
    Dual SIM GSM (Regular sim)
    Dimension: 141x70x8.9mm
    Weight: 163g
    OS: Android 4.1.2 jelly bean
    5inch of TFT capacitive touch screen
    With 720×1280 pixel of display resolution
    8MP of primary camera
    Camera features: LED Flash, autofocus, touch focus, Geo-tagging and face detection
    Full HD video recording of 1080p with 30fps
    1.3MP of secondary camera for video calling
    1.2GHz of Quad-core processor
    1GB of RAM
    4GB of internal memory
    Expandable to 32GB of external memory with support of micro SD card slot
    3.5mm audio jack
    Micro USB v2.0
    Multi audio/video format player
    Bluetooth v4.0
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Network: GSM/EDGE/GPRS
    Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
    HTML5 for browsing
    Document viewer
    Java MIDP emulator
    1800mAh of battery life
    Color: White


    The package includes the unit, USB charger, earphones and a manual. The front side is a TFT capacitive touch screen With 720×1280 pixel of display resolution in front and a plastic back cover. It is thicker than some of popular higher end smartphone brands. It has a removable battery inside and above it are the dual sim slots (regular sim) and the micro usb slot are located. Installation of sim is simple and easy indicating sim slot 1 and slot 2. Touchscreen is responsive enough to perform basic browsing task.

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    Wifi and blutetooth connections work perfectly, the wifi signal is pretty strong in picking up wifi hotspots even more powerful than other android smartphones.

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    Display/ Graphics

    The display looks amazing for its size, it is bright and clear and not really that much difference from a more expensive smartphone with similar specs. It can play high graphic games like “Royal Revolt” and “Real Racer”. Android themes work well in the display. Photos from social media sites like Instagram and Facebook works like charm, due to its larger display size 141x70x8.9mm, you can enjoy viewing photos of your family and friends.

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    Since ZTE Grand X Quad V987 uses Android OS in it. Popular apps are compatible in this device. There is an already pre installed app in the unit like Facebook, Google+, Twitter , Gmail and many other basic apps. Other social networking sites like Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest and Linked works perfectly.

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    Photo capture is one of my favorites here, with the larger display screen and its 8mp rear camera, you can capture clear and crisp images. It alsoThe color and contrast is just right and can par with the popular brands. You cannot really tell the difference when you just want to post you picture online through social media networks like Instagram and Facebook.

    Video works pretty well using ZTE, recording is crisp and fluid. It works well on light conditions but needs improvement in low light places. Video recording is in HD and it display as what it states.


    A smartphone is still a phone, so with its dual sim capability and open network (Any network: Works on Sun, Globe, Smart etc) stands out from the rest in terms of connecting people and multitasking. The sms works great with two networks running simultaneously. Call is clear and mobile signal is good

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    Calls works at it is, plus you can synchronize your contacts from Gmail, Facebook and Google+ contacts to you phone so you call your friends from the mobile numbers save from these social networks.

    Here are the shots using ZTE Grand X Quad V987

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    Wrap up

    Overall, it is a great smartphone for everyone who wants an affordable device that functions as other more expensive smartphones do. With its price at 11,990, it is practical for those who are on budget and don’t mind using other smartphone brands that has almost similar functions. As they say, owning a smartphone is not a luxury anymore but a commodity which means that you can expect more affordable smartphones like ZTE Grand X Quad with affordable price and has high specs and works perfectly. ZTE will be one of the new players in the smartphone wars and will be one to look out for.


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Jervie David Montejar
Pinoy Blogger, developer, foodie, self-proclaimed photographer and big anime and otaku fan. Likes RPG and action video games.

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