ZTE and U.S. Cellular have hooked up and they've got just the thing for Dad come Father's Day — The ZTE Grand S Pro is a big, bold, and fast Android phone for just $100 with a contract or $250 without one.
The Grand S Pro proves that it is possible to deliver a high-performing device, without the high price tag. — Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA
Mr. Cheng and company certainly are delivering the hardware to try and prove it. The Grand S Pro comes with a 5-inch 720P screen running on a Snapdragon 801 and 2GB of RAM. Knowing a little something about specs, we think this thing is going to fly. You've also got a 13MP "Zero Shutter Latency" camera, Dolby Digital Plus sound, and a 2300mAh battery. To round things out, the Grand S Pro also runs on U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network. The Grand S Pro ships with Android 4.3 so the 8GB internal storage can be supplemented by a micro SD card for folks who need a little breathing room.
And the best part is the price. We're seeing plenty of high-end parts — like a Dragontrail Glass screen — and entry-level pricing. For those who want to sign a contract, the Grand S Pro will set you back just $100. If you're the type who likes to pay for everything all at once, putting $250 on the counter will let you walk out the door with one.
Well-performing phones that don't cost an arm and a leg get my attention. I'm itching to take a long look at this one.
Say Hello to Something Grand: The Powerful ZTE Grand S Pro™ Lands at U.S. Cellular Just in Time for Father's Day
ZTE delivers more than you expected with the Grand S Pro featuring 4G LTE speeds, impressive processing power and an advanced 13 MP camera
Richardson, Texas – June 12, 2014 – ZTE USA, one of the fastest-growing smartphone manufacturers in the United States, today announced the availability of the ZTE Grand S Pro with U.S. Cellular. For only $99.99 with a two year contract, the Grand S Pro offers off-the-charts performance with a powerful 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core processor, 4G LTE speeds and 13 MP camera with advanced photo editing and HD camcorder. When it comes to affordable 4G LTE smartphones, the Grand S Pro is an upgrade on all fronts.
"The Grand S Pro proves that it is possible to deliver a high-performing device, without the high price tag," said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. "This smartphone showcases ZTE's definition of value which goes far beyond cost to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices." The large, crisp 5.0-inch 720x1280 HD display is paired with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound for a consistently captivating entertainment experience. Whether gaming or streaming a movie using 4G LTE speeds, the Grand S Pro provides rich possibilities. Its 13 MP rear-camera delivers professional-like photos when in Pro Mode. Advanced settings are similar to those found in professional cameras such as metering and focusing separation and compass assisted composition. Its front-facing 2 MP camera takes the perfect selfies with self-adjustable lighting capabilities. With ZTE's My Easy Access feature, the camera and other frequently used apps can be opened from the lock screen. This affordable powerhouse features a long-lasting 2300mAh battery, 2GB of RAM expandable to 32GB via MicroSD, and is powered by the Android 4.3 platform.
The ZTE Grand S Pro is available now, just in time for Father's day, at U.S. Cellular retail outlets for just $99.99 with a two year contract and at the off-contract price of $249.99.
Since 2012, when ZTE started its flagship handset strategy, the Grand series became representative of ZTE's high-end products that deliver remarkable performance. By the first quarter of 2014, the ZTE Grand family -- including Grand S, Grand MEMO, Grand ERA, Grand X and other boutique models, exceeded five million shipments worldwide.
ZTE Grand S Pro technical specifications include:
- Battery: Lithium Ion 2300mAh battery with up to 10 hours of talk time (approx.)
- Camera: Rear-facing 13 MP with auto focus and 2 MP front-facing
- Dimensions: 5.6"x2.8"x0.4"
- Display: 5.0" 720x1280 HD capacitive touch screen with Dragontail glass
- Memory: 2GB RAM / 8GB ROM; Supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB
- Network: CDMA 1xDoRa Cell, 4G LTE B2/B4/B5/B12/B17
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AB
- Video: 1080p HD
- Weight: 5.48oz
- Wi-Fi: 2.4G/5G dual-band 802.111 a/b/g/n/ac
For additional information on the ZTE Grand S Pro features, please visit www.zteusa.com or www. uscellular.com.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, nearly 90 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and more than 93 percent will have access by the end of 2014. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA (http://www.zteusa.com/), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier, generates over $16 billion dollars' worth of business for US-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, TX and operates 17 sales offices, customer service centers, R&D and distribution facilities across the US. ZTE is ranked as the country's fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts. ZTE is the official smartphone of the Houston Rockets.