Sunday, April 21, 2013

ZTE V987 (Dual SIM with 3G support)


Although I was still very happy with ZTE V970, specially now that it was already running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), I couldn't resist to try out a new smartphone based on the freshly released platform from MediaTek...

It was only a matter of time before ZTE came out with another device that would use the same look as its much anticipated Grand S. Announced as its fat brother, ZTE V987 (also known as Grand X Quad) is a Dual SIM Dual Standby smartphone based on MT6589 chipset. Despite the fact that the newest MediaTek chipset was announced as supporting Dual Active functionality, it doesn't means that every phone would include such a feature. Probably due to development and implementation costs, this phone still does not include that feature. In fact, it is yet to be seen the first DSFA device based on MT6589 platform.



Name:MediaTek MT6589
CPU:Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex™-A7
GPU:PowerVR™ SGX 544MP
Instruction set:ARMv7 (VFPv4, NEON)

Software environment

Embedded:OS: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


(width x height x depth):
141 x 70 x 8.9 millimetres
Weigth:165 grams (battery included)
Color:Black and white


Capacity: 2500 mAh


RAM:capacity:1 GB
ROM-capacity:4 GB
Expansion slot:microSD memory card, supporting up to 32 GB

Network support

Primary phone:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz
Secondary phone:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Data links:GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+


Type:IPS-LCD capacitive touchscreen / OGS (one glass solution)
Size:5 inches, HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels)


Main (rear):8 megapixels with autofocus and single LED flash
Secondary (front):1 megapixel


Bluetooth (802.15):Bluetooth 4.0 + Enhanced Data Rate + A2DP
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi (802.11):  IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
USB:USB 2.0 Client, Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector

Satellite navigation

Built-in GPS module:MT6628 chipset
GPS antenna:Internal
Complementary GPS services:  A-GPS (Assisted GPS), MediaTek EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit), GLONASS

Additional features

Sensors:Gravity, Proximity and Light sensors
Analog Radio:FM radio (87.5-108 MHz) with RDS radio receiver
Others:Dedicated LED for notification of missed calls / new messages