Two weeks ago we mentioned that the ZTE Grand S and Nubia 5 will be available in the US through select retailers including Amazon. With no delays, both phones have safely landed on the biggest online retailer, just as it was planned. However, Amazon prepared a nice little surprise for you and is offering the handsets $50 cheaper of their regular price. The ZTE Grand S costs $349, while the Nubia 5 is priced at $399 without contract. As a bonus Amazon throws in free shipping. Both handsets are sold unlocked, meaning that they should work nicely on multiple GSM carriers.
Unlocked ZTE Grand S and ZTE Nubia 5
The ZTE Grand S was first showed off at CES in January and was placed among more advanced offerings back then. Ten months have passed since then, so the specs are no longer as hot, but by no means disappointing. At 0.27 inches of thickness, the Grand S is one of the slimmest phones.
Its display measures 5 inches and offers 1920 x 1080 resolution at 440 ppi. The ZTE Grand S thin frame hides a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable memory. The phone also includes 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The ZTE Nubia 5 packs identical display as the Grand S with additional protection by Gorilla Glass. A 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor accompanied by Adreno 320 GPU is responsible for smooth performance. One thing that the Nubia 5 can be proud of is its 13-megapixel Konica-Minolta camera with LED flash and sapphire lens. Other features include a 2-megapixel user-facing camera, a 2,300 mAh battery, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Since both smartphones are unlocked, it means that the phones are compatible with any GSM carrier, such as: AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile and more.