ZTE V987 is a budget Grand S for just $272

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Following the style of the ZTE Grand S the budget minded MT6589 powered ZTE V987 makes officially goes on sale for just $272 in China.

If you quite fancy the look of the ZTE Grand S, would like to benefit from a quad-core processor and large 5-inch display, but are on a budget, the ZTE V987 could very well be the phone to look at.

Inspired by the flagship Grand S, the V987 looks very similar both on paper and in the flesh. The front of the phone is dominated by a large 5-inch HD display, but with a lower resolution of 1280 x 720, while the rear features an off white panel with black camera surround.

To keep the cost of the ZTE V987 down while maintaining performance, ZTE have used the latest MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor running at 1.2Ghz along with 1GB RAM. 4 GB of built-in storage can be extended with a micro SD card and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs the lot.

The rear of the V987 receives an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, rather than the 13 MP unit on the Grand S, and the front camera is a low-core 1 mega-pixel sensor.

ZTE V987 goes on sale

Currently this low-cost Grand S wannabe is only on sale in China and supports GSM 900/1800/1900mhz plus WCDMA 900/2100Mhz, however there is a possibility for the phone to launch in other markets too.

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  • lontong

    With greater phones at lower cost available in China, does this kind of stuff by slightly more known company still even sell there?

  • AndroidFreak

    zte , you suck

  • zgred

    8MP :(

  • sotong

    What the? Other than a quad core CPU, the specs are almost identical to Zopo ZP950.

    Actually Zopo has 5.7 inch screen & 2MP front camera. Better than this ZTE.

  • sere83

    ZTE have a far more experience and a better track record for making good hardware both in and outside china than any of the smaller manufacturers like zopo, jiayu etc. Baring that in mind It’s pretty well specd for a phone made buy a ‘BIG’ manufacaturer and will probably be a pretty decent device, although the price may be too close to the price of much higher powered devices like the Xiaomi Mi2 and too high compared to the likes of jiayu or neo or other smaller manufacturers for it to be worth buying.

  • Dudebro

    For a MT phone its too expensive, too close to xiaomi price

  • basyvava

    Anybody knows whether it has gorilla glass or not?

  • aian

    The screen resolution is not Full HD like in the Grand S but 720p is sufficed for a 5 inch device. Grand X Quad is targeted to budget minded consumers like me who can’t afford to have the fastest and fanciest phone yet still want to taste a premium but pocket friendly smartphone. haha, i just got mine last week from merimobiles.com