ZTE N986 dual-sim phone looks like a 5-inch Nexus 4

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ZTE have unveiled their latest MTK based phone, only this handset looks a lot like the current Google/LG Nexus 4 rather than the company’s signature Grand S.

ZTE have launched a number of MTK based phones this year and each one has taken on a Grand S style design, but for the ZTE N986 the body of the new phone looks more like the current Nexus device.

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Although visibly similar, the ZTE N989 features a number of hardware differences to differentiate itself and also keep costs to a minimum. The first major difference is the display which is a larger 5-inch 720p unit with a pixel density of 294ppi.

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Inside the 9.4mm thick phone, ZTE have opted for the popular Mediatek MT6589 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz, and to keep development trouble-free just 1GB RAM. Built-in memory is just 4GB however an SD card slot is available for expansion alongside dual-SIM slots.

Camera’s are average when compared to the sensors found on similar phones. The front is a 1.3mega-pixel unit while the rear is a 8 mega-pixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture and support for 1080p video capture.

The rest of the spec is made up of a removable 2300mAh battery, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Pricing has been confirmed to be 1599 Yuan for the ZTE N986 ($259) which is more costly than the 4.5-inch Xiaomi M2A with built-in NFC and even the quad-core, 1080 UMi X2 with 13 mega-pixel camera, however the N986 does look like a very well made device.

ZTE N986 Specification

ZTE N986

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General
ManufacturerZTE
ModelN986
Release DateOut Now
Display
Size5-inch
Resolution1280 x 720
Protection
OtherIPS, 720p
Features
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
ChipsetMediatek MT6589
CPU1.2Ghz quad-core MT6589
GPUPowerVR SGX 544MP
RAM1GB
Battery2300mAh
Other
Cameras
Rear camera8 mega-pixel
FeaturesF/2.2 Aperture, 4 lens design
Video1080 @ 30fps
Front camera1.3 mega-pixel
Memory
Internal4GB ROM
SD cardYes,
Network support
Dual-simYes,
WCDMA
GSM
Body
Dimensions (mm)145 x 70.5 × 9.4mm
Weight (g)160g
ColoursBlue/White
Purchase info
Review URL
Price1599 Yuan ($260)
Where to buy
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Hi, Robin Maxwell here! Mobile technology is my passions, and while I've been known to dabble with iOS devices I'm a firm Android convert, currently waiting for the Oppo Find 5 to launch!!

  • Kolyamba

    Did author read Chinese source article? They wrote about Nexus S, not nexus 4…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rkatsie Ronnie Katsie

    with that price tag and look i cant give in i really need a review about goophone x7 from here. Robin just for me that please else thank you for this article though the device is overpriced

  • Whalemann

    I don’t understand why this design hasn’t been copied before. The Nexus 4 is still the best looking android phone on the market.

  • http://yeow.com.ar Profesor Yeow

    you know the 3G network please?

    • krida

      @Profesor yeow
      from another article i read, this model is a dual mode phone
      main card is CDMA with EVDO 3G
      and second card is GSM only 2G

  • Schatje

    In Indonesia, this phone was soft launched by Smartfren with PreOrder (Rp. 2.300.000=U$230) with CDMA EVDO on main SIM and GSM EDGE on second one.
    They said the phone will ready end of this June or early of August.