ZTE has a kickass alternative to the Mi 3 in India at the same price


It is no secret that Xiaomi came to India with limited stocks of the bestselling Mi 3. This left many to-be buyers high and dry; a lot of other companies tried to fill in this void with their own alternatives to the Mi 3, but I don’t think any came closer to what ZTE launched in India today — the ZTE Grand S II.

The smartphone comes with specifications similar to those of the Mi 3, save for a larger screen. The Grand S II by no means is a new device; for the argument’s sake, nor was the Mi 3. Anyway, what matters is that buyers now have a lot to choose from. The OnePlus One will launch in India tomorrow, with the price not yet announced. However, those looking to buy the OnePlus One will have to get hold of an India-only invite before managing to make the purchase through Amazon India, and that’s where ZTE’s advantage lies. Buyers will require no invite/registrations to be able to take home the Grand S II. Interestingly, the device will sell via Amazon India itself.

To remind you of the specifications on the phone, it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front camera, a Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, and a 2500mAh battery. It’ll sell for 13,999 INR (US$225) via Amazon India, as mentioned previously.

Tomorrow will not only see the launch of the OnePlus One, but also the first sale day of the anticipated Xiaomi Redmi Note. While the OnePlus One is expected to cost more than the Grand S II, the Redmi Note will sell for just 8,999 INR (US$145).

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Your call: OnePlus One vs. ZTE Grand S II vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note?

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15 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    December 1, 2014

    Its 2.3ghz not 2.2. Snapdragon 801 not 800. Its the same processor in the IUNI U3. Its better than the Mi3. Why? Micro SD slot and swapable battery.

    • December 1, 2014

      ZTE are launching it with the 2.2GHz MSM8674-1 processor in India, and with a 2500mAh battery. You can find more info on the product page: http://www.amazon.in/ZTE-P897A21-Grand-SII-Silver/dp/B00PLHU6AQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417457328&sr=8-1&keywords=zte+grand+sii

      Cheers!

      • mf1gt3r
        December 2, 2014

        I guess that’s a different version. Mine came with MSM8974AB. Hmmmm.

      • mf1gt3r
        December 2, 2014

        The one to be launched in India comes with dual sim, non replaceable battery and a 5mp selfie cam. Grand S II LTE comes with a single micro sim, replaceable 3100mah battery, LTE connectivity and snapdragon 801. Sorry Yash, I guess I should have noticed the fact that it was a different Grand S2 and not S291 LTE.

        • December 2, 2014

          It’s a different version indeed, perhaps one that you’d call a ‘knocked down’ version. They’re probably doing this to compete against you-know-who.

  2. mf1gt3r
    December 1, 2014

    Uhmm. Again it houses a 3100 mah battery. Execpt the unit they are introducing in India is not the 4g variant that is ZTE S291.

    • Airyl
      December 2, 2014

      Pretty sure you haven’t done enough research.

      • mf1gt3r
        December 2, 2014

        Ur not sure Airyl. I own the Grand S 2. The S291. It has snapdragon 801. OK?. 3100mah battery. I don’t need to do research on a device I own and have used for over 7 months. Go do your research.

  3. realjjj
    December 1, 2014

    That’s a great price for the specs.

  4. Gabriel
    December 1, 2014

    oh man some serious war in india

    • David Košič
      December 1, 2014

      lucky bastards.

      • Avinash
        December 2, 2014

        Hehe.. Thanks unlucky batsrad..

  5. Adam Irvine
    December 2, 2014

    OnePlus One for the Win! 🙂

    • December 2, 2014

      Indeed. Very aggressive pricing.

  6. Madhan Kumar
    December 2, 2014

    ZTE INDIA is the most idiotic company which I never ever seen.My god why can’t they launch Nubia Z7 Series in India?