Tuesday, 28 February 2012

ZTE Era

The ZTE Era is a high-end Android 4.0 ICS smartphone powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, featuring a powerful 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The phones other features include 1GB of RAM 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM radio.


ZTE Era specifications

Pros

  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 250ppi (256 ppi)
  • Big screen (4.30 inches)
  • High-resolution display (540 x 960 pixels)
  • Very fast processor (1300 MHz)
  • Lots of RAM (1000 MB RAM)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.30 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 256 ppi
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Hardware

  • System chip:
    • NVIDIA Tegra 3
  • Processor:
    • Quad core, 1300 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:
    • 1000 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8000 MB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:
      • 32 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML, HTML5, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Satellite system:
    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Feb 2012