The ZTE Star II is a flagship device which looks like one capable of giving many of the popular, high-end smartphones on the market stiff
competition. With its stylish look and unique, premium features, the phone is one of the devices released in recent months by ZTE to boost its profile as a top smartphone maker alongside the usual suspects.
ZTE Star 2 is way better than its predecessor the Star 1.
ZTE Star 2 features a sleek and elegant look with its brushed aluminium edges, thin bezels and back made of durable-looking plastic. Coming in at just 6.9mm, the smartphone competes favourably well with the more expensive iPhone 6 in terms of thinness.
The unibody design really works well for the ZTE Star 2, which is covered both front and back with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Display and Camera
ZTE Star 2 is fitted with an impressive 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi pixel density. The screen gives off brilliant
colours making for a great viewing experience.
ZTE Star 2 has 13 megapixels rear camera with a non-spherical lens, an F2.0 aperture and a dual-LED flash. This camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos at 60fps and 4K HD (ultra HD) videos at 30fps.
There is also a 5 megapixels front-facing camera with an 88-degree, wide-angle lens and an F2.2 aperture.
Processor and Software
The phone is designed for good enough performance with the provision of a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. RAM of 2GB capacity comes with the ZTE Star 2 to support efficient appfunctions.
Internal storage is 16GB, with a microSD slot provided to expand storage memory up to 64GB with memory cards. The device runs on ZTE’s MiFavor 3.0, which is based on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and has been
significantly customized. ZTE Star 2 uses a 2300mAhbattery.
There are also a number of other important features on the Star 2, which is expected to sell for around $400- $500. Significant among these features is Smart Voice – a voice-recognition tool which can be used to access and voice control the smartphone, even when it is offline.
ZTE Star 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the ZTE Star 2:
Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 801)
GPU: Adreno 330
Memory: 2GB RAM
Colours: Black, White
Dimension: 140.3 x 69.2 x 6.9 mm
Weight: 130 g
SIM Type: –
SIM Count: Single SIM
Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441ppi)
Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p Full HD Video, 2160p Ultra HD Video
Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, Autofocus, Face Detection, Dual LED Flash, HDR, Panaroma
Front Camera: 5 MP Camera
Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
Memory Card Support: up to 64GB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –
2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
2G CDMA 1X: No
3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
3G CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Host
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
FM Radio: –
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
Maps: Yes, Google Maps Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: No
Iris Scanner: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
Voice Control: –
Video Streaming: Yes
Dolby Mobile: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: –
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: No (download at store)
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: No (download at store)
Battery: 2300 mAh Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
Talktime: up to 20 hours
Standby Time: up to 350 hours