The ZTE Star 2 is a high-end phone that seeks to fight directly with the big market launches. A terminal that bets on the size of five inches and that provides a good set of features. Among them we have a Full HD panel with OGS technology , a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor or a good set of cameras for photos and selfies. But above the technical specifications, ZTE has wanted to highlight the ability to control the functions of this mobile directly through voice. We tell you all the details that have been revealed about the ZTE Star 2 in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
The design of the ZTE Star 2 is reminiscent in some respects of Sony's Xperia phones , with a differentiated side strip and a fairly square design. However, its own personality is quickly appreciated by using rounded ends on both the bottom and the top. ZTE will market this model in two different configurations, one in black and one in white. The dimensions of the Star 2 have nothing to envy the big names in the market, since it is only 6.9 millimeters thick and reaches a weight of 130 grams.
In the field of the screen, the Star bets on a 5-inch panel , a size that has become a standard in the smartphone market in recent times. This panel IPS looks a powerful resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels , reaching a density of 441 dots per inch . This figure will allow us to enjoy Android content with an excellent level of detail, both the menus and the games and high quality videos and movies. The use of IPS technology has the main advantage of viewing angles of up to 178 degrees , both horizontally and vertically. In addition, the technologyOGS (One Glass Solution) removes one of the intermediate layers between the glass and the touch panel and thus reduces reflections from the screen. Speaking of glass, this mobile is reinforced by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the terminal from bumps and scratches.
One of the great attractions of this terminal is in its photographic section. Users can enjoy a powerful camera of 13 megapixels in the rear with a dual LED flash to enhance the pictures we took during the night and autofocusing . In addition, this lens integrates a good aperture of f / 2.0 , is capable of recording video at 1,080p and has modes such as HDR (to take better photos in sunsets) or face detector.
Meanwhile, at the back we have a camera of 5 - megapixel with an objective wide - angle up to 88 degrees . An excellent tool so that no one is left out of a group selfie.
Memory and power
In the bowels of the ZTE Star 2 is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with a power of 2.3 GHz per core , along with a RAM of 2 GB. A good set to cope with the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and have numerous applications open without slowing down the performance of the smartphone. The internal memory of this phone stands at 16 GB , a capacity that can be enough if we do not store many large files. If you need more space, you can use a microSD memory card of up to 32 GB. Or we can use an online storage system such as Drobpox or Google Drive .
Operating system and applications
The ZTE team's operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat, one of the latest revisions of this popular mobile platform. The main improvement in this version has been in the field of performance, with more fluid menus and processes. Also, every time we listen to a song we can see its cover on the lock screen. ZTE has also wanted to contribute its own grain of sand through its own interface called My favor 3.0 UI. And we have an alternative way of handling the phone through voice. Through this curious tool we can turn on the GPS, take photos, unlock the mobile or play music. And all this without having to touch the screen.
Apart from these characteristics, the great attraction of Android is its great universe of applications, which are already around a million and a half titles in its official store. Names like Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans or Hay Day for entertainment, Dropbox, Evernote or Google Docs to boost productivity or WhatsApp, Line and Telegram to communicate with our contacts. These are just some of the examples that we can find on this platform, and that will allow us to customize the mobile according to our tastes and preferences.
Within the field of connections, the most interesting news is the inclusion of compatibility with high-speed 4G networks (with a maximum of 150 Mbps ). These types of networks have been deployed very quickly in Spain and allow us to download files at high speed or upload videos to the network without problems. On the other hand, we can also connect to the network through the WiFi connection . Connections are completed with WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 or GPS with A-GPS to navigate anywhere through Google Maps or Waze .
Autonomy and opinions
The ZTE Star 2 integrates a 2,300 milliamp battery . According to official company data, this device reaches a talk time of up to 20 hours and a standby time of up to 350 hours. These are very competitive figures that enhance the attractiveness of this terminal. What we still have to know is the price with which this model will reach the market. The Star 2 aims very high, with a set of top-notch specs that are up there with the big launches and with a very slim and attractive design just 6.9 millimeters thick.
ZTE Star 2
|Resolution||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||140.5 í— 69.2 í— 6.9 millimeters|
|Flash||Yes, dual LED flash|
|Features||F / 2.0 aperture|
Modes: Fun, Auto, Pro
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
88 degree wide angle lens
F / 2.2 aperture
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Features||Voice recording and dictation|
|Operating system||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Extra applications||Google Apps|
Control through voice
My-favor 3.0 UI interface
|CPU processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz Quad Core|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||16 GigaBytes|
|Extension||Yes, via microSD up to 32 gigabytes|
|Mobile Network||LTE / 4G, 3G|
|Wifi||802.11 b / g / n|
|GPS location||GPS with a-GPS, GLONASS|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
|Standby duration||350 hours|
|Duration in use||20 hours|