MWC 2013: ZTE Grand Memo hands-on photos

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Having witnessed the official unveiling of the ZTE Grand Memo and Firefox OS-running ZTE Open, we thought we'd take a closer look at the bigger brother of the new duo.

The 5.7in Grand Memo is every inch the 'phablet', if that's what you're into calling these jumbo smartphones. Unlike the large Alcatel One Touch Idol X we had a play with on Sunday, you are very much aware of the pure scale of ZTE's model. After all, this has even trumped the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's 5.5 inches, although they share the same 1,280 x 720 resolution.

As such, it has to be a two-hand operation to use effectively, and indeed, enjoyably. ZTE reassured us earlier that a number of features enable easy one-hand use, but we'd have to get fully acquainted with these to be convinced.

The luxurious screen is impressive, but perhaps doesn't seem as sharp as the segment-leading Note 2, while Android 4.1.2 ran nicely and didn't seem too inhibited by ZTE's own overlay from our brief investigation.

For a good look at the device, check out the slideshow below.