ZTE U985 – Specs Review: Quad Core with Nvidia Tegra3

Here’s another entry to the bandwagon of quad-core phones category. ZTE brings us their latest flagship device, the ZTE U985. Major highlights of the ZTE U985 are the following: Nvidia Tegra3-powered Quad Core CPU, 1GB RAM/8GB ROM, 4.5-inch Super HD screen at 1280×720 pixels, Android 4.0 phone.

ZTE U985

ZTE U985

The ZTE U985 sports a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra3 CPU that is clocked at 1.5GHz speed. It runs on Android 4.0 ICS out of the box and a JellyBean update is possible in the future. With that Nvidia-powered quad-core, this ZTE U985 makes itself compatible with Tegra3 games, hence a new HD gaming Android smartphone is born.

ZTE U985 Antutu Benchmark

impressive Antutu benchmark results

Just similar to the previously reviewed Lenovo K860, this ZTE U985 has 1GB RAM for seamless multi-tasking and 8GB ROM for internal storage space. The storage memory is still expandable with an external SD card of 32GB maximum supported capacity.

ZTE U985

ZTE U985

The ZTE U985 shines with its 4.5 inches screen, with 1280×720 pixels resolution; outputting a super HD display and absolutely higher pixel density for crisper and clearer display.

ZTE U985

ZTE U985

The camera set is very much similar to what we have on the LePhone K860. It has 8 megapixels main snapper and 2.0 megapixels secondary camera.

ZTE U985 back

ZTE U985 back

The phone is totally unlocked, has 3G/WCDMA network connectivity that supports all carriers worldwide. It is only a single-SIM device, that supports micro-SIM on the slot.

ZTE U985 side

ZTE U985 side

The battery is also not a let down at 2000mAh.

ZTE U985 Quad-core

Listed below are some of the important specs and features of the ZTE U985:


  • Model: ZTE U985
  • Carrier: Unlocked
  • Phone Style: Bar


  • Operating System: Android 4.0 OS
  • CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra3
  • SIM card: one micro sim card


  • RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 1066 memory
  • ROM: 8GB storage
  • support microSD/microSDHC memory card, up to 32GB


  • Size: 4.5 inch
  • 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Super HD display
  • multi-touch capacitive screen


  • Primary: 8.0 megapixels
  • Secondary: 1.9 megapixels
  • 1080p@30Fps
  • with LED flash


  • Network Band: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz TD-SCDMA 1880/2010MHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1
  • WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/a
  • USB: USB 2.1 + EDR
  • GPS: GPS / A-GPS

Battery: 2000mAh Li-on battery


  • Dimensions: 121.3×63.3×10.3mm
  • Weight: 139g

Price: $360

ZTE U985 on display

ZTE U985 on display


So here we have now a wider range of quad-core choices and their price tag hasn’t much difference. It might make choices a little bit harder. ZTE fans might go for this, and it isnt a bad choice either. The Nvidia Tegra3 technology, matched with that screen display quality and size, is somehow tempting as well. Still, another decent choice.

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