The ZTE V987 is a new attraction in this Chinese Android phones scene. It is a quad-core beast brought by the well-known ZTE brand on the worldwide market. This 5-inch HD Android phone runs on the latest MT6589W chipset; it is still the same powerful quad-core chip by MediaTek but its the latest variant of the said processor.
ZTE V987 – front
We will take an in-depth look on its specifications and review the new ZTE V987 which at first impression, a pretty sweet deal already compared to other Chinese Android phones in the global market.
The ZTE V987 is housed in a 141mm × 70mm × 9.2mm body which weighs just 165g. It is obviously thin/slim in design and the overall construction gives a premium look and feeling.
CPU and GPU
The ZTE V987 sports a MTK6589W quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.2GHz. No clear page yet stating the full specifications of the MT6589 chip with a W prefix but it looks like just the same MT6589@1.2GHz chip we are already seeing on other devices out there. Though there are some claims that its a cheaper variant of the same powerful chipset, so when you see a device with MT6589W on board, you can expect a cheaper pricing.
ZTE V987 – AnTuTu Benchmark
Taking out the complications, no need to worry as it is the same quad-core processor which is really powerful in terms of performance. Matched with that is the GPU which is a PowerVR SGX544 Ultra; take note of the “ultra”. With this pair of hardware running on the ZTE V987; HD games, high-quality multimedia playback is a no-sweat task for this Android phone.
OS and Memory
The ZTE V987 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. With its manufacturing being ZTE; software updates isnt impossible. There could be the 4.2.x update already waiting around the corner and even the 4.3 update. That is one benefit of a device with a worldwide known manufacturer. Plus the mere fact that it will be adopted by a wide community of users and developers from all over the world.
It is packed with 1GB RAM, which is pretty much the standard nowadays. With this, you’ll never run short of your multitasking. You can run multiple applications at the same time seamlessly. Plus it helps on maintaining the buttery-smooth UX brought by the JellyBean optimization on the system.
The 4GB ROM which serves as the main internal memory on ZTE V987 is expected to have a 2.5GB of user accessible internal storage memory. It is still expandable with a mirco-SD card of up to 32GB in capacity.
The ZTE V987 is slated with a 5.0 inches screen, having an HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The capacitive multi-touch screen outputs vivid display of 16M colors, at approximate of 300~ ppi. The screen is said to be TFT type based on resources but upon seeing some angled view on the ZTE V987 with the screen turned on, the colors on display doesnt seem to be washed-out. It might be more of a TFT but not exactly an IPS, I think.
The camera is not that of the highest megapixel count, but its not always the numbers that dictates the quality of a snapper from a Chinese Android phone. The ZTE V987 is equipped with an 8.0 megapixels shooter on its rear which has Auto Focus and LED flash. This is a BSI camera so you can expect really good shots out of this snapper. While on front its just a typical 1.0 megapixel front-facing camera.
The main camera is able to shoot 3GP videos of 1080P (1920×1080) quality with sound, maximum of 30 minutes in duration; thank you to its powerful processor.
This is a dual-SIM/dual-standby Android phone which supports 3G or WCDMA at one sim at a time. It supports major carriers worldwide as long as it uses certain frequencies such on this list: 3G Network – WCDMA/HSPA+: 900/2100 MHz; 2G Network – GSM 900/1800/1900MHz; UMTS 900/ 2100 MHz. The ZTE V987 comes unlocked/open line.
The ZTE V987 is powered by a 2500mAh battery, and that rating capacity is sure do enough to get the device still kicking even after two days or even more. You’ll never have a time of getting low-bat on a single day from a single charge on the ZTE V987. It means more usage time for this phone for you.
Just like other quad-core Android phones, the ZTE V987 has built-in GPS & AGPS for location services, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n that can be used as Wi-Fi hotspot, Micro USB, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, and FM Radio.
The ZTE V987 is definitely a good choice. If you are looking the buy a Chinese Android phone and prefers to pick a brand which is already well established, then you could never go wrong with the ZTE V987. It is very affordable and the specifications it packs worth much more than its price tag.
Pricing and Availability
The ZTE V987 can be purchased online for just $248.99 and is available for free shipping worldwide.