Samsung sure did have a good run in 2012, with its two bestsellers, the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. But it looks like 2013 is going to be a harder year for the world’s largest smartphone maker. Many of its competitors are gearing up to take down Samsung and unleashing fabulous devices into the market to pull away its fans. One such company is ZTE, formerly known as a company that makes cheap devices. It’s all set to enter the premium segment with its latest Android phablet, the Grand Memo, unveiled at MWC 2013. But does it stand a chance against Samsung’s popular phablet?

ZTE Grand Memo: Firstly, ZTE’s phablet does have a larger 5.7-inch screen with a 1280X720 pixel resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also has a larger 3,200 mAh battery which should give it equal power as the smaller sized Galaxy Note 2. The Grand Memo does have a better 13 MP rear camera than the Galaxy Note 2 as well as 16 GB of internal storage. Knowing ZTE, this phablet will surely be far more affordable than Samsung’s model.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: The Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution 1280X720, giving it a slightly higher ppi count that ZTE’s phablet. There’s a quad-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM to let you run pretty much any app from the Android market. The 8 MP rear camera is surely lesser in resolution than that of the Grand Memo’s, but this phablet does come with better internal storage – choose from a 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB model.