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ZTE Grand Memo jumbo phone (pictures)

And so it grows: The limits of how big phones can get expand with the ZTE Grand Memo, a 5.7-inch behemoth running Android Jelly Bean.

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Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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The giant ZTE Grand Memo

BARCELONA, Spain--At MWC this year, ZTE showed off its ZTE Grand Memo, a huge 5.7-inch smartphone with Android 4.1.2, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU.

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Rubik's Cube transitions

The Memo features Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but be aware -- ZTE includes its own skin on top. From the notification bar, to the odd Rubik's Cube animation for the app drawer, you won't get away from this UI.

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Keeping it trim

With a 0.33-inch profile, the phone is incredibly thin. It measures 6.3 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide, and feels relatively lightweight in the hand -- for a phablet, anyway.

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5.7-inch mega touch screen

Sporting a whopping 5.7-inch HD display, the screen also has a 1,280x720-pixel resolution.

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A look at the UI

Another look at the Grand Memo's UI from ZTE. Other features include 16GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

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For photogs, a 13-MP shooter

On the rear is a 13-megapixel camera that's capable of recording 1080p video and has photo features like geotagging and time lapse.

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