ZTE Grand X: Cricket’s new affordable and large smartphone

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 6, 2014

Cricket Wireless ZTE Grand X

Cricket Wireless is known for affordability and needs the right devices to back up its reputation. The latest device offers affordability, moderate power, a good size and one heck of a price tag. Enter the ZTE Grand X, the newest 4G device to come to the popular prepaid network.

It may not be the superphone of your dreams, but the Grand X is targeted towards another market. Costing only $99 after a $50 rebate, this device won’t disappoint the casual user in the family. ZTE and/or Cricket are keeping some of the specs out of the public’s eye for now, but that is because possible customers probably won’t care much about such specific details. At the end of the day, it will get the job done.

ZTE Grand X specs

  • Android 4.3
  • 5-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 5 MP/1 MP cameras
  • TruMedia surround sound
  • 2300 mAh battery

Cricket 4G LTE

This device has been around and it’s not the newest, but it is definitely not a bad phone to purchase for just $99 with no contracts or commitments. Those interested can buy it from Cricket Wireless in-store and online starting August 8th (this Friday).

If this phone is not exactly what you are looking for, we also have curated a neat list of the best affordable smartphones in the market. Give it a good luck and you will probably find some great options.

  • Richard Gao

    Is this really newsworthy? 5 inches isn’t even large in today’s market, and this looks like an awful phone.

  • Sal

    Meh… this is just a budget friendly phone targeted for the average consumer. Although I’m not sure the average consumer would even consider this phone since it runs Android 4.3 with ok specs but I’m not in that market anyway.

    • Fabian Taveras

      The reason why I don’t like it even much is because it looks like is going to be running a snapdragon 200 if they put a 400 it would have been a bit more decent.

      • nishantsirohi123

        Snapdragon 200 is a recent addition, this probably has a 400 , or mediatek

        • Fabian Taveras

          No if you read the article it clearly stated a dual core Qualcomm chip. So it’s not media tek and it’s not a 400 because that’s quad-core. So it’s a 200

  • Marc Perrusquia

    It’s so ugly it just screams low end.

  • joser116

    4.3? GTFO

    • Karly Johnston

      That’s my favorite screen size.

      • Justin Robertson

        Are you being for real. I think he meant OS. Sent from my nexus 5. 4.4.4/L. Screw apple

  • dafuq

    ZTE = no updates
    My brother’s ZTE Grand X is stuck at android 4.0 while my Nexus 4 has 4.4.4 :D

  • mary

    I’ve had the phone for 2 weeks and I don’t like it. When typing in one app it will close and other app start to open. It’s freezes alot
    The speaker sucks. Very low. Apps always opening and closing on their own. I miss my s4

  • Sergio Perez

    Umm, Moto E is much better at this price point . . .