When it launched the ZMAX last month, ZTE promised it will continue to bring high-quality low-priced devices to US customers. The latest value-focused device from the Chinese manufacturer is the Grand XMAX, coming this Friday exclusively to Cricket Wireless.
The XMAX is even larger than the ZMAX, with its 6 inches HD LCD display. As you might have guessed from the resolution, this is an entry-level device designed for people who don’t want to fuss around with pricey flagships.
The rest of the specs include a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage.
The battery is impressive at 3,200 mAh, which is something you typically get on high-powered devices like the Note 4 or Xperia Z3. There’s an 8MP rear camera and a puny 1MP shooter on the front. The XMAX is fairly sleek and is just 7.8 millimeters thick.
The XMAX runs Android 4.4.4 out of the box, with ZTE’s theme on top and a fair amount of bloat preloaded apps that you may or may not find useful.
The ZTE XMAX will go on sale on Cricket Wireless for $199 starting October 10 (T-Mobile’s ZMAX costs $252, for comparison). If you move your number from T-Mobile or Leap you get $100 in bill credit. This looks like a good device for someone looking for a cheap, decent device without any bells and whistles, on a no-contract plan.[press]
ZTE Grand™ X Max Debuts at Cricket Wireless
Quad-core processor and 6-inch high definition screen gives Fall TV fanatics something to smile about
Atlanta, GA., October 7, 2014 – Cricket Wireless announces the launch of its second phablet, the ZTE Grand X Max. Priced at $199.99, the ZTE Grand X Max will be available in Cricket stores nationwide and HYPERLINK “ting October 10th. Whether you’re an on-the-go mom, a super social user, a business user, or a value seeker wanting the advantages of a larger smartphone, this is the device for you.
Just in time for the fall TV season, the ZTE Grand X Max comes equipped with a 6-inch high definition screen and a quad-core processor that delivers a powerful streaming experience, allowing users to watch football or their favorite prime time television series on-the-go with ease.
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In addition, users will have access to other useful apps like Kindle, Evernote and Kingsoft Office, along with many more in the Google Play Store. Other features are:
- Large 3,200 mAh battery with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 1.0 for less time charging and more time doing
- Up to 8 GB internal storage and additional memory up to 32 GB via microSD
- 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and HD video
- 1MP front facing camera for selfies and video chat
- Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster productivity, content streaming and gaming
- Android KitKat 4.4 operating system with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized
For people seeking even more fall deals, Cricket continues to offer a $100 bill credit** to customers who make the switch from any from T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Cricket Wireless through October 19. In addition, to help satisfy the demand for high-speed data Cricket’s Basic, Smart and Pro plans now offer, for a limited time, the same low plan prices with even more high-speed data access***.
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