Looking for a big, inexpensive smartphone on a prepaid plan? ZTE’s new 6-inch, $200 off-contract Grand X Max might suit you. This morning, the China-based company announced that its newest handset is heading exclusively to Cricket here in the US.
With the exception of the battery, which has an impressive 3,200mAh capacity and slots into a compatible Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 socket, the Grand X Max is rather unremarkable.
Despite the device’s size, the screen is 720p, and a lowly Snapdragon 400 and 1GB handle computing. In terms of other internals, the Grand X Max sports a 1MP front-facing and 8MP rear-facing camera, 8GB of storage, microSD card slot, and will ship with a lightly skinned version of Android 4.4.
It is scheduled to go on sale October 10.
ZTE Grand™ X Max Debuts at Cricket Wireless
Quad-core processor and 6” 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 with activation, the ZTE Grand X Max will be available in Cricket stores nationwide and online starting 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.
“As phablets continue to grow in popularity, the ZTE Grand X Max is designed with the needs of our customers in mind, particularly, customers who rely on one device to bridge their work and social life,” said Andy Smoak, head of product for Cricket Wireless. “With Cricket’s reliable nationwide 4G network covering more than 98% of the population, customers can stream video and watch their favorite shows.”
Just in time for the fall TV season, the ZTE Grand X Max comes equipped with a 6” 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. The phablet also comes pre-loaded with Peel Smart Remote, the ultimate entertainment companion that personalizes TV recommendations based on viewing habits and can be paired with your home entertainment system or mobile device. 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 battery & faster charging 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 32GB via microSD
- Dual cameras: 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and HD video /1MP front facing camera for selfies and video chat
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster productivity, content streaming and gaming
- Android 4.4 OS with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized