ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Source: Phone Arena Archive.org version
After impressing us not too long ago with the ZTE ZMAX, a prepaid phone attached with a killer price point, the ZTE Grand X Max+ continues the momentum for the company that’s really making its presence felt in the US prepaid market. With a sticker price of $199.99 through prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless, the Grand X Max+ offers quite a deal of value for its price, performance, and specs. It’s certainly not like some of the premium offerings we see overseas from the company, but in the budget smartphone space, the Grand X Max+ is a big phone with big dreams – and it’s seriously one to think about too!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
If you've been yearning for an extra-large Android phone but are on a tight budget, the $199 ZTE Grand X Max+ is a solid buy. The phablet's 6-inch display produces bright and beautiful images (albeit at a relatively low 720p resolution), and its 9-hour-plus battery life ensures that you can take this device out all night with confidence.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: Trendy and rocking the total square design, the ZTE Grand X Max Plus is a large screen format smartphone with maxed out specifications just as the name implies. The black device is sleek and comes with a carbon fiber rear cover while wearing the ZTE branding like a badge of honor. Indeed the device comes with the capability to back its name with a flawless 6 inch capacitive touchscreen with 245 ppi pixel density for clear images.
The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device also comes packed with a Snapdragon 400 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU and 16 GB of internal memory. With a microSD card, the storage capacity can be increased by up to 32 GB. Audio quality is also decent with speakers producing loud volume and Dolby Mobile technology. The ZTE Grand X Max Plus comes with a 13 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a secondary 5 MP front facing camera.
Other capabilities include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, an infrared port and microUSB v2.0. The LTE smartphone is powered by a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery with up to 6 hours and 30 minutes of talk time. If that is not sufficient enough, the ZTE Grand X Max Plus also comes with fast battery charging capability with 30% charge capacity in 30 minutes.
Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985 and is partly state-owned. ZTE's core business is wireless, optical transmission, data transmission equipment, telecommunications software and cell phones, USB sticks, routers and tablets.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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