ZTE Grand X2 Z850
Reviews for the ZTE Grand X2 Z850
Source: BC Hardware Archive.org version
Up until the Grand X Plus, I'd never used a ZTE device before and just like many other people here in North America, I thought that ZTE might be more of a "budget quality" device. After using these last two devices exclusively for over a month each, my thoughts have changed a bit. The phone certainly isn't a flagship device, but it's a whole lot more than a budget device as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2015
Model: The ZTE Grand X2 Z850 is a new addition to ZTE's Grand X family, which is said to be equipped with functionality and style at an affordable price. Its slim design of only 9.3 mm is comfortably to holds and makes portability more convenient for the users. With a 5.0 inch IPS HD display, clear images and videos are expected and this model is also enforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology, making scratches less probable and prominent. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz may not be spectacular compared to high-end smartphones, but the phone provides a good balance of performance, connectivity and battery life for light-to-medium users.
In addition, the ZTE Grand X2 Z850 is equipped with decent cameras consisting of a 8 MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera and the capability to record 1080p videos. Another notable feature is its 2480 mAh lithium ion battery, which provides a standby time of up to 12 days and a talk time of up to 7 hours. This Android 5.1 Lollipop phone features 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 32GB with a microSD/microSDHC card.
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.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.
The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).
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