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ZTE Tempo X hits Boost Mobile for just $79.99 USD, features a Snapdragon 210 processor

ZTE Tempo X Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (Source: Boost Mobile)
ZTE Tempo X Android smartphone (Source: Boost Mobile)
The ZTE Tempo X arrives more than a year after Boost Mobile introduced its predecessor, the ZTE Tempo. This new handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and only 1 GB RAM, but it comes loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

ZTE Tempo arrived over a year ago when Boost Mobile introduced it as a cheap handset with Mexico roaming and hotspot capabilities. Boost Mobile has quite a few ZTE devices in its portfolio, for example the Warp Elite, the Prestige 2, or the Boost MAX+. The new Tempo X is just another low-end smartphone that debuts as the most affordable Android Nougat-powered handset featuring a removable battery.

ZTE Tempo X is powered by the outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, which is an entry-range chip which was introduced about two years ago. This handset comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display with only 854 x 480 pixels, it features a 2 MP camera for selfies and sports a 5 MP image shooter on the back. The memory and storage space (1 GB and 8 GB) are also outdated by today's standards, but at least the Tempo X comes with a microSD slot that supports cards up to 32 GB. The 2,200 mAh removable battery provides enough power so that the hardware setup mentioned above can deliver a talk time of up to 14.7 hours.

Priced at US$79.99, the ZTE Tempo X is only available in black. Although it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, there is no chance for it to ever receive Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the ZTE Tempo X seems like a good deal, the truth is that only US$20 more can get you the ZTE MAX XL, which is a 6-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor, twice the storage space and memory, better cameras, and a fingerprint reader.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-09-21 (Update: 2017-09-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.