ZTE and U.S. budget wireless carrier Cricket have joined hands to launch massive 6 inch phablet ZTE Grand XMax. ZTE, the chinese handset maker till now hasn’t been able to make any significant impact in U.S. smartphone market, but it did turn heads while launching ZMax for T-Mobile some time ago. Now if we look at XMax it is even bigger and cheaper than the ZMax at 6 inches of display size. The deal is made sweeter with a large 6 inch display coupled with a beefy 3,200 mAh battery and that too at a price point of $199.99 without a contract!
Cricket Wireless plans to officially make it available from 10th of October and apparently there seems no hints for its global launch till now. The specs and the build quality doesn’t live up to its price point of $200, however durability will not be an issue.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM takes care of the processing need of this massive phone. ZTE Grand XMax runs on latest Android Kitkat 4.4 along with some pre-loaded apps like Evernote, Amazon and Kingsoft Office. The massive 3,200 mAh power slab makes XMax considerable heavy at 171 grams and 7.8mm thick. You may be surprised to know that this beefy battery just manages to deliver a talk time of 6.5 hours over a 3G network or 860 hours of stand-by.
ZTE Grand XMax features an 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash, while it has a 1 megapixel camera at the front. It offers 8 GB of inbuilt storage and if you need more then pop in a microSD card. Connectivity options on the ZTE Grand XMax include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/ A-GPS. XMax offers single SIM support and a 720p display stretched over 6 inches diagonally.
Cricket is offering a $100 bill credit if you switch from T-Mobile or MetroPCS between now and October 19th. Moto G (2014 edition) could be a better and cheaper option for you if you are not looking for a massive display. Let us summarize the key specifications offered by ZTE Grand XMax.
ZTE Grand XMax Key Specifications:
- Display – 6.00-inch
- Processor – 1.2GHz
- Front Camera – 1-megapixel
- Resolution – 720×1280 pixels
- RAM – 1GB
- OS – Android 4.4
- Storage – 8GB
- Rear Camera – 8-megapixel
- Battery capacity – 3200mAh