Chinese mobile phone company ZTE has recently launched its latest smartphone, the Grand X Max 2. The phone will be launched in the US via Cricket Wireless, a prepaid carrier arm of AT&T, for only $199.99.
The phone is a successor to the Grand X Max+, launched in 2014, which retains the same 6-inch screen size but is now decked out with the latest software, updated hardware, and a revamped design.
One of the most notable and unique features of this new smartphone is the two rear cameras. The phone has a 13-megapixel main camera with 4x zoom and a LED flash. The secondary camera underneath is 2-megapixels, and is primarily used to add sharpness and depth.
It also has a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies, also with a 4x zoom. The camera supports, HDR, face detection, and panorama, and the video is up to 1080p at 30fps.
Another major change is the screen upgrade from 720p on the Max+ to 1920p on the Max 2, which PC Mag describes as a welcome improvement for a device with a 6-inch screen. The increase in pixel density will affect the phone screen in a big way, making the videos clearer and the text crisper.
True to its name Grand X Max 2, it is a super-sized smartphone measuring 6.46 by 3.3 by 0.35 inches, (HWD), and weighs 6.31 ounces, PC Mag reported.
The ZTE handset has full HD display and a 2GB/16GB memory configuration. The 1.5GHz octa-core processor Snapdragon 617 SoC is a huge improvement from the old Snapdragon 400. It also comes with a 3,400mAh non-removable battery, and ZTE claims that there should be 6.5 hours of talk time and over 800 hours of standby time. The phone also has fast battery charging, Quick Battery 2.0, according to the GSM Arena specs, making it possible for the phone to be 60% full in only 30 minutes.
The Grand X Max 2 is highly recommended for people who want a decent mid-range smartphone with quality specs, without burning a hole in their pockets.