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ZTE Grand X Pro Review

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ZTE Grand X Pro Review

ZTE Grand X Pro Review
ZTE Grand X Pro Review
ZTE Grand X Pro Review
Introduction


ZTE's popularity falters in comparison with its numerous rivals, but only the uninitiated would underestimate what the company can deliver, as we've recently seen with the Nubia line of devices. The ZTE Grand X Pro is from a very different stock, however, and it instantly raised a few potential flags, before we even got to the reviewing part. Will these manifest themselves into real problems, and does the Grand X Pro have any aces up its sleeve? Read on to find out.

Design


Design-wise, there's nothing wrong with the ZTE Grand X Pro. But it simply feels a teeny bit under-inspired, almost as if on purpose, and not for a lack of talent. Accents like the large, rectangular speaker and the camera ring do add to the distinctiveness of the handset, yet ZTE's phone is unlikely to turn too many heads on the street. Regardless, we like what we're seeing. In terms of build quality, we've got the same middle of the road approach – not top notch, but not bad either. Overall, the phone is quite ergonomic, and feels great in the hand.

You get somewhat conservative bezels at the all-glass front, a plastic attempt at metal imitation around the profile of the device, and a grip-friendly matte plastic back. The only hardware buttons the ZTE Grand X Pro features are the power button (top left) and the volume rocker (top right), both of which feel very solid and have just the right amount of travel to them. And yes, that means on-screen navigation buttons, if you wonder. Overall, the phone is quite ergonomic, and feels great in the hand.


ZTE Grand X Pro
5.22 x 2.54 x 0.37 inches
132.6 x 64.4 x 9.4 mm
5.15 oz (146 g)

ZTE Grand X Pro

Huawei Ascend P2
5.36 x 2.63 x 0.33 inches
136.2 x 66.7 x 8.4 mm
4.30 oz (122 g)

Huawei Ascend P2

HTC Desire 300
5.19 x 2.61 x 0.4 inches
131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC Desire 300

Xiaomi Hongmi
5.39 x 2.72 x 0.39 inches
137 x 69 x 9.9 mm
5.57 oz (158 g)

Xiaomi Hongmi

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Display


The ZTE Grand X Pro features a 4.5-inch 720x1280 (~326ppi) TFT screen with no protective coating to our knowledge. It offers low levels of brightness even when maxed out, so it naturally suffers from poor outdoor visibility, though viewing angles are surprisingly wide and accurate. Unfortunately, the display also has an invasive yellowish tint – a big red flag.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
HTC Desire 300 441
(Good)
28
(Poor)
1:1373
(Excellent)
7866
(Average)
2.29
4.56
(Average)
5.88
(Average)
ZTE Grand X Pro 317
(Average)
37
(Poor)
1:1108
(Good)
6248
(Excellent)
2.12
6.33
(Average)
10.58
(Poor)
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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:34 1

1. darkvadervip (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Another failed android device but yet google brags about all the activations.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:16 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What seems to be a 'fail' to you could possibly be a great device for others, especially those who don't want to dish out a lot of money for a smartphone. Stop being ignorant and learn to live a little yeah?

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:10

3. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


PA should think abt their rating's.....??????
As always BIASED

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:04

4. KingDingaLing (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Cmon man. Nobody is waiting in line for this phone.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:09

5. KingDingaLing (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


The majority want the latest and greatest. A ton of people do whatever they can to rock the newest device out. People on welfare are rocking late model high end phones.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 17:55

6. jp1132 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Speak for yourself, I personally prefer inexpensive devices like the Lumia 521. Also i would never make a line to get a new device that is just ridiculous.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 19:55

7. WestFiasco (unregistered)


I would appreciate some video reviews, i like mobile devices. i like to see what's available, unless i plan on buying the phone i'm not going to read a review. Though I would watch it.

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Display4.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (326 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
MediaTek MT6577T, Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size5.22 x 2.54 x 0.37 inches
(132.6 x 64.4 x 9.4 mm)
5.15 oz  (146 g)
Battery2000 mAh, 11.25 hours talk time

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