Affordable ZTE Grand X 3 available now in the US

Affordable ZTE Grand X 3 available now in the US
Announced in early January at CES 2016, the ZTE Grand X 3 is now available to buy in the US, being exclusively offered by Cricket Wireless. Just like plenty of other smartphones in Cricket's line-up, the ZTE Grand X 3 is an affordable device that packs decent features - at least for its price point.

The Grand X 3 is a pretty large device, as it sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. The processor that's powering the phone is a modest quad-core Snapdragon 212 clocked at 1.3 GHz, but at least there's 2 GB of RAM to go along with it. LTE connectivity is on board, and you've got an 8 MP camera on the back, plus a 2 MP one on the front. Other features include 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 3080 mAh removable battery with quick charging capabilities. The Grand X 3 runs near stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and there's no word on when (or if) it's going to be updated to Marshmallow. Check out our ZTE Grand X 3 hands-on to see why we liked the smartphone when we played with it at CES.

The ZTE Grand X 3 costs $129.99 - no contract required. Customers who switch from another service provider can buy the handset for just $79.99, while also getting $50 bill credit when they bring their number to Cricket. So, who's interested?

sources: Cricket, Press release

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Grand X 3
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3080 mAh(13.5h talk time)



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

will this get 5/10? since BLU vivo XL that have far better processor, and better camera only get 7.5/10 lol

2. T-Dizzle

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Can't wait to try Cricket in April.

3. captivater

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

You will likely be pleased. There is some throttling. There is some telemarketing. But at the end of the day. It's 5 lines w/ 2.5 GB each for $100 taxes/fees included. That's $20 per line on ATT's network. Can't beat it with a drum.

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