Cricket to offer 6-inch ZTE Grand X Max for $199 starting Friday

Cricket to offer 6-inch ZTE Grand X Max for $199 starting Friday
Starting this Friday, Cricket Wireless will offer a 6-inch phablet to its customers for just $199. The ZTE Grand X Max is an example of the value-priced handsets that ZTE has promised to deliver to smartphone buyers in the U.S.  And if you move your number from T-Mobile or MetroPCS, you will receive a $100 bill credit.

The aforementioned 6-inch screen offers a resolution of 720 x 1280, which works out to a pixel density of 245ppi. A quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU is under the hood, with the Adreno 302 GPU crunching graphics. 1GB of RAM is aboard while 8GB of native storage is available. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 8MP and a 1MP front-facing camera will snap your "selfies."  ZTE didn't skimp on the battery, which at 3200mAh should keep the lights on all day. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed, and at 7.8mm thick, the ZTE Grand X Max is a rather thin handset.

Cricket has gone through some changes since being acquired by AT&T. Right now, the pre-paid carrier is offering unlimited talk, text and 1GB of high-speed data for $40 a month. $50 a month buys you unlimited talk and text plus 3GB of high-speed data, while $60 monthly raises the high-speed data cap to 10GB. Subscribe to Auto Pay and get each plan for $5 cheaper.

source: Cricket via AndroidAuthority

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Grand X Max
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1 megapixel front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(6.5h talk time)



1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

snapdragon 200 exists?! o_O

2. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Doesnt the tmobile version has 2GB of ram though? o.o

3. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Is the screen off-center? Or just a bad render?

5. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

i'd bet is off-center xD. its ZTE we're talking about.

4. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Another shovel-sized phone from ZTE..

6. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

These china phone makers will kill other manufacturers

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Two people who work for cricket will let you know that ZTE phones come back all the time due to poor touch screen issues on the sides. Read up on their info at the androidpolice article for this phone. Needs quality control, which actual evidence shows, won't happen at that price.

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I'll consider this phone when I make the switch probably in a month or so.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

While 200 no contract is a decent price, other than it's screen size, this phone has nothing going for it. Weak processor and low RAM amount, it will be a laggy device. Though, at least they did put in a big screen and big battery.

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