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ZTE Grand X Pro Review

ZTE Grand X Pro

Posted: , by Chris P.




ZTE Grand X Pro Review
The main camera on the Grand X Pro is an 8-megapixel unit with Auto Focus and an LED flash, but drawing parallels with similarly spec'd cameras would be unwise to say the least.

In reality, the results aren't horrible by any means, especially if you're looking to do some casual photography, though there are some key takeaways to consider. First and foremost, the amount of light (or lack thereof) is detrimental to the performance of the snapper. Said otherwise, as soon as the lights go down (or out), the already overexposed snaps get an awful cyan tint to them, making them a pain to look at. The amount of detail is on the low-side, and photos often have more than average noise to them.

The front shooter is a lowly 0.3-megapixel unit that offers passable quality for the occasional video call.

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Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
ZTE Grand X Pro 5.5
HTC Desire 300 4
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There isn't a whole lot to be said about the multimedia capabilities of the ZTE Grand X Pro – they cover the essentials, but you'll struggle playing something fancier in an .mkv or .mov encoding for example. Speaking of playback, the speaker (found on the lower back) is pretty loud, but quality goes down the toilet as soon as you crank it up.

The built-in players are your normal stock Android representatives, they simply have a skinned icon, which some people may confuse for something custom-made. They perform fine, as they always have, though you do have an incredible amount of alternatives to pick from on the Play Store, in case they're not your cup of tea.

ZTE Grand X Pro Review
ZTE Grand X Pro Review

Audio output

Headphones output power (Volts)
Higher is better
ZTE Grand X Pro 0.3
HTC Desire 300 0.59
Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
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ZTE Grand X Pro 75
HTC Desire 300 67
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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:34 1

1. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; 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: 10457; 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: 324; 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: 324; 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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PhoneArena rating:
Display4.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (326 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
MediaTek, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
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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