The ZTE Grand X 3 was finally made available to the US market last January 29th via an exclusive offer with Crickett Wireless. ZTE has been trying to get a foothold on the North American market and it started the year by introducing the Axon Pro and the Grand X 3 at the CES 2016 unveiling.
According to the specs listed by GSMArena, its physical dimensions are 154.2 x 76 x 9.4 mm and weighs 170.1 g (6.00 oz). The ZTE Grand X 3 has a 5.5 inch multi-touch display with 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density). It comes equipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8909 powered by 3080 mAh removable battery. The internal memory has a 16 GB capacity with 2GB RAM and supports microSDHC up to 64 GB.
It should also be noted that the Grand X 3 is LTE capable and has a rear camera with an 8MP resolution and a 2MP front camera. Other impressive features include a front and rear Dolby Audio speakers and a USB Type C port that promises quick charging. Currently, the only available color is the Ebony Tweed (black).
Crickett Wireless is currently offering the ZTE Grand X 3 at $129.99 with no contract. Customers who are switching from another provider can buy the handset at $79.99 plus a $50 credit when they port their number to Crickett.
Compared to the existing affordable LTE phones, most notably the Lumia series, the ZTE Grand X 3 ticks all the boxes in terms of overall features. Some of its competition is relatively more expensive and is missing either a front camera or is just running on an older version of Android. In terms of product design though, it looks rather unimpressive. But, we’ll let you decide on that.