ZTE Grand X Max+ Announced with 6-inch display, LTE Connectivity for US$199.99 at CES 2015

by Chetan Bhawani 4

ZTE Grand Max X+

ZTE took the stage at CES 2015 to announce the successor to Grand X Max, as the ZTE Grand X Max+ gets official, for a price of $200. If you already have used the Grand X Max, this isn’t going to be an impressive upgrade, as there are subtle changes that you might notice only if you hit the specs list.

The huge 6-inch Grand X Max+ comes with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with 2GB RAM. It was Snapdragon 200 in the predecessor, so this is an upgrade worth mentioning, and the other changes are with the RAM, storage and camera. The Grand X Max+ comes with 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device has 16GB internal storage with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion to 32GB.

It will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, and there is a 3200 mAh battery packed in. The large phone is 171 grams in weight, and is 7.87mm thick. The smartphone is said to be launching on January 9th through Cricket Wireless network in U.S., although the pricing of $199.99 is not contract-bound.

A quick run through the comparison – The two devices are the same with display size and resolution, but the processor has changed from Snapdragon 200 to Snapdragon 400, and RAM is upgraded from 1GB to 2GB, while the internal storage as well gets a boost up from 8GB to 16GB. The rear camera on the Max was 8-megapixel one, but on the Max+, you see a 13-megapixel shooter.

Interestingly, the Grand Max X+ supports 4G LTE connectivity, and for the price tag, stuff packed in is decent. Worth the price after these changes done by the brand for the successor? You decide.

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  • It is very decent but to m it doesn’t really feel like an upgrade. It feels more like a stronger version of a base model or in this case the Grand Max. I guess you can call that an upgrade but by upgrade I was thinking more along the lines of new redesign upgraded UI, New awesome features but still at the 200$ price tag beggars cant be choosers. Its quite a stronger version as well still resembling the sharp portrait look and becoming bigger and better.

  • vivek ganeriwal

    Beacuse of the higher competition buyers will get better specs on lesser price

  • Shanky Yadav

    At this price it should be a successor but I am little worried about it as the pic above looks like an old device and the US of it feels outdated, I am just giving my thoughts on it and also it has only some new upgrades which are taking lightly

  • Suraj Racharla

    Looks pretty good and i worry about the back but it kinda reminds me of the Motorola droid Turbo which was a power full smartphone. It does look like its very old and design may not be the best but for the price it all makes sense. Its a great cost cutting process and the sharp corners look good. It not a flagship killer but something for people wwith big phones taste but small budjet should consider. But on the better side it is 4G LTe so you will get great speeds and price tag is also cooperating. The Ui is also not that bad..