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.