On the market for a budget-friendly smartphone? If so, then ZTE and Cricket may have something for you. The fourth largest smartphone vendor nationwide has just launched a new Blade-series phone. Available exclusively at Cricket Wireless, the ZTE Blade X offers a package of decent mid-range specs and a pleasant surprise in a form of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner- a feature still rarely found in handsets in this price point.
Cricket Wireless has just added another cheap smartphone to its portfolio. For just $120, the ZTE Blade X delivers a fingerprint scanner, 16MP camera and a 5.5-inch display protected by Dragontail.
Next to the Verizon-dedicated Blade Vantage available for $50 and the Boost Mobile-oriented Tempo X priced at $80, the freshly released Blade X is one of several extremely affordable smartphones ZTE launched in the past few months. Being a rebranded version of the Blade Force offered by Boost Mobile, the device delivers pretty much the same specs, but tagged with a slightly lower price.
Located in the upper end of the ZTE’s budget handsets, the Blade X arrives driven by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which when considered insufficient may be expanded using microSD cards. Be sure you won’t never lack the space as the handset accepts cards up to 2TB.
On the front there’s a 5.5-inch 750p screen panel covered with a scratch proof 2.5D Dragontail glass and a 5MP selfie-friendly snapper. Even though the display resolution isn’t particularly impressive, it should be good enough to meet most people’s needs. Meanwhile, the back panel hides a 13MP primary camera sensor with LED flash capable of recording Full HD. That’s probably the key difference between this phone and the Blade Force, which only offers an 8MP camera. There’s also a fingerprint scanner for advanced data protection. Furthermore, the Blade X hides a traditional headphone jack, support for Wi-Fi and speedy LTE, as well as a generous 3,000 mAh battery with quick charge tech, promised to deliver up to 23 hours of talk time on a single charging.
Working on Android 7.1 Nougat, the Blade X may now be yours for just $120 contract-free at Cricket Wireless, where you can combine it with 1GB, 4GB, 8GB or unlimited data plans. Dressed only in black the phone is surely far from what flagships offer us, but taking into account its value-to-money ratio, we get an incredibly cheap but still capable tool of both communication and entertainment.
source: Cricket Wireless