Specs summary


The ZTE Grand X Max+'s screen is 6 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 35.8 days standby time, 390 minutes (2G).

Despite its affordability, there's not much else to chirp about with this Cricket phone

- Michael Desjardin , Reviewed 

With great battery life, a large and vivid screen, and a $200 price tag, the ZTE Grand X Max+ is the best budget-friendly phablet you can buy.

- Lanh Nguyen , Android Authority 

Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


Although shutterbugs should avoid this phone, it's still an attractive deal for bargain hunters

from Reviewed
Ultimately, the Grand X Max+ is not a long-term smartphone solution; it is a short-term compromise, and only fit for someone who wants a big screen, a long-lasting battery, and doesn't care about the camera. If that sounds like you, the Max+ might be a proper suitor. The relationship is destined to be complicated and short-lived, but at least you won't have paid a lot for the pleasure... Full review
Digital Trends

Looks cheap, feels cheap

from Digital Trends
You get what you pay for, and with the ZTE Grand X Max+ you pay very little for a whole lot of hardware. We’re not sure what magic ZTE conjured to make a 6-inch smartphone with great battery life and a 13-megapixel camera for $220, but we remain impressed. Sure, the ZTE Max Plus can’t outpower the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Google Nexus 6, or probably any other flagship phablet, but for $220 there’s nothing out there quite like it... Full review
Android Authority

Bright and vivid screen and good build quality at an affordable price

from Android Authority
For the price of only $200, ZTE was able to create a very formidable package. The design might not be too flashy, but it provides a great overall experience, and most importantly great battery life. The 6-inch screen size will make many consider the Grand X Max+ to be very outside the realm of comfortable, but if you’re looking for a large screen without paying a large price, then this is definitely a solid option worth considering... Full review
PC Magazine

Fantastic, budget-friendly Android phablet

from PC Magazine
Insecure naming scheme aside, ZTE deserves praise for the Grand X Max+. It looks and feels like a premium device, and yet it costs an unbelievably low $199.99 on Cricket. Factor in the carrier's low service plan prices and great AT&T network coverage and you have one seriously good deal for big-screen phone fans. The Grand X Max+ earns our Editors' Choice endorsement for phablets on Cricket... Full review

Solid design & construction for a budget smartphone

from PhoneArena

After impressing us not too long ago with the ZTE ZMAX, a prepaid phone attached with a killer price point, the ZTE Grand X Max+ continues the momentum for the company that’s really making its presence felt in the US prepaid market. With a sticker price of $199.99 through prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless, the Grand X Max+ offers quite a deal of value for its price, performance, and specs. It’s certainly not like some of the premium offerings we see overseas from the company, but in the budget smartphone space, the Grand X Max+ is a big phone with big dreams – and it’... Full review

Laptop Magazine

An affordable phablet with a big and bright display

from Laptop Magazine

If you've been yearning for an extra-large Android phone but are on a tight budget, the $199 ZTE Grand X Max+ is a solid buy. The phablet's 6-inch display produces bright and beautiful images (albeit at a relatively low 720p resolution), and its 9-hour-plus battery life ensures that you can take this device out all night with confidence.

However, the Max+ is still a budget device, and you'll have to live with its inconsistent camera and weak speakers in exchange for the welcoming price. You can get better audio, a better camera and even stronger battery life by spending an extra... Full review


The best budget phablet you can buy

from Cnet

The ZTE Grand X Max+ has its faults. Its call quality could be clearer, and its wide, slick construction makes it difficult to hold. In addition, compared to high-end devices like the Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus, its processor is a bit sluggish.

But as far as budget phablets go, the $200 Max+ stands out as one of the better values we've seen. For example, the comparable 5.7-inch G Vista, which has the same processor and 720p display, costs $350 off-contract from AT&T. And while Windows Phone enthusiasts will dig Cricket's other 6-inch handset, the Lumia 1320, the... Full review

Phone Scoop

A big, stylish, and sensible smartphone

from Phone Scoop

ZTE did a fine job with the Grand X Max+. It owns a great spot in Cricket's roster of handsets and should do well for the prepaid carrier.

The hardware is about the best I've seen from ZTE. The glass sandwich design is sleek and appealing. The materials are quite good and I was pleased with the quality of the massive screen. Sound quality was above average and so was battery life. The phone handles the basics with ease.

ZTE has taken a no-frills approach with the software, and that's a good thing. The phone is preloaded with only a small, useful selection of apps. The... Full review

Honest to god a great phone but....

I've had trouble with owning mine. I loved my phone. it's the first phone I've ever owned and I bought it myself but it started glitching really bad not even two months into owning it. I sent it into the manufacturer and they sent me back a new phone. I just got it today. I turned it on for the fi... More
I've had trouble with owning mine. I loved my phone. it's the first phone I've ever owned and I bought it myself but it started glitching really bad not even two months into owning it. I sent it into the manufacturer and they sent me back a new phone. I just got it today. I turned it on for the first time and guess what? the exact same thing is happening to this second phone that was happening to my first one and I am not happy about it. I'm actually pretty mad because I know so many people who have this phone and theirs is working great. So why is it that my first phone and now this new one I just got today is all messed up and unresponsive and laggy? Less

Best $200 i have ever spent.

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Full Specs

Release date January 9, 2015
Regions available USA, North America
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
1700/1900/700/850 MHz
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
390 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 35.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.2 x 8.3 x 0.8 cm
(6.4 x 3.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
(6.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
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