ZTE reaches high with Grand X

CNET UK digs the ZTE Grand X's Android 4.0 OS and dual-core processor, but not much else.

ZTE Grand X
ZTE Grand X CNET UK

Though it doesn't boast any flagship specs, the ZTE Grand X is one of the more ambitious phones coming out of the Chinese phone manufacturer yet. CNET UK recently reviewed the handset, and was pleased to see that it ran a skinless version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, it sports a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and comes preloaded with Nvidia's Tegra Zone gaming portal.

There are some pitfalls, however. The Grand X's 4.3-inch screen is unresponsive, and its 5-megapixel camera has noticeable shutter lag. And despite ZTE touting that the phone delivers "outstanding performance and long battery life," its 1,650mAh battery failed to impress.

The handset isn't available in the United States, but U.K. consumers can purchase it under a pay-as-you-go plan through Virgin Media.

To read the full review, head over to CNET UK.

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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