The ZTE Grand X 3 went on sale at Cricket Wireless on Friday.
First introduced at CES earlier this month, the handset is a big screen, budget-friendly affair with a $130 retail price.
On paper, the ZTE Grand X 3 is not all that extraordinary. Indeed, it runs an older version of Android, 5.1 Lollipop, and features run-of-the-mill internal hardware.
But it's the latest in a wave of affordable phones packing decent, if not mind-blowing, specifications targeting consumers not looking to empty their wallet on the latest premium handset. These phones are showing up at prepaid services like Cricket, which is a unit of AT&T and runs on the same wireless network.
The Grand X 3 attempts to punch above its weight with a couple of standout details including front and rear Dolby Audio speakers and a USB Type C port. As the first US model from ZTE to include this reversible charging port, it promises quicker and hassle-free replenishing.
ZTE Grand X 3 features
- $130 price tag
- 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 pixel display
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 16GB internal storage
- 2GB RAM
- 3,080mAh battery
In addition to the new handset, Cricket is currently offering a $50 bill credit for customers who port their phone number over. Under the promo, the ZTE Grand X 3 would be $80. A separate deal sees Cricket discounting phones as part of a tax-season-themed promotion.