X

ZTE Grand X 3 is big in size, small in price (pictures)

In addition to USB Type-C, the generously sized Grand X 3 has a 5.5-inch display, which subtly curves down to its edges.

Lynn_La2.jpg
Lynn_La2.jpg

Lynn La

See full bio

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

zte-grand-x-3-05101.jpg
1 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

At CES 2016, ZTE and Cricket Wireless debut their newest smartphone, the Grand X 3. The device will go on sale some time in January for $130 without a contract.

zte-grand-x-3-05087.jpg
2 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

USB Type-C port at the bottom

The device is ZTE's first smartphone in the US that uses USB Type-C -- a type of connector port that promises to be faster and more efficient than the common Micro-USB port. It's also reversible so you'll always plug it in the right way.

zte-grand-x-3-05076.jpg
3 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

An 8-megapixel camera

On the back is an 8-megapixel camera that can record 720p video, while a 2-megapixel shooter on the front takes care of selfie and webchatting needs.

zte-grand-x-3-05164.jpg
4 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

Running Android Lollipop

The phone has a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution. It also runs Google Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

zte-grand-x-3-05086.jpg
5 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

A look at the right

The Grand X 3 measures 6.07 by 2.99 by 0.37 inches and weighs 6 ounces. Here on its right you can see its volume rocker and power key.

zte-grand-x-3-05084.jpg
6 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

A battery with Quick Charge Technology

The device is powered by a 1.3GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor and a 3,080mAh removable battery.

zte-grand-x-3-05094.jpg
7 of 7 Nate Ralph/CNET

Not just for the marquee handsets

With its USB Type-C port, the midlevel ZTE Grand X 3 is a signal that the standard isn't just reserved for flagship phones anymore. For more information, click here for more of CNET's coverage of CES 2016.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

93 Photos
'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

More Galleries

'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

40 Photos
2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

More Galleries

2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

53 Photos
The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

13 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

80 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos