At $100 without a contract (after sending in a mail-in rebate to Cricket Wireless) the ZTE Grand X aims for budget-conscious prepaid users looking for an Android smartphone. It is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, a 5-inch display, and a dual-core processor.
The rear 5-megapixel camera has many editing options, including 4X digital zoom, nine Instagram-esque filters, and five shooting modes. There are four image sizes, ranging from 1,280x720 to 2,592x1,944 pixels. It can also shoot 720p video.
The handset's 5-inch qHD display has a relatively low 960x540-pixel resolution. Although text and graphics are easy to read and see, the screen can be unresponsive to the touch, and at times, it required several taps or swipes of my finger to register an action.