Grand X Max features 6-inch screen, quad-core processor and Android 4.4 for $200

Starting October 10, prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless will sell the ZTE Grand X Max, a 6-inch smartphone that sports an 8-megapixel camera and Android 4.4.

Lynn La

Lynn La

Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones

Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.

See full bio

Cricket Wireless' newest big-screen handset is the 6-inch ZTE Grand X Max. ZTE

Looks like ZTE is continuing its penchant for extra-large devices. Just a couple of weeks after it launched the ZMax for T-Mobile, the Chinese mobile company will release its 6-inch Grand X Max for AT&T's Cricket Wireless network. Starting Friday, October 10, you can buy the prepaid handset for $200.

The phone is equipped with an expansive 6-inch, 720p display and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm. It has an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video, as well as a front-facing 1-megapixel shooter.

In addition, the Grand X Max's 3,200mAh battery features Qualcomm Quick Charge technology and an estimated 6.5 hours of talk time. As for its capacity, it's equipped with 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and up to 32GB of expandable storage.

The device also runs Android 4.4 KitKat and is preloaded with Peel Smart Remote, a media app that lets you check when your favorite shows are airing on TV, explore recommended programs, and search streaming services like Netflix.

Though the Grand X Max has a slightly bigger screen compared to ZTE's ZMax phablet, its other specs have been scaled down. The Grand X Max has a lower battery capacity and it lacks 4G LTE, for instance. This makes sense given the device's lower price, however -- you'll end up saving about $52 compared to the ZMax.

Shopping laptop image
Get the best price on everything
Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.
Add CNET Shopping