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ZTE and Cricket Wireless Announce the ZTE X Max+ at CES 2015

January 1, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Last year, ZTE announced the Z Max and X Max for T-Mobile and Cricket respectively. They are both great smartphones from ZTE, especially when you take in the price point. ZTE is back here at CES in Las Vegas announcing a new addition to the X Max lineup, and that’s the X Max+. As you could probably figure out from the name of the device, it is a larger device. While the X Max was already a 5.7-inch device, they somehow needed a larger one.

The ZTE X Max+ has a 6-inch 720p display. Along with a 13MP camera on the back. Other internals include a Qualcomm processor with Quick Charge 1.0 (presumably the Snapdragon 400, but ZTE isn’t being specific yet). It also sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a massive 3200mAh battery. Just for reference, the Nexus 6 has a 6-inch QHD display with a 3220mAh battery. So this one should give you plenty of battery life with it’s 720p display. There’s also a microSD card slot for those looking for more storage space. Cameras aren’t fancy, but we do have a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera on the ZTE X Max+. The ZTE X Max+ is coming to Cricket on January 9th, and it’ll cost you just $199. That’s the off-contract price seeing as Cricket is a prepaid carrier. There’s no contracts here.

“The ZTE Grand X Max+ is the latest example of how we listen to our consumers and apply our expertise to bring them premium experiences at affordable prices,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “This device is a great start to 2015 for both ZTE and Cricket, two of the leading brands in prepaid.”

At ZTE’s event last fall for the ZTE Z Max, they announced that they are #2 in prepaid here in the US, and it looks like they are wanting to keep that spot. Although we’d really love to see their high-end smartphones that are announced and sold over in China. This is still a great start for ZTE, especially at just $199.