Cricket picks up the very affordable ZTE Grand X 3 from CES

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CES 2016 may not have given us much in the way of high-end, really appealing flagship devices, but for manufacturers looking to flesh out their lineups with some new affordable options, there were plenty of opportunities to showcase new gear. ZTE did just that with some of its new offerings, bringing out both the Avid Plus and Grand X 3. Today we’re taking a closer look at the latter as Cricket begins sales.

When we checked in with the Grand X 3 back at CES, official carrier pricing wasn’t final, but today we can confirm that Cricket is selling the handset for just about $130.

For that money you’ll get a 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 210 SoC, and 16GB (expandable) of storage. None of those specs are much to brag about, but considering the bottom-basement price, you could also stand to do a lot worse.

We also learn the phone’s battery is slightly larger than we were led to believe – 3080mAh versus an even 3000mAh, and don’t forget that the Grand X 3 will work with your latest charging accessories thanks to its USB type-C connectivity (which includes quick-charge support).

Customers switching to Cricket from another carrier will be able to pick up an even better deal, scoring the ZTE Grand X 3 for $80.

Source: Cricket

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!