ZTE today announced its latest smartphone, the Tempo X. Exclusive to Boost Mobile, the handset costs $80 and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. But other than these two factors, there’s really nothing special about it. Just look at this spec sheet.

  • 5-inch FWVGA (854×480) display
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage (with microSD card expansion up to a wimpy 32GB)
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP selfie camera
  • 2200mAh battery

This all comes in a likely cheap-feeling body, and this is a shame. For less than $100 nowadays, we’re seeing fingerprint sensors, large HD screens, 2 or 3GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage, and much larger batteries and better cameras. I actually just reviewed ZTE’s other budget offering, the Blade X Max, and was thoroughly impressed it only cost $99. Therefore, if you absolutely need a Boost Mobile phone, you’ll likely wanna steer clear of this device.



Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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