ZTE wowed us earlier this year with its $149 Blade X Max smartphone which was for sale at $99 at the time we were reviewing it. Now, the company hopes to leave at least the same impression with its lower-end model, the Blade X. The device costs just $119.99 and looks to pack relatively the same experience as its better half.

For one, there’s a slightly smaller 5.5-inch 720p display covered in 2.5D glass. Capacitive keys sit directly below. Inside, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB of RAM and up to 16GB of internal storage, a smaller 3,000mAh battery, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. For cameras, ZTE packs a 13MP shooter on the back and a 5MP selfie cam. Additionally, the company also includes a USB-C connector on the bottom for Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 compatibility.

Oh, and there’s a headphone jack.

While the device doesn’t look to impress, it looks like a pretty good value at just $120. It goes on sale exclusively at Cricket today and can be purchased here or at select retailers.


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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