Why would you spend $1000 on a smartphone, when there are better choices at a lower price range, that packs some decent specs? ZTE, a Chinese manufacturer, did just that. Last Tuesday ZTE unveiled their latest mid-range offering, the Max XL.
Max XL is a budget-friendly LTE smartphone that features a 6-inch Full HD LCD display, a new 1.4Ghz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. The device also has a 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. Like any other smartphones, Max XL also has a back facing fast fingerprint sensor which allows you to access your phone in an instant without having to press any physical key.
Aside from that, the device also features a whopping 3,990mAh battery (without any indication of fast charging capability) that can last a day with heavy usage, a 26.6 hours of talk time from a single charge to be exact.
The ZTE Max XL is intended to show how great an affordable premium device can be in 2017,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “We continue to push boundaries and give consumers more of what they want-bigger battery, bigger screen and the best connection possible- all that at an affordable price. Consumers can get an excellent smartphone for under $130, and the Max XL proves it.
Max XL is surely a bang for a buck. For $129.99, you get the best possible specs. Unfortunately, the device will only be exclusively available for Boost Mobile for now. Let’s just hope seeing one on Amazon soon.