ZTE Grand X Max 2 – The Best Budget Smartphone of 2016?

Finding a decent Smartphone at a budget price can be difficult at times, but fortunately, ZTE brings us a second edition of the Grand X Max. the Grand X Max 2 is a powerful beast at a great price.

With up to 6.5 hours of talk time, the Grand X Max 2 has a 3400 mAh battery, a qualcomm (MSM8952) octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16gb internal storage, and up to 64GB expandable storage, through its microSD slot, which is accessible, through the sim card tray.

Now this phone may not be a Nexus, however, it does run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a USB Type-c port for charging.

One of the best features about this phone is the Dual cameras on the back (13MP & 2MP) which allow for taking higher-quality photos, 1080p video, and even includes a manual mode to capture the moment just right.

Around the front of the device, there is a 6-inch Full HD, 1080p display and a 5MP front shooter. Whilst a 3.5 mm headphone port lives on the top of the device, a speaker grill is located on the bottom to give you a great sounding experience, too.

Unlike other phones, the Grand X Max 2 includes Hi-Fi Audio powered by Dolby to enhance your music, gaming and movies.

One cool feature I enjoy is that included is the ability to customize different voice memo ringtones which can be done with the built in recorder app.

Another Bloatware found on the device is The ASKMD app which allows you to consult with a board certified doctor and help diagnose your condition. I like this because it can definitely provide access to a doctor for someone who might otherwise not have it.

While this phone stores files locally, you can also use the built in app from ZTE to help manage your storage, save files to the cloud and access them from anywhere.

So is this the best Budget Smartphone? Well, the ZTE Grand Max 2 is available on the Cricket network and at a price tag of only $200.00 it is a perfect budget phone for your everyday consumer.

Anthony Esposito

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