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ZTE Grand X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and design. The responsiveness and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the build quality. The portability and battery get negative views.

value for money, screen, responsiveness, design, usability

camera, battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Grand X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for ZTE Grand X


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of ZTE Grand X from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

build quality, value for money, responsiveness, GPS navigation


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE V987 Android 4.1 MTK6589 Quad-core 1GB/4GB Dual-Band GPS Dual-camera 5.0-inch HD IPS Screen 3G SmartphoneZTE Grand X Black PU Leather Pull Tab Protective Pouch Case - GB Online Sales - Free UK Delivery

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ZTE Grand X review


With an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and an almost entirely stock Android 4.0 ROM, the Grand X is ZTE's new flagship device. It's something of a milestone for the Chinese manufacturer, previously known for producing bottom-dollar semi-smartphones and...

Stock Android 4.0.3 ROM ; Relatively sleek design ; Solid mid-range performance

Finicky camera ; Poor build quality ; Oleophilic display

Finally, another device with stock Android

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ZTE Grand X review


ZTE continues to try and make moves into the western smartphone market with the mid-range, Tegra powered Grand X. In recent months, we've seen the Chinese OEM's, ZTE and Huawe...

The hope is always there that a review unit lands, you fire it up, and it has a really great camera. Sadly, the Grand X doesn't fit that bill. It isn't a horrible camera, not by any means, but it won't be winning any awards. In the right light, snaps...


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ZTE Grand X Smartphone Review: Specs, Features and Price


ZTE Grand X Smartphone reviewThe ZTE Grand X – A dual-core Tegra 2 phone having a qHD display, a pretty stock version of Android 4.0 and all for £190. According to the specs the phone is not very expensive. It has ...

The Grand has ICS installed in it with a 1 GHz dual core chip at a very reasonable price of £190.

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ZTE Grand X review


You might not have heard of ZTE - its full name is Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment - but like so many companies such as Ericsson and Huawei, ZTE was originally a telecommunications equipment supplier, but like the other companies it's also had...

Feels sturdy, barebones Android, Dolby Mobile

Touchscreen is not great, quite a dull phone, a bit too expensive

The ZTE Grand X has been a little bit of a struggle for us. It's a competent phone, and works reasonably as a smart device, but it's not exciting and it doesn't shout to us to select it, over the multitude of other handsets on the market. And at this...

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ZTE Grand X review


ZTE impresses with a dual-core stock Android 4.0 device for the masses

Cheap ; Pure Android 4.0 ; Dual-core Tegra 2 ; Fast browser

Plastic feel ; Low quality screen ; Average media ; Nexus clone

Criticising the ZTE Grand X for its ugly looks, ordinary camera and underwhelming screen almost seems churlish when held against its extraordinary price-performance ratio.

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ZTE Grand X review


The ZTE Kis showed us that the Chinese company is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to budget phones. This was an Android smartphone with very few flaws for the knockdown price of £60, so we were excited to see what the company would do with...

A stock Android smartphone that is outclassed by the competition

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ZTE Grand X review


ZTE is an up and coming Chinese smartphone maker. You may not have heard the name ZTE but you may have seen some of its devices – Orange sells ZTE handsets with its own branding. Examples include the San Francisco and the Monte Carla, also known as the...

ZTE's Grand X delivers well on some levels. The combination of good specifications for less than £200 with unspoilt Android 4.0 makes it an attractive package. It will certainly play games and suits video content too. However, you should take into...

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ZTE Grand X review


The ZTE Grand X puts dual-core power and Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in your pocket for £190 on pay as you go, although you'll need to go to Virgin Media to get it. Buyers should beware of its underwhelming battery life, laggy camera...

Pure Ice Cream Sandwich ; Dual-core power ; MicroSD card slot

Unresponsive touchscreen ; Unimpressive battery life ; Laggy camera ; Rubbery feel

The Grand X isn't going to turn hordes of heads, but if you're on Virgin Media, it serves up naked Ice Cream Sandwich powered by a 1GHz dual-core chip for a reasonably affordable £190 on pay as you go.


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ZTE Grand X


Preview: A dual-core Android phone with a 4.3in screen, all for £190.

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ZTE Grand X Review: In Depth


The ZTE Grand X - A dual-core Tegra 2 phone packing a qHD display, a pretty stock version of Android 4.0 and all for £200.

Great gaming experience ; Sharp screen ; Relatively stock Android

Build feels hollow ; Camera under-performs ; Occasional stability issues

The ZTE Grand X hits big, but misses big too. In its favour, there's a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor which handles games better than other phones in the price bracket, showcased by the great qHD display. It also packs a relatively stock version of...


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes