Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE today announced the launch of a new smartphone that offers decent specifications for the relatively affordable price of $129.99. The handset appeals to those who prefer to have big displays on their smartphones. It merits mentioning here that it costs $129.99 off-contract so it’s a really great option for someone who’s looking for an affordable device. ZTE Max XL is being sold via Sprint’s Boost Mobile no-contract subsidiary.
The ZTE Max XL features a 6 inch 1920×1080 pixel resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor under the hood that’s hooked up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
The handset also features a microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB of extra storage and it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. That’s impressive for the price.
It features a 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back. That’s not all. The handset even has a 3,990mAh battery which you’ll find enough for a day’s use, and then some. ZTE claims that the battery is good enough for 26.6 hours of talk time.
ZTE Max XL happens to be the first smartphone on Boost Mobile that has support for SPrint’s HPUE or High Performance User Equipment coupled with LTE+ support. This means that Max XL users should experience improved network coverage, particularly indoors, and faster speeds overall.