Cricket dials up the $150 ZTE Blade X Max

Prepaid service provider Cricket recently began selling its latest smartphone in the form of the 6-inch ZTE Blade X Max. Running Android 7.1.1, it can be purchased for $150; new Cricket subscribers can buy it for as low as $99 through a limited time promotion.

ZTE Blade X Max specifications include the following

  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 6-inch full HD display
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • Rear fingerprint reader
  • 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage (microSD expansion card slot)
  • Dolby Audio
  • FM radio support
  • 3,400mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Because the phone runs 7.1.1 (Nougat), the Blade X Max gives users the latest and greatest version of Android palm of your hand from the very start. Not only does this mean the best in aesthetics and features, but also in security, too.

The 6-inch display and speaker setup is perfect for watching your favorite shows or listening to your favorite band no matter where you are. When it’s time to snap a picture, the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera can snap amazing panoramic photos in both landscape and portrait mode. Around front, the Camera Screen Flash functionality improves selfies with clearer and brighter pictures.

The 3,400mAh battery is more than enough to get most users through a full day with plenty of juice left over. But, when it comes time to charging up, the Quick Charge 2.0 means you’re not tethered to the wall for long.

In addition to the ZTE Blade X Max, Cricket is offering a variety of other devices with limited time price breaks. New customers who port their phone number to the carrier can score select models for under $50; a few of them are free after rebates.

Cricket is a wireless service provider who operates on the AT&T network. It recently began providing 4GB of high speed data in its $40 rate plan ($35 after automatic bill payment).