ZTE Grand X 3, Avid Plus entry-level, US-special phones announced


While we wait to get our hands on the Snapdragon 820 powered Letv flagship that launched today, there’s another couple of phones that launched at CES… with spec sheets that are a little austere in comparison.

It’s the ZTE Grand X 3 and the Avid Plus that we’re talking about. Let’s take a look at these entry-level phones just announced by ZTE.

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The Grand X 3 has a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM and a camera duo of an 8 mega-pixel rear and a 2 mega-pixel front make the phone compete. The Grand X 3 runs Android 5.1 out of the box, while everything inside the phone draws juice from a 3080mAh battery..

Interestingly, the Grand X 3 features a USB Type-C port, something that you’re getting used to seeing on much higher-end phones. Perhaps the standardisation is finally taking place.

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Moving on to the Avid Plus, the device has a 5-inch screen (with an 854 x 480p resolution), a the same Snapdragon 210 processor as the Grand X 3 but with half the RAM (i.e., 1GB) and ROM (8GB). The cameras on this one a 5 mega-pixel and 2 mega-pixel on the rear and front respectively, while a 2300mAh battery powers the Android 5.1 powered phone.

The Grand X 3 and the Avid Plus will soon be available in the US. While the Grand X 3 will go for $130 (Cricket Wireless), the Avid Plus will sell for $115 starting January 20 (T-Mobile).

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