Conclusion: 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 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Pros: Great gaming experience, Sharp screen, Relatively stock Android
Cons: Build feels hollow, Camera under-performs, Occasional stability issues
Excerpt: 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 white-label, carrier-branded devices such as Orange’s...
Conclusion: The ZTE Grand X offers a dual-core processor, large screen and Ice Cream Sandwich -- all good things from a midrange Android. But that unresponsive screen, so-so camera and unimpressive battery life show that there's some work to do for ZTE to hold its own against the big boys.
Pros: Fast dual-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, large, detailed screen
Cons: Screen could be more sensitive, battery life not great
Conclusion: It might not have got us very excited, but the ZTE Grand X is a decent device considering its specifications. Although less than half the price of its high-end rivals, the Grand X has Google's up-to-date Android 4.0 ICS operating system along with a nippy dual-core processor, a vibrant touchscreen...
Pros: Vibrant screen, runs stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, good battery life.
Cons: Casing feels cheap, camera is average., Screen is unresponsive and unusable in sunlight.
Excerpt: 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 the more upmarket ZTE Grand X.
Excerpt: Two things are clear in the world of smartphones: ZTE is serious about breaking out of China and Intel is serious about breaking into mobile devices. It's no surprise, then, to see the ZTE Grand X IN.
Excerpt: The ZTE Grand X Android smartphone is a breath of fresh air. For once we’ve got an Android phone that is running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as Google intended. But is that enough of a selling point in 2012? It’s a funny thing, Android.