ZTE made its formal entry in India by introducing six smartphones running Google Android mobile operating system. These handsets are priced between the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 and purportedly tailored to meet the aspirations of average Indian consumers.
Among the new devices was the flagship (for India) ZTE Grand X. However, the phone was not displayed in the Demo Zone. So instead we got our hands on to the step down version of the same device – ZTE Grand X Quad Lite.
ZTE has used the same design between the Grand X and Grand X Quad Lite. We saw a navy blue back panel bearing Grand X Quad Lite in the demo zone. The phone appeared fairly big enough to stand out from the regular crowd of 4-inch devices.
It has a slim look and measures 9.6 mm thick. There is a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash at the back of the device. At the back, there is a small speaker mesh for audio output. In the front lies the LED notification on the top next to the earpiece. On the other side of the ear piece is the front facing camera. The back panel of the Quad Lite was constructed using some rubber and plastic material – not easily prone to scratches. The display however was a fingerprint magnet.
Display and hardware
The Grand X Quad Lite features a 5-inch LCD display with qHD (960×540) pixel resolution. The display did appear crisp and fine next to other ZTE devices with lesser resolution. Under the hood, it packs an unnamed quad-core 1.2 GHz mobile processor with 512 MB RAM which was quite a surprise for us. On the other hand, the Grand X packs 1 GB RAM.
The Quad Lite supports dual-SIM configuration where in one slot supports 3G network based SIM and other supports Edge network SIM. There is a micro USB port on the left side while the volume key was on the right side of the device.
Though the phone offers only 4 GB internal storage, one can always add up to 32 GB micro SD card to expand the storage.
At the rear is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash but the Camera app is bit sluggish. We checked the image quality and it wasn’t too great. However, we would like to test it again with better light and surroundings. By default, the smartphone runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update with very light customizations done by ZTE.
The Grand X Quad Lite packs 2500 mAh battery which should give great performance when used in single SIM configuration and decent performance with dual-SIM configuration usage.
The ZTE Grand X Quad Lite appears to be a decent device but unfortunately the price wasn’t shared with us. We presume it would cost slightly less than the Grand X. In terms of specifications, it does look impressive and can give a decent fight against the similar specifications devices. The problem is, there are several devices with same specifications and experience. The real question is – will these smartphones get next major update on time?