Chinese manufacturer ZTE, currently the fourth largest supplier in the United States, just announced a new addition to their portfolio: the MAX XL. As you probably guessed it, it’s going into phablet territory, thanks to its 6.0″ display and big battery.
However, despite the big display, it’s far from being an actual high-end model, since it’s available online, as a Boost Mobile exclusive, for just $129.99 MSRP. Also, you can get it on sale now, at an even better price, with $28 off. So, can it be considered a budget phablet? Of course!
As mentioned above, it features a 6-inch IPS display, with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Otherwise, it’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 435 chip, with an octa-core configuration, clocked at 1.4GHz.
The processor of the MAX XL is aided by just 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of internal storage. However, the latter can be expanded with up to 128GB, thanks to the presence of a microSD Card slot. Also, it’s running on the latest version of Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat, so expect a pretty snappy performance.
The handset is also very good at browsing, thanks to Sprint’s HPUE technology and LTE+, while the international roaming capabilities help users stay connected basically everywhere. This is the first Boost Mobile handset with this technology!
Currently, you can get the ZTE MAX XL with various plants, including unlimited 4G LTE data, starting at $50 per month, for a single line and $30 a month for a second line.