ZTE Grand X 4 Smartphone Evaluation - ZTE Grand X 4 General Usage

Article Index
ZTE Grand X 4 Smartphone Evaluation
Grand X 4 Features and Specifications
ZTE Grand X 4 General Usage
Camera Testing and Video Thoughts
Battery Life, Calling and More
ZTE Grand X 4 Final Thoughts

Using the Grand X 4:

I’ve been using Android devices for quite a few years; starting with the original HTC Nexus One. While there has always been room from improvement in any operating system, I’ve found the hardware to be solid as it evolved along with consumer usage. With many current Android devices running anywhere from $600 to $1100 here in Canada, something like the Grand X 4 can capture some attention as it is priced where the average person can afford to buy it.

You could buy several of these ZTE Grand X 4 devices for the same price of a Pixel right now, and while the Grand X 4 is no Pixel in terms of performance and incredible build quality, it’s not priced like it either. The screen has a lower resolution and you get less internal storage that you do with many flagship devices, but you do get an additional memory slot. A memory slot is a feature that EVERY phone should have.

ZTE Grand X 4 Back With Fingerprint Sensor

 

Once I installed a memory card and my SIM, I booted up the device and was happy to find a plain-Jane interface. It’s very much like pure vanilla Android and this is good for a couple of reasons. First, as a Nexus user, I’m used to the simple OS interface. Second, less glitz, glamour and software bling equals better battery life.

ZTE Grand X 4 Bottom

ZTE Grand X 4 Bottom

ZTE Grand X 4 Top

ZTE Grand X 4 Top

After playing around with the Grand X 4 for about a month, I noticed a few things that I really liked. The overall feel of the device is nice. Once I got used to the inverted power/volume controls, I grew to like them as they make more sense when it comes to hands-on usage. The screen brightness is good and it is viewable outside in average sunlight. I used the Grand X 4 with my DJI Mavic drone it is worked flawless. I was quite happy with how it all worked out. The device was fast enough to process and record 4K video and there were no connection issues. Overall, it was very good.

The Grand X 4 has mainstream features overall and offers mainstream performance and a solid user experience for day-to-day tasks. On the next page, we’ll focus on camera quality, functions and features, shoot a few pictures and share the samples.