ZTE Grand X 2 Z850 Smartphone Evaluation - Camera Testing and More

Article Index
ZTE Grand X 2 Z850 Smartphone Evaluation
Features and Specifications
General Usage
Camera Testing and More
Battery Life, Calling and More
Final Thoughts

Camera Testing:

The camera on the ZTE Grand X 2 is pretty standard for an entry-level to mid-range device. It features front and rear facing cameras that are 2MP and 8MP respectively. The current model Nexus 5, has about the same resolution, so this camera is not light-years behind, but it's not breaking any new ground either. While I am now using a Nexus 6 as my main device – which has a better camera – the ZTE Grand X 2 is pretty solid all around. 

It has a 4x digital zoom that degrades the image quality - just like every other digital zoom. The only reason to use it is if you HAVE to, but it's not recommended.

The ZTE default camera app (in manual mode) allows you to adjust exposure metering, ISO sensitivity, white balance, exposure value, contrast, saturation and sharpness. You also have panorama, HDR, a collection of real-time special effects, multi-exposure, time-lapse (interval) and smile detection. It looks to be quite robust and ZTE gives you a lot of options to choose from.

 

 

 

As far as video goes, the ZTE Grand X 2 is a very basic shooter. It has the ability to use filters, but resolution is limited to a maximum of 1080p and the fastest framerate is 30fps. It's not bad by all means, but it's not a crazy video-phone. For amazing video options, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or the iPhone 6 are pretty incredible.

On the next page, we'll touch briefly on a few other tidbits and then post up our conclusion.