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ZTE announces its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Max XL

by Josh Levenson | April 25, 2017April 25, 2017 10:30 am PDT

Chinese manufacturer ZTE announced on Tuesday its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Max XL — and for just $129.99, you get an awful lot of bang for your buck.

Available exclusively through Boost Mobile, the Max XL packs a 6-inch Full HD display, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP selfie camera.

If that’s not enough to woo you over, the handset also sports a 3,990mAh battery, ships running Android 7.0 Nougat and has a fingerprint scanner on the rear à la Pixel XL.

ZTE says the Max XL is the first smartphone available on Boost Mobile that supports Sprint’s High Performance User Equipment technology, so it should offer owners better coverage indoors and faster network speeds.

You can’t really go wrong with the Max XL

For $129.99, you can’t really go wrong with the Max XL. It’s a well-rounded device with decent internals, a nice screen and a large battery, which the firm claims can deliver up to 26.6-hours of talk time on a single charge.

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