ZTE has launched a new budget Android smartphone on Sprint’s prepaid Boost Mobile network, aimed at buyers looking for a cheap secondary device or users purchasing their very first smartphone. The new Tempo X is priced at just $80, which makes it quite affordable.
The Tempo X features a 5-inch display with FWVGA 480 x 854 resolution. While the resolution is no doubt very low, most smartphones available at this price range offer the same resolution. However, you can still find a few smartphones offering a 720 x 1280 HD resolution panel for the same price. Under the hood, ZTE Tempo X runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset clocked at 1.1 GHz. Like most entry-level Android smartphones out there, the Tempo X only includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory. ZTE does offer a microSD card slot, allowing users to expand the storage further with a microSD card.
In the camera department, ZTE Tempo X features a 5MP resolution camera at the rear and a 2MP resolution selfie snapper on the front. While you may not be able to take great selfies with the 2MP camera, it should be adequate for the occasional video calls. The battery inside the handset is a removable 2200mAh unit, which, again, isn’t very surprising for an entry-level device. On the software front, the Tempo X will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box.
If you feel the ZTE Tempo X is good enough for $80, it does make sense to switch to Boost Mobile. If you switch to Boost Mobile till November 2nd, you will be eligible to get two lines of unlimited calls and 3GB of 4G LTE data per line for just $50 a month. All the taxes and fees are included in the cost of service plans for customers, so you won’t have to pay anything extra over $50.