ZTE Blade X

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ZTE Blade X

Rate Plans: 2 GB, 5 GB, Unlimited 2, Unlimited
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The ZTE Blade X is fantastic choice for both communicating and entertaining! Read emails and texts, browse the web, view movies, and play games in brilliant clarity on the vivid 5.5" HD display. Listen to your favorite tunes on Deezer from Cricket and catch your favorite local radio shows wherever you are with FM Radio and Dolby Audio surround-sound. Streaming and multi-tasking are a breeze with the quad-core processor and lightning fast 4G LTE speed. Experience crystal clear conversations with HD Voice. The Blade X's 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, full HD video and advanced camera settings ensure you never miss a moment. If that weren?t enough, you can keep your information secure and have the convenience of unlocking your device and launching your favorite app with the fingerprint reader.


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The ZTE Blade X prepaid smartphone offers:
  • Large 5.5" HD display with Dragontrail Glass for added protection
  • Quad-core processing power and fast 4G LTE speed
  • 13 MP rear camera with flash and Full HD video, 5 MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Power saving mode
  • Fingerprint reader and heart rate monitor
  • Dolby Audio for rich and clear, high quality, premium surround sound
  • HD Voice capable
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
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Entertainment Optimized

Immersive Experience

The Blade X's 5.5" HD display is perfect for both reading and viewing your favorite shows. Viewing is crisp, brilliant and amazing. With Dolby Audio, surround sound-like sound is rich in quality and powerful when using FM radio, streaming music with Deezer from Cricket, or TV and movies on DirecTV Now. Use the fingerprint sensor to quick-launch your favorite apps in a flash and get peace of mind with Dragontrail glass that helps protect the screen from breaks or scratches.

A Healthier You

Track your Health

The Blade X comes equipped with the Argus suite of health apps by Azumio that help you track, monitor and manage your steps, heart rate, sleep, glucose, and fitness, aided by the built-in pedometer & heart rate monitor. The trend tracker helps you detect trends and make better future choices and you can join in with friends and share progress in the News Feed.

Stunning Photos

Advanced Camera Features

Capture brilliant pictures with the high quality cameras on Blade X. Never miss a moment with the 13MP rear camera with advanced camera settings and HD video. Selfies are a snap with the 5MP front camera. Use the shortcut right on the lock screen and, with smile detection, you don't even need to tap the screen for the perfect selfie.


  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Dimensions & Display
ZTE Blade X Dimensions


  • 6.14" x 3.05" x 0.35"


  • 5.5" HD display
  • Up to 16 GB internal storage
  • microSDXC slot for up to 2 TB card
  • Rear: 13 MP flash and Full HD video
  • Front: 5 MP with HD video
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation
HD Voice capable
  • Yes


  • 1.4 GHz quad-core


  • 3,000 mAh
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M3 and T3
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
ZTE Blade X is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I bought this phone like 3 months ago. It absolutely positively sucks. It's a piece of garbage. The phone quality is terrible. Whenever I'm talking to someone on the phone they complain that they can't hear me and that it sounds like I'm in a tunnel. I don't get half of the text messages that people send me. I'm always wondering why i don't hear a response. It's because for some reason I'm not receiving my incoming messages. Which can be very stressful and cause problems. This phone sucks i would not recommend it to anyone. I'm thinking about switching to metro pcs.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work for me Believe it or not EXACTLY 4 hours after activating this brand new phone, the sound went completely dead. The folowing morning the sound returned for 10 minutes then went off again.Sound, eg, ring tone, notification, video returned for 2 min then went off again.I did everything possible to no avail. I have reported the matter and will be returning this phone back to cricket, as per their policy. SOOO dissappointed.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great phone really like this phone ..some of the reviews are for the blade x max not the blade x..the blade x so far works just fine no problems and love the 5.5 size screen bought this phone upgrade for 49.99 during the holiday sales... good price for a great phone..
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone at a great price I bought three of these phones. I pretty much run my business off of mine. I do recommend a quality case and as high memory SD card as you can get. I never drop calls, no freezing, no sluggishness. I definitely recommend this phone to my friends.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size and features I've had this phone for a few weeks now and so far it has been good. The fingerprint scanner is an excellent feature and works well. The size is perfect - big enough to read emails and web pages, but not so big it won't fit in my back pocket. Call quality is very good and it works reliably. My only complaint is that some apps crash repeatedly, but that is not necessarily due to the phone.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok phone ehe~~~ I guess Just over priced! If it were $49.00 for and upgrade and free on a port in, the quality would be acceptable at the price point. But at $129.00 and up, the quality isn't worth the price. I bought it when it was $159 and I was satisfied until Cricket's competitor got a ZTE phone with similar specs, way better camera and made it free on the port-in. Cricket(AT&T) and ZTE gotta do better with bring high quality at the budget friendly price. The 6 inch screen is great for media consumption. The Fingerprint reader is great and has good options. The 32gb of onboard storage with 128gb of expandable storage via micro SD card for a total of 160 GB of storage is great. The camera is horrible. Picture/Audio/video 2***. If you only talk, text and view social media, you'll enjoy this phone. I recommend it. If you're the one that's always posting pictures andvideos to social media, this isn't the phone for you.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone I am so happy with this phone. It is packed with features that are useful. I love the 13 mp camera. It takes awesome pictures. The fingerprint reader is super handy. Totally worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT PURCHASE!! Bought as a present for my son. He had the phone 5 days and the entire screen went black, and it won't factory reset. No damage done at all to the phone. Once I started looking online for ways to fix the only option was factory reset, which the phone will not do. Apparently from reading while trying to find a solution to fix, ZTE phones freeze up all the time. Went to a Cricket store, and was told "sorry, contact ZTE directly."
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the low price!!! I had to get a new phone due to my ZTE Grand 2 Max battery took a dive..I was one of the only persons who never had. Issue with it.. so I stuck to ZTE. This one so far has been a good phone.. battery life go's for a day and a half!!!! It very responsive and I have had absolutely none of the issues that ither folks have been having.. it's a 79.00 buck phone.. Don't expect the performance of a 1000.00 phone.. it takes good pics, no issues with phone calls or being heard on the other end.. I am very happy with it and recommend it to those who just want a basic smart phone.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Takes the "smart" out of "smart phone" I got this phone because it was advertised to have gorilla glass. It must've been a baby gorilla because the screen almost makes content unreadable with how shattered it is after falling off of my lap. The battery life is the best quality of this phone, but you will find it drains quite quickly as it locks, unlocks, and restarts itself regularly. The thing feels like a worse version of any other Android I've ever had. It isn't smooth.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Freezing The phone freezes constantly. It's probably related to the Cricket software loaded on the phone. I had the same phone with Metro PCS and no issues.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hate this phone My last ZTE was great but this one not so much. Freezes up frequently. Battery power doesn't last. I'm really disappointed with this phone and don't think I'll be buying another ZTE in the future.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Phone I bought this phone about two weeks ago. So far, I love it. Responds well to touch nice keyboard, charges quickly and the battery lasts me two days. Glad I made the purchase.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ZTE Blade X "bad" I brought this phone two weeks ago and seems to have lots of issues. When I call someone from this phone and the other person can't hair me unless I put it on speaks. Phone keeps freezing up and slow. The battery is good and it has plenty of space for storage.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone but got got scratched to easy. I recieved this phone about three days ago i absoulety love it. Its fast, good quality for recording videos and the games look decent and i havent recieved a single lag the finger sensor is very responsive and i love it. Today my bro grabbed my arms to "slam" me when i had my phone in my hands so it fell once since i had, after that one fall it ended up with a J like scratch on the phone. You recieve 7gbs out of 16gb its a upgrade from the last phone i had. The battery is amazing. I use to have a zte sontana 3 at the end of my school day it would be only be on around 20 percent (medium usage of course) this phone at the end of the school day is on 53 percent i like this phone my only complaint is it got scratched easily. i recomend this phone,and i might buy another one or get the screen replace later down the road on a scale 1-10 i give it a 9.5
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE! I bought this phone as an upgrade (or maybe a downgrade) when my LG was running out of storage. I thought I was getting a good sufficient phone that would be easy to work and use. It is not that at all! The first issue right away was dropping calls. My other phone had full bars at my home (rural). I have a cell phone booster and with my LG phone and my husbands flip phone from another carrier we get a great signal at home. I'm lucky if I get one bar. Secondly, when having a phone conversation the other person cannot hear you, I'm assuming its because of the terrible signal strength. I've called Cricket to get help with this issue. They say the only thing they can do is some sort of software update. So we did it, no changes. Then last night I stopped in at a cricket dealer and they said the same thing. They could only get one bar in the middle of the city, no different from where I live. BTW they said it's not the phone signal. I have never seen this phone get anymore than 3 bars of signal. No matter where you are is always gets 1 bar. I also have my volume cranked up to the maximum and I have a hard time hearing during a phone call. I have to put it on speaker phone to hear the other person. I have not had issues with the phone freezing up but I have however had the issues with it closing apps for no reason. I asked the cricket representative what to do and they said cut your losses and buy another phone! Run far away when they offer you this phone, its a piece of junk. For having it less than 1 month I now have to upgrade and pray that I don't get another defective phone. Not to mention, losing more money in the process :(
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No freezes the blade x "max" freezes Great camera! I havent tried the fingerprint sensor. I was guided by Cricket workers to get this phone instead of the blade max. For the people that are putting low end ratings on the phone. The users are thinking of the blade x max. It freezes and reboots itself. I was told this at the cricket store as well. I would recommend this model to anyone that wants the new Android os too. Only cons i have are the space and price point..
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Happy I bought about a month ago not happy, which i figured cause it was so cheap,but only plan on having this for a year so i can live with it. Its very slow, cant hear my phone when i get a message
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value Great screen and function. Puzzled by some of the negative reviews. Mine works very well and laugh when people with iPhones have to borrow mine in the basement of a hospital to make calls.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Phone I bought my ZTE Blade X from Cricket almost 2 mths ago. I have not had any of the problems mentioned in all the bad reviews. This phone is great, an the first time I ever have purchased this brand. I am normally a Samsung person. Im very happy with my choice.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great Display is really not all that bright hard to see when its really sunny camera sucks I dont know how it is 13mp video recording sucks takes a while to focus also if there is barely any noise when recording it sounds so distorted so forget about recording any music while your snapchatting. Only good things about this phone are the battery lasts a rrally long time also phone ia really thin and light weight.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this phone This is the worst phone ever. Always freezes. They should not sell. Too bad that my 7 day are over to return it. They should give you 30 days to really see how the phone works and if it is a good fit.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone for the money After having an iPhone I had struggled to find a decent phone. This one was definitely sufficient for everything that I needed and for better than the previous phone that I had. The operating system works great and the features are pretty decent. I like the fingerprint. Only down is the camera, not quite as good as my iPhone was but it works.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from APPS DISAPPEAR AND PHONE FREEZES OFTEN THIS PHONE SUCKS. What sold me on it was the 32gb of space and the price being $99. The camera is probably the only thing I like about it. Text messenger, FB messenger, Facebook, just to name a few all just close when you're using them. The phone freezes during regular use as well as when I take a picture. In dimmer situations I snap a photo and it says "night mode enabled" and the phone is just frozen everytime. It's so annoying. I had an Alcatel idol 3 which was a better phone. Sure the camera was not great, but it had way better performance all around. I had to "upgrade" because the battery was bad and was hard to charge and turn on as the buttons we're failing. I couldn't take the ZTE back because I left out of town and didn't bring the receipt and original packaging with me. I'm stuck with this phone for the near future. SUCKS.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome phone I just bought this phone about 2 days ago this phone is awesome awesome its very fast very bright and fingerprint reader is very accurate highly recommend this phone
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not reccomend This is the worse phone i have ever owned. it is slow it has a mind of it's own. It types on it's own when you open up messenger or text messaging. you have to shut the phone off and turn it back on two to three times before it will stop. the touch screen is not very responsive in order to get into things you have to keep touching the screen to get the phone to open. when you are in an app the phone kicks you out.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought two of the ZTE blade X and they are good don't have any problems with them and the size is nice and the memory space is very nice I added a 64g card with the 32 on the phone the camera is very nice
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It freezes very badly I wish I had just spent that extra 20 something dollar and got the Lg stylo 3 everytime I really need my phone it freezes turn off by it's self I paid 180. The phone plus the charge to a different phone fee I should have any problems like this
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! Just got it a day ago, and so far I'm loving it! My photos are amazing, and I can transfer pretty much anything to my microSD card again. The battery life was what I expected, but if I don't like it I know I still have 7 days from the day I bought it to exchange or return it. Great deal with a great service!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Phone EVER! My flip phone from 2006 was more functional than this phone. It sucks in so many ways- HORRIBLE picture quality. Awkward size. Never remembers what its doing- you could be watching youtube then go back to another page and it reverta back to what you searched an hour before yout youtube video. Do NOT get this "phone" ! It never should have been created.
Date published: 2018-02-17
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