ZTE has been quietly making a name for itself on Canadian soil. We got to try the first ZTE Grand X last fall, followed by the ZTE Grand X Plus early this year. Most recently, we got our hands on the ZTE Grand X 2, the company’s third smartphone for the Canadian market. Now, ZTE is geared to extend its “affordable premium” philosophy to the world of LTE tablets with the new ZTE Grand X View.

I wouldn’t say that the overall styling of this tablet fits perfectly in line with what we’ve already seen from ZTE in the smartphone segment. They have carried over the idea of the blue highlight, applying it to the ring around the 5MP rear camera. The front camera for tablet-sized selfies is also a five-megapixel shooter.

The ZTE Grand X View features an 8.0-inch 1920×1080 full HD display, Snapdragon 615 processor (octa-core 1.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, microSD expansion slot for up to 64GB more, and a 4,620 mAh battery. It runs on Android 5.0 and supports LTE up to 100 Mbps by way of a micro SIM card.

On paper, this tablet sounds higher-spec’d than the equivalently priced LG G Pad II 8.0 being offered through Fido. The LG tablet also does LTE, but its 8-inch display is only 1280 x 800 and it has a slower 1.2GHz quad-core processor, plus a lower resolution 2MP front camera… but it has a stylus, which the ZTE does not.

The ZTE Grand X View is currently listed with Bell Mobility for $239.99 outright or you can finance the LTE-capable tablet with $10 monthly installments over a 24-month term. We hear the tablet will also be offered through sister carrier Virgin Mobile, likely for the same pricing scheme.


Via MobileSyrup

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