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ZTE's new vanilla Android mid-ranger has landed at one UK store a little earlier than expected. The Grand X, which we saw at its launch event last week, is now available online at Phones4U, with on-contract prices starting at £15.50 per month, with a £50 up-front charge for the phone. Alternatively you can get it for free on contracts starting at £20.50 per month, or buy it outright for £199.

The Grand X is ZTE's effort to enter the premium handset market in the UK, with a phone sporting a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and a near-stock Android 4.0 software experience. The phone also rocks a 4.3-inch qHD LCD display, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and a microSD card slot. It's not bleeding edge by any means, but considering you'd have paid top whack for that kind of device less than a year ago, a £199 price tag seems more than reasonable. Vanilla ICS should also win the Grand X some admiration among Android purists.

Hit the link below for the full list of tariffs offered by Phones4U on Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile. And make sure to check out our hands-on report and video preview for more info on the phone itself.

Source: Phones4U via Engadget;

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There are 6 comments

cegc135 says:

The phone looks cute but the box and general design makes it look like the incestuous child of the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S.

bplewis24 says:

Completely agree.

Yes, I was just thinking the very same thing! +1,000,000!

anon346917 says:

Doesn't matter how the box works. If the phone looks great and if its a beast of a phone I could care less.

icebike says:

The phone also "rocks" a 4.3-inch qHD LCD display, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and a microSD card slot.

So this is far from a beast of a phone. 512 leaves you begging for more room and having to choose which app to un-install each time something else gets an upgrade and grows in size.

Don't believe me? Just ask my Nexus One.

84guy says:

RAM has nothing to do with how many apps you can have installed, your nexus one has 512 RAM and 512 ROM the ZTE has 4gb ROM but from what ive seen from other phones with 4gb ROM it'll have about 1.5gb free for apps, but i do agree its not a beast