There's something liberating about being off-contract, but affordable and powerful unlocked options have been few and far between. ZTE's looking to add a new one to the list though, with the US launch of its Nubia 5S mini LTE. To celebrate the release, the company has given us two of these slim smartphones for a couple of lucky Engadget readers to enjoy. This device rocks a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel shooter, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and there's an array of photo editing features baked in. ZTE even has an $80 repair deal for any damage to the phone in the first 18 months after your purchase. There are no contracts to worry about and you'll get the speed of 4G/LTE (on GSM carriers). So head on down to the Rafflecopter widget below for up to three chances at winning one of these sleek new Nubia 5S mini LTE smartphones.

Winners: congratulations to Bekim C. of Pomfret Center, CT and Supreme A. of Lexington, KY.

  • Entries are handled through the Rafflecopter widget above. Comments are no longer accepted as valid methods of entry. You may enter without any obligation to social media accounts, though we may offer them as opportunities for extra entries. Your email address is required so we can get in touch with you if you win, but it will not be given to third parties.
  • Contest is open to all residents of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older! Sorry, we don't make this rule (we hate excluding anyone), so direct your anger at our lawyers and contest laws if you have to be mad.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly. Two (2) winners will each receive one (1) ZTE Nubia 5S mini LTE smartphone (NX405H, 16GB, unlocked) and one (1) Nubia Monkeygrip tripod.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. Make sure that the account you use to enter the contest includes your real name and a contact email or Facebook login. We do not track any of this information for marketing or third-party purposes.
  • This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. ZTE and Engadget / AOL are not held liable to honor warranties, exchanges or customer service.
  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.
  • Entries can be submitted until August 27th at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!