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ZTE Zmax

ZTE Zmax
alaScore 86

156 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of ZTE Zmax. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and camera are mixed.

performance, screen, portability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Zmax is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of ZTE Zmax from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the size and price are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and camera get mixed reviews.

performance, portability, screen, price, size

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED T-mobile ZTE ZMAX LTE Quad-core 2GB ram, 16GBUNLOCKED T-mobile ZTE ZMAX LTE Quad-core 2GB ram, 16GB

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Lynn La (

ZTE ZMax (T-Mobile) review:


By far, the ZTE ZMax isn't the best big-screen smartphone out there. Even when making allowances for its 5.7-inch screen, it's too heavy and cumbersome to comfortably hold in one hand. Its camera is passable, but not great. And while its 720p display...

T-Mobile's ZTE ZMax has a competitive prepaid price, a spacious display, and a sizeable battery.

The ZMax is heavy and uncomfortable to hold, its screen is dim, and it lacks NFC.

Though the ZTE ZMax has some design flaws, they're minor enough to overlook if you want an incredibly inexpensive phablet off-contract.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: John V. (



Even now, it's still rare to find a budget oriented phablet, but the ZTE ZMAX surely gains attention with its outright cost of $252 – so will it be enough to get people to take notice of it?...

Inexpensively priced phablet ; Impressive battery life ; Mostly stock Android experience is simple & intuitive ; Multi-tasking element when it comes to playing videos ; Camera app has a lot of useful shooting modes & manual controls

Generic looking design ; Zero software features that would enhance the experience ; Slow focus & snapshot with the camera, which results in blurring ; Visible distortion at wide viewing angles ; Speakerphone is weak for phone calls

Looking at the overall package, we can say that the ZTE ZMAX is as generic as they get, but for a phablet, we’re content to know that it’s accompanied with an affordable price tag of $252 outright. Certainly, it’s the least features rich phablet we’ve...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: ZTE ZMax for T-Mobile / MetroPCS


The ZMax is a budget phablet available from both T-Mobile and MetroPCS. This Android handset should appeal to cost-conscious buyers who want the biggest screen they can afford.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Wizardabr (

"Great price for a great Phone. Keep up good work ZTE I will continue with your Product."


My only Review keep doing good work ZTE and Non Removable Battery is the Future. Why do I want a Removable Battery that's old in the Past. And it makes the phone feel heavy. Cons Make Waterproof case for the phone or make Waterproof phone I'll keep...

Badass, high def Movie and Dolby Sound.

Non I can say.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Freddybronx (

"Is ok."


I can't find the widgets tab

The size

sd card storage

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: phpeters87 (

"Best "Bang for the Buck" device on the market."


Where to start? $99.00 before tax 5.7" Screen 1.2Ghz Quad Core CPU 2GB RAM 16GB ROM (11.65 User Available) Provision for a SD Card (Will take a 64GB SD Card) 3,400 MaH battery that lasts and lasts and lasts 8MP Camera that performs much better with...

Screen size, battery that lasts forever, MP3 audio quality, lack of bloatware, price. ($99.00)

Slight LCD backlight issue on some menus.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Taylor Owens-Kees (

"Excellent features at an incredible price"


I love the ZMAX more than my Galaxy S4. I this sounds crazy, but with the great battery life and easy to use interface, I've fallen in love. The main downside of this phone is it's huge size, but in my personal opinion, having a larger screen is worth...

The Zmax's huge screen makes everything much more enjoyable. Battery life is incredible. Thin build but sturdy in hand.

Non-removable battery and well hidden sd/sim slots is the biggest con.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: cell14 (

"The best smart phone deal under the sun"


Purchase price : $ 200 plus tax ( Best Buy), early November 2014 After reading some of those expert reviews I am wondering what did they review? An 800 $ phone?? This phone is a positive surprise.THE solution for anyone like me who cannot/will not...

Large screen, battery life

Non removable battery

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: JeyRay (

"The most "Bang for Buck" Android OS phone "Officially" available from any of the U.S. Big Four."


If you are reading this section, also take a look at the Comments Section! As has been mentioned, treat the charger with care, it looks/feels cheaply made. The SIM and SD Card slots require a provided tool. DO NOT LOSE this! Put it back in it's little...

Screen size - Big battery - Excellent phone/voice quality and volume - Excellent LTE connection.

32Gig SD card limit, 8MP main camera and Battery non-removable.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: D1fresh (

"Love my ZTE ZMAX"


All I can say is I enjoy games better, movies and shows, audio is Dolby digital meaning its great! I love the phone i just need a good case, phones not even heavy for the size... I'm in love with my new phone bottom line save your money and get it.

Screen size, battery life, fast speed! Bright screen. 2 gig processor and 16 gigs built in plus expandable memory.

Haven't found an issue.

Nov, 2014