Cheers God, 02 Oct 2016Works good! Got for $50 @ Best buy. Calls are clear on both ends. Battery life is good. Displa... moreHow do you set up Dolby audio? Do you mean installing an app, which app? Thanks.
Works good! Got for $50 @ Best buy. Calls are clear on both ends. Battery life is good. Display is pleasant, speaker is loud after you setup Dolby audio. Speaker calls are average. Cell reception is maybe average. Had a Lumia 640 used to get 2-3 usually 3 bars at work. This gets 1-2 bars. Doesn't drop calls and holds onto LTE with no problem. I like this phone except no body was figured out how to root it! Plays all my games good and apps work good. At times it can act laggy for a sec. But performance is on par for a snapdragon 410. Definitely faster than my Lumia 640 with snapdragon 400, battery not nearly as good but this phone has an extra .5" display too. Give it an 8.7/10. For $50 can't go wrong!
CatD, 16 Sep 2016I need help! I have the ZTE ZMAX 2 (Z955L). How do I delete a contact name/phone number... moretap and hold the name of the contact you want to delete.
A bottom bar should appear with the trash can icon ( lower right bottom of screen).
tap the can and then "ok"
Go back to the Home screen
It is a good phone for the price... Right now the price is $49.99 at BestBuy for AT & T Prepaid... I unlocked the phone and tried T-Mobile SIM and it worked like a charm... and of course it works with AT & T SIM out of the box...
I strongly recommend this product for any light users and any power users who is looking for a back-up phone...
I need help! I have the ZTE ZMAX 2 (Z955L). How do I delete a contact name/phone number? I can't believe I am having a difficult time with this. I have never had this problem with other phones. Any help would be so greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I have a Zte Zmax 2 cell and it's a junk, it goes to voicemail then sends me a text and no one could help me from the tel. co. that I use. Also won't allow me to receive nor send picture msgs. it sucks. don't buy it, it's trash.
the calls aren't clear on both sides. i find it hard to hear the other party and viz vs. i thank God i didn't buy it for $99.00, i got it for 69.00 but it's a no good for nothing, just waiting to have my samsung galaxy note 3 fixed. then i'll just give this give away. ppl don't waste your money on this phone.
Ive had this phone for over 6 months now. I play alot of sniper games on it and use it for apps for work. Take alot of pics.. And generally speaking i have beat the crap out of this phone. It just keeps working. I would buy another in a heartbeat. Before u get to picky and belittle this phone ask yourself why you bought it. ITS AN INEXPENSIVE GOOD WORKING PHONE. got mine at walmart as an unlocked phone. Use it on straght talk (att) never ever have a problem. Id give it 5stars for what it is... Durable...
I got this phone on sale, $130. The phone conversation is terrible because the Mic is on the back. You have to cup the speaker/mic area or just use speaker or Bluetooth. It's annoying but not the worse.
The camera is freaking horrible. Takes too long to focus and fails half the time. I'm using pro capture all because it's better then stock all, but still terrible.
The upside is the phone is fast and clean. No clutter or bloatware and very responsive.
Why I bought it it fails (phone calls and pics for work) but all in all a solid C+ for the money.
Kdia, 23 Apr 2016Do you have problems with the mic too. When I make calls now people can't hear me.Mic & speaker on back of phone. Speak into bottom or back. Great sounds.
GPS. Whenever I use the "Runtastic" app for walking/ruining, Just as soon as it starts, I get a minute into the activity and a voice tells me that the GPS signal is lost- (This is every time) I continue for a mile to five miles, and when I check my app for distance, it tells me I went 0.39 miles or less or more, but never what I know my route to be. Had an iPhone 4s Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Lumia 640 prior and they did not have this issue, so it isn't the area. Curious if any one else experiences this.
Possible Mic Problem. Callers can not hear me but I can hear them. Had this phone under 3 months highly disappointed with ZTE.
Kdia, 23 Apr 2016Do you have problems with the mic too. When I make calls now people can't hear me.I have the same problem with my mic. No one can hear me.
I wanted to add a comment about the camera. Reviewers have generally been quite negative about the rear camera of the Zmax 2. Out of the box, using the default camera app, the photos were mediocre outdoors and poor indoors, with or without flash. But, I noticed that some photos were quite good, which made me suspect that the problem is not with the camera itself, but with the ZTE camera app.
I installed the free Google camera app. Outdoor photos were good in auto mode and often terrific using the HDR mode. Color balance and saturation were accurate and pleasing. Fine details were missing or smeared if you zoom in to 100% detail but most people would not notice.
Then I installed the premium paid version of the FV-5 camera app. That app permits manually locking the ISO level at 100, and fine tuning the white balance for lighting conditions (sunny, shade, etc.). FV-5 also permits tapping your finger on the key part of the subject for manual focusing. The results were even better than with the Google app. Outdoor photos look great, and indoor photos are okay, if you pick an ISO level that matches the lighting. You can adjust exposure to make a photo brighter or darker.
Fine details are still missing and blurred, but that is not noticeable when looking at the full image, only by zooming in.
Bottom line: the Zmax 2 is capable of taking photos that are as good or better than you will get from the typical phone in the $60 to $100 price range. Outdoors, photos can come close to the quality of those from a $600 or $700, except for the loss of fine details.
So, as a basic phone (phone call quality, texting, emails), the Zmax 2 is solid, with a plus for the high quality rear speaker with Dolby Audio, and a minus for the quiet volume of the front speaker. As an audio playback device for Spotify, it matches the best phones I have heard. As a camera, it is as good as any phone in its price range after you install a better camera app.
I saw the ZTE Zmax 2 at Best Buy for $60 as a AT&T GoPhone. I removed the AT&T GoPhone Sim card and went to the AT&T Device Unlocking Portal web page and requested the unlocking code. (Check the box for "NON-AT&T Mobility Customer"). Six days later, I received the unlocking code and activated it on MetroPcs, which uses the T-Mobile network.
So far, it has been a solid phone. Voice quality through the front speaker is very natural, but a bit quiet through my elderly ears. I turned on the Dolby Audio app and selected the "Movie" option. Then I selected the tabs for boosting volume and voice clarity. I use manual EQ to boost both bass and treble. The sound quality through the rear speaker is very good. When I connect to good headphones or to my JBL bluetooth speaker, music and movies sound great.
My MetroPcs phones generally show only one or two bars of 4G LTE in my neighborhood. Same with the Zmax 2. Even with that weak signal, Netflix movies start quickly and look good. Spotify music sounds better than with my other phones.
I set screen brightness with the manual slider as the "auto" mode is too dim. Battery life is good, and most folks should be able to get from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. and still have 20% or 30% left. However, playing games, streaming Netfix movies, or using GPS drain the battery much faster. Using GPS navigation with the screen at 100% brightness drained 30% of the battery in an hour.
Two minor problems. When I was using GPS navigation, the ZMax 2 would lose the GPS signal for a minute or so, and then reconnect. My prior Lumia 640 and LG Stylo did the same thing in my area.
The second problem may or may not be the fault of the phone. When I use my banking app to connect to my bank, the log in process goes smoothly using 4G LTE. When I am connected to Wi-Fi, an error message says "your password is not recognized". Odd.
The Zmax 2 is similar in height, width and weight to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and to the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Those phones sell for over $600. I paid $60 for the ZTE. Is it as good as those phone? Nope. But I would guestimate the ZTE is providing 80% or 90% of the performance of those phones for everyday functions....phone calls, texting, email, music, video, gps...for just 10% of their price. If I drop it, and it breaks, or I lose it, hey...it cost $60.
The Zmax 2 is unpopular bigger brother of the original Zmax.
On paper, the 3000 mAh battery and 2gb of ram look good on paper and perform well in real life. However, the phone clearly struggles with it's lack of more pixels, and a more optimized camera. The camera is atrocious at taking video, but pictures are surprisingly decent (In highly lit environments).
The durability of this phone still amazes me to this day. I have a phone holder on my bike, and it fell while I was going over 10 miles an hour. The way it skidded across the pavement lead me to believe there were many scratches beyond repair. As I slowly lifted the phone to reveal the screen, it was untouched. The border of the phone got most of the impact.
From a budget standpoint, this isn't the best bang for your buck. But the incredible value you are given with the plans that come with GoPhones, it sure is worth a try.