So I got one of these when my LG G4 got stuck in the infamous Boot Loop. I needed a cheap smartphone NOW as I was driving with Uber (the G4 crapped out while I was driving. I had to quit for the day). I've had the ZTE Zmax Pro for a year now, and except for a cracked screen (from dropping it on a stone floor), I have no complaints. Yes, the camera is mediocre, but it's nice to have a 5MP selfie camera. I don't have any issues with streaming speed. The GPS keeps up with my driving -- for hours at a time. Reading Kindle books on the screen is acceptable. The speaker sound is decent. The crack in the glass DOES interfere with some game play, but that's my own fault.
I haven't had any issues at all, like random reboots, overheating, or charging issues. In fact, the battery sure outlasts the one the G4 had in it. Letting it go completely dead doesn't seem to harm it.
I clear the cache every couple of weeks power it off and on again every 3 days or so.
My opinion is: it's good value for the money.
Katlin, 06 Jun 2017The phone specs make it seem fantastic and very comparable to the top of the line phones. Howe... moreHi katlin, please would you consider giving it away to me, since you're going for an upgrade, I don't even have a smartphone at all, plssss
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2017I've heard stories about this, but all of them involved plugging in the wrong type of charger.Don't spend a penny in this thing. I lost my investment. This is bad phone. I do understand how out there are " ingenious ingeniero" creating trash like that. shit of phone
MsMamiCe, 01 Jul 2017The phone looks great due to its size. But once I got the phone and finally started using it, ... moreI've heard stories about this, but all of them involved plugging in the wrong type of charger.
The phone looks great due to its size. But once I got the phone and finally started using it, the damn thing caught on fire. Literally! My phone cord melted the phone was so hot I could have burnt somebody. So I took it to metro and this stupid kid laughed at me and told me he couldn't do anything. That I'd have to either pay 30.00 and Waite a week . Or have to go to a different county. But Waite! Still pay 30.00 even though the phone Comes with a 1 year warranty on defects due to a built in battery! The 5 phones later. The shit reboots whenever it wants to ! On its own. The phone keeps a charge for only a few hours if that! Camera resolution is shit unless using an app like Instagram or Snapchat ! And it's do easy to scuff or crack. Even tempered glass for this phone is made ridiculously. This phone over heats. You cannot charge it with any charger other than the one you buy the phone with or it over heats! It reboots on and off by itself and can last up to 5 minutes ! If you are in a deep place and need a phone go ahead. But if you have the money to buy something better I'd advise that .. and the finger print sencor always says ( incorrect) and locks the phone when it wants to. I put my pin in and the finger print sensor works again the phone has a mind if its own.
THEE crappiest. ZTE powers off n on whenever it wants, audio w earphones is thee WORST. No matter what updates/button tricks/troubleshooting I tried all I got from T mob is 1 ZTE that gave me all that bs, then a 2nd replacement for the 1st one, which did the same, then a ZTE >LOANER< that did the SAME. EXACT. BS. 2 mos of runaround from T mob in getting a refund. Finally got refunded 2 days ago but this ZTE bs should never have came out. DO. NOT. GET. IT
KATHY, 21 Jun 2017Trying to charge my phone which has been off for 3 days. "FTM" is showing....what does that mean?If you are stuck on FTM mode, this article might help: http://zte-iqorsupport.custhel...-ftm-mode%3F
Trying to charge my phone which has been off for 3 days. "FTM" is showing....what does that mean?
I went through 3 of the same phones before i decided to give up. Worst phone ever! Screen glitches overheat my headphone jack wasnt working.
Can't get access to the Internet with a local network provider. Please any help?
The worst camera ever made. Seriously. I've had 10 phones. The worst. I've ever owned.
So the phone is not good for use and should not be on sale is that what you meant?
Taneina, 23 May 2017This a horrible phone. The stupid phone womt hold a charge. Its constantly getting hot. This ... moreThis phone has given nothing but problems. The charge doesn't last at all. The biggest problem I'm having is I cant watch a video without it stopping and rebooting. It's just getting worse. This is the second one now because the first one was giving me so many problems I demanded another, luckily I had insurace. I'm in the process of looking for another brand all together. This phone sucks...
The phone specs make it seem fantastic and very comparable to the top of the line phones. However, I am currently returning my 4th phone of this model. It is full of glitches. Though, I have not had any issues with charging as others have mentioned, I have had numerous problems. The swipe function doesn't work properly, therefore scrolling is interesting to say the least. When typing not only does swipe not work but even chicken pecking with one finger yields terrible results. No, it is not operator error as I have been typing for more than half of my life. Also, I am missing phone calls and not receiving my text alerts. Luckily, I had insurance so I am getting an upgrade and hopefully this alternative phone works better. LG stylus 2 plus was sent for free due to my numerous issues.
It's not really a bad cell I mean I would not recommend to buy if you are a heavy smart phone user? As the processor speed is really really piss poor slow and as I too have had issues with e charging port even when the plug is in firmly and all the way it will not charge at times and I have read many complaints on that issue but I will say it is a great poor man so smart phone...
The phone itself wasn't too bad, but the sturdiness of the phone sucks. Volume buttons don't work anymore, back gets easily scratched, and the charging port doesn't work anymore leaving me a useless phone! I have to seek a alternative now!
MKD55, 09 May 2017I can't believe I'm the only one having so many problems with this phone (ZMAX Pro) This is ha... moreSorry to hear that. My ZTE ZMax Pro has none of those issues that you mention. On occasion, I do have a problem with the mic echoing to the listener. It could be the way I am holding the phone - I don't know. On those few occasions, I just take it off speakerphone and it works just fine. Since the phone is only six months old, it might behoove you to exchange it under warranty with your carrier.
I do two things about once a week that keep my phone running smoothly.
First, I clear the phone's cache: Go to Settings->Storage->Phone->Cached data (Wait until "Calculating..." switches to a value). Done.
Secondly, I reboot the phone: While the phone is on, press the Power button for a few seconds until a 3-option white window appears. Tap Reboot and let your phone restart. Done. (Alternately, you can just press & hold the Power button for about 10 seconds until the screen goes black with "ZTE" and "Powered by Android" appearing on the screen, then let go of the Power button and it will reboot.)