I have had the ZTE Blade Zmax for around a week now. I really like the phone! I've had every zmax version since original launch and i can honestly say, their great devices. I first had the original zmax, owned for 3 years, the zmax pro, owned for 1 1/2 years, and now the Blade zmax. Let me just say, for what you're getting for the price point, you can't really beat it. 6.0 inch FHD display, 16mp by 2mp rear camera, 8mp FRONT camera, 4080mAh battery that works well and lasts long, plus quick charge 2.0+android nougat, and not to mention the storage (32GB internal). Its a good phone! Yes the device may not be the fastest and smoothest OS wise, but depending on how you use it, will dictate how it will serve you. As far as concerns for the device read on other posts, i haven't noticed any issues. Battery performs well for the whole day, sometimes 2 depending on your usage. The only time i noticed the phone to heat up is when you play a game, which i find to be pretty standard and normal. Camera is exceptional and has cool dual effects, and a nice bright led light. The phone can tend to get laggy once in a while, a simple power off for 2 minutes and back on will perk it right up, plus this should be done at least once a day for any phone to ensure connectivity. I have yet to find any major issues with this device, i think for $99 at metro PCS is a great deal for this device. For those who have used ZTE in the past, you should have no issues using this device. I recommend it to anyone, its the budget friendly all-in-one device that serves needs at every level...Recommend definitely!
Anonymous, 23 Dec 2017Your talking about the wrong phone they only have it at metropcsVery true, only at Metro PCS. Go with the ZTE Pro anyway, it's a great phone, also has a big battery that will get you through the day, the glass is more scratch and shatter proof and can still buy it at Metro PC's
Anonymous, 23 Dec 2017Your talking about the wrong phone they only have it at metropcsI agree, this is the worst ZTE I've owned.. I love ZTE due to the large screens, but this Blade Z Max is a killer. It gets stuck often and can not be shut down due to slow processing and the fingerprint button overheating the phone and no battery access to help cool it down. Im a Cricket user (yes Cricket does have this phone) and was given this as a upgrade 3 months ago due to my last zte discontinuing. I will be changing soon....
Ported my number from AT&T to Metro and got the zMAXblade (free)had it for about a month give it 8 out of 10 no complaints love the big screen and the resolution I'm a data person don't make a lot of calls this phone works perfect for me
Get a Google Chromecast. It will tie your TV into the Smart Phone (and other computer devices in your house).
Before I owned this phone I had a ZTE zmax pro . I had that phone for over a year and I accidentally dropped it. So I decided to buy the same kind of phone. The first three months was just what I expected and about 6 months in my battery started going bad. By the 7th month I needed a new phone and I was kind of confused of what I should do. Only because the first one was good and the 2nd one wasn't nothing like my first one.
The day I went into my story they had a new type of phone and in my price range. I went with the ZTE Blade Z Max. I've had it for only a week but for now I am completely satisfied with my decision. I'm hoping I made the right decision..(only cause my son and I have a bet) he says his iPhone will last longer than mine..lol
I got this phone from Metro PCS store, 100$ + Tax...
32 GB internal memory is pretty enough. Screen is Full HD and 4000 mAh battery is very nice... Screen coat is very slippery, feels good while using in games or surfing on WEB... Pictures are not colorfully, like I phone 7 or 8, so its just 100 bucks phone...
In my opinion best phone in this price range, 100 dollars is nothing for this fast, reliable and tough phone... Charging is really fast, I like it...
This is the Worst phone I have ever owned. It shuts down, kicks me out of apps and worse after owning it for 4 months ( note past the 90 warranty) the screen started separating fromn the phone. ( No I didn't drop it) It is crap! Do not own a ZTE.. worse I am upset at Cricket for telling me it was such a great deal.. I miss my LG.. and will be going back soon. I will NEVER own one again and will encourage others to not own one It should be called the ZTE Blade POS
Jj219, 01 Dec 2017Yeah does that to mine too I don't know whyIt's definitely Japanese glass, not Chinese
Best phone i've ever received (free) for switching carriers. No problems with phone.
JDLCSW, 19 Nov 2017Have had it lest than a month. Sometimes it recognizes my memory card, sometimes it dosen't. ... moreI'm very very disappointed n the zte blade phone..I've had it a lil over a week n cannot get my widgets the pull up...I went to send pics with my messages no place for attachments or to add a file..I play rpg games alot n it gets really hot while playing them..M y heart is really broke over this phone.. I had a boost zte max plus n was best phone ever..so with that I figured the next phone they came out with would be at least as good..I would not recommend this phone to anyone...
The phone itself being used for one single task isn't bad at all. ANY and I mean ANY multitasking kills the phone due to idle RAM at 1.7 of 1.9 available. Facebook messenger cannot be used. It will force close without giving you an error. Also screen sensitivity is very low due to the Chinese glass.
My boyfriend and I have been five year customers of straight talk and paid the $45 plan for each phone. The phones were cheap and limited.
We went to MetroPCS and bought two ZTE Max Blade phones and bundled them onto an unlimited everything plan and only pay $80. And I also pic the due date of my bill.
After 3 months I'm still loving it! I use it for everything! I hooked it up to my TV and watch videos from it, I also teather it and we run our laptop's all day!
The cameras are so clear and the sound quality is perfect.
I love mine so much I bought one for my daughter and put hers on my plan which made it $10. Cheaper! Now I pay $70. For 3 phones all unlimited everything and never lost signal.
The screen is alot bigger and takes some getting used to and it's hard to find holders for car use ohh and the charging port is a different size from my old phone. But it charges fast and lasts so much longer than my old phone. I put a 32 SD card in it and store videos and pics like crazy with no problems.
I love my phone and think it will las me for a long time without needing to upgrade.
Have had it lest than a month. Sometimes it recognizes my memory card, sometimes it dosen't. Having repeated issues with Camera, Play Store, Music Folder, File Manager, plus various other apps not opening/working at all. Just get black screen and eventually after about 5 minutes or so will get the message that that specific app has stopped working. Restarting the phone does not solve the problem nor does shutting down the individual apps. Would be a good phone if it actually worked consistently. I've been staring at a black screen again now for the past 5 minutes where it should be running my camera.
Just got this phone on the MetroPCS Unlimited Data Plan and it's the best phone I've ever purchased at a $100 price point, it's great. The performance, battery, camera (even in low light) are all great.. only real limitation is the 2GB of ram, but that's not bad either. It's one of the cheapest phones with Gyro (for 360 video and Phone VR), Good GPS.. and it has excellent build quality. I would recommend.
One correction to the moderator however: the phone does have an FM Radio built-in and comes with a radio app... I disabled all networks (Cellular & WiFi) and it works great on the phone. Just food for thought GSMArena and I would put in an update or recommendation but I don't know how.
To all those not on MetroPCS, it be a great time to get 4 lines at unlimited data rates for $100 a month ($25 per line) and with their current special get up-to 4 free phones (I'd recommend this one, it's the best one they carry). It's not a plug, just a crazy good deal.. and they will also unlock a phone for any other service after 3 months..