had this phone since the summer of 2016, it was amazing at first obviously but after the last update (android OS 5) it became terrible, the videos stutter for 10 seconds on FB & Youtube only. certain areas of the touch screen doesn't function at all, there are times when the phone randomly decides to turn off by itself, it heats up alot when streaming of jamming to downloaded music, ive taken care of this phone since the purchase with otter box styled cases to those bouncy impact cases, had the screen film protector then replaced it with a glassed screen protector. ive spent money on it like if it was my child jaja. But im still using it since its huge to watch movies & is still kicking in as of 2017 going upon 2018. the talking & texting are still amazing, no problems on the micro sd card slot, the music plays clear & beautifully since it has that dolby sound. been a ZTE user since i had my first smartphone. i could blame the chipset, CPU, GPU or the update, or even all of it for the phone starting to suck. it decided to update 5 times but still staying on the Android OS 5. till this day i know phones don't last after 6 months depending on what you've done to it in terms of downloads, drops, usage, and throwing it against the wall in rage.
I like this device,its more valuable than most devices with big names. The design itself is that of most expensive phones out there. Please use it before you join others to condemn it.
I've had a ZTE phone before, and I loved it. So when I switched to Cricket, and this phone was on a promotional price, I thought it would be a great idea to get it. NOPE! It's poo. Compared to my Mother's phone through cricket, it's like I just have a poo pile in my pocket. The service through the phone doesn't compare to the other Cricket phones, for some reason, with this phone, it just can't catch a signal. The picture quality of the phone sucks if you try to have the case on, almost like there's a film over it. Even if you take the cover off, it's still pretty bad. The battery life is pretty decent I will admit, but certain chargers like car chargers can make the phone overheat very quickly and then shut down constantly. If it's summer, or hot... don't even think about using your phone if you're not in AC, overheats so fast. I don't like the Glass backing, because it'll restart out of no where, and then just get stuck on the restart screen, so you can't take the battery out to try and let it cool down. It was a good phone to get me through, but now I'm looking for a different one, because this one causes nothing but trouble. Especially with certain apps. It doesn't like loading pictures, and sometimes shuts down if I'm trying to send anything MMS. If you're looking for a cheap phone for a few months, then sure, choose this one. But if you can wait a few months and just get another phone later on, then I'd rather wait.
I have had different phones for the past 25 years and this is hands down the best phone I have ever had, especially for the price. I never heard of A ZTE before, the sales person introduced me to it and I will definitely continue to buy their product in the future.
I am a phone technician. 1st Im tired of reading people compare this to the S4...the S4 is two years older than this. That is an unfair comparison. So This phone, the camera is horrible the low light photos look like a bowl of grits. The battery life is good. The screen is horrible very low pixel density. Over all this phone blows, but for the price you get a big screen, and decent speed, That's it.
I bought this phone to replace a much more expensive Samsung with a cracked screen. I have had this phone for around 6 months and I like it a lot. It is reliable and the big screen is great for reading, watching movies, etc. A couple of downsides are that the SD card can be no larger than 32 GB and there is no way to have photos, etc., automatically saved to it. Therefore, when the phone's memory is getting full, I have to manually transfer photos, etc., to the SD card. Overall though, this has been a good phone.
I can not tell you how awful this phone is. it has a mind of its own. I would be happier with a flip phone than this
i will never get a zte again, it's awful!!!!! you can't hear on it, i accidently pressed the button for deaf and or blind person, now i can't access anything in my phone!!!
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2015Is there any special way you can turn the volume up maybe a little louder I found an app that has increased my volume very good it's called speakerboost on the App Store it works very well
I transfered over from a galaxy s4 . first of all when I got it from a friend it was cracked front and back. It was just going to be a loaner phone until I got my Samsung fixed the lCD broke on the Samsung. I must have dropped this phone at least 5 times since hard. Dropped a few times in water. This thing still works flawlessly. The battery life despite the huge screen is phenomenal way better than the S4 it seems to be faster than the S4 as well I've seen it sold on eBay for like 65 bucks comparing it to the Samsung I don't see why anybody would spend a million on the Samsung I haven't seen the Samsung do anything that this phone hasn't done only thing this phone lacks I think is NFC. A ZTE brand I believed had always been crap the phones seemed cheap. But no way not this one. I would drain the battery in the Samsung 2 times a day with the ZTE I go two days without charging it. okay I'm done.
This has been the worst phone I've ever owned, hands down. I must say the battery life is good though.
ihaveallthefonez, 10 Jan 2015I wonder if there is a Lollipop update coming soon for this phone.Yes lollipop 5.1 download. 6.0 lollipop comes out in June. don't know if the max+ can do mulitiple O.S. though
i foolishly was going to trade this phone in on an S6. what a piece of crap the S6 is......always dying. this phone stays charged and runs fast. 3200ma battery is the big plus. the cam is 13 mp. no down side. super inexpensive.
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2015Cricket now has a hotspot feature for this a a number of their other phones, it is a additiona... moreI was looking for a phone because my daddy said he getting me one so I'm just searching for phone the comments I've seen makes this phone look bad!!!!:(
Haven't had this phone for 3 months and when I go to use my camera it says camera has be disable due to security polices. And will not take a picture at all. How to do I fix this problem ?
I've had this phone for about a year. today it just gave out does anyone have or heard of this problem.