Romiust, 01 Jun 2016Idol 3 has the same processor and ram as the z max 2The Idol 3 and Grand X Max 2 do not have the same cpu processor. The Idol 3 is running last gens Snapdragon 615 while the Max 2 has Qualcomm's newest mid range SOC, the Snapdragon 617. I have both phones as I carry the Zte while my wife carries the Idol 3. There is a very very noticeable difference in how these two phones perform. The Alcatel is the most delayed response and leggy phone that I have ever seen while the Max 2 is smooth sailing most all the time. The 617 is superior to the 615 although some of the performance difference in these two phones could be chalked up to better optimization on ZTEs part. Trust me when I say there is a vast difference in the way these two perform on a day to day basis. The Idol 3 does have the better camera, hardware and software, and consistently produces better than good pics and the speakers in the Idol 3 are the best I've seen as of yet.
Nomad, 17 Jun 2016When you say Facebook video issues, what do you mean? I am about to send mine off for similar ... moreVideos freeze on facebook. I have to click an back out let 5 times or more until it works and like u said the audio didn't match up most the time on FB or YouTube.
Dave, 13 Jun 2016Facebook video, Bluetooth,and screen rotation issues and this is my second one. Had first one ... moreWhen you say Facebook video issues, what do you mean? I am about to send mine off for similar problems. So far the only problems I have encountered are the sound doesn't match with the video and more than not my Facebook videos freeze. I really hope the issue can be resolved because other than that the phone is great.
Facebook video, Bluetooth,and screen rotation issues and this is my second one. Had first one replaced thinking it was just that phone but no. An cricket takes 25 bucks for a return fee so u get 175 back an u still get charged to activate a new phone LOL so I'm stuck with this hoping updates can fix everything wrong with it. On the plus sides...um great camera, runs smooth not done any gaming yet so no input there. Love the battery life an quick charge. But often current issues can't be fixed with updates it's not worth it
Dave, 28 May 2016Just bought this an love it but is anyone else having issues with the Bluetooth? Yes I'm having problems. It's horrible.
I absolutely love this phone. The metallic paint is gorgeous, it has a very nice screen, and the thin design makes it feels great and not-so-big in the hand.
It's got a 6 inch display, octo-core processor, USB Type C, QuickCharge, and the rest, well, it is what it is. It's sleek, stylish, and fast. Get it.
Dave, 28 May 2016Just bought this an love it but is anyone else having issues with the Bluetooth? Yes it is terrible choppy and cuts out. I use Bluetooth every day and I'm pissed I paid $200 for this phone for this to happen.
mynameiswhat, 01 Jun 2016The idol 3 has the same specs but is 5.5inch(401ppi) and is easier to hold,has loud jbl front ... moreThe Alcatel is crap. Looks great on paper.. And feels good in your hand the first time you hold it. Build quality sucks. I'm a manager of a cricket store..weve dealt with tons of broken Alcatels usually in the first weeks or months. The plastic fake metal chips.. The screen isnt tempered and the phone is pretty platicky upon close inspection. The zte though not flawless is a much better phone. Better build quality. Better screen.. Newest android. And sure to last over a year.. Unlike the Alcatel. Owner both ZTE Grand X Max + and new ZTE X Max 2
The idol 3 has the same specs but is 5.5inch(401ppi) and is easier to hold,has loud jbl front (1.5watts) speakers and a 8mp inner camera. The zte has bigger screen(361ppi), weaker 5mp inner cam and slightly better android. Idol 3 sounds like a win.
Both 8 core
Both 2gb ram
Travis Drone, 24 May 2016ZTE has quietly been producing phones with flagship quality specs and performance for budget f... moreI'm really thinking about buying one too. Because I'm using Idol 3 clearly under powered. I have a ZTE Grand Max+ the screen and camera wasn't that good to me. Here to the upgrade to the MAX2.
Just bought this an love it but is anyone else having issues with the Bluetooth?
Mika, 24 May 2016I wonder if u can go live in Facebook Can you check to see if you can go live on Facebook?
Mika, 24 May 2016I wonder if u can go live in Facebook I think I could :)
ZTE has quietly been producing phones with flagship quality specs and performance for budget friendly prices for awhile now. This is the predecessor to the Grand X Max +, which I own as well, and is also a great phone and an immense value. On top of the phone being a delight to use it really helps make Cricket a worthwhile carrier to consider as you can have higher end phones and service for half of the price all across the board. The 1920x1080 screen while not an AMOLED screen, still gives a a beautiful display and is a delight to use and view. The octacore processor gives you a snappy response when using the device and can take pretty much anything you can throw at it. The battery if used carefully with the right settings can easily last 2 days between charges, even with powering such a large screen and features included in this device. The camera takes beautiful shots and the camera app is packed with many features including professional grade settings that photographers will surely appreciate and make use of, but also has simpler settings that makes the camera a blast even for the casual user. The biggest complaint if any is the fact that while they upgraded every aspect of the phone including the battery from the Grand X Max+, they opted to keep the RAM on this phone at 2GB, which while respectable doesn't keep up with many of the higher priced flagship competitors. But to be honest for with 90% of the users will be using this phone for, there really isn't an noticeable issues with this. It still performs like a high end phone, which I personally consider this phone to be. In conclusion this phone embodies the phrase "have your cake and eat it to" as it gives the consumer a flagship phone performance, for a price tag that almost anyone can make work in their budget (in fact I bought 2 of my Max+'s, as its cheaper to have an additional phone at your disposal if an issue arises than it is pumping $10 plus each month then a wait time to receive an insurance device). There is a change happening in the mobile tech world in products and their respected pricing, and the consumer is winning because of it, and this phone is a perfect example of that!
A beast of a phone in a not so expensiev package!
Everyone knows the samsung galaxy line, including their powerful note series. But with the new Zte grand x max 2 (thats a mouthful) the tables have turned. This phone comes in a respectable $199.99 and packs alot of punch. I swapped out my galaxy note 3 for this device, and i have never been happier with that decision. Sure there are a few features that I'm lacking (IR blaster, S-pen) but that doesnt effect my love for this device.
The dual camera setup on the back work s fantastically outside and for dual exposure photos, the front camera is very nice with its 5mp shooter. The device is snappy, and accepts up to 128gb sd cards, despite what every site says (64gb being the specified cap) and the sd card works wonders with the 128gb of storage.
Sound is excellent on this device, and the screen is clear and crisp. I have had a few issues with bluetooth connectivity but that could be several things, my device, a software issue, or the bluetooth device im trying to set up. All in all, I say this device is very solid and worth the price they are asking. It feels more premium than a $200 device, that being said I dont regret grabbing this device!!