I have had the first maven for three years since the beginning and it's been great for me. I use it every day for youtube, movies, news, and videos about 6 hours a day. As stated in other comments the internal memory is horrendous, with the 8gb quoted is more like 2.5gb free for basic apps like snapchat and Instagram. A MicroSD card is vital for any use of other apps or files. Downloading files to sdcard directly is available for some apps like vidmate and snaptube and is really the only option on this phone. Otherwise the calls and messages work fine and the touchscreen is great. The resolution is not high quality but still looks ok. I have had occasional problems with pocket dialing 911 as the' buttons' will sometimes vibrate on there own. It is a very good cheap phone with a rather large 5' screen.
C'mon you naysayers, this phone is the only one on the market with a button that allows you to make your screensaver blurry, what a valuable feature! Now that's useful!
F ZTE, 02 Feb 2018Got a ZTE Maven 2 and it's the crappest peice of a phone I ever had cannot be on the web more ... moreThe ZTE Maven3 Sucks! It keeps dialing out on me or dials voicemail all the time. Hangs up constantly
I wish I would have read these comments before I bought this stupid phone. I have had it for less than a week and it has been nothing but issue after issue. All of the storage issues mentioned are correct and it's soooooo irritating. BELEIVE EVERY BAD REVIEW OF THIS PHONE!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!
worst phone ive ever had...what phone doesn't let u lock your text messages...plugging it into the car charger sucked the life out of it...and many times it just started random dialing....
This must be worst phone ever!! Says it has 8GB, with all the proprietary programs that I have no interest in. Your left between a gig and a half gig. Which is soon as it does its updates you're out of space if you want a regular phone just to make phone calls. This phone is adequate. If you want to go on the internet play games do work. This phone is way under subpar. I thought $30 what a great price. It's overpriced by about $29. And you should give cash back on the dollar. The frustrations I've had with this phone over and over I got a 10 GB memory card just so that it could cover the updates of things I don't want. AT&T and the other companies, should not force down your throat apps you have no interest in. You should have the choice of loading Amazon their music player their radio station. Not say this is what you get. Say to you what would you like would you like Amazon here it's right here just download it. Out of a 5-star rating I would give this minus five stars. Worst phone on the planet. AT&T you should be ashamed. Outlets that sell this phone you should be ashamed. Money-grubbing corporations at its best.
This is the worst phone ever. Runs so slow first off, second you cant even take over 4 videos without having to delete them afterwards. Can only take so little photos or it will take so much storage and the sd card sure as hell does not help....
phoneuser101, 19 Dec 2017This phone is amazing. Anyone that wants a cheap phone should definitely use this one. It is a... moreI love this phone. Its the only phone ive had where i could actually use the SD card. The only thing it lacks is memory. A decent phone for the price .
I'm glad this phone is ZTE so it is at the bottom of the list when you sort by name brands. This by far the worst phone and the trigger for many of Bipolar episodes. From randomly calling people, to requiring a start up and dropping icons, to placing icons in random folders and placing icons on top of icons, etc to the lack of memory and storage space. I have an expansion card in the phone and it will not download and save any app on the card, so I cannot even install all the apps I need to track my medical information.
Got a ZTE Maven 2 and it's the crappest peice of a phone I ever had cannot be on the web more than 5 or 6 minutes without it shutting off freezing up if you even look at it please don't spend your money on it your better of with two cups and a long string.
Had a Maven1. Worked fine. Very limited memory. Then, got a Maven2 because I wanted to try out the larger memory capability, I had a 32mb SD. However, I crashed very badly at a time when I really needed a phone. I only had it a couple months. My Maven 2 with marshmallow OS displayed a 'dead' little robot. That's all! Frozen! Took it to the nearest ATT. Got it up again after about 20 minutes of cycling or whatever. Went along for another month or so. Again a crash. I was in dead water again. I went back to a flip phone. I may use the Maven1 with the lollipop OS again. Never crashed on me.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2017I bought a maven 2 in August of 2017 and three days I had to take back in to att and they said... moreHorrible phone.can not have a conversation with anyone with out the phone dialing other people or automatically hanging up after theory minutes
This phone is amazing. Anyone that wants a cheap phone should definitely use this one. It is amazing and I love my ZTE Maven 3 phone! Very durable and awesome camera!
AnonD-662471, 17 Apr 2017I see a lot of bad comments about this phone. I have to admit, I was not expecting much since ... moreThe LG Phoenix is crap. I'm sure for $30 the maven is also. I bought a Motorola Droid Z Play after the LG Phoenix and I love it. One of the best phones I've ever had, and I've had plenty.
I bought a maven 2 in August of 2017 and three days I had to take back in to att and they said there was nothing wrong and I told the I wanted a different phone and they told me no. And I am still fighting with them to get my phone replaced. It has been 3 months at the end of November. 2017. I will never get a phone from this company again and I will not recommend any one ether. Because they only think about money.instead of the customer with a dangerous phone.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017Avoid this phone and company at all cost. Phone is locked down with so much junk that 2 apps a... moreCompletely agree. The phone is crap. Have missed a ton of texts due to the storahe problem and the sd card does not...i repeat..does NOT solve the storage issue
Avoid this phone and company at all cost. Phone is locked down with so much junk that 2 apps allows no more storage and they have disabled using a sim card as internal storage with MM. A company that does this doesn't want your business, they want your money for another upgrade.
AnonD-640799, 02 Feb 2017This phone was a nightmare before I removed all the AT&T bloatware that came preinstalled.... moreWas wondering if you might have time to help explaining how to remove at&t bloatware ?! Please and would greatly appreciate it 😀
Average Joe, 29 Mar 2017How were you able to do the root? Because I need to get rid of all this bloatware as you said.... moreAt the moment it's only possible to temporarily root it. I don't know if you'd be able to remove bloadware that way, but you're free to try it out. The discussion about this can be found here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-z7/help/xte-maven-z812-t3155895