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!
Blueindigo, 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.
Dreqgray, 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
I loved this phone. My only problem was not enough RAM for the apps I use, and there aren't that many.
I see a lot of bad comments about this phone. I have to admit, I was not expecting much since I only paid about $30 for it. Yet after using it for just a couple of days, I already like much better than the LG Phoenix (which cost me about $100) much better. For one, the battery life is much better (even better than my old iPhone 5). The LG's battery would only last about 3 hours or so, whereas the Maven stays charged all day long. Call quality is ok, not great, but again, for the price I am pretty pleased with what I have. Finally, I like the phone, it is easy to use, and gets the job done. I like the browser that comes with it, it is better than any other other mobile browser that I have ever used, including Safari, FireFox, and Chrome.
Dreqgray, 02 Feb 2017This phone was a nightmare before I removed all the AT&T bloatware that came preinstalled.... moreHow were you able to do the root? Because I need to get rid of all this bloatware as you said. I am not very tech savvy and know simple things, I not a coding person.
i owned this phone for at least 1 year, great phone, cheap , good signal, awesome audio Dolby Audio does miracles, the only downside of this phone, is unable to get root so you can't delete useless apps from the operator.
I've had it a week and I'm not that happy with it. I installed a SD card and I can't find any way to access it. I can't figure out how to move things from internal memory to the SD card. And the device app that came installed on the phone is absolutely no help.
lisaneedshelp, 20 Jan 2017WRONG. I have 2 of these ZTE Maven 2 cell phones and I did set it to save on sd card and neit... morePrograms and data will save to SD card BUT when the programs are updated you have go back to settings app and press move to SD card. It isn't enough to just mark the one spot for default memory each app must be set separately.
This phone was a nightmare before I removed all the AT&T bloatware that came preinstalled.
It would constantly freeze up, shut down, randomly start up apps etc etc After uninstalling the bloatware the phone ran a whole lot better.
Jetdogy, 04 Jan 2017Go toSettings, Then to Storage, *Click on "save location" at the very top and set it for "... moreWRONG. I have 2 of these ZTE Maven 2 cell phones and I did set it to save on sd card and neither one of them would automatically save anything to the sd card, Not only that but it seem that the only thing you can do with the sd card is copy and past it over to the sd card, so then you have 2 copies of everything. It is treating the sd card as if we were using it like a thumb drive or a disk we would burn things we want to save in case our computer ever crashed. I called ATT tech support even they couldn't help even after being on the phone for about 40 mins. I would not buy this phone.