I bought this phone around Halloween (It is now may) and this phone was great (except for the lack of room for apps and stuff.) for the first few months. I was actually extremely satisfied for its price (I bought it on sale for about 50 US dollars) and I was very impressed. Then, just recently, (A few weeks ago) it stopped charging. In order for it to actually charge, you had to hold the cord at a certain angle. And even then it was a lot slower than normal. And now, it has died. and I held the cord at the proper place (Trust me, it was the right place. I've been doing it for weeks.) for about two whole hours and it never started back up. (With the exception of when it first died, I got the home screen to come up for about two whole glorious seconds) all I can get out of it is the evil little red light and the "buzz" which I will now forever hate. I decided to do some research on if, and how I can fix this problem or if it was just a defect.
And it turns out that other people have had the same problems. Even with other ZTE Devices. All in all, I really don't recommend this product unless you feel like buying a new one every few months or so.
(But, in all honesty, everything else about the phone I really liked. No major complaints. [Spare the lack of room for Applications and music.])
brutis, 30 Apr 2016You can put a straight talk sIm card in the phone instead of a at&t simcard and it will wo... moreFYI when u buy this it says it is a unlocked cell.
It will work with any provider that allows u to bring your own phone and if they have a sim that fits. cause the sim is activated not the cell. All GSM cells are unlocked when u get them 90% of the time
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2016It will work on Straight Talk as well. They use ATT. Better rates. You can put a straight talk sIm card in the phone instead of a at&t simcard and it will work without being unlocled?
Pv, 21 Jan 2016I'm having same problem with pics...help anyoneHave you checked to see if mobile data is turned on? To turn on, use your drop down.
Susan, 16 Dec 2015Browser button causes phone to freeze when pressed. Browser never opens. I had this phone for 24 hours or less and the phone freezes when i try to open internet. Either wifi or data, freeze evertyime. Does a hard reset fix this?
Great phone at a great price!
Compared the specs side by side to other phones (on this site),and it has almost the exact same everything as the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Different glass for screen,and what very few differences there are..the avg user would never know.
Had mine since they came out,ended up buying three more for family members.
And I'm a tightwad,so that says something.
Also,it ONLY operates on ATT,so for $45 a month, you get unlimited talk text and data.
What's not to like?!
camera dude, 20 Aug 2015The specs here says it has wifi hotspot.An ad on ebay say it does not have hotspot.Which is it?It has hotspot.
Just place your thumb on top of screen and slide down. A bevy of functions, including hotspot,flashlight etc appear. Just touch what you wanna use and enjoy!
I realise your question is old by now,but hope it helps others.
Solid phone that can be had from 19-40 bucks.
bp190, 21 Dec 2015Hey saw this at my local Walgreen for $14.99 on sale!! Going to pick it up as I hate my Lumia ... moreI used to be a Windows Phone user from 2010-2015. I got tired of no apps and the hardware having so much problems being compatible with the updated software, so I finally switched. Went to LG Realm first then ZTE Maven. Now I am considering ordering a Fire Phone because I hear they are good.
This phone works pretty good for basic stuff, but despite having 1GB ram and 8GB memory, and an okay snapdragon processor, this phone struggles pretty bad on pretty much any game you try to play on it. Even small stuff like Tetris Blitz has a hard time. Also, the phone has a problem with memory management. Even with a 32Gig memory card in the phone, it still demands all apps install on the phone memory, and whats worse, even when you transfer the apps through app management, once you reboot the phone you will discover they all moved right back onto the phone. This wouldn't be a problem if the phone actually came with 8GB, but this phone has so much bloatware out of box (at least on ATT) that it actually has 1.5GB free to the user. Its outrageous that phone companies still load bloatware that cannot be removed without root. Ugh.
I highly recommend NOT buying this phone.
Pv, 21 Jan 2016I'm having same problem with pics...help anyoneThere was an option to enable mms pictures when you set up. I tried to find it again but was unsuccessful. Don't know if it's a setup only option, or if it's hidden somewhere. But the default was that you couldn't see pics. I turned it on while setting up so I am getting pics.
Deana, 12 Jan 2016I cannot open picture texts with this phone - any thoughts?I'm having same problem with pics...help anyone
why when trying to hook to wi-fi does it give you a screen with a lock on it to sign in
I have the zte and it will charge but the screen will not come on anymore. Can anyone tell me how to get the screen to come back on
Susan mine is enjoyable am enjoying it reset urs, d phone Is better than lg.nexus