5 Major suck issues over time, forcing me to buy another phone.
1.) The nav bar across the bottom, without explaination The Center ( Home ) button dies and doesn't return. I read it's called The Director and is an Easy Fix for a repair shop but how many fifth graders do they get going to a repair shop for a $100 off brand phone?
2.) Will randomly refuse/drop a MicroSD card already in use and acting as internal memory, ouch!
3.) Will occasionally and automatically factory data reset, will wipe itself with zero user input, and even stranger will suddenly recover back to the state it was in before self-wipe.
4.) Stops charging from overheat while idle if brightness is over 1%
5.) Will eventually and permenantly "No SIM - Insert SIM Card".
Super fast battery drain
Type C USB is a rare, expensive replacement.
Sub-par micro-management access.
Mysterious Updates (Google Play Constant)
Passenger Jet Seatbelt Light Ding is loud and sudden while inserting /removing charger and doesn't have user control.
Adreno 505 (plays some PPSSPP, MAME)
Octa 1.4ghz (not retard slow)
Thick shiny GorillaGlass that withstands many "wet" cleanings with 91% rubbing alcohol.
Some unique emojis, gifs, 'Intelligence' features.
I bought this phone here in Ghana and anytime iinsert my Sim, it say "invalid Sim" it does not ask for an unlock code to show its locked to a network. It simply say invalid sim in the notification area. The phone works normally and iIeven use what's app on it via wifi. It only lacks cellular usage because invalid sim. Who can help me out on this. The phi e is branded to boost mobile. I called boost and they said nothing worthwhile. Please help me out to use this phone thanks in advance
Cannot connect to my Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal it is saying Passcode or PNN is wrong, what is that?
So far I've been lucky,bases on what I read hear about this phone. It's 100x better than the Samsung galaxy J3 Emerge I recently returned to my service provider.That Sammy phone was a disappointing and annoying piece of junk. This ZTE Max XL is performing like a champ!
I've been using for a few days now without any issues so far. Wish me luck.
AnonD-699707, 12 Sep 2017This phone is junk! I would not recommend it to anyone for any reason. I have problems with ca... moreThis phone really has me disappointed. I've always love the ZTE phone but this one really let me down .it freezes up while trying to make calls and while watching videos and even playing games.. It also will get hot while charging ..ive never had a phone that the screen will go haywire while on it and looks like something from a X-ray .. I wish I could get my money back but all was allowed to do even days after gotten it was have them send me another phone.. Ugh does the same thing... I'm so over this ZTE SUCKS
I got this phone for $99+tax at BestBuy and am thrilled by it's performance. If it were slightly bigger, I could hang this on a wall land get rid of my TV. Voice recognition is superb. I don't think voice recognition has to do with a cellphone than the OS, but it is easy to use on this phone. Keyboard is a bit wacky, but once you get used to it, you start loving it. I haven't seen how the SD card behaves yet.... It has been more than 2 months now.
Voicemail, 31 May 2017Does anyone know how to get a voicemail on this phone? I wrote it someone on top but if ur not getting any even using ur Fon go into ur apps on ur home screen look for the voice mail app and set it up. After to make sure if u want to hear it to me its annoying so I picked the second option on the notifications of it. It shows on ur notification bar once ur done setting it up go to ur Fon settings and goto apps or notifications find that icon that u played with says voice mail and make sure its not blocked if u want the step by step detailed answer I wrote it to someone else its on top of these reviews gl
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2017I can get a voicemail but don't get any kind of notification. You have to go into apps the icon with dots look for voice mail BC its a external voice mail. Go in n get in the settings make sure its not set to block personal I have it at silent which should b the seconded on the options. Next got to ur Fon settings and then apps, then look for voice mail make sure its got permissions n no blocks if u want to know wen by noise n not as a notification set to priority hope that helps
This phone is a piece of junk. Screen goes black watching videos.. Lags like syrup running uphill.. And the bloatware is crazy. I would not recommend this phone to Anyone. Glad it was a freebie. Will be getting a new phone pronto to replace this.
Not a good phone. Always freezes. Apps open that I didn't touch. Sorry I purchased this phone. Will go back to Samsung Galaxy.
This phone is junk! I would not recommend it to anyone for any reason. I have problems with camera Focus and screen not working correctly. My notification light was constantly going off whether there was anything new or not.
On my second(2nd) Max Xl sadly. Phone has screen shut-off issue while watching videos.You can hear the video but can not see the video! Camera a little slow to focus, i've noticed a little lag when deleting a pic.Hope they fix these issues soon or definitely with the 2nd version if they decide to make a Max Xl 2??
Voicemail, 31 May 2017Does anyone know how to get a voicemail on this phone? I can get a voicemail but don't get any kind of notification.
Could someone please confirm to me if this device works with the 4g lte AWS band?
I live 7 months in Canada and 5 months down in Florida. I use Telus while I am in Canada and some other provider while down in the US.
1. Will I have any problems unlocking the phone?
2. Will the phone be useable in both locations with the appropriate sim?
Your advice would be most appreciated.
everything in phone looks good but just 16gb storage 2GB ram in 2017 is not fair, should be like 32Gb 3GB RAM and 5500mah bbattery