This phone is a piece of junk. Got it in February and the first one got hot enough to make me take notice when it was on the charger. I got the second under the Best Buy warranty. It's now the end of October the same year and the phone reboots every time I get or send a text. While talking on the phone my voicemail will start on its on and put my call on hold. I took it back to Best Buy and they insist I bought the phone in September of 2014 which is a pretty neat trick as it wasn't introduced until June of 2015.
Been using an iphone for years bought this because of some reviews on slickdeals as a backup but loved it so much it is my daily. I have used it for over a year and had no problems with it at all. It goes on sale for $50 new every few months. I bought a tough case and extra battery as well. apps to get Gravity Screen and a camera app. FYI you can't root this thing.
Cheers God, 02 Oct 2016Works good! Got for $50 @ Best buy. Calls are clear on both ends. Battery life is good. Displa... moreHow do you set up Dolby audio? Do you mean installing an app, which app? Thanks.
Works good! Got for $50 @ Best buy. Calls are clear on both ends. Battery life is good. Display is pleasant, speaker is loud after you setup Dolby audio. Speaker calls are average. Cell reception is maybe average. Had a Lumia 640 used to get 2-3 usually 3 bars at work. This gets 1-2 bars. Doesn't drop calls and holds onto LTE with no problem. I like this phone except no body was figured out how to root it! Plays all my games good and apps work good. At times it can act laggy for a sec. But performance is on par for a snapdragon 410. Definitely faster than my Lumia 640 with snapdragon 400, battery not nearly as good but this phone has an extra .5" display too. Give it an 8.7/10. For $50 can't go wrong!
CatD, 16 Sep 2016I need help! I have the ZTE ZMAX 2 (Z955L). How do I delete a contact name/phone number... moretap and hold the name of the contact you want to delete.
A bottom bar should appear with the trash can icon ( lower right bottom of screen).
tap the can and then "ok"
Go back to the Home screen
It is a good phone for the price... Right now the price is $49.99 at BestBuy for AT & T Prepaid... I unlocked the phone and tried T-Mobile SIM and it worked like a charm... and of course it works with AT & T SIM out of the box...
I strongly recommend this product for any light users and any power users who is looking for a back-up phone...
I need help! I have the ZTE ZMAX 2 (Z955L). How do I delete a contact name/phone number? I can't believe I am having a difficult time with this. I have never had this problem with other phones. Any help would be so greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I have a Zte Zmax 2 cell and it's a junk, it goes to voicemail then sends me a text and no one could help me from the tel. co. that I use. Also won't allow me to receive nor send picture msgs. it sucks. don't buy it, it's trash.
the calls aren't clear on both sides. i find it hard to hear the other party and viz vs. i thank God i didn't buy it for $99.00, i got it for 69.00 but it's a no good for nothing, just waiting to have my samsung galaxy note 3 fixed. then i'll just give this give away. ppl don't waste your money on this phone.
Ive had this phone for over 6 months now. I play alot of sniper games on it and use it for apps for work. Take alot of pics.. And generally speaking i have beat the crap out of this phone. It just keeps working. I would buy another in a heartbeat. Before u get to picky and belittle this phone ask yourself why you bought it. ITS AN INEXPENSIVE GOOD WORKING PHONE. got mine at walmart as an unlocked phone. Use it on straght talk (att) never ever have a problem. Id give it 5stars for what it is... Durable...
I got this phone on sale, $130. The phone conversation is terrible because the Mic is on the back. You have to cup the speaker/mic area or just use speaker or Bluetooth. It's annoying but not the worse.
The camera is freaking horrible. Takes too long to focus and fails half the time. I'm using pro capture all because it's better then stock all, but still terrible.
The upside is the phone is fast and clean. No clutter or bloatware and very responsive.
Why I bought it it fails (phone calls and pics for work) but all in all a solid C+ for the money.
Kdia, 23 Apr 2016Do you have problems with the mic too. When I make calls now people can't hear me.Mic & speaker on back of phone. Speak into bottom or back. Great sounds.
GPS. Whenever I use the "Runtastic" app for walking/ruining, Just as soon as it starts, I get a minute into the activity and a voice tells me that the GPS signal is lost- (This is every time) I continue for a mile to five miles, and when I check my app for distance, it tells me I went 0.39 miles or less or more, but never what I know my route to be. Had an iPhone 4s Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Lumia 640 prior and they did not have this issue, so it isn't the area. Curious if any one else experiences this.
Possible Mic Problem. Callers can not hear me but I can hear them. Had this phone under 3 months highly disappointed with ZTE.
Kdia, 23 Apr 2016Do you have problems with the mic too. When I make calls now people can't hear me.I have the same problem with my mic. No one can hear me.
I wanted to add a comment about the camera. Reviewers have generally been quite negative about the rear camera of the Zmax 2. Out of the box, using the default camera app, the photos were mediocre outdoors and poor indoors, with or without flash. But, I noticed that some photos were quite good, which made me suspect that the problem is not with the camera itself, but with the ZTE camera app.
I installed the free Google camera app. Outdoor photos were good in auto mode and often terrific using the HDR mode. Color balance and saturation were accurate and pleasing. Fine details were missing or smeared if you zoom in to 100% detail but most people would not notice.
Then I installed the premium paid version of the FV-5 camera app. That app permits manually locking the ISO level at 100, and fine tuning the white balance for lighting conditions (sunny, shade, etc.). FV-5 also permits tapping your finger on the key part of the subject for manual focusing. The results were even better than with the Google app. Outdoor photos look great, and indoor photos are okay, if you pick an ISO level that matches the lighting. You can adjust exposure to make a photo brighter or darker.
Fine details are still missing and blurred, but that is not noticeable when looking at the full image, only by zooming in.
Bottom line: the Zmax 2 is capable of taking photos that are as good or better than you will get from the typical phone in the $60 to $100 price range. Outdoors, photos can come close to the quality of those from a $600 or $700, except for the loss of fine details.
So, as a basic phone (phone call quality, texting, emails), the Zmax 2 is solid, with a plus for the high quality rear speaker with Dolby Audio, and a minus for the quiet volume of the front speaker. As an audio playback device for Spotify, it matches the best phones I have heard. As a camera, it is as good as any phone in its price range after you install a better camera app.