As with all ZTE phones, the hardware isn't bad. But the speakers aren't good, and they always choose to place ports in awkward locations.
JP, 23 Jan 2016Does the zte zmax 2 come locked with a at&t sim card?Technically, yes. It comes with an AT&T SIM card. But if you do not activate it after purchase, buy a SIM card from a cell phone provider that works with the AT&T network and activate with them under their BYOP plan you are good to go. You will still be operating on the AT&T network but with the potential for lower costs. I did exactly that and am now a happy Tracfone customer, on the AT&T network, and paying $20 every 3 months for service (admittedly low volume - but meets my needs). Good phone, good network, good price!
The only thing I don't like about this phone is the VOLUME sucks. I have put incoming calls and incoming messages to the highest level and I still miss calls and messages. And, when I make calls, I can bearly hear the ring. If I knew this was going to be a big issue with this phone, I never would have bought it. Oh, and it's not my hearing. I had that checked.
prashanth, 06 Mar 2016will this mobile get update its android version to mashmallow? please suggest me how it is possible?No.
AnonD-493980, 27 Jan 2016I absolutly love this phone!!! doesnt have NFC so if you want a phone wit that, look elsewhere... moreThere is a free app in the Google Play Store called 8 SMS. It is exactly like the stock texting program but with more options, including quick reply
AnonD-493598, 01 Feb 2016My first Android Been using WP) in a few years. Used 4.1 last time. Its a world of differenc... moreYou're one of the very few people who like the Windows OS on a cell phone, but right now Walmart is selling the Microsoft 640 with Windows for $30. I tried it out as a backup phone and it works quite well. Personally I don't like the windows OS, so I returned it, but if you like it then that's actually a very good phone for the money. It's an AT&T go phone which can be unlocked
will this mobile get update its android version to mashmallow? please suggest me how it is possible?
E, 30 Dec 2015Honestly I needed a phone asap, my Galaxy S4 was dying at 20%, the screen responded, sometimes... moreThat's exactly what my AT&T contract Galaxy S4 did... it would shut itself off at about 20% battery which would drain in a few hours (even NEW batteries didn't help)... then just yesterday, it finally died and wouldn't come back on at all... I went to the AT&T store today to look at their GoPhones and the ZTE ZMAX 2 was the only phone that caught my eye... I'm thinking about dropping my 15-year old contract with AT&T and going with this GoPhone... I hope it works well enough to suit my needs... thanks to E for your review as we have had similar experiences with the S4... I think I'm going to get this phone tomorrow...
Ray, 13 Feb 2016does any one know on how to put the zmax2 in download mode?If you turn it on holding the power, volume down and home button, it boot with some different options
AnonD-14912, 18 Jan 2016The specs say up to 64GB, but I think it is to just 32GB. I even tried formating my Samsung 64... moreYes there is some kind of arbitrary limit. I was able to get a 64gb micro SD to work, but I had to delete all partitions on the micro SD and create a 32gb partition and it worked fine, but you can only use those 32gb of the 64gb card, so you may as well just get a 32gb...
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2016There is your problem. T-Mobile. Not the phone.Works flawlessly on tmobile, you guys who say it doesn't don't know what you're talking about. You need to have it unlocked. Take the att sim out before you even turn it on, request unlock on att website as a non mobility customer and they'll send you unlock code within 48 hours. If you turn on phone with att sim In It, it will be locked to att for 6 months. One unlocked it works as good as any tmobile phone on tmobile
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2015Had this phone right at a month and already having problems with the screen not working right ... moreHad the max since I Boughy it from someone I figured the issue I was having was normal wear and tear. Got the max 2 the battery is now doing the same thing it did on the max. It shuts off at about 30% and won't come back on, progressively gets worse. Piece of shit.
This is the second zte device I've had and I've run into the same problem. This one, I've had for about four months. After a while the battery spazzes. It gets to about 30% and dies completely. Then takes forever to charge up. Had the same issue with my last one. Its crazy and its prepaid so there's nothing I can do until I speak to the manufacturer. #garbage
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016I recent had the Asus Zenfone 2. It was a piece of crap. Then I got the Zte Zmax2 at an at&... moreLol I did the same, went to AT&T and took the ASUS Zenphone2E, what a piece of crap, I returned it today and get the ZTE Zmax2, seems nice after a few hours.
I've always had flagship phones, but I was in a jam and needed a phone. This one got good reviews almost universally.
I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised. The fit and finish is quite good, the display, while not full HD, looks good and is plenty bright in daylight. Battery life is outstanding - I get 2 full days. I can get almost 7 hours of screen on time if I set the brightness at 50%. Performance is not blinding, but is plenty more than acceptable - good even. The camera is mediocre, but more or less fits my needs. Call quality if good and even the external speaker is acceptable.
For $80, I'm extremely pleased. This was to be a temporary remedy, but I may well end up keeping this for a while.
My first Android Been using WP) in a few years. Used 4.1 last time. Its a world of difference in performance than I remember using this phone.
I do miss my WP OS, but this device is nice. It feels solid and has excellent battery life. The screen looks great unless your are outside with the glare from the sun. I am used to MS devices having polarized glass which mitigates the glare. The camera software on this phone sucks. It makes the pictures look like garbage, soft and washed out. Another plus to WP, great software and even low end devices take reliably good pictures. So I am on the search for a quality camera app. I have found a few paid for apps, and I might have to pay to get quality out of this camera. With all of the apps MS is bringing to android, if they made an MS launcher (using arrow now) with the WP interface and brought their camera app over, it would be perfect. WP spoiled me as far as I could sign in and have a great home screen, message, phone, people, camera, file manager, and performance. I would say I miss WP, but I am still using it. I despise having to set up Android.
All in all, this is an excellent device to try Android.
PLUS I only paid $79!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AnonD-486568, 10 Jan 2016You've got to be a special kind of stupid. It's an AT&T phone, it clearly says that in mu... moreThank you for finally saying what needed to be said. Its at&t . if you want to use it on Cricket however, you totally can. Anyway good review