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
I recent had the Asus Zenfone 2. It was a piece of crap. Then I got the Zte Zmax2 at an at&t store for$108 with tax. I have to say its one of the best phones out there. My opinion is its better than Samsung or iphones.
I absolutly love this phone!!! doesnt have NFC so if you want a phone wit that, look elsewhere. i got it from staright talk for 179$ not bad . its big, thing, light weight, but its smooth.
i do love how the notification led light is the center home button., it pulses. you also can change the light duration for the 3 buttons on the bottom to change how long they light up for, or if oyu want them always on or off, and they have an automatic mode (which i believe uses the light sensor on the phone to detect whether to turn them on or off)
also, unlike the galaxy grand prime (which i used to have till i broke it with rooting), this doesnt have quick reply, and you're unable to see when someone has received a text SMS message.
im surprised that this phone actually stays relativly cool, and not hot. from CPU usage. however battery life is usual for me, drains fast through out the day, having to charge MULTIPLE times a day even though its bigger than the grand prime battery, it still has the same life usuage for 24hrs ish.
Great budget phone overall!! there are those little things they couldve done differently that would've made it even more amazing.
The specs say up to 64GB, but I think it is to just 32GB. I even tried formating my Samsung 64GB microSD XC UHS-1 (EVO Ultra-Fast Performance) to Fat32 and still didn't work. 32GB cards work fine.
anon, 28 Nov 2015No LTE band 12. Do not even try to unlock or buy unlocked because it will not work properly o... moreLOL why didn't you by the T-Mobile version? (They did make two versions of zmax2, the second version supported lte 12) I have it, and it works great!
anon, 28 Nov 2015No LTE band 12. Do not even try to unlock or buy unlocked because it will not work properly o... moreYou've got to be a special kind of stupid. It's an AT&T phone, it clearly says that in multiple places. It also clearly outlines what LTE bands its designed to work with. It's not AT&T's fault or problem they did not put the radio in this phone to work with the LTE bands on T-mobile. Lots of phones are cross compatible, this one isn't. SO WHAT!? Cry me a river, build me a bridge and GET OVER IT. Next time you want to review a phone, say something RELEVANT.
My Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB was giving me all kinds of problems dying all of the time,numerous charging problems. I made the choice to buy this phone because it seemed like the better buy at Walmart for a $143 can't beat the phone at the price range. It has a decent camera and really good in good lighting conditions. Love the feel of the phone don't really need a case but bought one anyways. It definitely has a really good feel of one of the more premium phones. Had it for 2 months and not a single problem. All day long battery rarely have to charge it here is a tip for some of the people with bugs after the update factory reset and the phone works just as good if not better afterwards. Overall an exceptional phone for the price this coming from a guy who has owned many high end smartphones.
Honestly I needed a phone asap, my Galaxy S4 was dying at 20%, the screen responded, sometimes and I managed to get 3 hairline cracks on the screen.. I went to Walmart, checked out there Go Phones and decided the ZTE ZMax2 was the best of the bunch (over the Samsung Go Prime, which looked like a slightly bigger S4). I must say, I've been disappointed before with other models (HTC or any battery enclosed device) but this ZTE has truly impressed the hell out of me. It was a better use of $130 than the $250 dollars I spent on the S4! It's fast, its has Lollipop, the screen is crystal clear (considering the S4 screen is like 150 pixels more). The perforated hard matte plastic leather like back males the phone pretty classy. Camera is great, runs smooth. No problems! 9/10!
Had this phone right at a month and already having problems with the screen not working right but it us a zte
Best thing it has: battery life
Worst thing: touch screen response. It's definitely a couple of steps down from, say, a Galaxy Note, iPhone, or LG top-notch phone.
Then again, this is not a top-notch phone. It makes do for a brand-new phone for $130+ whatever tax. Got it for $156 with a 11.5% sales tax in Puerto Rico + a professionally mounted screen protector for $10.
No LTE band 12. Do not even try to unlock or buy unlocked
because it will not work properly on T mobile. Worthless. What the heck did they think?
I love this phone! I love the large screen, and the dolbi sound. When I watch Netflix I get great pics and great sound!! Takes great pics too.
i cant wait to get it. when i get paid im switching to Att and get this phone