DO NOT GET THIS PHONE!!!!! Although it was cheap, it is horrible. I can not use the aux cord for phone calls. First major issue for me! I cant use multiple apps without the phone moving SUPER slow or shutting down. The phone turns off at random times. Now the biggest issue is I can not take the phone off the charger without it cutting off! So I repeat DO NOT GET THIS PHONE!!!!
is good though but i can't get internet on the sim but only on wifi.
This phone came free with my new account. The rounded screen edge makes it hard to fit with a screen protector. The Gorilla Glass is pretty tough though. My main concern with this unit is that the user interface pull-down screen gets actuated every time I make a call. The result is all sorts of features getting activated and sometimes a dropped call. This is extremely annoying, rendering an otherwise good product a real Dud.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2018my zte z981 has failed to connect cellular dataIts a good phone.... But i dont know why the cellular network is only 2G....
I guess I got lucky with my ZTE Zmax Pro Z981. No charger issues. The only dropped calls were with sketchy wifi. No real troubles or glitches to report. I've had this phone for about 3 years now. I just got an iPhone to replace it, but I keep this one activated as a web browser/texting phone because of the HUGE screen. Battery life isn't super awesome, but it's not ohmygawdthisthingneedsrechargedallthetimewhydidIevenbuythisPOS or anything. For the price, I'd probably buy it again if I needed one. My mom loves it so I may give it to her when she's ready to ditch her flip phone.
i have never regreted buying a phone until i bought this one, not even the iphone 5 use to give me as many issues as the zte zmax pro, lord alone knows how many chargers I have bought and they always costed me more than $30 to find out each month I would need to buy a charger which on top of everything metro came out with a bootlegged version of the charger charging the same price for guaranteed no longer than 2 week intervols before you had to buy another charger. very extremely disappointed with this brand and im done wasting money on a device that now also takes more than 15 minutes just to turn on after it has died from lack of charge due to the stupid chargers you guys sell.
ZTE is the worst product out there. My husband and I, when talking the calls done drop, we just done hear. Sometimes, he can hear me and I cant hear him and then vise versa. The pone turn off and on by its self. When charging it burns up. I'm waiting for a fire. Forget recording, the sound is horrible. I pitty anyone that buys this product. It should be discontinued. Unfortunately, I cant afford to change phones, so i'm stuck this with horrible thing.
Worst phone ever, charging port burned up just with charging and Metro PCS, should be called Metro Piece of S**t, worthless company. You pay for insurance that doesn't do anything at all for you. The company and it's employees are clueless.
Saw it at a T-Mobile store, today. Nice display, and feel. However, I won't buy, due to company and quality issues. Looks like Alcatel and ZTE are the dawgs of this industry. In other words, run -- don't walk.
This is the most problematic device I have ever purchased. Every time I make a call and even get it close to my face to talk the pulldown screen activates and inevitably some service gets activated or setting is or changed. There are some other limitations with applications that don't work and the call settings/program is lacking some basic features like call blocking that don't exist. I give this device a D-. The one thing that I do appreciate is the material that the screen is made of is very durable. Not a sole reason for buying this model.
Had this phone since it came out. Whatever other phones youre looking at, go for those instead. This phone is not worth your time. it's worth the extra money to go for anything else more expensive. if you like to open a lot of apps, the 2 gb ram in this phone will frustrate you real quick. Everything will become sluggish and slow. If youre using a browser, anything you were signed into is logged out and tabs have to reload (firefox in my case). Doesnt have quick charging like modern phones do. Battery will last you all day with brightness turned down and not going at it too much. Only uses android 6.0. With Oreo out and android 9/P on the way, theres no reason to get an outdated os. its not waterproof and not drop tested. Phone with much better cameras are out there. Screen is only 1080p. Not really a downside, but again, phones out there with higher resolutions and pixels per inch. The only way this phone could be an upgrade is if youre coming from a flip phone. If the only thing you care is price and not about anything ive mentioned then go for it. With tax, it only cost me $106 bucks. But trust me, its worth saving up for something beefier.
Don't waste your time.
Everyone is saying how great this phone is. It's slow. Messages sit there "sending". The keyboard is lagging currently. This phone is talked up to be so good. It runs like shit. It will, get hot and shut off. The battery will be at 47% and the phone will just "die". You plug it in, see that it has battery, enough to not be dying. So you ask yourself, why did you die then? It's such a rip off. Especially being 180$. You fucking dimwits, what a cheap ass phone. Do not buy
at about a year a had several crashing and other issues with this phone, i ended up reformat/wipe the phone to original set up, andthen updated everyhting, and all problems have been gone for over 9 months. i had tried all kinds of fixes, and was gonna replace the phone, but full reset to factory fixed everything.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2018my zte z981 has failed to connect cellular dataSystem update doesn't work
Agent, 23 Nov 2017my phone works perfect.gooood phone. This is a crazy phone