I bought the phone very excited about all the features and the battery life from the Metro PC store (9112 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604). $140 with case, screen protector, and activation.
Phone works great. Camera doesn't see well in low light and the battery doesn't last more than 6 hours. A VERY Far cry from the 25 hours of talk time and 400 hours standby by it promised. The new power adapter makes all my other cables useless. The screen is great, apps run fine. The metro store sent me to corporate and corporate reset my phone and sent me home telling me to not plug it in over night. I'm stuck with the phone and I can't use it because it it just dies.
Anonymous, 15 Dec 2016Do you mean sum card or micro sd cardSIM card. Micro? Nano?
FlickerMan, 23 Dec 2016This would be a great phone for the price, if it was stable. I've had it for about a month now... moreI have the same issue you do. My ZMAX Pro seems to prefer 3G, as the network connection is more stable than 4G/LTE. I'm looking into ways to disable the 'hibernation' feature to maintain network connection. XDA-Developers may have something, not sure.
i went though 2 phones and 3 months the first one i had let my sister see the phone and when she gave it back to me nothing was wrong with it until i got home to turn it on but it wouldn't cut back on so the next day i went to go get a other one and so i just went to go get in the shower and im the only person that in my home beside my daughter and she 6 months and the phone doing the same thing the phone wont turn on or anything
I love this phone like others do, but I'm having an issue trying to figure out how I can hook it up to my TV? I don't have a smart TV but it has both HDMI and USB capabilities, but I don't know which cords or adapters are required.
Could someone please provide me this solution because I'm going bananas over this.
I purchased a cord off eBay that I thought was it, but nope it wasn't!!
I got this phone almost 2 wks ago, as my xmas present, and I'm 99.9% delighted with it. The camera is great; the storage is great; the fingerprint sensor is great; and the speed, after 7 months with a Galaxy Core Prime, is out of this world -- I had to get my Core Prime out last night to look up my auto-reject phone numbers list, and that thing is so slow compared to the ZTE, I can't believe I put up with it for 7 months.
However the issue with the auto-reject numbers is half of that .1% dissatisfaction, but it's not the phone itself, but ZTE: apparently the auto-reject list is a feature of Samsung's Android flavor, which ZTE doesn't share, and I now have to use an app to get the same function, blocking nuisance calls. And that meant having to enter them manually, though the app I'm using does allow text-file importing.
The other half of that .1% is that ZTE has disabled the Android feature of moving apps to the SD card. Since the Zmax Pro has 32GB internal storage, it's not a HUGE issue, but still... why do that? It makes no sense at all.
This Android version also doesn't have the accessibility feature of enabling one-tap phone answering and call ending; that can be gotten around by setting the fingerprint sensor to answer, but I need an app to provide me with a one-tap hangup button. Some of us are just not good with the swiping business, and really need that 1-tap button for answering and ending calls.
One other small dissatisfaction is more of a "geeky" issue; ZTE's Android has disabled the SystemUI Tuner, so one is forced to look at an entire row of notification icons most all the time. Even with "Developer Mode" enabled, there is still no access to the SystemUI Tuner. At the ZTE forum, I also learned that there are currently no plans to update Marshmallow to Nougat, and no means of "rooting" the phone at all. Not big issues to most, but to a geek, maybe a big deal.
But, those are all fairly small picky issues (though the lack of an auto-reject list is a real pain!); for $99, I think the Zmax Pro is probably impossible to beat. Want a fast phone with good memory, without having to mortgage your first-born? This is the one to get.
I have owned this phone for several months and love it. It takes fantastic pictures and video, great battery life when you make sure that all of your open windows and apps are closed, call quality is stupendious, storage and processer high end for a phone at this price point, overall a fantastic phone.
FlickerMan, 23 Dec 2016This would be a great phone for the price, if it was stable. I've had it for about a month now... moreI had the zte zmax pro I liked the size and I was having the same issue you were I returned mine I was going to have t mobile send me one in the mail but got a different phone instead now I miss the zmax pro
AnonD-622658, 20 Dec 2016I was thinking about getting this phone should iSpend a bit more and a better device. It'll save you headaches and money in the long-run
Anonymous, 25 Dec 2016where did you buy this devicefrom metro pcs or tmobile its cheaper at metropcs 100 dollars
Anonymous, 16 Dec 2016Yes it has been happening during streaming video. I have a worry about it as well but as long ... moreFor me after about a week or two the flickers went away without any replacement,you should be fine
This would be a great phone for the price, if it was stable. I've had it for about a month now and the issues with the network are quickly getting to the point where they're too much to bare and I'm already looking to switch to another phone if there isn't something done to alleviate it. While calls and data are actively being used it's fine, but as soon as you let it sleep for too long, suddenly you find your not getting texts, calls, or data until you either reboot or cycle airplane mode. Whats incredibly frustrating is it seems like something that could be resolved with a firmware/software update, but it's been quite a while and here we are.
Additionally, there's weird graphical flickering in anything that uses the system intensively, primarily games. It's not bad enough to be unusuable (its typically only at start and occasionally during shifts from low to heavy use) but it's not great.
Haven't really used the fingerprint scanner at all to say anything about it. Camera is "good enough" but not great. I'd be happy enough with it if it wasn't for the network issues. I have a phone to get calls. If it can't do the basic thing it's designed for, it's time for a new phone. Unless they fix that at some point, I'd stay away. (Should note I can confirm its not a network issue causing the network troubles. It appears to be something with sleep mode. Also note I'm talking about the model that came from MetroPCS, other models might vary.)
(Accidentally posted this under the ZTE Zmax previously, but it actually belongs here. Mods, if you can filter the other one out and post this, that would be great.)
AnonD-622658, 20 Dec 2016I was thinking about getting this phone should iIts nice. Although a few things that I don't like. For example, you cannot set the notification sound as vibrate unless you put the ringtone on vibrate. Also when using apps like Pandora, Spotify, etc. you have to go back to the app to change the song since there is no shortcut.