Specs summary

Screen
6"

The ZTE Blade Z Max's screen is 6 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 Octa core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4080mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4080 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 22 days standby time, 1860 minutes (2G).



Reviews (6.1/10 Avg. rating)


Phone Scoop

An absolute steal considering what it offers

from Phone Scoop
The ZTE Blade Z Max punches well above its weight class. The phone may be a little boring to look at, but ZTE selected good materials and put them together well. The enormous screen is bright and colorful, data performance is quite good, and battery life is among the best available... Full review
Chip Chick

Once again a terrific deal

from Chip Chick

As always, the big question is price — do the improvements on the ZTE Blade Z Max warrant an increase from $100 to $130? I tend to think so, although it depends on what you value in a phone. If you don’t care about taking pictures at all, I’m sure you could probably find an even cheaper phone that suits your needs. But, if you can’t spend much on a phone and still want to take pictures that you can be happy looking back on, The Blade Z Max is still a really good deal. I was skeptical, but the camera array does a pretty good job with depth-of-field effects, and pictur... Full review

Android Guys

A potential game-changer in the budget smartphone scene

from Android Guys
At $130 and with modern features, you can afford to buy this phone - even if it's just to keep as a backup... Full review
Tom's Guide

Flagship Features for $130

from Tom's Guide
Buy the Blade Z Max if you’re on a budget and want to be on MetroPCS. There are better-performing budget phones, but they cost almost twice as much. If you want a solid dual-lens camera and lengthy battery life without spending much more than $100, the Blade Z Max is your best bet$229.99 Best Buy.. Full review
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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 28, 2017
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 Octa core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4080 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1860 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.6 x 8.5 x 0.8 cm
(6.5 x 3.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 175 grams
(6.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 367 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Dragontrail glass, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), Phase detection, HDR, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Z982

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