Reviews (5.5/10 Avg. rating)


Pocket-lint

Looks and feels like a much more expensive device

Vodafone Smart V8

from Pocket-lint
Simply put, if £160 is right at the top of your budget, you'll not find anything better than the Smart V8, or anything that's closer to being an all-round great device. You can only buy one if you're ok to be tied to Vodafone, but with other carriers not offering anything like this, that's not necessarily a bad thing at all... Full review
Expert Reviews

A fantastic budget phone with a good camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader

Vodafone Smart V8

from Expert Reviews
For £159, the Vodafone Smart V8 is a fantastic phone, and with a good camera, rear-mounted fingerprint reader, unbelievably bright display, excellent build quality and design, it’s definitely one to consider. It might not have the best performance or battery life for under £200, but all told it’s a very strong package and a decent alternative to the Moto G4, which is now getting somewhat long in the tooth... Full review
Expert Reviews

One of the cheapest Android 7.1 Nougat phones on the market

Vodafone Smart E8

from Expert Reviews
At a mere £49, the Vodafone Smart E8 was never going to be brilliant and, indeed, it isn’t. It does the job, though, and for me it’s a better option than the Alcatel Pixi 4 (5). It’s identical in performance and build quality, but comes with a more up-to-date version of Android and longer battery life. If you’re on a strict £50 budget, get the Smart E8... Full review
LaptopMedia

Smaller, but still stylish and reliable

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

from LaptopMedia
Axon 7 mini has kept the elegant looks of its bigger sibling and we note once again the fully metal construction. The body is slippery but this is not such a trade-off or at least for those of you that haven’t dropped their phone on the hard floor. Despite being mini, the model display is a 5.2-incher which, however, provides a secure grip and a fairly comfortable one-handed operation. The present Snapdragon 617 will provide reasonable performance for this class and it will also not lead to overheating of the body after a continuous load... Full review
TrustedReviews

A solid, network-locked smartphone

Vodafone Smart V8

from TrustedReviews
If you’re on Vodafone or are thinking of switching, the Vodafone Smart V8 is a decent deal. It’s a little faster than the Motorola Moto G5, and comes in at around the same price. And you get a bigger screen and battery for the privilege. It’s also bigger and cheaper than the G5 Plus. The camera is good, performance is adequate (for a budget phone), and battery life is fine. All in all, it’s a good choice. Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/vodafone-smart-v8-review-performance-software-conclusion-page-3#fsX0U1HYrO9DP3mB.99.. Full review
Recombu

Stands alongside some of the bigger players in its class

Vodafone Smart V8

from Recombu
With numerous affordable mid-range phones packing similarly-sized batteries and 5.5-inch Full HD displays, the Vodafone Smart V8 has a fair bit of competition to square up to, but for £160 you’re actually getting a good-looking, fast and fluid mid-ranger with a competent enough camera and some very smart software tweaks from the off... Full review
Tom's Guide

Solid phone with a deal-breaking flaw

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

from Tom's Guide
There's a lot to recommend the Axon 7 Mini if you're in the market for a phone that won't break the bank. This device retains the same great design as the flagship-challenging Axon 7, while making acceptable trade-offs in performance to keep the price low. The rear camera can turn out some pretty good-looking images, and watching videos on that vibrant screen with stereo sound is a pleasure... Full review
Android Police

Missing a few features, but an impressive value

ZTE Quartz

from Android Police
This watch does not have the most features or the slickest design. In fact, the ZTE Quartz often falls into the "just fine" category. If this were a more expensive watch, I'd be irked about things like the lack of NFC and a digital crown. However, at less than $200 with cellular connectivity, it's hard to argue. Yes, that cell signal is HSPA+, but that hasn't caused any trouble for me. If that keeps the price down, I'm cool with it... Full review
Phone Scoop

An absolute steal

ZTE Blade X Max

from Phone Scoop

ZTE knows how to make inexpensive phones that deliver an enjoyable experience. The Blade X Max is the latest example of the company's philosophy of providing big handsets that work well at affordable prices. The X Max has a massive screen that looks great. I wish the phone were somewhat easier to get a grip on; Its oversized chassis is a handful, though the glass is of high quality and the blue rear panel looks fantastic. The X Max is a solid wireless performer when it comes to data and calls, and pushes through a full day on a single charge without breaking a sweat. These basics are all we... Full review

Tom's Guide

A $99 phone we really like

ZTE Max XL

from Tom's Guide
What the Max XL delivers for around $100 is really quite impressive, and it makes competing phones like the Blu R1 Plus look pretty poor in comparison. Sure, you can spend an extra $100 and upgrade to our current favorite budget phone, the Moto G5 Plus, getting a nice aluminum chassis, better performance and a faster camera. But the Max XL is so good that you might not want to — especially if you value the ZTE's bigger screen and slightly longer battery life... Full review
soylista

Probably great for kids

ZTE Paragon

As other users wrote the internal memory is pretty much full with pre-loaded apps and even you have an SD card, you can't add other apps to the SD card, which really sucks!  But this phone is well-constructed and has a good camera.  I'm thinking to give this phone to my teen-age son because at least... More
As other users wrote the internal memory is pretty much full with pre-loaded apps and even you have an SD card, you can't add other apps to the SD card, which really sucks!  But this phone is well-constructed and has a good camera.  I'm thinking to give this phone to my teen-age son because at least he has a working phone which is a win for him and he can't download extra apps/games that parents don't want children to use or get addicted to which is a win for parents! Less
Really a smartphone from the collection and i found under the best price range it and its camera found i got best  pictures with it  rear camera is awesome in low budget category smartphone. thanks to Zte for such awesome Smartphone. Check out the best  cover link for zte 7 : http://ebay.eu/2rTM9RI
Really a smartphone from the collection and i found under the best price range it and its camera found i got best  pictures with it  rear camera is awesome in low budget category smartphone. thanks to Zte for such awesome Smartphone. Check out the best  cover link for zte 7 : http://ebay.eu/2rTM9RI Less
Andis

ZE Zephyr DOES use a SD Card

ZTE Zephyr

I know this is an old thread, but since it popped up first or second on a Google Search, I thought I'd better respond. I was installing a 32 GB SD Card in a friends new Zephyr and had the same initial react as most reviewers. WTF, the system uses most of my internal memory and you cannot mount an SD... More
I know this is an old thread, but since it popped up first or second on a Google Search, I thought I'd better respond. I was installing a 32 GB SD Card in a friends new Zephyr and had the same initial react as most reviewers. WTF, the system uses most of my internal memory and you cannot mount an SD Card. Turns out KitKat 4.4 uses "shared memory" for internal and external memory. There is no way to mount the SD Card as far as I could figure out. The solution, ugly, is to insert your sd card , and do a hard "Factory Reset".  After that completes, her total memory went from 1 Gig internal to 33 Gig. The systems apps in internal dropped from like 890 Mb to about 300 some Mb. Took a photo with the camera, the photos went to the SD Card. This was a while ago, so I can't remember how I checked the memory. But when I installed a few apps, if they are able to be transferred to a SD Card, you could see that most of the memory usage went to the sd card, and only a little to the system memory.  BUT BE CAREFUL  if you have data on the SD Card and do a factory reset like I described to recognize the card, you may also loose all your data. I gave it 8 stars, because for the price, like $39 bucks for a Net10 Zephyr (actualy $79 but includes 1 $40 monthly activation card), it's a great deal and seems pretty capable... Less
Tysheunta

this phone needs to come back to life

ZTE Grand X Max

zte peopl my phone flashed out on me last week in I had to look up how to turn it back now it doing the same thing in I put it on charge in the red light its just blinking I hope I didn't waste my well in good earn money on this phone
zte peopl my phone flashed out on me last week in I had to look up how to turn it back now it doing the same thing in I put it on charge in the red light its just blinking I hope I didn't waste my well in good earn money on this phone Less
This phone may advertise itself with 4GB but but you enx up with way less than 1 GB to use for apps. Also even small apps are not installable unless you have over 250 MB freed up. Kind of restrictive when you want to grow. Apps are not able go install or move to SD card. Good cheap phone to start ou... More
This phone may advertise itself with 4GB but but you enx up with way less than 1 GB to use for apps. Also even small apps are not installable unless you have over 250 MB freed up. Kind of restrictive when you want to grow. Apps are not able go install or move to SD card. Good cheap phone to start out on though. Less
Jud

i don't love it

ZTE Zephyr

This phone has like no Internal storage. I wasted money on a 32 GB SD card thinking that would help, but you can't move apps to it. As a person that likes to have a lot of apps on the phone this was a terrible choice because you can only have like 2 at a time.
This phone has like no Internal storage. I wasted money on a 32 GB SD card thinking that would help, but you can't move apps to it. As a person that likes to have a lot of apps on the phone this was a terrible choice because you can only have like 2 at a time. Less
Angie67

Loved it at first

ZTE Lever

was wonderful up until the 30 day deadline to return. It said invalid Sim card. Straighalk insisted on sending me a new one but before they could get it to me I watched a you tube video on how to fix it myself and it worked. Only other issue I have had is it calls different contacts in my list rando... More
was wonderful up until the 30 day deadline to return. It said invalid Sim card. Straighalk insisted on sending me a new one but before they could get it to me I watched a you tube video on how to fix it myself and it worked. Only other issue I have had is it calls different contacts in my list randomly. Sometimes I will not even be in the same room so I know I'm not doing it. Less
JOHN W. MILLER

THE VOLUME IS HORRRRRRRRIBLE

ZTE ZMAX 2

The volume on the ZMAX 2 is awwwful. When I record a video, I can't hear a damn thing! Is there anyway to raise the volume. The volume output hole is tiny. John W. Miller
The volume on the ZMAX 2 is awwwful. When I record a video, I can't hear a damn thing! Is there anyway to raise the volume. The volume output hole is tiny. John W. Miller Less

john w. miller
john w. miller

Volume is horrible; can't hear a thing when playing back a video. I know the phone is inexpensive, but this is ridiculous.

The one I got is super sensitive. When you try to scroll down or up its always clicking on everything
The one I got is super sensitive. When you try to scroll down or up its always clicking on everything Less
Welchmotorsports@yahoo.com

Fast huge screen good sound

ZTE Lever

Love this phone
Love this phone Less

Helpful Links

Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter


ZTE Question?

Visit the ZTE Q&A Forum to get answers, ask a question or help others.