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PC Magazine

Delivers solid performance and a nice display for an affordable price

ZTE Max XL

from PC Magazine
For $130, the ZTE Max XL gets you solid performance, a big, bright 1080p screen, the latest Android software, and better connectivity thanks to the presence of HPUE. Compared with the aging and overpriced competition, the Max XL offers better overall performance at a more affordable price... Full review
Phonedog

Most aspects of the phone can be described as average

ZTE Max XL

from Phonedog
Honestly, I view phones like the ZTE Max XL like I do Chromebooks, which is that they do the basics, and they do the basics well. In the end, if you’re looking for an extremely affordable smartphone that can do the basics (and not expect much in the way of anything more than that), has a large screen and excellent battery life, the ZTE Max XL is certainly worth considering... Full review
Phone Scoop

Performs on par with phones that cost nearly twice as much

ZTE Max XL

from Phone Scoop
If all you want is a big screen with a big battery attached to it, the Max XL has you covered in spades. The full HD display gets the job done, though I wish it were protected from fingerprints. The battery pushes the Max XL through two full days of use, which should be enough for any/everyone. Data speeds are quick, but voice quality was middling at best... Full review
TechRadar

Big phone for a small price

ZTE Max XL

from TechRadar
Although its low-end specs suggest it will be unremarkable, the ZTE Max XL is actually a pleasure to use. We were surprised that the Max XL was able to split-screen multitask and performed most tasks with just some split-second hesitation... Full review
PC Magazine

A large, budget-friendly phablet with long battery life

ZTE Grand X 4

from PC Magazine
For $80, the ZTE Grand X 4 mostly delivers on the basics. But aside from a large display and long battery life, it doesn't do anything particularly well... Full review
LaptopMedia

A high-end smartphone at a reasonable price

ZTE Axon 7

from LaptopMedia
Top specs go hand in hand with top price and this is quite normal. But what if a company that is not at the top of the pyramid of the smartphone market offers a device which is not inferior to other high-end smartphones? ZTE have tried doing exactly this and have succeeded to a large extent. Their Axon 7 looks amazing and provides high-end features... Full review
Chip Chick

An affordable Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch that’s priced right

ZTE Quartz

from Chip Chick

It’s really neat wearing a smartwatch that isn’t tethered to your phone, and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want a smartwatch that lacks 4G. So we’re especially impressed that ZTE has managed to keep the price down on the Quartz to under $200, while still including built-in 4G. Unfortunately, the large footprint of the ZTE Quartz holds it back from being suitable for everyone, however once we changed up its watch band, we discovered that we could totally rock the large watch face look. That said, we’d like to see a smaller size version of the Qu... Full review

TechRadar

An excellent budget smartphone has tough competition

ZTE Blade V8 Pro

from TechRadar
The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is an excellent smartphone for the price. It’s bargain bin price gets you good battery life, decent dual-rear cameras and a near-stock Android experience. If you’re okay with having an older version of Android, the Blade V8 Pro is an excellent budget smartphone... Full review
PC Magazine

An affordable prepaid phone a long-lasting battery, but weak hardware limits its capabilities

ZTE Avid Trio

from PC Magazine
The ZTE Avid Trio is a decent budget phone for voice calls. If you can afford to increase your budget and don't mind a larger form factor, the $180 ZTE Zmax Pro has a sharper display, faster performance, and a better camera. If you prefer to stay within the $100 range, the LG Aristo looks promising. We haven't reviewed it yet, but it offers a sharper screen, a higher-resolution camera, and newer Android software for $20 more than the Trio... Full review
VR-Zone

Seeks to undermine existing powerhouses

ZTE Axon 7

from VR-Zone
The ZTE Axon 7 is a great device for its price. It is built with top-of-the-line specifications and materials that make it look and function like a premium smartphone, except for a much lower price. The extremely fast processor and high-resolution camera makes the device an attractive buy for anyone looking for a premium smartphone at an incredible price... Full review
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
I just kind it annoying that the data for all my apps are being saved onto the phones internal storage as opposed to the SD card even though I moved those apps to there along with setting the storage location to the SD card. It begs the question if it's even worth having an SD card mounted on here.... More
I just kind it annoying that the data for all my apps are being saved onto the phones internal storage as opposed to the SD card even though I moved those apps to there along with setting the storage location to the SD card. It begs the question if it's even worth having an SD card mounted on here. Besides that, its all good Less
Al

Just received it

ZTE Quartz

Just received my phone and find it easy to use except accessing voicemail. I am used to accessing vm with one button, now I need 4 steps, a bit annoying.
Just received my phone and find it easy to use except accessing voicemail. I am used to accessing vm with one button, now I need 4 steps, a bit annoying. Less

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