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Android Authority

Certainly an ambitious smartphone

ZTE Blade Z Max

from Android Authority
The best thing about the Blade Z Max, besides its price, is its outstanding battery life. Among its impressive feature set, it delivers a good display and an excellent finger scanner. But despite having a dual camera, only the main shooter is remarkable - the poorly implemented dual-lens modes aren't worth your time. Definitely consider if you're on a budget... Full review
Phone Scoop

An absolute steal considering what it offers

ZTE Blade Z Max

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

ZTE Blade Z Max

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

ZTE Blade Z Max

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

ZTE Blade Z Max

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
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
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

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