Reviews (5.2/10 Avg. rating)


A good bargain

ZTE ZMAX 2

from Tom's Guide (about 1 month ago)

There's no real standout feature with the Zmax 2, but there's no real noteworthy flaw, either. In a sub-$100 phone — particularly one with better-than-average battery life like ZTE's device — that's pretty ideal. People who depend on their smartphone as a camera may want to consider othe... More

There's no real standout feature with the Zmax 2, but there's no real noteworthy flaw, either. In a sub-$100 phone — particularly one with better-than-average battery life like ZTE's device — that's pretty ideal. People who depend on their smartphone as a camera may want to consider other low-cost options, such as the Moto E. But if you're willing to live with the occasional blurry shot, the Zmax 2 is one of the better sub-$100 phones available to AT&T customers.

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7/10

Decent performance, inexpensive

ZTE Obsidian

from PC Magazine (about 1 month ago)

The sub-$50 ZTE Obsidian is a budget T-Mobile smartphone that boasts solid overall performance, which is about as much as you can ask at this price.

The sub-$50 ZTE Obsidian is a budget T-Mobile smartphone that boasts solid overall performance, which is about as much as you can ask at this price.

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7/10

A race to the middle

ZTE Axon Pro

from Mobile Syrup (3 months ago)

The Axon Pro is not the best smartphone on the market, but at $650 it is a competent device for the price. More importantly, it shows that ZTE and its ilk can create a device that competes with the names of Samsung and LG, making it increasingly difficult for them to differentiate. The Axon Pro may... More

The Axon Pro is not the best smartphone on the market, but at $650 it is a competent device for the price. More importantly, it shows that ZTE and its ilk can create a device that competes with the names of Samsung and LG, making it increasingly difficult for them to differentiate. The Axon Pro may not have the best camera, and the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the latest version of Android is frustrating, but it works.

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An attractive, yet inexpensive phone

ZTE Grand X 3

from Phone Scoop (3 months ago)

The ZTE Grand X 3 is a very good phone, especially considering its $130 price. I'd call it a bargain. The phone is attractive and well-made with appealing materials. The screen is good enough, and wireless performance was about average. Battery life is excellent.

The ZTE Grand X 3 is a very good phone, especially considering its $130 price. I'd call it a bargain. The phone is attractive and well-made with appealing materials. The screen is good enough, and wireless performance was about average. Battery life is excellent.

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7/10

Mediocre camera quality is a notable drag, but it's a capable phone if you're on a tight budget

ZTE ZMAX 2

from Cnet (4 months ago)

Ultimately, the ZMax 2 is worth buying if you absolutely won't spend more than $100 all in, but if you've got some flexibility, I'd suggest just about any other phone with a better camera Ultimately, when it comes to the ZMax 2, you'll need to make some compromises (namely with the camera). But the... More

Ultimately, the ZMax 2 is worth buying if you absolutely won't spend more than $100 all in, but if you've got some flexibility, I'd suggest just about any other phone with a better camera Ultimately, when it comes to the ZMax 2, you'll need to make some compromises (namely with the camera). But the device performs reliably, has clear call quality, and a solid battery life.

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7/10

Affordable, sturdy design, solid audio

ZTE ZMAX 2

from PC Magazine (5 months ago)

With a good design and a low price, the Zmax 2 stands out against other prepaid phones on AT&T in terms of price and performance. However, the unlocked ZenFone 2 Laser and the One Touch Idol 3 offer more powerful processors, higher-resolution displays, and better cameras than the Zmax 2, and $70... More

With a good design and a low price, the Zmax 2 stands out against other prepaid phones on AT&T in terms of price and performance. However, the unlocked ZenFone 2 Laser and the One Touch Idol 3 offer more powerful processors, higher-resolution displays, and better cameras than the Zmax 2, and $70 seems like a small price to pay for these improvements.

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7/10

Made from heavy metal, but has a light price

ZTE Axon

from Digital Trends (5 months ago)

The Axon isn’t a perfect phone, or even a perfect mid-range phone, but it’s got a lot going for it anyway. Describing it as ‘premium value’ is accurate. The build and materials used should be considered premium, and for $330 unlocked, it’s hard to argue with the Axon.Pe... More

The Axon isn’t a perfect phone, or even a perfect mid-range phone, but it’s got a lot going for it anyway. Describing it as ‘premium value’ is accurate. The build and materials used should be considered premium, and for $330 unlocked, it’s hard to argue with the Axon.

Performance isn’t a concern unless you consider yourself a truly heavy-duty user, and camera inconsistencies notwithstanding, it takes good photos, some even on par or better than phones double the price. The Axon faces stiff competition from the OnePlus 2, which can be purchased for around the same price, and has a similar specification, with the benefit of a fingerprint sensor and the excellent OxygenOS installed. If you have a little more money to spend the Moto X Pure is highly recommended, along with the 32GB Axon Pro.

If dealing with the carriers is against your core beliefs as a consumer, and you want something that’s unusual and truly yours without breaking the bank, the Axon is definitely worth a hard look. 

 

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7/10

Worth a look for the price

ZTE Axon

from WhatsYourTech (5 months ago)

The overall performance picture falls in line with what mid-range smartphones are typically capable of today, and the Axon is no exception. It sits nicely within that space, but doesn’t quite have enough to leapfrog ahead of the pack in every aspect. It does some things better, but not everyth... More

The overall performance picture falls in line with what mid-range smartphones are typically capable of today, and the Axon is no exception. It sits nicely within that space, but doesn’t quite have enough to leapfrog ahead of the pack in every aspect. It does some things better, but not everything.

Even so, it’s worth the $400 it costs to buy it outright. The problem is that it’s exclusively available to Fido customers (at $0 on a two-year contract). You could also buy it from Fido and then get it unlocked from a third-party immediately thereafter. The exclusivity is especially unfortunate, given the device is sold unlocked directly from ZTE south of the border.

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Big, bulky, and just enough

ZTE Max+

from Android Guys (6 months ago)

The phone feels a little bulky however it is not actually all that thick. A lot of it comes down to the bezel around the display and the extra space above and below the screen. If you’re not happy holding or using a 4.5-inch or 5-inch phone, this one might feel unwieldy. We found the HD displa... More

The phone feels a little bulky however it is not actually all that thick. A lot of it comes down to the bezel around the display and the extra space above and below the screen. If you’re not happy holding or using a 4.5-inch or 5-inch phone, this one might feel unwieldy. We found the HD display, which is protected by Gorilla Glass, does take a pretty good beating. Toss it in the pocket or purse, or sliding onto the desk, the phone handles basic life carelessness quite well.

Considering the $200 off-contract price, it’s hard to complain about the handset without sounding overly picky. The Android 5.1 is respectable even though there’s newer stuff to be had. Given that 6.0 Marshmallow is not a must-have update, most Boost Max+ users should be happy. While this one certainly isn’t as glamorous or look as “premium” as other brands, it is hard to fault this device. It does not pretend to be anything that it isn’t and the price point is in line with performance. There are a number of phones from Boost Mobile that command a much higher price, some of them more than a few years old.

Prepaid phones tend to get a bad reputation when it comes to smartphones. The idea, generally, is that these are yesterday’s devices and cannot compete with the models found that other carriers. Is that the case here? Somewhat. If this is your first foray into Android smartphones and/or with Boost Mobile, we suspect you’ll be happy with the Boost Max+. For those who have previous experience with an Android handset, this one may feel like a side-step. 

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7.4/10

It's really great to hold, look at, and operate

ZTE Nubia Z9

from PhoneArena (8 months ago)

So the Nubia Z9 is a uniquely designed handset, with powerful hardware under the hood. But would we suggest one spends $600 on it? In its current state – most certainly not. While the Nubia Z9 does have the hardware and design down, and while the camera has great potential, the software is ce... More

So the Nubia Z9 is a uniquely designed handset, with powerful hardware under the hood. But would we suggest one spends $600 on it? In its current state – most certainly not.

While the Nubia Z9 does have the hardware and design down, and while the camera has great potential, the software is certainly on the other end of the spectrum. The UI's lack of functionality may have been a byproduct of an attempt to make it look “simple”, but resulted in it looking underdeveloped instead. The bugs are aplenty, as we felt the need to restart the phone at least once per day, because different parts of the software would just go haywire. And, of course, there's the issue of our chat notifications not showing up, which paints “unreliable” all over this handset.

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5/10

i don't love it

ZTE Zephyr

(24 days ago)

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.

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2/10

Loved it at first

ZTE Lever

(about 1 month ago)

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.

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8/10

THE VOLUME IS HORRRRRRRRIBLE

ZTE ZMAX 2

(2 months ago)

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

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4/10

sucks

ZTE Fanfare

(3 months ago)

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

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3/10

Fast huge screen good sound

ZTE Lever

(3 months ago)

Love this phone

Love this phone

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10/10

It's Ok

ZTE Avid Plus

(3 months ago)

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

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8/10

Just received it

ZTE Quartz

(4 months ago)

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.

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8/10

I dislike this phone because you can't buy a phone case for it.

ZTE Grand X 2

(4 months ago)

The Phone is good, the accessories (or lack of a case) is horrible. if you are thinking of purchasing this phone do yourself one favour first. Ask the store if they have any cases for this phone, while they are "looking in the back" gradually walk away. Don't believe them if they say they are on o... More

The Phone is good, the accessories (or lack of a case) is horrible. if you are thinking of purchasing this phone do yourself one favour first. Ask the store if they have any cases for this phone, while they are "looking in the back" gradually walk away. Don't believe them if they say they are on order (they aren't). You can't find them on ebay, amazon or anywhere else for that matter (go ahead and look online for yourself). The best you will find is a generic case that you will have to remove every time you want to charge the phone or take a picture. Too bad, because it is a decent phone for the dollar.

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1/10

I detest this phone because....

ZTE Obsidian

(4 months ago)

they hocked this to me for $100 even at the store. after 2 weeks, malfunction after malfunction. oh well, i guess 2.3/10 says it all. maybe after my review it'll be 2.29/10

they hocked this to me for $100 even at the store. after 2 weeks, malfunction after malfunction. oh well, i guess 2.3/10 says it all. maybe after my review it'll be 2.29/10

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1/10

Big screen 4g lovin it, better than old phobe

ZTE Lever

(4 months ago)
10/10

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