Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The ZTE Maven's screen is 4.5 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 4 reviews

What's good  

  • Bright screen
  • Solid design
  • MicroSD support for expan
  • Great audio
  • Low price
  • 4G LTE

What's bad  

  • Both cameras
  • Lack of storage space
  • Minor software issues
  • Non-removable battery

While we couldn't find enough expert reviews of the ZTE Maven to offer the Informr's typical bottom-line review summary, we did buy our own copy of the phone and put it through some basic tests (our Maven quick review here).

We found the performance to be surprisingly good, especially considering how little the phone costs relative to the smartphone market in general.

The Maven might not age gracefully and could be outpaced as low-end phones continue to gain power and features, but for now it measures up very favorably in a price-range filled mostly with feature phones and older Android devices.

We should be clear. This phone is not without imperfections. That said, if you’re looking for an affordable Android smartphone and don't need the latest and greatest technology, the ZTE Maven looks like a top budget choice.


Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)


Legit Reviews

Affordable, but high tech

from Legit Reviews
Even though the ZTE Maven is on the smaller side, with a screen size of 4.5-inches which is about the same size as an Apple iPhone 5, it is powered by a functioning Android-5.1 OS that lets you run all of your favorite programs and apps with no problem. For anyone looking for an inexpensive, but fully functional, pay-as-you-go smartphone, the AT&T ZTE Maven GoPhone should be at the top of your list... Full review
Jason

GREAT inexpensive phone that does lack features.

It IS surprisingly fast and the battery (at least when new), lasts a long time. The lack of removable battery though drops points BIG TIME! I've owned it for about a week and already had to do a factory reset 3 times because of the "red light of death" which fixed the issue.
It IS surprisingly fast and the battery (at least when new), lasts a long time. The lack of removable battery though drops points BIG TIME! I've owned it for about a week and already had to do a factory reset 3 times because of the "red light of death" which fixed the issue. Less
Jeremiah

I hate this phone because....

It's the second one I've bought so I know this must happen to others also. When you first buh it its a good phone. Easy to learn fun to use. Runs smoothly for a couple days. After a few days it starts to show its real colors. It starts to act up a little. After a few months it will automatically loc... More
It's the second one I've bought so I know this must happen to others also. When you first buh it its a good phone. Easy to learn fun to use. Runs smoothly for a couple days. After a few days it starts to show its real colors. It starts to act up a little. After a few months it will automatically lock itself when you unlock it to do something. Like googling stuff playing an app watching a video or even checking the time. I hate this phone and I hope no one spends a single penny on these crappy phones. Less

Lyric

At first i had the Zte maven 2 which worked great but it got water damage then i went and got the zte maven and its a good price for a phone that works for a few months i hate the front camera the back camera is ok ig but like jerimiah said after a few months it starts tuning off and lockin git self out of no where. and because the battery is non removable if your phone freezes and you have to take the battery out what can you do absolutly nothing so no i wouldnt recommend buying this phone.

Ann

Phone is okay

This phone is alright as a replacement for my galaxy 3. My contract ends in a month and my galaxy is junk. Can't play my music from my sd card, that's a big turn off . Still not sure if I'll keep this phone though. Can't find a case for it.
This phone is alright as a replacement for my galaxy 3. My contract ends in a month and my galaxy is junk. Can't play my music from my sd card, that's a big turn off . Still not sure if I'll keep this phone though. Can't find a case for it. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 26, 2015
Regions available USA, North America
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.77 W/kg
Body: 1.35 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
600 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.5 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm
(5.3 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 134 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel Density 218 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
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 No
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 No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
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 Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
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 (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
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 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Geotagging, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Z812

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