- 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.