Disappointed as we are that ZTE didn’t launch the Nubia Z7 flagship series in the US, the OEM did deliver a phablet that’s generous on specs along with being light on the wallet with its new ZMax. This handset could very well make a fine alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and even the LG G Vista which is exclusive to carriers Verizon and AT&T.
The ZTE ZMax, however, will only be available through T-Mobile and MetroPCS is said to get it later this year. The phone isn’t the prettiest around and it flaunts a simple design with mid-range hardware on the inside. The front packs a 5.7-inch 720p HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The handset even has a 1.6MP secondary camera and an 8MP shooter on the rear with 1080p video. Android 4.4 KitKat is preloaded and you’ll get a near stock experience owing to the pre-installed carrier applications. Coming to the innards, a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor dishes out the steam and there’s 4G LTE connectivity as well.
Where memory is concerned, the ZMax offers 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. There’s a large 3400mAh battery as well, and it can deliver up to 14 hours of talk time or around 15 days of standby.
Here’s a quick roundup of the ZTE ZMax specs:
– 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 pixel HD LCD w/ Gorilla Glass 3
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 32GB expandable
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, GPS
– 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front snapper
– 3400mAh battery
The ZTE ZMax will go on sale via T-Mobile starting September 24. The phablet is tagged at $252 as a one-time payment or $0 down at $10.50 per month for 2 years.