Released September, 2014
  • Android 4.4
  • 3G
  • 5.7"
  • Quad core 1.2 GHz
Thankfully, this GSM-enabled smartphone bears all of the essential connectivity features we expect to find in a modern phone – like aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC. Heck, it even offers support for Wi-Fi.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Battery A big phone deserves a big battery!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Features Key features of the ZTE ZMAX

screen size


screen resolution

1280 x 720
Nexus 5
1920 x 1080
Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080


2 GB
Galaxy Avant
1.5 GB


Quad core
Nexus 5
Quad core
Galaxy S5
Quad core

camera resolution

8 MP
Xperia Z1
20.7 MP
Galaxy S5
16 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the ZTE ZMAX

Stuffed inside its body is a massive sized 3400 mAh battery, which permits us close to two days of normal usage from a full charge.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


For all intents and purposes, the display is usable and we’re genuinely pleased by the qualities produced by this affordably priced phone.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Naturally, it’s a handful to operate due to its immense size, a quality that’s emblematic of any phablet, but the plastic material makes the phone rather slippery.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
In fact, the only thing not stock is the camera app, which we’ll detail a bit later on.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)


Not only do they play smoothly and look good on the phone, but ZTE offers a multi-tasking element where the video is overlaid on top of whatever we’re doing.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Great for watching videos, we’re impressed to find that ZTE sprinkles a multi-tasking element with it.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Chiming in with 720p resolution, it might not appear super sharp upon close inspection with its pixel density count of 258 ppi, but it’s still nonetheless usable from a normal viewing distance.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)


Impressively, the interface is loaded with manual controls and several shooting modes to please the most demanding shutterbug.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Sporting a massive sized 5.7-inch 720 x 1280 TFT display, there’s no denying that it fits the mold of what we’d expect to find in a phablet – where we’re given a sizable real estate to work with.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Interestingly, they’ve opted to outfit the phone with capacitive Android buttons, as opposed to having them incorporated into the interface.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)


Armed with an 8-megapixel main camera, it’s nothing too extravagant, but it serves its purpose.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
First, it’s pretty slow to focus, and when it does, the camera is sometimes too slow in capturing the snapshot – resulting in many images coming out blurry.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
However, there’s visible distortion at wide viewing angles, and it’s not entirely accurate with its color reproduction.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)


No doubt, it’s pretty darn good, but it even reaches a great mark in our battery benchmark test – where it achieves an impressive tally of 10 hours 53 minutes.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 5.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 257 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.6 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 3G
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. LTE Cat 3 (100/)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 840 min
Standby time 21,600 min
Capacity 3,400 mA·h

form factor

Weight 190 g
Thickness 8.9 mm
Size 83.8 x 162.6 x 8.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio No


Operating system Android 4.4
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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