ZTE ZMax 2 Review – Simple and Cheap

If you’re looking for a capable phone that can do basic tasks pretty well, then perhaps you might want to check out the ZTE ZMax 2. It is placed within a low-end price point, and this 5.5-inch handset is a cheaper alternative to the likes of higher-end models like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or the LG G4. Of course, at its price, you wouldn’t expect anything of top-end value from the model. However, it still offers a pretty decent overall experience.

ZTE ZMax 2 Review - Simple and Cheap

The ZTE ZMax 2 Performs Decently for its Price

The display on the ZTE ZMax 2 is a 5.5-inch one with a 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution. The phone’s dimensions come in with 6.06 x 2.99 x 0.37-inches, and it weighs 6-ounces. It also comes with Google Android 5.1-Lollipop straight out of the box, which is a bit of a disappointment considering many Android phones in the market already carry the Marshmallow OS. However, that disappointment will be short-lived considering you will be getting this phone for a whole lot less than when opting for a midrange or even a higher-end handset.

As a rather big-screened phone, the ZMax 2 may not fit well for people with small hands. It even has a weight that feels heavy, even for a 5.5-inch phone. Nonetheless, it has a faux-leather back plate that helps with the grip, and it is also helps in separating the phone’s design from its price.

The display presents a modest HD (720p) resolution, and it’s not the sharpest in the market. However, it is bright and clear enough especially when reading texts, viewing images, or watching videos in a comfortable fashion. While still on the screen, it is also quite sensitive to the touch, which is promising considering you won’t have to press your finger too much on the screen to get to it to function properly as found in other phones within its price class.

Even though almost everything about the phone performs decently, you may wish that the camera should perform casually good as well. However, the 8-megapixel rear snapper and the 2-megapixel front-facing camera are only barely passable as there are some issues with regards to color accuracy. When taking pictures, they sometimes come out inconsistent in terms of color which can be a bother.

But aside from the camera, all other aspects about the ZTE ZMax 2 performs well for its price. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly phone that can let you take and make calls, send and receive texts, and do some of the basic functionalities found on today’s smartphones, then this might be one of your best bets.


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