Introducing the ZTE ZMAX – The Affordable Phablet

The ZTE ZMAX, the company's first phablet was announced in an exclusive partnership with T-Mobile. You wouldn't believe the price for this large phone.

We know phablets are a normal thing now. Nearly every phone manufacturer has one. Due to their large sizes and specs, phablets are not the most affordable phones on the lineup. But now ZTE has changed that. They introduced the ZTE ZMAX exclusively on T-Mobile.


Display:  5.7 inch TFT LCD HD 1280 x 720
Cameras: 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera  / 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM:   1.2 Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 / 2 GB RAM
Memory:  16 GB Internal Memory with expansion slot
Battery: 3,400 mAh
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0/ Wi-Fi /USB 2.0 / NFC
OS: Android KitKat 4.4
Features: Wifi calling

ZTE ZMAX on T-Mobile - Presentation
ZTE ZMAX on T-Mobile – Presentation

Pricing and Availability

The ZTE ZMAX will be available starting September 24th at participating T-Mobile locations. It will also be available online at for $0 down and $10.50 a month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP).

First Impressions of ZTE ZMAX

The phone isn’t stunning nor a game changer when it comes to build. But it was thin and light enough for phablet specs. After a few moments of hands on time what impressed me most was how nearly stock ZTE’s OS was to Android KitKat was. While the screen is 720p it didn’t look terrible. It was vivid and clear.  The phone was pretty smooth in terms of opening and switching through apps. I’d recommend those who love large screen sizes but don’t require too much power besides streaming to look into the ZTE ZMAX. The battery size is great for long periods of use.

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The size and specs versus the price is an absolute steal for those who yearn for a bigger screen but don’t need powerhouse specs.