ZTE intros the Blade Z Max: an affordable 6-incher with dual cameras and impressive battery

ZTE has recently gained a lot of popularity for offering some of the best budget handsets on the market right now. And while last year’ Axon 7 flagship did a lot to strengthen that image, ZTE has been consistently putting out a lot of other, lower-profile devices. And this is exactly what we’re witnessing today: the launch of the company’s latest ultra cheap device, known as the ZTE Blade Z Max.

Just like its predecessor, last year’s ZTE Zmax Pro, the Blade Z Max will be offered as a timed exclusive to MetroPCS, and will come at a pretty competitive price …


Surprisingly, AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for ZTE Maven 2

The sequel to the popular, low-end ZTE Maven is now getting a major Android update. ZTE Maven 2 was launched at AT&T earlier this year and was offered as a prepaid smartphone to customers looking for such a device.

Surprisingly, this $40 smartphone is now getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update if AT&T did not make a mistake when it confirmed the information on the phone’s support page.

Because not many have heard about the ZTE Maven 2, let’s just say that it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and just 1GB of RAM.

If you own the ZTE Maven …

Got only $100 for a smartphone? ZTE introduces the Blade Spark, the budget-friendly midranger

ZTE is no stranger to the budget-oriented market as it often sets an aggressive pricing on their phones, putting it well inside the bargain range. Today, the company has announced its newest lower-tier phone — an AT&T exclusive, which will set you back only $100. Is it worth it?

The handset in question is a part of the Blade family and is called ZTE Blade Spark. With its rather light price-tag, its specs are justifiably low-tier — a quad-core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage (7 GB available to user) expandable via microSD. The display is rather …

ZTE intros the Blade V7 Plus with bigger battery, but outdated specs

ZTE quietly introduced an updated version of its Blade V7 series unveiled last year at Mobile World Congress. The new device is called Blade V7 Plus, which suggests ZTE made some improvements over the Blade V7 and V7 Lite models.

Unfortunately, ZTE Blade V7 Plus remains a smartphone with outdated specs, even if the Chinese company slightly enhanced some hardware and added new components.

Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that the smartphone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system on board, the same version of the OS that comes on the other …

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets Android 7.1.1 and T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini, a 5.2-inch mid-ranger which broke cover in late 2016, is getting updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The software upgrade comes a couple of months after ZTE launched a dedicated preview program in order to collect data and ensure that the transition would be as bug-free as possible.

As the Axon 7 Mini is jumping straight from Android Marshmallow to 7.1.1, owners of the device will have access to some key new features. Some of them include split-screen multitasking, dual-language support, updated emojis, as well as performance …

ZTE's super-affordable Max XL now available at Sprint alongside other ZTE goodies

A bit more than a month ago, ZTE launched the sales of the Max XL over at Boost Mobile stores — an affordable smartphone with hardware that matches its sub-$200 price tag. The phone rocks a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Its cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and a 5 MP one for selfies, while the battery in the trunk is quite large at 3,990 mAh. Despite being a lower tier device, it still rocks a fingerprint scanner on its back and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The company …

Deal: ZTE Axon Pro 32GB on sale for just $180 at Newegg

Once ZTE’s flagship smartphone, the Axon Pro is now on sale at Newegg for under $200. It’s the second time in two months that the Axon Pro is on sale in the United States, but this time the phone has been heavily discounted.

Usually, the Axon Pro sells in the U.S. for around $400 outright, but Amazon and Newegg are running promotions on the smartphone. However, Amazon offers the smartphone for $199.98, while Newegg gives customers the chance to buy the Axon Pro for just $179.99.

Although the price on Newegg’s online store indicates the ZTE Axon Pro 32GB is …

Deal: ZTE Axon 7 Mini is nearly half price ($170) at Newegg

ZTE Axon 7 Mini is a pure mid-range Android smartphone that’s not even a year old but already costs half its original price. If you’re not yet convinced that the Axon 7 Mini is one of the best deals if you’re looking for a mid-end handset, then you’ll want to know ZTE plans to update it to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon.

Although the Axon 7 Mini was launched in the U.S. last year for $300, it soon got discounted to just $200. However, Newegg offers an even better deal to those who’d buy such a phone.

For a limited time (read until Thursday night), the Axon …

Deal: Snapdragon 820-powered ZTE Axon 7 drops down to $329 in the U.S.

If you’re in the market for a powerful, flagship-level phone but would rather not spend the big bucks, you may be interested in a deal on the ZTE Axon 7. For the time being, the handset is down to just $329.99 in the United States, directly from Newegg’s website. 

While the ZTE Axon 7 may not have gotten the same recognition as the more popularly-branded models gracing the U.S. market, the Axon 7’s specs are almost a like-for-like with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Under the hood, you get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC along with 4 gigs of RAM, while the 20-megapixel …

ZTE readying new flagship with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, dual-camera setup

ZTE’s Axon series of smartphones is everything that the Chinese company has to offer regarding high-end, premium products. The lineup of Axon smartphones is pretty impressive, which is one of the reasons ZTE managed to remain representative in the US market.

So, it’s not surprising that ZTE will continue to pump up new flagships each year, and since there haven’t been any major announcements coming from the Chinese company in 2017, we’re now turning our attention to the East.

An unannounced ZTE device with codename A2018 has been recently listed at TENAA, …