Budget smartphones have always consisted of a smaller screen, pretty slow processor, around a gigabyte of RAM, no crazy features to set it apart from the crowd, and often an outdated operating system. Plus, normally, they’re priced around $120 – $150 if they’re really on the cheap side. However, ZTE has announced a new “budget” handset that totally crushes all those qualifications to the dust and makes up it’s own rules…
It’s called the ZMax Pro, and it’s just $99. And if you read the headline, you’re probably already shocked. “A 6-inch screen for $99?! Seriously?!” Oh, by the way, you’re not dreaming.
The ZMax Pro packs in that previously mentioned 6-inch display with a 1080p resolution, a TFT panel, and Gorilla Glass 3 alongside an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera with HD video recording alongside a 5MP front camera and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Plus, a hefty 3400mAh battery is here to power everything for, ZTE claims, up to 25 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby. And to charge that cell, there’s a USB-C port.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back of the ZMax Pro? Yeah, it’s that cool.
This is obviously not your average budget handset. For $99, you can get a Moto E2 on Amazon with a 4.5-inch 960×540 display, Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 2350mAh battery, 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera, and Android 5.1 Lollipop. Obviously, the ZMax Pro is a much better value and definitely is more powerful than any other smartphone with similar specs to the latter handset.
MetroPCS will be the exclusive carrier of the ZTE ZMax Pro, while August 1st is the launch date of the smartphone. You’ll also get a free leather case for your new handset if you preregister to purchase the device between now and July 31st.
What’s your take on the ZMax Pro? Are you as crazy about it as I am?! Let me know in the comments!
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