ZTE Blade Max 3 (with a 4000 mAh battery) launched in the US for $199

ZTE Blade Max 3 (with a 4000 mAh battery) launched in the US for $199
US Cellular recently released a brand new ZTE smartphone that's targeting folks in need of a large and affordable handset. Called ZTE Blade Max 3, the new device kind of succeeds the ZTE Imperial Max (launched by US Cellular a year ago).

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the ZTE Blade Max 3 sports a 6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and packs a 4,000 mAh battery - good enough for a talk time of up to 40 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 31 days. The new handset further offers a fingerprint scanner, a 13 MP dual rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a USB Type C port. Moreover, there's 2 GB of RAM on board, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a dedicated DAC (Digital-to-Analog Convertor) that should provide a high-quality audio experience (via headphones).

The ZTE Blade Max 3 costs $199.99 outright (after a $100 online discount), or $12.5 per month for 24 months. Unfortunately, for some mysterious reason, the phone runs Android 6 Marshmallow, and we don't know if it's going to be updated to Android 7 Nougat. Nevertheless, if you want to buy the device, you can order it from US Cellular via the source link below - though you should first check if the carrier offers services in your area.

source: US Cellular

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Blade Max 3
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(40h talk time)



1. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Dos this Phone works un gms

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3155; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes it supports GSM, WCDMA and LTE bands consistent with US carriers. Unlike Verizon though, US Cellular is not required to sell their phones factory unlocked even though they're Verizon-spec phones and run on Verizon towers.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

At this discounted price, it's much better than Moto G4/G4 Plus. Except the storage, seemingly.

4. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

13 MP dual rear camera, looks like a 7.5/10 phone for looks(No excessive camera bump or anything else absurd although not a eye dazzler), 4k mAh battery, (Almost as much as my 2016 LG X-Power) USB Type-C, 1080p HD display annnnnnnd 16GBs of onboard memory...This was so close to being the best budget phone I have ever read spec wise. It would have stabbed me in the heart to see it not have expandable memory.

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