Even now, it’s still rare to find a budget oriented phablet, but the ZTE ZMAX surely gains attention with its outright cost of $252 – so will it be enough to get people to take notice of it?...
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1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

better than xperia T2 ultra

2. Telemike

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

I can't believe it's taller than the Huawei. I have held the ascend Mate 2 and it's big and has a bigger screen at 6.1" for $50 more although you can't finance it thru T-Mobile and it doesn't have wi-fi calling

3. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Such a shame that this device is only for T-Mobile. If they would have sold it unlocked, I would have definitely picked one up.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You can still buy one outright and have it unlocked, can't you? It just so happens to support AT&T's other LTE bands...

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the review John V. I'm only mildly interested in this phone (gonna save instead for a Nexus 6), but a friend of mine is extremely interested. He's not wealthy, and wants something BIG, but can't afford something like a Note 3. He just wants it for Netflix, some games (mainly emulators), etc. I think this is the perfect phone for him, and LTE is just icing on the cake. Are there plans to review the Samsung Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile? It's a well-priced low-mid end device, and the fact that you can download an app to carrier unlock it and use it on AT&T (or other North American GSM carriers) makes it an intriguing and slightly puzzling phone.

6. griffin8r73

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Yeah, here's your review of the Avant. It's a piece of crap. It crashes at the slightest app taxation. Its battery capacity is worse than most flip phones. Garbage, garbage, garbage. Really a disappointment from a company like Samsung, as though they wanted to put out something that would make sure broke people wanted to over-extend themselves to get the good stuff, rather than make a decent phone for a mid-range price.

7. MoonlitTear

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2008

I feel kinda bad for as I got this phone for a steal. My Walmart sells Univision Mobile. A T-Mobile MVNO that just happened to carry the ZTE Max @199 dollars. But last week, we had a clearance fire sale of them. I picked this up for 58.43 after tax and 2 Yr Replacement plan. I LOVE it!! It is doing everything I need it too, and it's SOOOOO big. My only qualm is I think I am gonna have to root if I want Android 5.x on this. But overall I am thrilled with the phone, although getting it for only 58 bucks helps too. Check out your local walmart people! :D

8. youngkim3000

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2016

I have had this phone for over a year and I really like it. For the price, it is unbeatable. I paid only about $129. I like that it has a large screen, is very thin, and is quite reliable and sturdy. The battery lasts all day. Sure, maybe the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy 6 is better, but they cost over 4 TIMES as much. Customer support is good too. I highly recommend it. Have a blessed day everyone! :)
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