ZTE, a Chinese manufacturer has come up with a pocket-friendly Android smartphone having premium-like specifications for daily use. The ZTE Blade Z Max has equipped with dual-camera setup and a powerful battery source.


The Blade Z Max comes with a textured plastic back for better grip. The smartphone is equipped with a large 6-inch IPS panel, comparable to the Xiaomi Mi Max. It comes with 1080p resolution which is admirable for a phone in this price range. A fingerprint sensor is also included at the back.

When we go deep inside, we see the octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor along with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot. Usually phones in this price range come with quad-core processor (like QMobile and Huawei in Pakistan), which makes the ZTE Blade Z Max an even better offering in the budget category.


The best part of the deal is likely the dual-lens setup of the Blade Z Max. It features 16 and 2 MP cameras, which leaves room for features such as refocusing after snapping a photo, bokeh effect, monocolor mode, and more. It is accompanied by an LED flash, phase detection autofocus and is capable of recording 1080p video. The front camera comes in at 8-megapixel resolution.

Another prominent feature that makes the Z Max a better deal is the monstrous battery backup of 4,080 mAh capacity. It also features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging support. This phone might last you through 2 days of usage owing to the low power SoC and a 1080p screen.


Price and Availability

ZTE Blade Z Max will be made available in the US markets starting from August 26 with an affordable price tag of $129 (~PKR 13,600).


OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual SIM Support Yes
CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A53
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Display 6-inch IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution (367 PPI)
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Internal Storage 32 GB
Card slot yes, by 128 GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, LTE
Primary Camera 16 + 2 MP, LED flash, PDAF, 1080p video
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery 4080 mAh, Quick Charge 2.0
Price $129 (~PKR 13,600)