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ZTE ZMax: Top 3 Business Features

ZTE ZMax: Top 3 Business Features
The ZTE ZMax boasts a big 5.7-inch screen that provides tons of room to work on. <b><a href="http://www.amazon.com/ZTE-ZMAX/dp/B00NWE7YC8/?&tag=businessnewsdaily-20" target="_blank">BUY ZTE ZMax>>></a></b> / Credit: ZTE

ZTE's latest smartphone is a big, affordable business device. It packs a huge, 5.7-inch (14.5 centimeters) display that gives you tons of room to work on, as well as a zippy processor and a great, big battery. And business users can buy this device at a fraction of the cost of more-premium phablets. Get a hands-on look at the ZTE ZMax at our sister site Laptop Mag, or read on for three features that make this phone good for work.

Big display

The ZTE ZMax boasts a big, 5.7-inch screen that provides plenty of real estate for daily productivity tasks. In terms of size, it's on par with Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 phablet, and bigger than Apple's new 5.5-inch (14 cm) iPhone 6 Plus. However, it lacks the sharpness and overall picture quality of those devices. Other hardware highlights for the Zmax include a zippy quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 16GB of onboard storage.

Value

The ZTE Z Max isn't as sleek or powerful as more-premium smartphones, but it is more affordable. The device isn't available to purchase at a subsidized price through major carriers such as Verizon or AT&T. Instead, you can buy this phone through T-Mobile for $250 upfront, or $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $10. Neither option requires buyers to commit to a pricey two-year contract; instead, you can opt for a more affordable monthly payment plan. If that still seems like a lot to pay for a smartphone, consider that the iPhone 6 Plus sells for $750 off-contract. In the long run, the ZTE ZMax is a good pick for business users who want a big smartphone that won't break the bank.

Long battery life

We haven't yet had a chance to test the ZMax's battery life for ourselves, but we do know that the phone packs a huge, 3,400-mAh battery. That's even bigger than the one in the Galaxy Note 4, though that device is slimmer than the ZMax. Regardless, ZTE's phablet will likely offer good longevity, a big perk for business users who depend on their smartphones to get them through the workday and beyond.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.