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.
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.
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.