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The ZTE ZMax Pro is the Best Cheap Phone Money Can Buy

But you probably can't get it in Kenya

It is incredible how phones are getting cheap. And funny thing is we haven’t seen the last of cheap phones.

I wanted to share about this phone immediately it launched, but I had so much stuff (exams included) and somehow forgot about it.

But here we go.

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This is, I think, correct me if I’m wrong, the best cheap smartphone worldwide. For only $99 (that’s about Ksh. 10,000) the ZTE ZMax Pro gives you the following specs.


  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS
  • 6 inch Full HD (1080p) Display
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3400mAh battery
  • USB type-C
  • 13MP back camera, 5MP front camera
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 617 Processor
  • 4G Network connectivity

In Kenya it is obviously hard to get a way of buying the phone. Maybe Avechi will stock the devices. And that would mean it’d cost a little more.

How they made a $99 phone this good is a question many are asking. 9to5google.com has properly explained here that ZTE and MetroPCS had a deal and a rebate reduced the device price from $179. Which is almost similar price rage for the 4G, Note 3. This deal however makes the ZMax Pro a really hard, truly hard, phone to find.

At $99, this phone kinda makes the Infinix Note 3 and closely sized and spec’d phones appear a little more expensive. But with USB type-C, that amount of internal storage, 4G capability, and the fingerprint reader for just Ksh. 10k, I feel this is the best cheap smartphone.

What do you think?



  1. Awesome specs. The only downside is the battery. With a 6″ full HD display and 4g I doubt the 3400mah would last the whole day.

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