ZTE Blade Z Max; Dual Cameras, 4080mAh battery, Snapdragon 435 for $130

Exactly one year ago we saw ZTE release the ZMax Pro which I called the best cheap phone money could buy. It was meant to cost $179 but there was a deal that made it $99. And this year ZTE have updated the line. The big problem then, and even now, with the new Blaze ZMax, is that getting the device to Kenya will be a problem. Unless maybe through Avechi.com.

Anyway, the ZTE Blade ZMax, at approx Ksh. 14,000 could be the best spec’d low budget smartphone. Why? ZTE has packed really good specs in here.

ZTE Blade Z Max Specifications

Display6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display protected by 2.5D Dragontail Glass
Cameras8MP selfie camera; 16MP and 2MP sensors for back cameras
Processor1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon MSM8940 (435) CPU
RAM and Storage2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot for up to 128GB
Battery4080mAh battery; Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ExtraFingerprint scanner

At a similar price point in Kenya we have devices like the Infinix Note 4, TECNO L9 Plus, TECNO Camon CX Air, Infinix S2 Pro and Infinix Note 3. All of which, honestly, shouldn’t be compared to the Blade ZMax. None of these budget device has gotten through giving us dual rear cameras, remember.

What are your thoughts: Would you get a Blade ZMax if you had the opportunity?