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    I saw yesterday that some MetroPCS retailers are already selling the zmax pro, and some people are already buying theirs. Just keep in mind that if you pre-registered you won't be able to get your free case (which comes in the mail 4-6 weeks later) unless you buy the phone between August 1st and August 15th. Sunday is the last day to pre-register for a free case, and Monday is the first day to buy your zmax pro if you want to take advantage of this offer. If you buy it before Monday, you will not be eligible for the free case according to the terms & conditions.
     

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    I ended up getting one today also. I was impatient and honestly I'm not a big fan of folio cases for cell phones so I decided I could do without the free case.
     
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    It definitely has a much more refined look and feel than the original zmax.
     
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    Yes I'm definitely loving the fingerprint sensor. I haven't used lock screen security in years because I hate having to type in a password every time I unlock the phone. Now I can have the best of both worlds and lock my phone down while still being able to unlock it quickly. It's not something I need but the fps is definitely nice to have.
     
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    Awesome! How about some first impressions if you guys don't mind? How's the screen quality and contrast? Is the interface nice and smooth so far? Thanks!
     
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    As someone who has owned both a 1st gen zmax and Stylo I can say that the pro looks and feels nicer than either one, the 32gb of storage is awesome, it comes with almost completely stock Android, and the screen is great. The biggest thing I've noticed is that with the brightness set to 50% I was able to read easily in direct sunlight and even more easily with the brightness all the way up. The battery is pretty good too so far considering that I got over 4hrs of screen on time with the screen brightness at 50% without charging at all. It definitely seems to get better battery life than the Stylo I used to have. Overall, I really like my new zmax pro with or without root.

    Regarding the battery life I got, my phone came fully charged when I left the store with it but I believe the battery life will probably get better after a few charge/discharge cycles. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Thats cool I saw a few early videos on the phone saying the screen brightness was very good. Glad to hear that's not the case
     
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    I assume you meant to say you heard the screen brightness wasn't very good? If that's what you meant, I heard the same thing. I believe though, that the people saying this are spoiled by the sceens on flagship devices like the galaxy s6 and s7 and other phones that have insanely high pixel density of 500 pixels per inch or higher. However, when you compare it to a device like the Stylo, Stylo 2, or original zmax that only has 258 pixels per inch it looks great by comparison.
     
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    Well no there are videos of the phone on YouTube has been for a week or two now. So I saw a few people saying the screen wasn't very bright
     
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    Lol you missed the point of what I was saying. I was pointing out that you said these videos said the screen brightness WAS very good but it looked like you meant to say WASN'T rather than WAS. See what I mean? Read your two posts that I quoted and you'll see that you contradicted yourself. That is what I'm talking about.
     
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    Yeah meant wasn't
     
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    Salty as hell.. Went to the corporate store near me.. And was shot down until tomorrow morning .. Will have to wait..
     
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    wish I were where you're from.. Can't find it out til tomorrow here.. So far so good?
     
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    On the plus side, if you pre-register today and get it tomorrow you can take advantage and get that free case that I passed up.
     
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    Thanks for the early impressions Masterchief.:) Any overheating issues when using heavy apps like 3D games?
     
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    So far I haven't done anything heavier than streaming Netflix. I'll give it a go though
    I'm installing GTA San Andreas now
     
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    Love that it has apps to SD.. Gonna keep my stylo 2 plus as my daily driver.. And let this pick up where my nexus 7 left off.. So far it's looking great for a mini tablet
     
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    Hows the GPS?
     
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    Corporate stores generally horrible. Authorized resellers are generally the opposite, in my experience(multiple states).
     
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    No stores in my NYC area have it, all waiting on UPS early afternoon / maybe midday.
     
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    Once, my stupid corporate store decided - once they received delivery - that they didn't have enough given demand... so they went to a paper & pen list for a few days.
    I verified they had them in the back... but they said they weren't releasing any for a few days... and they weren't "sure" until which exact date.
     
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    More lunacy today @ corporate, unfortunately resellers hadn't received yet.
    I entered, confirmed w/ manager new
    Zmax available before signing in to wait behind 20 others / 3 manned stations.
    Then finally got called:
    I'd like to get the new phone.
    What new phone?
    The Zmax Pro.
    We don't have it.
    {I thought for a second another sign-up buy list with extended wait period was being enforced}
    {me, while pointing to display model} The promotion has already started. Plus, your m-
    Oh that one. We only just put it on display, we're not selling it yet.
    Sweetheart, I asked your manager when I came in so I wouldn't waste all this time for nothing.
    OK, I'll ask him.

    Anywho, I was very fortunate that I caught the Mgr when I walked in - he's usually behind closed doors... in fact, he did not come out again the whole time I was there. The girl who sold me the phone is the only one stationed close to the door / sign-in sheet!
    Even worse, she's been there for years.
     
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    Well at least you got what you came for
     
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    Yes. Seconds later manager back in office, I ask her instead...
     

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