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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by Vyrus69, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Vyrus69

    Vyrus69 Android Enthusiast
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    Credit goes to Tmonews.com

    ZTE ZMAX on its way to MetroPCS too? » TmoNews

    This is a steal if its around the $249 / $279 price point, especially with that much internal storage.
    Not to mention its Band 2 compliant, and HUGE battery.

     



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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Seems it also has a 8MP camera.

    Specs look good for around $250.
     
  3. Vyrus69

    Vyrus69 Android Enthusiast
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    Camera quality isn't the greatest..but I'm not a HUGE picture taker anyways..so it wouldnt effect me. I'd be going from 8mp on the S3 to an 8mp on the ZTE.

    But runs the same processor as the Moto G and a 720p screen will help for battery..looks interesting.
     
  4. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    eh, so a larger screen, but dev support will be dead, dont expect much in terms of updates or kernel source. i think the slightly smaller moto g for 50 bucks less would still be a better buy :/
     
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  5. Vyrus69

    Vyrus69 Android Enthusiast
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    The battery on this is what would would attract me to it.

    As long as I can root it and delete crappy apps I don't need, thats all I would care about since it pretty much runs stock android too.
     
  6. timmyh318

    timmyh318 Android Enthusiast


    The extra gig of ram though on the zte would be tough to pass up. The g is quick on only one gig but it has really aggresive background app closing that gets annoying if you multitask alot.
     
  7. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    looks better than the boost max... we better not order anymore them once the Zmaxx drops
     
  8. android777

    android777 Newbie

    Got mine today. Really awesome phone. Nice specs!
     
  9. 70cutty

    70cutty Lurker

    :Dcan it be rooted:D
     
  10. android777

    android777 Newbie

    No luck at all. I even tried towelroot. :(
     
  11. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Is the boot loader locked on it?
     
  12. Vyrus69

    Vyrus69 Android Enthusiast
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    There's a thread on XDA where we've tried every type of root method with no luck. So hopefully there's a dev out there willing to tackle root for us.
     
  13. Mr514051

    Mr514051 Newbie

    Can I do the budget plan where I can pay a fee every month till I buy this phone or do I have to pay full upfront?
     
  14. Kid09

    Kid09 Android Enthusiast

    In short, you would have to pay the full price upfront.
     
  15. JMBishop

    JMBishop Member

    They do have a financing plan if you qualify for it.
    I got a zmax for my wife, it's a great phone, no reason we won't see a developer release a root methods for this phone unless it somehow falls through the cracks. Maybe we could set up a go fund me and when a developer comes up with a working root methods they get the monies.
     
  16. 9000cody

    9000cody Well-Known Member

    By any chance is the Financing available with Metro
     
  17. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Financing maybe available through Metro... But I just bought this phone yesterday for $99. A great deal for a great phone. I also purchased a Nexus 6 and was just going to pass my N5 to my wife... But I don't think she realizes what a great device she just passed up for the ZTE Zmax over the N5 (in mint condition) I think she seen the large screen and price point and was sold. Now what to do with the N5!? o_O
    Keep it as a spare backup device or sell it.
    Now if I could figure out his to unlock, root and flash custom ROMs on the Zmax.
     
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