Hey girl, hey! Can you believe this is my very first product review?! I’m so very excited to present to you the ZTE Blade X Max. I mean... even the name sounds like some type of super-cool hero ninja, right?!
So recently, I was contacted by the company ZTE, the 4th largest phone manufacturer in the US, to check out one of their newest smartphones and give my honest feedback on the device… and since I’m a low-key (okay, maybe high-key) tech geek, I was elated to have the opportunity to try out some new technology.
After taking the device for a spin, I definitely have some things to share. So today, we’ll review the good, the bad, and the budget of the new ZTE Blade X Max… (ahhh I just love saying the name!)
Okay, let’s chat!
This phone is definitely user friendly for those who are #teamandroid and it’s packed full of features that make it competitive with other more expensive android smartphones on the market.
The first thing that caught my attention is the large size of this phone. It may require handling with both hands, but personally, I prefer a larger phone over an itty bitty one any day.
Despite the size, I love the lightweight, sleek, and stylish design. The device is crafted with glossy dragontrail glass which gives the phone extra durability, while providing better protection from both scratches and cracks.
The massive 6-inch HD screen makes it super easy to do everything from scrolling social media, playing your favorite games, streaming YouTube, and even drafting emails.
The 5 megapixel front camera with 4x zoom is exceptionally decent for capturing that perfect selfie, especially for a budget phone. The 13 megapixel rear camera with 4x zoom works best in natural lighting and takes very high quality images that will have you sharing and posting pictures like a pro. Plus, the Blade X Max also records stellar HD video.
The Battery Life.
So, of course the battery life will vary depending on the way you use the phone and how often you use the phone, but on average I was able to get about 6 hours of battery life by using the phone as I normally would... checking my emails and social media, text with friends, Snapchat (because I’m always on there, follow me @ mselle21) and other general use.
Now if you’re an avid video streamer or gamer, then you may need to re-charge more often, but you can still get some serious battery life out of this device without having to be tethered to your wall charger.
Plus, the battery saving feature is a huge life saver when the battery begins to die, helping to preserve the little bit of battery you left until you can actually recharge.