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ZTE Zmax Pro: A $99 6-inch mid-range smartphone

If you think that smartphones couldn’t get any cheaper now, ZTE is breaking the record for having the highest-specced smartphone for less than $100 or under the Php5k range.


This is the ZTE Zmax Pro, it’s the successor to the Zmax 2 from last year with modest upgrades. Starting with the 6-inch 1080p display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is relatively spacious at 32GB with expansion support via a microSD card. There’s USB Type-C port, which is ahead of its competition, and a fingerprint scanner on its back. A sizeable 3400mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs the show.

ZTE Zmax Pro specs:
6-inch Full HD display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
Adreno 405
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card (uses SIM 2)
13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
3400mAh battery w/ Quick Charge
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The best part is its price tag. It’s listed for just $99 (~Php4,700) through MetroPCS in the United States. If you happen to live in the US or have relatives there, pre-order before July 31 to receive a free leather case.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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13 Responses

  1. Igniculus says:

    wow..is there a catch?

  2. wtf says:

    maganda sana kung available na sa pinas….pinaglalaway….

  3. Easy E says:

    Baka kailangan mo mag sign up ng 24months plan sa MetroPCS

  4. tedz says:

    I’m still hoping it is not carrier locked planning to order eh thru my relatives abroad. Sulit kase

  5. chief gato says:

    mukhang hindi yan sub 5k kasi may 12% VAT sa pilipinas, ayon sa aking mababaw ba pananaliksik, 1$:60php ang conversion rate (tulad ng asus zenpad 32GB na ~200$ sa u.s., ~12k sa pilipinas)

  6. the other says:

    Dapat hindi nila tinipid yung quality ng baterya, storage at memory chips. Yung OS dapat Android 6.0.1 at least.

  7. Razo says:

    Hello! Any idea on where this device can be purchased in the Philippines?

  8. A.J. says:

    Where can I buy this here in the Phils.? help pls

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