A new mid-range ZTE’s smartphone, called the Blade Max 3 has recently been launched by the US Cellular. The Blade Max 3 is the successor to the Imperial Max, which the carrier launched roughly last year. With the price at $199.99, the Blade Max 3 brings decent hardware specs on offer. In particular, you can also grab it with a 24-month contract by paying $12.5 per month.
The ZTE Blade Max 3 comes with a large 6.0-inch FullHD display, so if you are a fan of the big screen, the device will definitely meet your hobby. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, clocked at 2.0 GHz. The SoC is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expandable via a microSD card slot.
In terms of camera, the Blade Max 3 might impress you with a dual-camera setup at the back. Unlike almost of other affordable smartphones with a dual-camera setup, the ZTE Blade Max 3 features two 13MP rear sensors. The primary sensor comes equipped an RGB unit with phase detection autofocus while the secondary sensor is a monochrome unit. On the front of the phablet is a 5MP sensor for selfies.
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Other connectivity features come with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE, and a USB Type-C port. Interestingly, there is a fingerprint positioned at the back. For audiophiles, the phablet is integrated a high-quality DAC chip inside, which is claimed to provide stunning audio quality when using the headphone. Keeping all features working is a huge 4000mAh capacity battery, which can deliver up to 40 hours of talk time.
However, when concerning about software, the ZTE Blade Max 3 slightly makes you disappointed as it runs on the quite outdated Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box.