ZTE Blade Max 3

ZTE has announced officially the latest device in its Blade series, the ZTE Blade Max 3 which is available for purchase through U.S. cellular. The smartphone features a 6-inch display with Corning Glass 3 protection, and adopts the dual-camera setup at the rear which includes one colour camera with the other being monochrome. The ZTE Blade Max 3 also packs an impressive 4000mAh battery while running on the Android 6.0.1 OS.

ZTE Blade Max 3 Specifications, Review and Highlights

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core chipset which is clocked at an amazing 2.0GHz and along with that is an Adreno 506 GPU. The Blade Max 3 possesses a 2GB RAM capacity with 16GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD card.

The ZTE Blade Max 3 has a 6-inch IPS 2.5D curved glass display with a 1920 by 1080 pixels screen resolution and pixel density of ~367 ppi. It enjoys due protection against falls and scratches thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass on offer.

The highlight of the device is that it possesses a 13MP dual-camera setup (one colour camera and the other monochrome) with dual-tone LED flash on the rear while the front-facing camera is a 5MP shooter. It operates on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating System.

The Blade Max 3 smartphone carries a 4000mAh battery to power up the mobile device. Another plus is the presence of the USB type C reversible connector that enhances fast battery charging. Other features on offer are; Fingerprint scanner, Gyroscope, GPS.

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ZTE Blade Max 3 Full Phone Specifications

ZTE Blade Max 3

General

Device BrandZTE
ModelBlade Max 3
Announced2017, April
Released2017, April
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 2100 GHz
4G NetworkLTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600),12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900)
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountSingle

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE  Up to 236.8kpbs
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, Google Chrome, HTML 5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions164.4*83.8*8.89mm
Weight179.7g
BuildCeramic body design
ColorsBlue

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size6.0 inches
Resolution1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~367 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
FeaturesScratch resistant, 2.5D Curved Glass, Multi-touch
Secondary Displayn/a

Camera

Primary13MP(Color)+13MP(Monochrome)
ImageYes
Video1080p HD Video
FeaturesAutofocus, Smile detection, Gesture shot, Face Beauty, Voice Capture, HDR, Low Light Mode.
FlashYes, Dual-tone LED flash (Primary)
Secondary5MP

Software

Operating SystemAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
User Interfacen/a
Java SupportNo
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes
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Hardware

ChipsetSnapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPUOcta-Core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
RAM (Memory)2GB RAM
Internal Storage16GB
Card SlotExpandable up to 128 GB Using microSD
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint, Compass, Gyroscope
Controls

Connectivity

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, LE
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac(2.4GHz&5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB Type-C(Reversible connector)
GPSYes, GPS +A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCn/a
HDMIn/a
Wireless ChargingNo
Fast ChargingYes (Qualcomm Fast Charge 3.0)

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity4000mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby740hrs
Talk Time40hrs
Music PlayUp to 40hrs

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, WMV, xVID player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, FM radio
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV, MIDI
LoudspeakerYes
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

 – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

– Hi-Fi Audio Chip

Availability and Price of ZTE Blade Max 3 in U.S & Nigeria

The ZTE Blade Max 3 is available through U.S.-based telecoms company, U.S. cellular at a price of $199.99, equivalent to N60,000 without a contract. It comes in the blue colour only.

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