First Impressions of the ZTE ZMAX

ZTE ZMAX unboxing: First impressions
ZTE ZMAX unboxing: First impressions   

The ZTE ZMAX phablet aims to separate itself from Apple's iPhone 6 Plus by featuring a bigger screen at a cheaper price.

The device, for $252, has a 5.7-inch HD display and became available off-contract on T-Mobile on Sept. 24. The iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch display is priced at $299 with a contract.

The ZMAX's simple design with round sides isn't exactly unique, but it is sturdy and sleek.

ZTE Zmax
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ZTE Zmax

The device runs on an Android operating system and includes 16 gigabytes of internal storage space.

In terms of battery life, it carries a 3,400-milliamp-hour battery which beats Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, which has a 3,220-mAh unit.

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On the back of the ZMAX is an 8-megapixel camera, while a 1.6-MP camera is on the front.

In the box, the smartphone comes with a USB adapter and charging cable along with a SIM card.