Back in July, ZTE unveiled what some may call the ultimate budget smartphone called the ZMax Pro. For just $99, you could get the handset that comes with a 1080p 6-inch display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner, a 13MP rear camera, Android Marshmallow, and a 3400mAh battery. You may think I’m lying about that $99 price, but I’m most certainly not.
However, the hype around this handset quickly dissipated a bit when it was made known the ZMax Pro was exclusive to MetroPCS, a carrier not as common as someone like AT&T or Verizon. It was questioned as to whether the phone would ever move to another network, but now it seems the answer to that question is yes. Over on T-Mobile’s website, you can now buy the ZMax Pro under a plan on the carrier’s network.
In the screenshot above, you may notice that the price on T-Mobile for the ZMax Pro is $179. This is $80 more than the previously advertised price on MetroPCS, however it’s worth noting that in order to get the phone for $99, MetroPCS included an $80 rebate. Otherwise, they would’ve sold the handset for the same price as T-Mobile. In other words, don’t think T-Mobile is charging more just because since they’re playing fair in this department.
In addition, you can also get the ZMax Pro for $7.50/month on T-Mobile’s network to make paying for the smartphone a bit easier. So far, it looks like no perks are included with your purchase, but at this price point you shouldn’t expect much, right?
If you’re still undecided on this smartphone, check out our review first before making your decision.