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CNET First Look
The ZTE ZMax Pro is a $99 Android phone with impressive specsCNET's Dan Graziano gives you a first look at ZTE's new mid-range device.
[MUSIC] Picture this, a smart phone under a hundred dollars. You may think I am joking, or am talking about some crappy low end device but the ZTE ZMAX PRO may actually surprise you. The phone will be available on August 1st for $99. What you get is a pretty impressive mid range Android device. One with a octocore processor, 2 gigs of ram, 32 gigabytes of internal storage and a microbe card slot to add even more space. And while it may even come with a small price tag but there's nothing small about this phone. [UNKNOWN] It features a six inch [UNKNOWN] display which is massive, and it will definitely be difficult to operate with one hand for some people. As for cameras, it's a 13 megapixel one on the back and a five megapixel one on the front. Both seem pretty good given that low price tag And to keep this thing going all day is a 3400 mAh battery, but what really surprised me was the USB c port and the fingerprint sensor. These are two features more commonly found on devices that are triple the price. Now, the phone is missing one small feature, and that is NFC. So you won't be able to use Android Pay, but in my opinion, that's a fair trade-off for such a low price. As of right now the phone will only be available on US on Metro PCS.