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ZTE's Blade Z Max goes big for cheap

The new phone from ZTE is available for MetroPCS and costs just $129.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

The Blade Z Max will be available on MetroPCS starting August 28 for $129. It features a large display, dual cameras and a fingerprint reader.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

The phone has a 6-inch screen with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution and 367ppi.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

It's powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a capacious 4,080mAh battery that promises 31 hours of usage time.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

Its 16- and 2-megapixel cameras on the back shoots dramatic "bokeh" photos and monocolor images that highlight one color.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has uses a USB Type-C port.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

On the back is a fingerprint reader for extra user security.

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ZTE Blade Z Max

For a budget phone to pack that kind of hardware, you'd expect the price to be around the $200-$300 range, like the $230 Motorola Moto G5 Plus or the $280 Alcatel Idol 5S. But the new Blade Z Max lowers the price range even more at $129. 

For more info, check out the ZTE Blade Z Max hands-on.

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