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ZTE's 5.5-inch ZMax 2 won't stretch your wallet (pictures)

At $100 off-contract, the ZMax 2 for AT&T features a big 5.5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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AT&T's ZTE ZMax 2

Available now for $100 without a contract, the ZTE ZMax 2 is a big-screen device for those on a budget.

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A subtle design addition

Though its design is pretty standard, the handset's faux-leather backing adds a stylish touch. Underneath the plate is a 3,000mAh battery and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

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Ample screen space

The phone is equipped with a 5.5-inch, 720p display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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For your casual photo needs

The ZMax 2 has an 8-megapixel rear-camera that can record 1,080p video and a front-facing 2-megapixel shooter.

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A bit of heft in your pocket

The device measures 6.06 by 2.99 by 0.37 inches. And at 6 ounces, it can still feel heavy in the hand even for a big-screen handset.


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A closer look on the right

On the top and bottom edges are a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro-USB port, respectively. The right edge houses a volume rocker and a sleep/power button.

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Good value, but photo quality can be a miss

Despite some inconsistencies with its camera's photo quality, the ZMax 2 is still a decent value for its price. If you're on a tight budget and want a generously sized display, it's worth considering.

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