ZTE introduced its latest 4G LTE device, known as the ZMax, at a New York press event today. The handset is available for T-Mobile customers (and MetroPCS users later on this year), for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $10.50 -- bringing the total off-contract price to $252.
The device is equipped with respectable innards, which include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, and a sizable 3,200mAh battery.
The handset's 0.35-inch profile keeps the handset lightweight and comfortable. Its straight edges and sharp corners render it aesthetically more pleasing and modern-looking than ZTE's last big-screen handset, the Boost Max (which was thicker too).
In addition to its expansive LCD display, the ZMax features a 1,280x720-pixel resolution. This isn't the sharpest screen, especially in comparison to the 5.7-inch, quad-HD enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
As for its software features, the 4G LTE device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with ZTE's MiFavor user interface overlaid on top.
For your casual camera needs, it's equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter that's capable of recording 1080p video, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
Android purists will be pleased to know that the company's UI doesn't stray too far from stock Android.
The phone also comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, but users have the option to add up to 32GB of external storage via a microSD card.
Though we'll know more about the device when we get a chance to review it thoroughly, its solid build quality coupled with the fact that it costs just a bit over $250, makes ZMax a decent prepaid value so far. For more on ZTE's other handsets, click here.