How Good a Deal Did You Get on Your Smartphone? ZTE Still Has You Beat

How Good a Deal Did You Get on Your Smartphone? ZTE's ZMax Pro Still Has You Beat

It doesn’t matter how great a deal you got on your last business smartphone, there’s one company that almost certainly has it beat.

How much would you pay for a phone with the following specs?

  • 6-inch display with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 3,400 mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software
  • USB Type-C

For most people the answer would probably be $300 or more. But ZTE has priced the ZMax Pro, which by the way has all these specs, so low it has many of the leading tech publishers online singing the company’s praises.

So how much is the ZTE ZMax Pro? The answer is $99. Yes, this feature packed phone is less than $100.

The company is known for manufacturing budget phones, but it also has high-end products, such as the Axon 7, which can go toe-to-toe with the leading flagship phones of global brands. So the question has to be asked, why is ZTE pricing a phone with these specs so low? Market saturation is the most obvious answer, because high-end phones are beginning to have a harder time selling than in a saturated market.

According to Gartner, Apple had its first double-digit decline year on year, with iPhone sales down 14 percent in Q1 of 2016, and Samsung also saw a decline, although it wasn’t as dramatic. As for low-cost Chinese brands like ZTE, they are experiencing a boon as consumers look for high-quality phones that are more affordable.

The ZMax Pro fits a Small Business’ Needs, and Budget

For small businesses looking to give their employees company phones, the ZMax Pro has come at the right time. This phone has all the features a business needs to chat, text and video conference by bringing everyone together no matter where they are. The 13 MP camera, HD audio, VoLTE, 3,400mAh battery, 32GB of storage and microSD all means they will be able to communicate across all channels while capturing and storing rich media.

As many of the reviewers of the ZTE Zmax Pro have said, there is not a phone out there with these specs anywhere for $99. Whether you are a consumer or a business, this represents an option if you are in the market for a smartphone/phablet at a budget price.

The Zmax Pro is only going to be available through MetroPCS, and you can pre-register to get one here.

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