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ZTE Cyber Week deals: unlocked ZMAX 2 for $129, Axon Pro for $329, and more

ZTE is jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon, with a twist: its deals are valid from today through November 30.
November 23, 2015
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ZTE may be a relative newcomer to the American market, but the Chinese company is quick to adapt, especially when it comes to marketing. ZTE is jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon, with a twist: its deals are valid from today through November 30.

The ZTE Cyber Week promo sees the price of several devices discounted by $50 to $100. That may not sound like a lot, but ZTE’s devices are already very affordable, so the discounts amount to 20-25% off the list price. Nothing to scoff at.

Here are the devices that ZTE is discounting in the US for the next seven days (the promo prices aren’t yet live, but they should be soon):

ZTE connoisseurs will notice the presence of the ZMAX 2 Unlocked on the list. This is a brand new version of the ZMAX 2 that ZTE launched exclusively for AT&T back in September. Combining a large 5.5-inch HD display with decent specifications and a 3,000 mAh battery, this device is billed as a phone for the pragmatists – users who just want a solid experience at a low price. At $179, the ZMAX 2 certainly fits the bill. At $129, the device is a no-brainer. Here are the full specs:

OSAndroid 5.1
Weight170g / 5.99oz
Dimensions154x74x9.5 mm / 6.06×2.99×0.37 in
Main display-size & resolution5.5′ 720×1280
Main display typeTFT
Touch screen materialGorilla Glass
Application Processor ChipQualcomm MSM8916
Number of Cores and clock speedQuad core ,1.2GHz
Graphics ProcessorAdreno306
RAM memory2 GB
ROM memory16 GB
External memoryMicroSD 64GB
Main camera resolution8M Pixes
Main camera focus typeauto
Main camera flashsingle LED
Main camera video capture30 fps
Main camera video capture resolution3264×2448
Front-facing camera & resolution2M Pixes
Battery size3000 mAh
Embedded batteryNo
USB connectivity jacksUSB 2.0
BluetoothBT 4.0
Wi-Fi – 802.11802.11 b/g/n
GSM bands850/900/1800/1900
UMTS bands850/1900/AWS
HSDPA (Cat & Mbps)Cat 14/21Mbps
HSUPA (Cat & Mbps)Cat 6/5.76Mbps
HSPA+ feature CPCYes
LTE bandsband 2/4/5/17
LTE categorycat 4

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The ZTE ZMAX™ 2 smartphone now Unlocked Delivers Incredible Value under $200 with No-Contract


For anyone looking for the best smartphone under $200 this holiday season, the ZTE ZMAX 2 is simply incredible for the price


Richardson, Texas (November 23, 2015) ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no- contract market*, announced the best-selling ZTE ZMAX™ 2 smartphone will now be available unlocked. Due to increasing consumer demand for affordable, unlocked smartphones, ZTE is now offering the ZMAX 2 directly to consumers, which will work across several carriers with no-contract options.  Originally priced at $179.98, for a limited time only this holiday season, consumers can get the ZTE ZMAX 2 for $129.98** (plus tax) at  It has never been a better time to buy a smartphone.


“Unlocked smartphones in the United States have been growing rapidly in recent years as more consumers experience the benefits of affordable, no-contract options. It is a demand that no vendor or operator can afford to ignore,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO and chairman of ZTE USA. “As an experienced leader in delivering premium features at an affordable price, we’ve made the ZMAX 2 one of the best smartphones you can get for less than $200 by offering tremendous value.”


Different from the rest of the pack

What makes the ZMAX 2 stand out among unlocked phones under $200 is a 3,000 mAh battery that supports 17 hours of talk time, Dolby Audio speakers, a 5.5 inch HD display, and up to 32GB of storage. With a performance that stands against higher-end phones, a premium design, and quality materials, ZTE proves through the ZMAX 2 that premium can be affordable.


Why unlocked might work for you

If you want the flexibility to move between carrier plans whenever you want, an unlocked device allows you decide how and when you do that. The ZTE ZMAX 2 will work across several GSM network carriers so you can decide which one works best for you.


Key phone features include:

  • 16GB internal storage and up to 32GB of expandable memory
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 5″ HD touchscreen display
  • 8MP rear-camera and 2MP front-camera
  • Android 5.1 operating system
  • Dolby Audio Speakers


*Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q2 2015

**Offer valid Nov. 23 to Nov. 30