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Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
6.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 367 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 16GB or 32GB
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, USB Type-C
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 165.1 x 83.8 ( = 0.37 x 6.5 x 3.3 in)
3990 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 13 MPix LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Max XL

80% ZTE Max XL Review: A $99 Phone We Really Like
Source: Tom's Guide English
What the Max XL delivers for around $100 is really quite impressive, and it makes competing phones like the Blu R1 Plus look pretty poor in comparison. Sure, you can spend an extra $100 and upgrade to our current favorite budget phone, the Moto G5 Plus, getting a nice aluminum chassis, better performance and a faster camera. But the Max XL is so good that you might not want to — especially if you value the ZTE's bigger screen and slightly longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: ZTE Max XL for Boost Mobile
Source: Phone Scoop English
If all you want is a big screen with a big battery attached to it, the Max XL has you covered in spades. The full HD display gets the job done, though I wish it were protected from fingerprints. The battery pushes the Max XL through two full days of use, which should be enough for any/everyone. Data speeds are quick, but voice quality was middling at best. The Android 7 Nougat operating system has a refreshingly light skin from ZTE and runs smoothly on ZTE's hardware. The camera app has just enough features to keep creative shooters shooting, and the sensor produces fine images.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
80% ZTE Max XL
Source: PC Mag English
The ZTE Max XL phablet on Boost Mobile delivers solid performance, a nice display, great network connectivity, and the latest Android software for an affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
ZTE MAX XL for Boost Mobile Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The ZTE MAX XL will certainly appeal to people who want to use a phablet as their primary computing device and consume content on the large 6-inch display. The large battery that offers 3990 mAh capacity is the second major feature of this affordable phablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
ZTE goes big with 6-inch Android phone for $130 (hands-on)
Source: CNet English
Then again, the phone is only $130, which is a great deal if you're looking for a big-screen phone for less than $200. The Samsung Galaxy J7, for example, retails for about $180. Though we haven't reviewed the J7 yet (and therefore can't determine if one is better than the other), on paper the J7 has a smaller 5.5-inch display, a 3,00mAh battery and runs an older version of Android (6.0).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2017

Foreign Reviews

Smartphone Zte Max Xl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%


Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.18 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.

The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-05-15)