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ZTE Blade X Max

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ZTE Blade X Max is the perfect large screen smartphone, not only for your everyday needs, but also for exceptional entertainment, photography, and productivity. The massive 6" full HD display, protected by Dragontrail glass shows images in their full crisp, colorful brilliance, making email and messages easy to read. There's also plenty of room to edit documents. High-quality 13 MP and 5 MP dual cameras with enhanced features allow you to capture special memories wherever you are. Fast octa-core processing power, combined with Cricket's 4G LTE speed, and a large battery that charges up to 25% faster with Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0, means it will always keep up with you.

Experience premium surround sound with Dolby Audio, when gaming, listening to music and streaming TV or movies on DirecTV. Now Expansive on-board 32 GB memory, expandable up to 128 GB with a microSDXC card, means you should never run out of space for pictures, videos and apps. The built-in fingerprint sensor, pedometer and heart rate monitor, helps you keep your phone secure, improves convenience, and also tracks your steps, calories, heart rate and more on the go! If you're looking for an all-in-one, feature-packed, stylish smartphone tablet hybrid, at an affordable price, you can't go wrong with the ZTE Blade X Max.


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The ZTE Blade X Max prepaid smartphone offers:
  • Big and bold 6" full HD display with Dragontrail Glass for added protection
  • Fast octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed
  • Up to 32GB internal memory, expandable to an additional 128 GB with a microSDXC card
  • Premium 13 MP and 5 MP cameras for great photos, HD videos and selfies
  • Large 3400 mAh battery that you can charge up to 25% faster using Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0!*
  • Dolby Audio for rich and clear, high quality, premium surround sound
  • Fingerprint sensor for added security and easy one-handed convenience
  • Built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor to help you keep an eye on your health
  • HD Voice capable*
    *as compared to a standard 1.5A charger.
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Feature 1 - Large and Powerful

Brilliant Display

ZTE Blade X Max features a fast and powerful octa-core processor that, combined with 4G LTE speed of Cricket's nationwide network, makes multi-tasking a breeze. Its huge 6" full HD display, with the added protection of Dragontrail glass, is easy to read and view. The large 3400 mAh battery lasts long and charges up to 25% faster with Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0.* Up to 32 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB with a microSDXC card, gives you the room to store everything you need.
*as compared to a standard 1.5A charger.

Feature 2 - Beautiful Photos

Optimized for DIRECTV® NOW

This phone tablet hybrid is perfect for those who like to do more with their phone. In addition to the large 6" full HD screen, which provides plenty of real estate for any activity, the Blade X Max also has Dolby Audio which provides immersive, premium, surround sound for gaming, music, TV and movies. The ZTE Blade X Max is also enhanced to provide improved video streaming when watching your favorite shows on DIRECTV NOW!


DIRECTV NOW lets you stream movies, news, sports and more. All without annual contracts or extra fees. There's no installation guy, simply download the app. Cancel anytime. Visit your local store to sign up and ask about our 30-day FREE trial.*
*After free trial, auto-billed monthly (min. $35/mo.) unless canceled. New subscribers only. No refunds. Restrictions apply. See offer details

Feature 3 - Enhanced Camera Features

Professional Quality Pictures

The Blade X Max comes with a camera combination that will have you snapping pics like a pro! The 13 MP rear camera is packed with features so pictures look perfect, in crisp, clear focus, even in low light. Dual direction panorama mean you can always get everything in one shot, whether horizontally or vertically. The 5 MP front facing camera has a selfie shortcut for quick access and Screen Flash to brighten even the darkest environments for clear and beautiful selfies.


  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Dimensions & Display
ZTE Blade X Max Dimensions


  • 6.50" x 3.27" x 0.37"


  • 6" TFT full HD display
  • Up to 32 GB internal storage
  • microSD slot for up to 128 GB card
  • Rear: 13 MP rear-facing camera with 4x zoom and LED flash
  • 5 MP front-facing camera with 4x zoom with flash
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation
HD Voice capable
  • Yes


  • 1.4 GHz octa-core


  • 3,400 mAh (Non-removable)
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M4 and T3
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
ZTE Blade X Max is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 552.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Just brought this phone a day ago, no issues so far, battery life is good, audio and video are good as well. Seen the phone on sale but was a bit hesitant because I had a ZTE before and it glitched once in a while. Again so far so good.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad...just a unique phone Pros - Great display, software layout, average to good battery life, with great durability and feel in hand. Cons - The one sound speaker on the back isn't the best, the brightness can't be set to a super low level, phone restarts automatically once every 24 hours (without warning), and certain media apps (spotify, music, youtube, etc.) will pause without warning. All in all...not a bad phone. Really quite stunning to be honest. But quirky. Unique. I wouldn't buy it again because of the way music and movie apps keep pausing at random ever 2-8 minutes.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its nice but.... This is the 2nd ZTE BLADE X MAX I've had. The first one had to be shipped back due to the phone stopping during videos and songs and game tunes. Cricket sent me the same phone back as a replacement but the replacement is the same. Stopping during songs, videos and game tunes. The texting keyboard drops down during typing, so you may hit submit on something you weren't ready to hit submit on. The phone is a good size though, beautiful screen, nice normal color, beautiful pictures, fast operating system and great signal! Would I get another ZTE BLADE X MAX? Yes, but the 3rd one would be the last one. Would I stay with cricket? Absolutely!! Don't have any plans at all of changing service providers. Maybe phones but not companies.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extreme disappointment! Bought TWO of these less than four months ago. Problems since day 1. Missing calls, texts and even emails aren't going through! Intermittent problems, both with the ZTE's. The third phone on the plan, a Samsung, has had no problems. No resolution so far, other than being told to call the warranty center and get them replaced. Um... no thanks. We will never use this brand of phone again!!! The one star is for the polite customer service reps.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! Purchased it a month ago when i switched to Cricket and couldn't be happier! I was a little weary after reading some other reviews on here, but nope, no problems AT ALL, no buffering or restarting by itself as others have stated. I'm totally pleased and i come from a history iPhone's and Samsung Galaxy's,you won't be dissapointed. Oh and it integrates the SD card with the internal storage, i love it, no need to keep trasfering after updates
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Phone I had the phone about a month. I selected it because of the internal storage capacity. The 32 Gigs is enough to actually allow me to have a few apps I like without having to delete an app just to make room. The only issue I have is the stock SMS Text app. It has no flexibility to customize it. But that was easily replaced by one that does. Otherwise, the phone functions great, has great storage and the battery life is above average.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love mine! Had a Grand Max a couple years ago and I loved it but then I upgraded with an LG and was not enough grade it was a downgrade my LG just did not have enough storage and now my new grand Max blade has plenty of. Storage
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wish i hadnt spent the money I've had this phone for almost two weeks and I seriously regret buying this phone! It randomly stops my music, I have to restart it almost every other day because it freezes, and it constantly closes out my apps! The only reason I gave a star was because of the storage space and camera quality....that's it.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Address The YouTube Playback Problem If the video is in 720p60 or 1080p60 the video will buffer then go black. Because the display can't handle 60hz watch it in 480p. The video will play 720p and 1080p 30hz just fine. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I didnt even have for tow while weeks yet and the phone always shutting off freezing and so much more I'm mad and want it replaced this phone sucks for how much I paid I fi t recommend it at all
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wow I bought my phone a couple weeks ago with in the dirt week my phone started to freeze and shut off by its self. I called and they told me I was out of luck cause I didn't get insurance. Wow
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very touchy im on my 3rd one (ones in ups) , glitch issue and the first time was for some sort of malfunction where it froze during a restart and never would go past the load up screen. im looking for some other type of phone. i like the fact its big screen although my hand dont fit too well with it so text is almost impossible one handed (swipe). i like my phone load and i felt like the sound was going out in both phones.ive had, the camera wasnt too bad but thats from a photographer. would i recommend this one, no . i would recommend the altel touch over this .
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from locks up Purchased this Blade phone about 15 days ago. I activated it five days after I received it because it went to my old address. It started freezing up on the second day after I activated it I called on the third day to complain and ask for a refund and they said I couldn't get a refund because it had been eight days since I purchased it, they could only send me another one. I chose to go ahead and keep this one because I needed a phone and didn't think another one would be any different. but it never stopped freezing up on me
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOID this phone at all cost The Good - Large Screen, Dragon Scale glass is very strong. Better than Gorilla Glass. The Bad - Freezes frequently, not touch sensitive. Slows down to an to a snails pace. Need to restart frequently. The Ugly - Comes with Defender app cleaner and virus software. GET RID of it immediately. Install Clean Master. Saw an improvement on research management right away. Still not able to overcome the problems of this phone.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Phone I bearly bought this phone yesterday and I love the battery life, the screen, the speed, the storage, and most of all the other features it has.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well ... I love just about everything about the phone my hands are a little but the screen is awesome I made do but it is too big. I don't drop it or overcharged and I'm on my third with a warranty claim in process phone number for. I literally need a new brand of phone this one freezes glitches will get stuck on the load up screen had to factory reset this one over a dozen times before I can get my phone to turn on correctly. A battery does drain but this one drains faster I love my Alcatel over this one and it was louder. I would not recommend this phone
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this phone! OMG. This phone is great for me. It's fast, takes great pics, stores what I need and is so easy to use. I feel like I got a steal of a deal!
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone Just bought this phone three days ago and I love it. The phone is big. Sounds good. Has a lot of storage space. It's worth the money it cost.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best phone for under $200 I've had this phone for a bit over a month now. For the price, you won't find anything with this combination of performance. It's fast, customizeable, has a long battery life, and cool features. I love the battery life and being able to expand the internal memory. I rarely need to charge it(maybe 1x/ day), and have 96gb of memory(added a 64gb SD card). I'd say the ram is a limiting factor. 2gbs is a bit low, and typically 1.5gb is always in use. The finger print scanner is awesome (users alot of ram). Overall this is an excellent buy!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone I bought this phone for my son as an upgrade and it has great features, he loves it..
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't get it I got this phone about a month ago and it's horrible. It constantly freezes to a point the only way to unfreeze it is reboot it. When it's charging it will randomly shut itself off. It's rather slow and if you are running Pandora and trying to search the web it will freeze. I don't recommend it. Called zte and they say it's a system problem and they are working on fixing it but with no time frame.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the big 6`screen I like this phone hope it will last for while... Like the features.. Ect..
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerhouse Phablet! Bought this to upgrade from the grand prime, and WOW what an upgrade it was! The screen is amazing and vivid, the battery lasts me all day even with heavy gaming, and it runs every game I throw at it with no issues. The fact it runs android 7.1.1 is also a plus especially for the price. If you are looking for a powerful phone without spending $500+ then you should definitely consider this one.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Freezes up frequently, screen issues The phone was great at first. Big screen, android 7.0. But it lags frequently. Freezes up and you have to turn off phone to fix. Around 1. 5 months of getting it, the phone went crazy. It rapidly turns itself off and on where you can't stop it. Sending it back under warranty. Would not get the phone again. My other kids have the LG Stylo 3 and no problems. Much better mud-budget phone.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Review for ZTE Blade X Max I bought this for my husband about two months ago. It worked great at first it was bigger screen wise and he could easily navigate it. But when he tries to do things even with Wi-Fi hooked up nothing wants to load mind you he doesn't play a lot of games, watch a bunch of you tube or like me habe a bunch of saved pictures. Not sure why so slow now but it was great at first.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is my third one of this phone. All my fault from water damage or losing them lol but i absolutely love it. The screen is nice and bright and the battery lasts me all day with average use. I have plenty of storage for all my music and stuff. It lags just a little with heavy usage but that is my only complaint. I also get better service with this phone than my old LG.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Biggest bang for the buck I've ever experienced! My personal experience after two months of use can be summed up as exceptionally good. This is the most feature rich phone at this price point I've ever owned. Everything works flawlessly and the display rivals much more expensive phone. Major kudos to ZTE for offering such a modestly priced phone with features generally found only on much more expensive phones.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat disappointed I purchased this phone about a month ago and am somewhat disappointed. It constantly knocks me off the keyboard while I am typing. Pandora stops randomly (which is highly annoying during workouts). The camera is better than my old LG, but not nearly as good as other family member's Apple phones. The notifications continuously "notify me" for the same text over and over again until I stop what I am doing and click on the text. I have not been able to figure out how to extend the ring time (currently I hear two rings and then it goes to voicemail) nor do I like any of the standard ring-tones. The battery life is no better/longer than my 2 year old LG. I purchased it because of the 32GB internal memory but these glitches are making me regret that decision.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Launcher3 issues I bought this phone in hopes it would be an upgrade of mine. I am having a serious issue with the system launcher keeps freezing and closing. Planning on taking it back to cricket in hopes they can either fix it or replace the phone without losing my items. Also the touch screen on the right side doors not acknowledge touch. Not happy at all with this issue.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best screen display ever ! Great storage ! I replaced my ZTE Max x 4 with this phone due to storage issues and the phone kept freezing. This phone has froze up twice since I've had it and a simple reset solved that. The blade has extremely great storage. I have a lot of apps and prolly 3000 or so pictures of my kiddos (yes I'm that mom) it runs flawlessly 88% of the time and the screen display is amazing! And the camera, dont get me started... As you tell I'm a picture fanatic and this phones camera (front and rear) has amazing quality! I looovvveeee this phone
Date published: 2017-10-15
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