ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL were launched in quick succession by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer with decent specs coupled with killer price tags. While ZTE Blade Max 3 was launched at $199.99 (roughly Rs. 12,800), ZTE Max XL comes with a price tag of $129 (roughly Rs. 8,200).

Both these smartphones have been launched in The United States of America and it looks like ZTE has taken the first mover’s advantage in the ‘cheap but not bad’ trend. While on one hand, people are buying iPhones and Google Pixels for hundreds of dollars, when it comes to Value For Money, ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL are the best smartphones available in the country as for now.

ZTE Blade Max 3 Specifications

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  • 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920) capacitive touchscreen display with a 2.5D curved glass
  • 64-bit 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
  • 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Dual 13MP rear camera with RGB, PDAF and monochrome abilities
  • 5MP front shooter for selfies and video chats
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery with quick charge support, delivering up to 40 hours talk time and 31 days of standby.
  • 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11 b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C port and GPS

ZTE Max XL Specifications

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  • 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC
  • 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box
  • 13MP rear facing camera with LED Flash and PDAF
  • 5 MP front-facing camera for selfies and videos
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3990 mAh battery with quick charge support and delivering up to 26.6 hours of talk time
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

While the specifications of ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL look decent, it’s the price tag that makes these smartphones, two of the best VFM products in the market. Moreover, when it comes to multimedia experience, ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL offer much more than expected and who even thought of a dual 13MP rear camera setup at this price point.

In the end, most mid-budget smartphones are pretty forgettable but ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL are here to stay, and while you can definitely spend a thousand bucks on more premium smartphones but, these two offering from the Chinese manufacturer are certainly worth of your hard earned money.

As for availability of ZTE Blade Max 3 And ZTE Max XL outside the US, there hasn’t been any official statement but for markets like India where mid-budget is the biggest smartphone category, these handsets can definitely challenge the standings of Xiaomi, Moto, Lenovo and even Samsung.

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