Monday, October 22, 2018

ZTE Max XL

ZTE Max XL
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435(Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Display: 6.0 inches
  • Camera: 13 MP/5 MP
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.7 4.4 1
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Software 8 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Value For Money 10 / 10

April 2017, The ZTE has launched their new smartphone that is ZTE Max XL. It is available in Black colour. The phone has priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 8,200).

Display and Design

The ZTE Max XL comes with the 6.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 367 ppi. The display is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone dimensions measure at 165.1 x 83.8 x 9.4 mm (6.5 x 3.30 x 0.37 in) with weight of 180 g (6.35 oz).

Software and Hardware

The ZTE Max XL runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). It in-built Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset and Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It supports of Adreno 505 GPU. The phone has 2 GB of RAM. It packs a 16 GB of internal memory that can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD card.

Camera and Battery

In the camera section, it packs a 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP secondary camera for the selfies and video chats. The primary camera is capable of 1080p@30fps video recording. It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, autofocus, LED flash. It packs a 3990mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 26.6 hours of talk time.

Sensor and Connectivity

Sensors on the phone include:

  • Fingerprint sensor(rear-mounted) at the back,
  • Accelerometer sensor, Proximity, compass
  • Proximity sensor,
  • Compass sensor.

Connectivity options include:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot,
  • Bluetooth- 4.2, A2DP, LE,
  • GPS with A-GPS,
  • FM radio, and
  • USB- Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

ZTE Max XL - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    165.1 x 83.8 x 9.4 mm (6.5 x 3.30 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight
    180 g (6.35 oz)
  • Colors
    Black

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    6.0 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    367 ppi
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 505
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 256 GB

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, autofocus, LED flash
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    5 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3990 mAh
  • Placement
    Non Removable
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 26 h 30 min (3G)

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    A-GPS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack