The ZTE Zmax 2 features a 5.5 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels which is comparatively smaller than the 5.7 inch display of its predecessor Zmax. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 2GB of RAM space. The 16 GB of internal storage can be further expanded to a 32 GB via a micro SD card. The Android 5.1 Lollipop based device will be supporting 4G LTE/ 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS as its connectivity options.
On the camera front the ZTE Zmax 2 sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front snapper. A 3,000mAH battery provides power to the device.
Display - 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
Processor - 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor with Adreno 306 GPU
Storage - 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
OS - Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
Camera - 8MP autofocus camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 154 x 76 x 9.4 mm
Weight - 170g
Connectivity - 4G LTE/ 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS
Battery - 3000mAh battery
When compared to its prdecessor, the Zmax 2 looks like a combination of an upgrade as well as a downsize. The processor has gone through an upgrade as it features a Snapdragon 410 instead of 400. However the display screen has gone smaller from 5.7 inches to 5.5 inches but has fortunately maintained the same screen resolution. The storage capacity has been unaltered. The 8MP rear sensor is still the same. Its the front snapper that has got an upgrade from 1.6 MP to 2.0 pixels. Battery is now 3,000mAh, which seems like a downgrade compared to the previous 3,400mAh.
The handset is based on the latest Android 5.1, which should at least help extend the battery life and improve its performance. Audio boasts of a Dolby Digital Plus technology. And, of course, there's 4G LTE connectivity, which is certainly a plus for a budget device.