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alaScore 87

8 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of ZTE Max XL. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the camera and performance.

portability, design, screen, price, battery

performance, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Max XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (

ZTE Max XL review


The ZTE Max XL is affordable, but its predecessor has us spoiled.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (



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.

Affordable. Large, sharp display. HPUE support and dual-band Wi-Fi. Latest Android software.

Unimpressive camera performance. Limited internal storage. Bloatware.

For $130, the ZTE Max XL gets you solid performance, a big, bright 1080p screen, the latest Android software, and better connectivity thanks to the presence of HPUE. Compared with the aging and overpriced competition, the Max XL offers better overall...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Lynn La (

ZTE goes big with 6-inch Android phone for $130 (hands-on)


The Max XL features Android Nougat and is available prepaid on Boost and Virgin.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Justin Jelinek (

ZTE Max XL review: A huge phone with good features, budget price


The ZTE Max XL is a phone that will hardly put a dent in your wallet. Keep reading to see if it's worth the small price you'll pay.

$100 USD for this phone is a steal ; Huge screen ; Good battery life ; Mostly stock Android experience ; Sound is good with headphones or external speaker ; Very nice design overall ; Incredibly light

On board speaker isn't very good ; Camera shutter is just a little bit slow ; Occasional hiccups in performance

If you’re in need of a phone and live in an area with strong Sprint service, the ZTE Max XL should absolutely be a consideration. For the price you just can’t beat the performance and even the style that this phone provides.

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (

ZTE Max XL Review: A $99 Phone We Really Like


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...

Sub-$100 price tag ; Big and bright 6-inch full-HD screen ; USB-C port and headphone jack

Weak speakers ; Lots of bloatware ; Available only on Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile

The ZTE Max XL is a fantastic big-screen phone for budget-conscious buyers on Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: ZTE Max XL for Boost Mobile


ZTE's latest slab for Boost Mobile is the monstrous Max XL. It boasts a 6-inch screen, 3,990mAh battery, and the latest build of Android 7 Nougat from Google. The ZTE Max XL is a budget smartphone for big-screen lovers in the pre-paid space. Here is...

The ZTE Max XL isn't the world's most attractive nor most powerful smartphone, but it does do a few things really well.

May, 2017

Techradar Great Value 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

ZTE Max XL review


Big phone for a small price

Very affordable price ; Excellent battery life ; Android Nougat pre-installed

Stale design ; Stutters occasionally ; Tons of bloatware

The ZTE Max XL proves that you can get a lot of phone for not a lot of money. That said, there are plenty of compromises made to be at this price point but none are deal breakers. Most disappointing is that ZTE hasn’t fixed some of the issues plaguing...

May, 2017

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