Key Features of the ZTE Max Duo LTE Z963VL

  1. Performance: First off its most unique feature is the 1.5GHz dual octa-core processor. While most androids in the same price range have a quad and duo core processors the ZTE Max model is a step ahead of where performance is concerned.
  2. Camera: It features a front-facing camera as well as back and the dual-lens on the back camera is one of its selling points. That’s actually where the name of the phone is derived from. As a result, it shoots quality pictures.
  3. CDMA phone: The model activates on the Verizon network. This is particularly important to note so as not to avoid problems on activation.
  4. Battery: With a battery capacity of 3500Mah it’s designed to last up to 20 hours depending on usage. It also supports fast charging which is convenient when you’re pressed for time. Our ZTE Max Duo LTE Z963VL review showed that in this aspect it’s a force to be reckoned with.
Pros & Cons

  • Competitive: For a mobile phone in the mid-price range its features and specifications allow it to compete with most high-end smartphones.
  • Easy to set up: The initial set up phase is pretty straightforward. You’ll have it up and running in a few minutes.
  • Fast Speed: Because it runs on the Android lollipop with 4G LTE capabilities everything is processed super fast. From internet speed to quick loading of applications it runs quick.
  • Easy to Use: Switching between apps is easy and fast thanks to the intuitive apps navigation key.
  • Long battery life: If you’re rarely in the office or house you’ll like that the battery lasts considerably longer.
  • Storage: You have ample space to store your files thanks to the 16GB of internal storage capacity. However, you have the option of further increasing memory by installing a microSD card.
  • Large Touchscreen: The model`s design incorporates a large 6” screen size with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 which is bright and clear. It also makes it easier to press each button.
  • Durable: It’s more durable than most thanks to the Gorilla glass technology used in the screen.
The drawback is for such an excellent camera the product only has 2GB of ram runtime memory. In addition, the sound quality from the earpiece is not that great.

You might struggle to hear the person on the other end clearly. When playing music the volume from the speaker is low and we found after considerable usage the device gets hot pretty at times.


For the price, this cell phone is a serious contender where performance is concerned. If you’re into large screens you’ll appreciate the size of this one.

Plus, it takes decent pictures so you don’t have to carry your camera around anymore. My only major concern is the sound quality when on a call. Most customer reviews have indicated it’s not the best. But then again this could depend on reception in the area.

Final thoughts: I would recommend it if you’re looking for a budget prepaid smartphone which meets basic phone requirements.