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ZTE Maven (2015) review

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Adreno 306
1 GB / 8 GB
4.5 inches (480 x 854 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

ZTE announced the launch of the Maven smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Maven phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The ZTE Maven comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2100 mAh, non-removable battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (480 x 854 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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ZTE Maven specifications

BrandZTE
NameMaven
ModelZ812
Release date2015

Body

The weight of ZTE Maven is about 4.69 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (5.31 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches).

Weight4.69 oz
Dimensions5.31 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
Colorsblue
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The ZTE Maven comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306

Display

The size of Maven screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches TFT display of ZTE Maven with 480 x 854 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of ZTE Maven (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Maven is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera0 MP
Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The ZTE Maven supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Maven phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2100 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Maven isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2100 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This ZTE phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZTE Maven, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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