Smartphone Quick Review – ZTE Majesty

Jaycee De Guzman November 10, 2013 17
Smartphone Quick Review –  ZTE Majesty


Just because ZTE is producing a lot of smartphones these days does not mean that it is already included in one of the best brands of electronic devices. The ZTE Majesty, in spite of its name, only has a few special features which can attract customers. We are guessing that this is the reason why ZTE did not put a much expensive price in this handset. According to CNET, the Majesty is distributed by Net10, Straight Talk as well as Walmart stores in the United States for less than $170 which is pretty cheap.

Smartphone Quick Review -  ZTE Majesty

Design, Display And Camera

First of all, the ZTE Majesty looks exactly like a normal mid-range mobile phone. Measuring 5.31 x 2.64 x 0.42 inches and weighing less than 6 lbs, this handset is covered in black chassis that is both smooth and sleek at the same time. There is a logo on top of the display while the three touch buttons are located at the bottom.

Speaking of which, the Majesty exhibits 4.5 inches of diagonal screen size but with only 480 x 854 pixels of display resolution. Obviously, we can see that it does not have much to offer in terms of this department. This is why it is a good thing that this mobile phone is also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera at the back and 0.3-megapixel camera at the front. Even though this is only a mid-range handset, the fact that it has a web camera is very impressive.


Processor And Connectivity

Smartphone Quick Review -  ZTE MajestyWhen it comes to its performance, the ZTE Majesty packs a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8625 processor which ultimately powers its Android 4.1 operating system. The RAM has 768 MB – which is a little strange for a storage size – while the internal memory is 4 GB. If users wish, there is a memory card slot for expansion compatible with MicroSD which they can use. Meanwhile, we still don’t know how sparing the 2000 mAh battery capacity can be according to the average user but we expect that it can last for more or less than 5 hours. On the other hand, it is unfortunate that the Majesty does not have LTE connectivity. It only supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS navigation – and even though these are enough, it would still be better if it had 4G coverage.

The Final Verdict

If we consider the price first, there is not doubt that the ZTE Majesty is affordable especially for a mid-range mobile phone. It has a number of good features like its camera, CPU and storage while also dealing with problems of its own like the display and RAM size. Regardless, the most important is that this handset can perform basic mobile phone tasks with decency.

Is the ZTE Majesty worth your money?

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  1. guitarmn1  August 13, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    your phone is really stupid because for no reason it shuts off and wont turn back on unless plugged in when it just came off the charger and had a full battery you need to fix this problem because i am tired of it and will probly swtich back to my old carrier

  2. Steven  August 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    The phone can overheat really fast and sometimes the apps don’t work. Battery life is okay, will try to get a new phone ASAP!!!

  3. Matt  September 15, 2014 at 3:12 am - Reply

    I bought this phone and within 24 hours it had reset twice and crashed 3 times. Half the pre-installed apps didn’t work and no matter what android apps I download, I can’t get the cameras on the phone to work in any way shape or form. No matter the camera app, it just stays black-screened for a solid minute then goes back to home screen. I am taking this phone back tomorrow and I am very, very disappointed. The Galaxy Centrino for Straight Talk worked WAY more reliably for a year and a half before I bought this. The Galaxy Centrino costs like 30 bucks now… Seriously, Straight Talk? A $30 phone working marvelously better than a $160 phone? Bite me, I’m switching.

  4. Martha  October 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if I should laugh at this so call phone or curse it. Sometimes things are just so bad there’s no words strong enough to describe it, and that happens to be the case with this pathetic, ZTE majesty. Every call drops. Web pages rarely load. When they do, it takes a,solid three minutes and that’s if you’re lucky! I can’t wait to get rid if it. And no, I’m not using it to write this. Horrible straight from the box. Returned and 2nd one, same exact problems! It should be pulled from the market. I’m not kidding.

  5. Amanda Goolsby  November 7, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I’ve had the zte majesty since march 2014 and hate it. Numerous problems.
    1. Phone will randomly restart
    2. Sometimes when making a call I am told it sounds like a robot voice and they can’t understand me.
    3. Reception sucks.
    4. While online browser will just close out and you will be back on the home screen.
    5. Sometimes when you click on the camera app the screen will just stay black. Closing it out and opening the app again doesn’t help. You have to restart the phone.
    6. Sometimes the sounds quit working. You have to restart the phone.

    I’ve reset it back to factory settings twice and still hate it. I can’t wait till I can get another phone.

  6. Jeff  November 12, 2014 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Almost every malfunction mentioned above concerning the ZTE Magesty I have experienced over the past 6 months. I have to recall the person because they hear a garbled or robotic sounding voice, the phone turns itself off, web sites won’t load, etc. I didn’ t have very much trouble at all when I had my Samsung Precedent.

  7. Sandy  December 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I guess I’ve had somewhat better luck with my ZTE Majesty. All the functions work, it doesn’t turn off or restart, no dropped calls, web sites load just fine, etc. However, the one problem it does have is what I feel is the biggest problem it could have, because it’s the most annoying. My phone like someone else mentioned has very poor reception. Whenever I call anyone, even if they’re just outside my house, they generally can’t understand me. They’ll either tell me that I’m cutting out or sound like a robot. So, usually all my calls go something like this, “Hi it’s me”. Other person says, “What????” I repeat, “It’s me”. Other person repeats “What????” The call goes on like this for the next 5 mins. Finally I say,”I’ll just call you when I get home”. And the other person says “WHAT???? WHAT???? WHAT????” End of call.

  8. tk  December 11, 2014 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I don’t have any problems with the phone .. I have had it sinceAugust and the only thing wrong is that my phone is cracked up because I dropped it and it has no set percentage of when it turns off sometime I can make it till 3% the times I only make it to 15% before it turns off. I have had good reception as well so sorry for the others luck….

  9. Barry  December 17, 2014 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I don’t demand a great deal from a phone, and it appears the ZTE Majesty can’t provide the little I need. As briefly mentioned in the review, the very limited internal storage is a deal breaker. Just having a google account overloads the internal storage capabilities of this phone, uploads will not complete downloading, and the google app package won’t allow me to uninstall the apps I don’t use. Internal storage capacity of 1 GB will be maxed out quickly. Once the internal storage is maxed out, all the rebooting without prompting commences.

  10. Donna  December 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    It is the worse phone ever. I cant believe someone would put this phone on the market and take advantage of people. I have the same problems every above has. We should be able to get our money back but straight talk plays dumb when you call them

  11. Cheryl Cover  December 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I Loved my ZTE Majesty so much I got my hubby one for Christmas! No problems what so ever here! This is by far the best smart phone for the money! I have had none of the problems others are reporting, and I have had mine for over a year now. Great screen size, good android aps. Games run smooth, calls are clear! I recommend this phone to everyone I talk to.

  12. Lisa  February 2, 2015 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I am on my second ZTE Majesty from StraightTalk phone. The first I bought lasted about a month then just shut down and wouldn’t come back on. I bought the “protection plan” so they replaced it. This one has lasted me almost a year. It hasn’t been too horrible, but does decide to restart randomly and seemingly at the most inopportune times…very annoying. My biggest issue with this phone is the “internal storage”. First off, there are sooooo many preloaded apps that I would never use in a million years and we are not allowed the option of deleting them. This takes up TONS of space!! I am constantly getting alerted that my storage is very, very low and I may not be able to load any more apps, etc. I have loaded extremely minimal apps onto my phone, yet my internal storage registers as 118MB out of 0.92GB available, this tells me the stats are quite “off” to say the least on the specs for this phone which states that it has 4GB of internal storage??? I mean, I do have quite a lot of info on my SD card (music, pics, etc) but when I look at storage my phone states as follows:

    INTERNAL STORAGE Total space 0.92GB/714MB used/118MB Available
    SD CARD Total space 3.63GB/1.07GB Available
    PHONE Total space 1.64GB/1.64GB Available

    Please tell me HOW if I have 1.64GB available left on my phone how to access this, transfer files to it, or SOMETHING so that I can make use of this supposed 1.64GB of space still available on my phone?!?!?

  13. Luther  April 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Don’t buy this Phone!!!!!!!!!! Limited memory. Can’t load but a few apps.

  14. Thomas  June 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I have to call two or 3 times to get people to hear me just like all the others above i have had the same problems I WOULD NOT! tell anyone to buy a ZTE phone of any kind!

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  16. Dona  October 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I waited to activate my phone because husband has had his >2 years and has constant problems. When my Nokia flip charger broke, had to change. Activated over 10 days ago and it has been a constant pain. Received texts from and ONE friend, but took over a week to find out why could not get texts from husband. Had to add phone # to HIS contact info for me. REALLY ?? This should never be an issue to calling or texting.
    NEVER could get ZTE to pair with Nokia to transfer phone #’s, will have to enter manually. Can get Goggle contacts. Whoop dee doo. I DON’T like to use google products, And checking my emails? Forget it unless go to internet. My tablet, was able to set up everything in about 2 hours. Almost 2 weeks later, STILL trying to get basic functions to work on ZTE. Seven yr old Nokia filip will pare with car, NEW ZTE – neither one will work.
    DO NOT get this phone. Spend a little more so you won’t waste TIME trying to get it to work and then find out – some of the basis just won’t work. FORGET using piece of crap manual that came with phone.

  17. Joe  November 29, 2015 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I purchased three of these for my family two yrs ago and we have been fighting with them the whole time! They were our first smartphones so we didn’t know any better. One gig of intetnal storage is a joke by the time all pre installed apps are updated there’s no more space! $250 each was way too much and unfair! Same problems as everyone + powers off, keyboard won’t work, loss of Google pages, no sound, no room for apps, lost pics, data keeps going to 1x and have to restart to get 3g back, phone calls cut out, super slow data speed in Vegas @ 3g, hrs & hrs on the phone with straight talk and no help! Can’t wait to upgrade

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