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ZTE ZMax (Z970) vs HTC One M9 (32GB)

Side by side comparison between ZTE ZMax vs HTC One M9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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ZTE ZMax (Z970)
5.7"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3400
mAh

(Removable)

vs
HTC One M9 (32GB)
5"
SLCD3

1080x1920

20.2
MP

4.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2840
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? HTC One M9 (32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

ZMax (Z970)4 Advantages ZTE ZMax (Z970)vsOne M9 (32GB)23 Advantages HTC One M9 (32GB)
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8%
Thinner
vs9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+5.7"14%
Larger screen
vs5"
+3400 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2840 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core141%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GBvs+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
190 grams (6.65 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)21%
Lighter
TFT LCDvs+TFT Super LCD 3Advantage
TFT Super LCD 3 display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
258 PPIvs+441 PPI71%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 20.2MP152%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 4.1MP160%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 5.0.2 LollipopAdvantage
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+13 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
ModelZMax (Z970)One M9 (32GB)
Other model namesZTE ZMax LTE-A, ZTE Z970, ZTE ZMax 4G LTEHTC M9, HTC M9u, HTC One M9u, HTC Hima
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandZTEHTC
Release dateSeptember, 2014March, 2015
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)83.8 x 162.6 millimeters (3.3 x 6.4 in)69.7 x 144.6 millimeters (2.74 x 5.69 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)
System (OS)ZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (20nm)
CPU processor1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305 400MhzQualcomm Adreno 430
RAM memory2GB3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (21GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT Super LCD 3
Screen size5.7" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)258 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/1700/1900/2100/2600LTE Cat6 700/800/850/1800/900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28), TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels20.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5376x3752 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels4.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels2688x1520 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-3
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black
- Dolby Digital sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- HTC Sense 7.0 UI
- HTC BlinkFeed
- Dolby Audio
- Google Drive 100GB
- Quick Charge 2.0: 60% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3400 mAh2840 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standby21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days24120 minutes | 402 hours | 16.8 days
Radiation rateZTE ZMax (Z970)HTC One M9 (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.56W/kg (head) | 0.35W/kg (body)
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