5 Reasons NOT to buy ZTE Devices/Phones

5 Reasons NOT to buy ZTE Devices/Phones

Away from the US government claims that ZTE is spying on US citizens thru the devices for the Chinese government. And trump banning all ZTE devices from government institutions.  I'm here to give you guys a more consumer perspective. My ...

Away from the US government claims that ZTE is spying on US citizens thru the devices for the Chinese government. And trump banning all ZTE devices from government institutions.  I’m here to give you guys a more consumer perspective. My source: selling thousands of ZTE devices in my retails stores over the past 15 years.

1.) Better options out there That have better specs with higher clock speeds and faster processor at around similar price or less

2.) No NFC,  Known to be very bad with its updates on its phones

3.)Many issues in regards to build quality, got many returns compared to other manufactures ZTE was the worst.

4.)No in store swap if issue with the phone, warranty. now that the phones are banned in big US retail locations. 

5.)No price promotions like port in deals, instant rebates etc.. (banned from carriers)  

ZTE has made some good phones like I have mentioned in my previous videos as well. But in this video the main focus was that there are many issues with ZTE there is overwhelming proof of that from the comments online forums and store dealers. Working in retail selling ZTE phone for over 10 years I can tell u first hand there was many many returns and defects, even the reps from ZTE knew that and tried to cover up those numbers. But it’s ok because that’s how they are able to make the phones so cheap, they buy chips and parts that Samsung and apple won’t use to make there own some will work some won’t. But they are cheap so ZTE doesn’t mind.

ZTE is not all bad and in no way am I saying all they phones are terrible. But because it is an off brand they buy there parts from bigger manufactures as second hand so that they are able to sell the devices at lower cost, like the one plus and pocco phones but the downside to that is many defects will come out after production. There is actually a full in-depth documentary video done on this I will share with you. And last but not least I have had first-hand reps from ZTE deny and cover up many of there returned phones information and not willing to disclose those numbers while other reps have told me its been really bad with some ZTE models.

Customer comments that i thought to add to the post to show a diffrent perspective: “Not saying that ZTE is on par with Samsung or even LG in terms of market presence, but “off brand” is also a strange way to put it. ZTE is not a fly-by-nighter…this is a legit Chinese company with their own devices and brand (not a re-branding of another phone). Also, your claim about “second hand parts” is extremely dubious. No established phone manufacturer would source “used” components – they’d be out of business in weeks. I wouldn’t begrudge a company for reducing manufacturing costs on “new components” (this is what every consumer electronics company does every day) – but again, this is part of the user’s decision to accept compromise. If unreliability of the product outweighs the cost benefits, then it’s not worth it to the user. But again, in my experience with ZTE, it HAS been worth it. As you say, they may have their quality issues, but the more prestigious companies have their share as well.”

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