This budget smartphone which is locked to the TracFone network was launched in 2017 by the Chinese manufacturer ZTE. The ZTE majesty pro or the ZTE z799vl as it is sometimes known as runs on a Snapdragon 210 processor with a RAM capacity of 1GB and an 8GB storage space.
Let’s dive into the zte z799vl specs to take a look into this “Majestic” phone.
ZTE Majesty Specs
5.37 x 2.67 x 0.43 inches (136.4 x 67.8 x 10.9 mm)
4.5” TFT, 480 x 854
Android Marshmallow (v6)
Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
8GB (microSD extendable)
5MP with autofocus
Supported SIM types
Non-removable Lithium-Ion 2100mAh
Straight out of the box, ZTE ships the Majesty Pro with Android version 6, aka Android Marshmallow which was released in 2015. Give that this phone was released in 2017, it is quite surprising as to why they used a 2-year-old android version to launch with this phone.
The device can be updated to a newer version, but maybe not the latest Android 10 due to the limited RAM capacity and storage.
ZTE uses a 2xx series Snapdragon, specifically the 210 chipset which was also released in 2015. ZTE keeps on using outdated components and we can only guess it’s because they want to keep their costs down.
The majesty pro has an integrated GPU (Adreno 304) which is an entry-level card and since no one is going to use this budget phone for high-end gaming or any gaming for that matter, the inclusion of such a graphics card is reasonable.
Majesty Pro has a 4.5” TFT display. The resolution is set at 480x854-pixels with a total of 218 Pixels per inch. Compared to the other budget phones released around the same time or even now this is quite a poor job from ZTE.
The Majesty Pro has an elder brother, The Majesty Pro Plus lte (zte z899vl) with the same screen size and resolution just better RAM capacity, internal storage, and a better version of Android.
RAM capacity in the Majesty pro is 1GB while the Pro Plus has a total of 2GB and exactly double the internal storage at 16GB.
Camera quality is something I am not even going to get into and this is again the same case as the GPU.
However, all mobile networks are supported which is good news and it has all the standard sensors included.
In conclusion, the ZTE Majesty Pro is not worthy of its name. A phone launched in 2017 using components made in 2015 does not float my boat.