TracFone ZTE ZFIVE L LTE Z861BL / Z862VL Phone Review

Information about TracFone ZFIVE L LTE Z861BL and Z862BL phone features and specification, how it works and everything else about it is now laid out in this review to help you get the bigger picture of both phones.

ZTE with their product, ZFIVE L LTE Z861BL and Z862VL is offered for people that use different type of network. One of this couple works on GSM and the other works on CDMA. While it was nice to have the options to choose from different network, it will be better to know more about the phone capability first.

TracFone ZTE ZFIVE L LTE Z861BL / Z862VL

TracFone ZFIVE L LTE Quick Review

Both phones are running on Android 6.0.1, the Marshmallow version, which is the current version from Google. This is something good to know because the newest version works better and have more improvement compare to its previous version.

It also already supports 4G LTE connection. Most smartphone has support this new generation of internet connection as well. Compare to its previous generation, this one works better and able to deliver faster and smoother performance. People who live in the area that is already covered with 4G connection should really consider changing into a more supported device like this one.

TracFone ZFIVE L LTE design

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So far, the OS and its 4G LTE connection are the most outstanding features from this 5 inches screen smartphone. Other than that, nothing else is really stood out. In fact, it seems like both phones sports pretty average features. Take example of the camera. The main camera uses 5 MP resolutions. While it able to produce decent shot, some may expect more of it because other smartphone has leveled up their camera with its 8 MP resolution.

Other features such as Bluetooth, email, GPS, multitasking support and hands free speaker is a very common features that can be found on other Android smartphone.

What about the battery? Both phones use a non-removable battery. Non-removable battery itself is a good thing because it makes more practical than ever. But it also means that if there is problem with the battery, people won’t be able to replace the battery only, and they have to replace the whole unit, which is really annoying. The battery itself able to last for 12 hours of talk time and up to 12 days of standby time. This is pretty average for Android smartphone, so there is no surprise in here.

Overall, the phone is an average one. Nothing really extraordinary to enjoy from both phones, not with the average features it offer although indeed both phones are already use the latest OS, so it is up to people to decide whether it will work good enough for their need or not.

Tracfone ZFIVE L LTE Z861BL / Z862VL Specs and Features

Included Battery: Lithium-ion
Size: 5.69″ x 2.8″ x 0.33″
Standby time: Up to 12 days
Talk time: Up to 12 hours
Weight: 5.21 (ounces)
Included Accessories: AC Adapter
Battery (Non-removable)
Features: Display: 5″ HD 1280 × 720
4G LTE/Wi-Fi Connectivity
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Camera: Rear 5 MP AF; Front 2 MP
Internal memory: ROM 8 GB, RAM 1 GB
Supports microSDXC card up to 64 GB
Battery: 2,500 mAh (nonremovable)
GPS Enabled
Multimedia Messaging
Handsfree Speaker
Instant Messaging
MP3 Player
Voice Dialing
Hearing Aid Compatible
Proximity Sensor
Touch Screen
Alarm Clock
Color Screen


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  1. I purchased this phone with a package deal from HSN…
    Trying to locate phone cases for this model is impossible at this time for some reason.. very frustrating.
    Had I known this, I would not have purchased it. But other than that, so far.. the phone is decent.
    I’m switching from an older IPHONE, but did not want to purchase another one because they are so expensive..

    • I agree, just purchased 2 days ago and no cases are available! Glad I was able to find an universal pouch at least. One that’s not of the 80’s. I still have to take the phone in and out to use it.

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