The best ZTE Blade Z Max cases to keep it safe from bumps and scratches

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends
As we said in our ZTE Blade Z Max review, this phone is really big and adds some new features from last year’s ZMax Pro. It has a huge 6-inch screen and a new design that includes a grippy texture on the back and a repositioned camera in the top left. The headphone jack is located on the bottom of the phone next to the USB-C charging port. Ports that you use all the time should be easily accessible. The Blade Z Max needs a case that will protect that massive screen from drops, but also offer easy access to those ports. Here are our picks for the best ZTE Blade Z Max cases that will do that and more.

If you’re planning to buy more accessories for your ZTE Blade Z Max, then check out our picks for the best USB-C cables and best portable chargers.

Otterbox Achiever Series Case ($30)

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
Otterbox is here to protect your ZTE Blade Z Max from drops with its renowned Drop+ Protection. Unlike some other Otterbox cases, this one has a slim profile for pockets or purses. The dual-layer inner core and hard outer layer absorb and help to deflect impacts when dropped. All the cut-outs you require for easy access to the camera, fingerprint sensor, and ports are there. The case comes in black and two other options that look quite nice. You can choose cool plum or water stone two-tone color combinations.

Otterbox Cases

Jaten Brushed Metal Hybrid Cover ($8)

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
If you want drop protection and you also want to keep things as slim as possible, take a look at this dual-layer slim-fit case by Jaten. The inner core is a soft TPU sleeve that is surrounded by a hard polycarbonate layer. The hard edges give the phone a good fit all the way around the case which makes it feel nice and compact. The thin, brushed-metal look is nicely done and not overly flashy.

Amazon

LeYi Women Glitter Case ($8)

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
For anyone out there looking for a case that protects the phone with sparkly style, this case from LeYi is a nice choice. It has a dual-layer design that consists of a soft silicone inner layer and a hard polycarbonate outer layer that snaps in place to give the case rigidity. There’s a bezel around the front to protect the screen and you get a screen protector in the box with it. Besides the glitter design, you can choose the case in this mint color, pink, or rose gold.

Amazon

NageBee Flip Fold Wallet Case ($10)

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
Here’s a good quality wallet style case that has card slots for your ID or other cards and a pocket for cash. The magnetic clasp snaps in place to keep everything secured inside the case. The ZTE Blade Z Max goes inside a plastic case that covers the entire phone. The case also doubles as a phone stand in case you want to watch videos. The synthetic leather gives it a nice premium look, and you can choose from a butterfly design or a plum color.

Amazon

Beyond Cell Flip Wallet Cover ($10)

best ZTE Blade Z Max cases
Sometimes you need a no-nonsense, professional looking wallet cover. This wallet case from Beyond Cell is just that. Inside the wallet, you will find two ID slots and a pocket for cash. The company also includes a wrist strap that could certainly come in handy. There is a magnetic closure that locks the flip cover securely, and the wallet also doubles as a stand for watching videos or reading. The front flip cover has holes so that you can talk on the phone with the wallet completely closed. The cover comes in black and brown, dark blue and brown, red and brown, or rose gold and brown color combinations.

Amazon

Mobile

Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like

With 5G phones debuting at MWC in mere days, there is discussion about whether they will be clunky bricks that die after a few hours? A reference design from Qualcomm offerrs a glimpse of the future: This is what 5G phones will look like.
Deals

Amazon discounts Garmin, Fossil, and Apple Watches for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re after a great gift for that special techie in your life, a smartwatch might be just the ticket. We’ve sniffed out the five best smartwatch deals available on Amazon right now.
Mobile

Apple’s most affordable 2018 iPad is now even cheaper on Amazon at $249

The entry-level iPad is the iPad to get for the vast majority of people. It's inexpensive, well-designed, and quite powerful, especially for the price. Speaking of price, the 9.7-inch iPad is now even more affordable from Amazon.
Emerging Tech

Scoot your commute! Here are the 9 best electric scooters on the market

Electric scooters are an affordable, convenient way to minimize your carbon footprint and zip around town. Check out 8 of our current favorites, whether you're working with a budget or have some cash to spare.
Deals

The best sound machines to help you fall (and stay) asleep

Whether you find that sleep better with white noise, rain sounds, or deep sleep music, there’s a sound machine on the market that will be able to help you catch more z’s in no time at all.
Mobile

New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent describes a clamshell-style foldable phone with two separate sections.
Mobile

Xiaomi Mi 9 will be one of the first phones with monster Snapdragon 855 chip

Xiaomi's next major smartphone release will be the Mi 9, and the company hasn't held back in giving us a good look at the phone, revealing the design, the camera, and a stunning color.
Wearables

Galaxy Watch Active isn't official yet, but you can see it in Samsung's own app

Samsung may be about to resurrect its Sport line of smartwatches under a new name: The Galaxy Watch Sport Active. Leaks and rumors are building our picture of the device at the moment.
Mobile

Stop buying old tablets, says Samsung, buy the new Galaxy Tab S5e instead

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S5e -- the E is for Essential -- a reasonably priced tablet that includes many of the features we like from the Tab A 10.5, and the Tab S4. Here's what you need to know.
Mobile

Bag yourself a bargain with the best budget tablets under $200

The battle for your budget tablet affections is really ramping up. Which tablet, costing less than $200, should be commanding your attention? We take a look at some different options for the budget-conscious.
Computing

What is Wi-Fi 6? Here's a look at the next evolution of the wireless standard

We're exploring the new naming convention for wireless standards, how it affects the devices you buy, and what the upcoming Wi-Fi generation is changing for the better.
Home Theater

Samsung accidentally leaks its new Galaxy Buds ahead of launch

It's been all but certain that Samsung would launch a successor to its Gear IconX wireless earbuds soon, but a newly leaked photo and recent FCC certification document seems to indicate that the debut is very close.
Wearables

Focals succeed where Google Glass fumbled (but do we really need smartglasses?)

It’s been seven years since Google took the wraps off Google Glass. Now, we’re finally getting a modern-day equivalent we want to wear. North’s Focals combine subtle style with an intuitive interface to craft smartglasses you’ll…
Home Theater

Hi-res streaming audio service Qobuz arrives in U.S., threatens Tidal’s monopoly

For several years, Tidal enjoyed a monopoly on hi-res music streaming in the U.S. Now, French company Qobuz is here to offer some competition with a variety of monthly plans starting at $10 a month.