Mara Z Specs: Design, Camera, Connectivity

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The Mara Z phone was announced along with the entry-level Mara X and are two of the latest droids in the market. Both phones are manufactured in Rwanda.

Mara Z summary of specs

  • OS: Android 8 Oreo
  • Release Date: October 2019
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 5.7-inch, 720 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Selfie Camera: 13 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 3070 mAh
  • Related: Mara X.
Mara Z phone

Mara Z specification

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100), 3(1800), 5 (850), 7(2600), 8(900) 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type:
  • Software / OS: Android 8 Oreo (Go Edition)

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 164.64 x 76.57 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 183g
  • Display: 5.7 inches (14.48 centimetres), 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD 2.5D glass with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and Oleophobic Coating.
  • Colours: Black. Gold. Grey.
  • Physical Build: Brushed Aluminium

Internal Hardware Specifications

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.4 GHz Octa-core
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 13 MP main sensor, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 13 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker. Dolby Audio 5.1.
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 4.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Lithium-Ion 3070 mAh
  • Battery Charging: Mara Turbo Charge 18W fast charging (0 to 50% in 30 minutes).
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: February 2019
  • Release Date: October 2019

Mara Z Prices by Country

  • Rwanda: 175,750 Rwandan francs ($190)
  • Nigeria: ₦90,000, available on Jumia.
  • Egypt:  Egyptian Pound
  • UAE:  AED
  • Kenya: Ksh.
  • Ghana:

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Is Mara Z a 4G phone?

It supports 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks.

is Mara Z battery removable?

The 3070mAh battery is removable.

Is Mara Z good for gaming?

The Snapdragon chipset is a mid-range model and supports mostly casual gaming.

Does Mara Z support OTG?

The smartphone supports USB-On-The-Go.

How much is Mara Z?

The selling price in Rwanda is 175,750 Rwandan francs (about $190).

Does Mara Z have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Mara Z work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Looking at the specs and features of the Mara Z phone, it is difficult to justify its $190 price tag. Quite a number of mid-range droid with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage cost much less.

You will be able to pick up a TECNO, Infinix or Xiaomi smartphone in the same class and with more recent software for $150 to $165. There is no other way to say it: the ₦90,000 price tag in Nigeria is ridiculous for thwe specs.

The Mara Z may be one of the latest phones, but it will be a tough sell in a market choked full of competing products that cost much less.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specs of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Mara Z Phone Review Rating

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