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ZTE Axon 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of ZTE Axon 7. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation, while there are some mixed reviews about the reception.

performance, price, usability, screen, battery

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Axon 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

ZTE Axon 7 review

 

The Axon 7 wants to be your Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 replacement

Inexpensive yet well-designed ; Generous 64GB of internal storage ; Awesome dual front-facing speakers

Slippery in the hand ; Not on all US carriers ; Doesn't match Samsung's camera

ZTE Axon 7 is less expensive than the best flagship smartphones, yet it looks and performs like a top-tier Android Nougat handset, with front-facing speakers, 64GB of storage and only a few sacrifices.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review

 

Heir to the throne? With the Axon 7, ZTE is about to reach for the smartphone crown. Besides top performance and superb equipment, the 5.5-inch, high-end Android impresses with its Dolby Atmos sound system, which can fill a room with sound.

Android 6.0 ; QHD AMOLED panel ; USB Type-C ; fingerprint scanner ; very good camera module ; very high performance ; no throttling ; superb Dolby Surround sound ; Quick Charge feature

Unusual MiFavor 4.0 UI ; USB 2.0 speed only ; PWM flickering ; non-removable battery ; only mediocre battery life

ZTE has not promised too much: The Axon 7 easily matches upper-range smartphones, such as Samsung's Galaxy S7 even if ultimately it cannot quite pull level to such devices. ZTE's smartphone does not have the final feature polishing for this - a faster...

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

ZTE Axon 7 review

 

The ZTE Axon 7 delivers top-of-the-line hardware at an incredible price.

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

ZTE Axon 7

 

The ZTE Axon is a $400 unlocked Android phone that looks and performs like phones that cost nearly twice as much.

Relatively affordable. Sleek metal design. Crisp Quad HD display. Booming speakers. Expandable storage. Fingerprint sensor, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi. Google Daydream-ready.

Heavy custom UI layer. Low-light camera performance isn't the best.

Conclusions The ZTE Axon 7 is a lot of phone for a lot less money than the competition. For $400 you get a premium metal design, a top-of-the-line processor, a Quad HD display, and support for all the major US carriers. There is no other phone on the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

ZTE Axon 7 review

 

You have to admire ZTE's effort. Its Axon 7 is the best looking and most powerful phone the Chinese company has made to date. Its super speedy processor performs just as fast as the flagship devices of Samsung, LG and Google -- a testament to how far...

The sophisticated and affordable ZTE Axon 7 has a zippy processor, expandable storage and loud speakers.

The phone is heavy and power users won't appreciate the non-removable battery.

The Axon 7 is ZTE's best to date, but the OnePlus 3 is a better phone at the same price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com.au)

ZTE Axon 7 review: ZTE's best yet, but no match for the OnePlus 3

 

You have to admire ZTE's effort. Its Axon 7 is the best looking and most powerful phone the Chinese company has made to date. Its super speedy processor performs just as fast as the flagship devices of Samsung, LG and Google -- a testament to how far...

The sophisticated and affordable ZTE Axon 7 has a zippy processor, expandable storage and loud speakers

The phone is heavy and power users won't appreciate the non-removable battery

The Axon 7 is ZTE's best to date, but the OnePlus 3 is a better phone at the same price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

ZTE Axon 7 smartphone receives Android Nougat update

 

Google Android Nougat and Daydream update : ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market, announced that both Android Nougat and Daydream are available now for its award-winning Axon 7...

With this update, the ZTE Axon 7 becomes the most affordable Daydream-ready smartphone in the united States. As one of the first companies to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality, the Axon 7 is now...

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

ZTE Axon 7 Review: Affordable Flagship Greatness

 

I'm still not convinced that the ZTE Axon 7's $399 price tag isn't a typo. This smartphone performs like something that costs hundreds of dollars more, with a fast processor, a rich display and a stunning design that oozes care and quality. The phone's...

Premium, comfortable design ; Vibrant display ; Impressive, feature-rich camera ; Fast performance

Display dimmer than competitors ; Mixed audio performance ; Middling battery life

The ZTE Axon 7 punches well above its weight, delivering fast performance, a feature-rich camera and a stunning design for just $399.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Rose Behar (mobilesyrup.com)

ZTE Axon 7 review: Can’t quite kill the flagship killer

 

On paper, the ZTE Axon 7 is an impressive phone.

Fantastic sound quality ; Daydream-ready ; Beautiful 5.5-inch display

Unfortunate power button placement ; Occasional processing glitches ; Slow camera shutter speed

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: ZTE Axon 7

 

ZTE's flagship is an attractive piece of hardware that shows the company's A Game. The Axon 7 is a premium Android smartphone that costs less than some of the competition and yet performs just as well. Here is Phonescoop's full review.

The Axon 7 from ZTE is a fine option for people who prefer unlocked handsets. It works well with both AT&T and T-Mobile and at $400 is much more affordable than the top phones from HTC, Samsung, LG, and Motorola. Moreover, the Axon 7 competes well with...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3250
Standby time (2G):290
Talk time (2G):24

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:300
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Single camera
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording modes:480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
White Balance:Auto

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:538
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Equalizer: Yes
Speakers:STEREO

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA, UMTS / CDMA,EVDO,HSPA,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15
Processor Model:800 / 820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:128

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail
Material:Aluminium

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 75
Height :7.9
Weight:1.75 / 175
Width:15.2 / 151.7