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ZTE Axon 7 Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of ZTE Axon 7 Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The performance and durability also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the reception and portability.

price, durability, performance, usability, size

battery, portability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Axon 7 Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review


A great Android phone for smaller hands and smaller wallets

Smaller, one-handed design ; Affordable, yet well-crafted ; Dual front-facing speakers

Not nearly as powerful as Axon 7 ; Not on all US carriers yet

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini shrinks the very likable Axon 7 mid-range phone from the Chinese company. It's easier to hold in one hand and more affordable, if you don't need a powerful phone or Verizon and Sprint support in the US. Smallness is what the ZTE...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini


The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is a mid-range phone made in the image of the Axon 7. If you've never heard of that phone, don't worry; it's not a blockbuster in the UK or US. Still, this lower-price version is perhaps more interesting, with a competitive price...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini


ZTE Axon 7 Mini Android smartphone : Now Available for Pre-Order in the U.S. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini features a 5.2-inch screen and premium specs all for under $300. ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review


Is the Mini version all you need? In addition to the flagship model Axon 7, the Chinese manufacturer once again offers a Mini version of the current model. Besides the size and the features, the price was reduced as well. But can the Axon 7 Mini...

high-quality chassis, good speakers, no throttling, dual-SIM/memory expansion via microSD, good AMOLED screen, Quick-Charge, protective cover included, three-year warranty, USB-C

but only 2.0 speed, average battery runtimes, microSD cannot be formatted as internal storage, problems with the mobile Internet connection in difficult reception conditions, slow WLAN module without ac

ZTE was able to carry over many positive aspects from its flagship smartphone Axon 7 to the smaller Axon 7 Mini. This includes the great chassis and the good speakers, but the FHD-AMOLED panel is also convincing except for the somewhat inaccurate...

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (

ZTE Axon 7 mini review


ZTE's gorgeous Axon 7 Mini may look like a flagship, but it can't compete with cheaper, faster budget phones.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini


The ZTE Axon 7 Mini takes one of our favorite unlocked Android phones and makes it more affordable by knocking most of the specs down a notch.

High-quality build. Comfortable to use in one hand. Strong audio capabilities.

Not really "mini." Lots of strong competition in the midrange market.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini Review


Smartphone shoppers love having a nice variety of devices to choose from, so it's little surprise that we see device manufacturers churn out variant after variant of their most popular models. Maybe there's a Plus, Pro, or Max version of a flagship,...

Fantastic sound ; Well-executed, attractive design ; Good price (especially with new discounts)

Battery life needs an extra hour or two ; Sub-par display brightness ; MiFavor interface isn't great ; Underwhelming camera ; Fingerprint scanner accuracy

The Axon 7 Mini falls short of being the platonic ideal of a “mini” phone, one that takes a flagship, features intact, and gives us a handset with a smaller screen. Instead, it practically turns that approach on its head, barely decreasing size at all,...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chip Chick Staff (

ZTE Axon 7 Mini Review


ZTE knocked it out of the park with the Axon 7, so introducing a smaller version of the Axon 7 was the logical next step. However, not everything is the same under the hood with the Axon 7 Mini. Everything from the processor to the display have all...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Sergio Colado (

Hands-on ZTE Axon 7 Mini review: an Ax to jam with


ZTE has presented the Axon 7 Mini at IFA 2016. This compact version of its latest flagship may not be a revolution, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Notably, some impressive audio chops. Find out all our thoughts on this handset in our hands-on...

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is filling a gap in the market as a relatively low-cost handset which provides superior sound quality. If you want these two features, the Axon 7 Mini could be for you.

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2705 / 2800
Battery recharge time:1
Standby time (2G):480
Standby time (3G):550
Standby time (4G):500
Talk time (2G):18
Talk time (3G):15

Call management

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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto


Brand colour:Ion Gold / Quartz grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:9:16
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4, VC-1, VP8


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
BeiDou: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA, WCDMA / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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


Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8952


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.8 / 147.5
Width:7.1 / 71