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ZTE Axon 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the GPS navigation and portability, while opinions are divided on the camera.

price, performance, usability, design, screen

portability, 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 94/100 = 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 Marshmallow handset, with front-facing speakers, 64GB of storage and only a few sacrifices.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Cipriani (mashable.com)

ZTE's Axon 7 is a $400 champ that easily competes with Samsung

 

Second time's a charm for ZTE's Axon line.

Budget-friendly ; Flagship caliber ; Solid battery life ; Sharp screen

Lockscreen navigation needs refining ; Camera speed suffers in low-light

ZTEs Axon 7 offers top-of-the line features for a lot less than Samsung’s best offering.

Aug, 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

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

ZTE Axon 7 quartz grey

 

The phone also has plenty of storage space. The more widely available variant, which I reviewed, has 64GB built-in, 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage if you have a high-capacity microSD card. There's also a variant for Asia, with 128GB...

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)

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

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...

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: 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

Android Central Choice Award

Expert review by: (androidcentral.com)

ZTE Axon 7 review: Incredible hardware, dicey software

 

The ZTE Axon 7 is one of the most compact 5.5-inch phones on the market, and one of the most enjoyable to use, too — if you can get over some of the translation issues and software gimmicks. And while ZTE doesn't have a great reputation keeping its...

Excellent build quality and unique design ; Competitive price ; Extremely compact for a 5.5-inch phone ; Fantastic daylight camera

Software gimmicks distract from the experience ; Camera struggles in poor light ; Some translation issues ; 6GB version limited to Chinese market

Aug, 2016
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 3250
Standby time (2G):290 / 480
Standby time (3G):550
Standby time (4G):500
Talk time (2G):18 / 24
Talk time (3G):15

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

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 / 300
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 20
Rear camera type:Single camera
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording modes:480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:9:16
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:538
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
BeiDou: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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
Carrying case: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 405 / Adreno 530
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.15
Processor Model:800 / 820 / MSM 8952

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 4 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail
Material:Aluminium

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 7.8 / 75
Height :147.5 / 7.9
Weight:153 / 175
Width:15.2 / 151.7 / 71