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ZTE Axon mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of ZTE Axon mini. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The performance and screen also get good reviews. There are some negative views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Axon mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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This summary is based on the products: ZTE 5.2INCH AXON MINI 3GB/32GB GOLD Android 5.1ZTE 5.2INCH AXON MINI 3GB/32GB GOLD Android 5.1

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Roberts (

ZTE Axon Mini (Premium Edition)


Chinese firm ZTE released it's standard Axon Mini in China last July. A paired-down version of the company's flagship Axon model, the Mini would never make it to market outside ZTE's home country.

Great OLED screen ; Good range of extra features

Questionable design ; Some performance issues ; Heavily skinned version of Android

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

ZTE Axon Mini Review: In Depth


ZTE Axon Mini review: Since the lowly Grand X back in 2012 ZTE has spent the last few years refocusing its efforts and the new ZTE Axon Mini represents a stronger brand and a more competitive…

Premium design elements ; Competent cameras ; Force Touch ; Affordable

Heavy UI ; Poorly optimised UX ; Styling quirks

At just under £230, the ZTE Axon Mini is for the most part a handset worth considering. The UI needs a lot of work and the phone as a whole could have been refined a little more before hitting the market, but it boasts respectable performance, a nice...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Stan Schroeder (

ZTE Axon mini boasts '3D touch,' but it's far from perfect [REVIEW]


The ZTE Axon mini Premium Edition is the only affordable choice if you want an Android with a pressure-sensing screen, but it has many imperfections.

A lot of fancy new tech ; Affordable ; Solid overall specs

Lukewarm design ; Lacks polish ; Weak processor ; Flaky fingerprint sensor and eye scanner

The ZTE Axon mini Premium Edition is the only affordable choice if you desire an Android with a pressure-sensing screen, but you'll have to live with its imperfections.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Евгений Вильдяев (

Обзор смартфона ZTE Axon Mini


Флагманский смартфон компании с 5.2-дюймовым дисплеем, FHD-разрешением, AMOLED-матрицей, работающий под управлением Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, продающийся за 30 000 рублей

К качеству передачи речи нет никаких претензий, вы и ваш собеседник отлично слышите друг друга.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

ZTE Axon Mini Premium Edition, First Take: Affordable 5.2-inch Android with pressure-sensitive screen


The Axon Mini is a well built and affordable Android 5.1 handset with a good set of features that should deliver all-day battery life for most users.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Paul K. (

ZTE Axon Mini review


Last year's ZTE Axon and Axon Pro were a delightful surprise – nicely spec'd out smartphones with vanilla Android on board all at very competitive price points. A couple of months ago, the company launched the Axon Mini. Not to be mistaken with a...

Good design and choice of materials ; Great call quality ; Fast charging

Laggy and unintuitive interface ; A mess of features, which feel unfinished ; Low value for the price

As mentioned, the Axon Mini isn't sold in the USA. You can still buy it from 3rd party websites for around $400 before tax and shipping, but be sure to check what cellular bands the model you are buying supports.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Gary Sims (

ZTE Axon Mini Premium Edition review


The Axon Mini is a smaller variant of ZTE's flagship, but with a 5.2 inch AMOLED display and Force Touch. What is it like? Read on to find out.

AMOLED display ; Pressure-sensitive screen ; 3GB of RAM ; 32GB of internal storage ; Design by Teague

Snapdragon 616 doesn't match the rest of the specs ; Fingerprint reader can be slow ; No NFC ; Lack of 4G support for the USA

ZTE has added quite a bit of extra value with the pressure-sensitive display, the fingerprint reader and the high-end audio. The 3GB of RAM is also good to see, as is 32GB of storage. But, the processor doesn't match the rest of the specs.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2800
Battery technology:Lithium
Standby time (2G):450
Talk time (2G):20

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Zoom capability: Yes


Brand colour:Chromium Silver / Ion Gold / Rose Gold
Colour of product:Gold / Gold, Pink / Silver
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
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
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,900,1800,2100
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1 Lollipop
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8939


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1 Lollipop


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


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details


Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.3