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ZTE Axon

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of ZTE Axon. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The camera and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reception.

performance, sound, camera, screen, usability

portability, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Axon is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Swider (

Hands on: ZTE Axon review


An unlocked Android phone that balances price and specs

Excellent price ; Aluminum build ; Dual-lense camera ; Powerful specs

Only available unlocked ; AT&T, T-Mobile only ; No microSD card slot

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

ZTE Axon Review: In Depth


ZTE Axon Review: For a Chinese smartphone maker who, for the longest time built conservative carrier-branded affordable handsets, the Axon is a turnout for the books.DesignTriangles, there's no doubt…

Good screen ; Competent cameras ; Aluminium body ; Customisable UI

Bulky ; Styling quirks ; Underwhelming battery life

So how did the ZTE do in bringing its first truly competitive flagship to western markets? Pretty well by our estimations.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (

ZTE Axon review


ZTE's Axon proves premium and value truly can go together.

The Axon isn’t a perfect phone, or even a perfect mid-range phone, but it’s got a lot going for it anyway. Describing it as ‘premium value’ is accurate. The build and materials used should be considered premium, and for $330 unlocked, it’s hard to...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (

ZTE Axon ( Phthalo Blue)


But with the Axon Pro, its inaugural flagship device, I stand corrected. Sporting a Snapdragon 810 processor, a sharp 1440p display and a dual rear-facing camera, the unlocked handset boasts powerful specs at an ultracompetitive $500 price. (Especially...

The competitively priced ZTE Axon Pro has a crisp display and a stylish design, and its capable dual rear camera comes packed with useful photo tools.

The phone's call volume is low and its battery life is unexceptional.

The ZTE Axon Pro is powerful, stylish and inexpensive, but the OnePlus 2 has a lower price and more compelling features.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (

The $329 ZTE Axon mimics ZTE's best, for less (hands-on)


The ZTE Axon is an entry-level take on ZTE's Axon Pro, but you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. They share the same chassis and just about all of the same hardware -- the budget variant skimps on processor speed and resolution, but dials the...

The playing field remains crowded. The recently announced OnePlus X offers dual-SIM card slots, support for up to 128GB microSD cards to supplement the meager 16GB of storage, and 3GB of RAM. That makes it rather competitive on the specifications...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Near premium phone, below premium pricing


This device is the version with 2GB RAM. The "Pro" model has 4GB. I found 2GB to be plenty adequate but when comparing to other devices it's important to note the distinction. I would definitely recommend this phone to someone looking for an Android...

This devices comes preinstalled with very little bloatware. Almost none. There's some pre-installed apps: RockMyRun, Yahoo Sports, Argus step counter/fitness app, etc. All of which can be uninstalled. Then there's the "Z-screen". Swipe up from the...

My biggest complaint is when using this device as a phone. I know, something fewer and fewer people seem to do. ZTE has decided to make triangles the theme of this device. The bottom of the phone has a grill of triangles, behind which is the phone's...

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Most Horrible phone


Read good reviews and bought this phone from Newegg. I wasted my money. The basic functionality like call quality, headset either wired or bluetooth do NOT work properly. After a month's use lost signal strength and need to restart to get signal bar on...

Battery life

Voice breaking, Blue Tooth connection drops frequently. People can't hear the voice Signal strength dropped after one month's use. Hardly connects to mobile network.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

ZTE A1G121 Axon


I really do love the ZTE Axon A1G121, it is very stylish and is of great quality, it just feels wonderful in my hand, and I had no trouble activating it through Straight Talk Wireless. I think the Axon is at a great price point, phones with all these...

The ZTE A1G121 Axon is truly an exceptionally great phone, the A1G121 has it all, and more. The Axon has excellent style and terrific built quality, I do not even where to begin, and it has the power and the battery life to get you through a busy day....

There are definitely a lot of nice things to say about the ZTE Axon A1G121, but there only a few things that bother me for instance, no micro SD slot, but there is a good reason for that, you will have to look up why manufactures are doing away with...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

I Love my new AXON-ZTE Smartphone


-I recommend this phone highly if it suits your tastes. I discover every day how much I like this device. It is well worth the money if you are looking for a quality Smartphone in this price point you won't be disappointed by the Axon. It can be a bit...

-Ease of use -Button are well placed -Screen is very bright and is great even in daylight -Sound Quality is Superb with High Fidelity JBL earbuds included -Picture quality is great and crisp -Battery is good for the whole day -Wifi is fast and the...

-Slippery in hand with the metal case. Case cover Recommended or Skins like I got for mine -The size can take getting used too. -No Micro USB storage like the Chinese Version of the same phone. -The two outer button on the bottom of the screen is...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Great value without any obvious compromises


First off, I would absolutely recommend this value phone as its price point was achieved without including any devastating compromises unlike other value phones on the market. As 32Gb is the standard for phones these days most users are going to be...

Take most things you liked about the Nexus 5 and just upgrade the screen size, the battery size, the sound quality, the camera, and make it a little bit heavier. This uses the same chipset as a 2014 phone, but gets away with it well due to sparingly...

I am overall not a huge fan of the use of metal or glass in external phone panels as they scratch almost immediately without a case. This phone does come with a chipset released recently but manages well. The weight of this phone is noticeably more...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):25


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Colour of product:Gold
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Internal RAM:2


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Model:MSM 8974


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32
RAM capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.4
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