ZTE’s Axon 7 Review
China’s ZTE recently launched its flagship device, Axon 7. The device will be available in three variants, Basic, Standard and Premium. Let’s have a look at some of the key features of the device.
The Basic variant comes with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB internal memory and is priced at $442. The Standard variant is configured with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory whereas the Premium version has whooping 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory. Besides, all the variants have similar configurations. Axon 7 has expendable memory up to 128GB, but has a dual hybrid sim card. Which means you can either use two sim cards or one sim card and one memory card but not both of them together. But internal memory of minimum 64GB should be sufficient if you want to use dual sim phone. The processor is a quad-core 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC paired with Adreno 530 GPU. There’s a large 3140mAh non-removable battery which features Quick Charge 3.0 technology, capable to charging the device to up to 50% in under 30 minutes. This can turn out to be a handy feature in our fast paced lives.
Look and Feel
AT 5.5 inch, the device has minimal bezels at the sides, but the speaker takes a lot of space below. All metal aluminium body gives it a premium look. The screen’s resolution of 1440 x 2560 along with AMOLED should make for great viewing experience. The fingerprint sensor is at the back. In terms of OS, the device comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box. The device will be upgradable to Android N. It has MiFavor UI 4.0 on top. As far as connectivity options go, there is type-C USB port which helps Quick Charging. You also have Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC and 4G LTE. IR port is absent. You have a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a lot of emphasis has been laid on the audio output of the device with dual speakers, M-Base support and high fidelity. The device is available in Ion Gold and Quartz Grey option.
The rear camera is a 20 MP sensor with dual-LED flash and aperture of f/1.8 which helps take better photos indoor and under low lights. The camera is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), ISOCELL sensor and PDAF support. This helps the device to capture 4K videos at 30fps and slow-motion videos at either 720p and 240fps or 480p and 300fps. The front camera is equipped with 8MP lens and should provide good quality selfies and video calling experience. Overall, the front and rear camera has all the features you would expect from a smartphone.
Axon 7 will also support Google’s VR project, Daydream. ZTE, too, has launched its own set of VR headset. But OnePlus 3 has already made its mark as affordable flagship in India and Axon 7, another phone with 6GB of RAM, will have tough time beating its Chinese counterpart in India.
Picture courtesy – zteusa.com
by techtalks @TechTalks July 20, 2016 5:47 AM UTC