ZTE Axon has been revealed with amazing look and technology. ZTE did a solid job at ensuring the Axon didn’t leak ahead of this month’s announcement. That does not mean the phone is phantasm or far off.
Specifications And Functionalities
It boasts a 5.5-inch LCD display with a quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 534 pixels per inch. That’s the same size and resolution as the LG G4, though the LCD tech behind them is slightly different.Underneath the Gorilla Glass 3-protected display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz Octa-Core. That is the same chip in the LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9. The ZTE Axon specs seems to back up the company’s intentions of delivering a premium device at an affordable price.
Compatibility & Camera
It is a GSM smartphone with 4G LTE bands, so is not compatible with Verizon and Sprint’s CDMA networks. Luckily, one of T-Mobile’s latest deals will pay your early termination fee from another carrier if you switch. When the ZTE Axon launch happens, you should be able to simply plug in your AT&T or T-Mobile nano SIM card into the phone and be up and running.
It features a dual lens 13-megapixel camera in back, sort of like the HTC One M8. It lets you quick auto focus and has the ability to refocus later on in post. Shooting 4K video is also possible. All phone manufacturers should focus on developing the best camera within their budget, and that is something the ZTE Axon promises.
It feels solid in the hand with a weight of 6.10 oz (175 g). Some people prefer a weightier phone read HTC owners, and that is exactly what you get thanks to the aluminum design. The phone, with a non-removable back, comes in three colors: Chromium Silver, Ion Gold and Phthalo Blue. Even the blue has a bit of gold on the buttons and around the camera.
The ZTE Axon takes cues from several higher-end phones: LG G4’s 5.5-inch display, Asus Zenfone 2’s 4GB of RAM and an iPhone-like aluminum design complete with classy tones. It also has a quad HD display like half of the phablets out there.
The price is what puts the Axon phone in an interesting place. At $449.98, it costs much less than these flagships, yet it’s more expensive than other unlocked phones which are usually made of plastic. The official Axon release date is July 27, with some retailers promising to deliver by July 28. Others have pushed the date back to August. Pre-orders began on July 14 on sites like Amazon, eBay.