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ZTE Axon 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of ZTE Axon 7. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation. Some have doubts about the reception.

size, performance, screen, price, usability


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (

ZTE Axon 7 review


The ZTE Axon 7 delivers top-of-the-line hardware at an incredible price.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

ZTE Axon 7 review: The brightest sound


ZTE is back in the cheap and cheerful flagship race with the Axon 7. The company has its aim set up high, and we can't help but see the OnePlus 3 as a locked target. The thing is, the Axon 7 has a potential to aim for the stars of the show - the Galaxy...

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

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...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Lynn La (

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

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review


Heir to the throne? With the Axon 7, ZTE is about to reach for the smartphone crown. Besides top performance and superb equipment, the 5.5-inch, high-end Android impresses with its Dolby Atmos sound system, which can fill a room with sound.

Android 6.0 ; QHD AMOLED panel ; USB Type-C ; fingerprint scanner ; very good camera module ; very high performance ; no throttling ; superb Dolby Surround sound ; Quick Charge feature

Unusual MiFavor 4.0 UI ; USB 2.0 speed only ; PWM flickering ; non-removable battery ; only mediocre battery life

ZTE has not promised too much: The Axon 7 easily matches upper-range smartphones, such as Samsung's Galaxy S7 even if ultimately it cannot quite pull level to such devices. ZTE's smartphone does not have the final feature polishing for this - a faster...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

ZTE Axon 7 smartphone receives Android Nougat update


Google Android Nougat and Daydream update : ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market, announced that both Android Nougat and Daydream are available now for its award-winning Axon 7...

With this update, the ZTE Axon 7 becomes the most affordable Daydream-ready smartphone in the united States. As one of the first companies to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality, the Axon 7 is now...

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

ZTE Axon 7 Review: Affordable Flagship Greatness


I'm still not convinced that the ZTE Axon 7's $399 price tag isn't a typo. This smartphone performs like something that costs hundreds of dollars more, with a fast processor, a rich display and a stunning design that oozes care and quality. The phone's...

Premium, comfortable design ; Vibrant display ; Impressive, feature-rich camera ; Fast performance

Display dimmer than competitors ; Mixed audio performance ; Middling battery life

The ZTE Axon 7 punches well above its weight, delivering fast performance, a feature-rich camera and a stunning design for just $399.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Rose Behar (

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 (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2705 / 3250
Battery performance:3250
Standby time (2G):290
Standby time (3G):270 / 530
Talk time (2G):24
Talk time (3G):15 / 29

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes


Auto exposure:Y
Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240 / 300
Rear camera aperture number:1.8 / 1.9
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 20
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:CMOS
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y




Brand color:Ion Golden / Platinum Gray / Platinum Grey / Quartz Gray
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2 / 5.5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:538
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:4


Chat:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC,HE-AAC,MP3,WMA-PRO / MP3
Equalizer: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MP4,VC-1,VP8


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


2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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 relative humidity range:10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405 / Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor:800 / 820
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.15
Processor model:617 / 820 / MSM 8952


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6 Marshmallow / 6.0 Marshmallow / 6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
ROM capacity:16384 / 65536


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 0.311 / 2.95
Height:0.311 / 5.81 / 5.97
Weight:3.86 / 5.4 / 6.17
Width:2.8 / 2.95 / 5.97 / 5.98
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