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ZTE AXON 7 competes with the big boys in specs and price

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The stigma with Chinese smartphones, especially those sold in the US, is that they more often than not undercut features to keep things wallet-friendly.

Here's a quick rundown of those specs:

• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow MiFavor 4.0

• Size: 151.7 x 75 x 7.9 mm

• Weight: 175g

• Display: 5.5" WQHD Super AMOLED 535ppi

• Processor: Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

• RAM: 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM premium version

• Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB premium version

• microSD card slot dual sim or 1 sim microSD

• Camera rear : 20MP F1.8 with OIS, PDAF

• Camera front : 8MP F2.2

• Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz , Bluetooth v4.1 LE, NFC

• Battery: 3,250 mAh

There's a fingerpint scanner on the back, below the rear camera.

The AXON 7 charges via a USB-C port that supports Quick Charge 3.0, no word on the USB Power Delivery standard spec.

The smartphone does boast of a 20 megapixel rear sensor equipped with Phase Detection Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, and, impressively, a large f/1.8 aperture.

The front camera is somewhat less impressive, with 8 megapixels and f/2.2 aperture.

ZTE has definitely stepped up its game with the ZTE AXON 7 but has, unfortunately perhaps, also stepped up the price.

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