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

Joseph White

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.

Joseph White
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