ZTE Axon Elite is a brand new 5.5″ screen smartphone with 4G, dual sim (4G + 2G), Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64bit Octa Core processor 2GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 13MP+2MP dual camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, 8MP front camera, AKM 9461 dual audio chipset and fingerprint technology. It has a eye-catching design, made with alluminum alloy with aerospace technology for a light and resistent body.
It uses Android 5.0 and has a 3,000mAh battery. The battery pack lasted for about two days, even with heavy camera use, which is outstanding. The chassis is pleasantly shaped, so its size is visually masked, but there’s no getting away from the fact this is a big phone once it’s in your hand.
A 5.5-inch, 1080p touchscreen is mounted on the front, and it sits slightly proud, with a curve blending it in with the body. Not only does the screen’s design look awesome, but it also feels great. ZTE made a feature of the curved 2.5D glass panel,with anti-microbial Gorilla Glass. The display has quite the same look and quality of Iphone 6 Plus 1080p display when looking at the same image on the screen. Axon Elite’s display is crisp and colorful.
The phone reads fingerprints, scans eyes, or recognizes your voice to unlock itself. The fingerprint sensor sits below the camera lens on the back of the phone, making it very easy to access. The sensor unlocks the phone from a sleeping screen very quickly, and you don’t need to wake it up first. The fingerprint sensor is excellent, while the other two methods are not really reliable.
The camera has an excellent dual lens system, one 13MP with Sony IMX217 sensor and one with 2MP OV sensor. Dual camera allows to create beautiful bokeh shots that are normally only possible with a DSLR. You just need to activate the mode, tap to take a photo, and then adjust the depth of field focus during editing. You can save multiple versions of the same photo.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is mounted on the Axon Elite, with 3GB of RAM. On other phones sometimes it gets rather hot,but ZTE studied a cooling system that allows the phone to keep running at a normal temperature. They just changed part of the body with new heat sinks that provide effective cooling for the hot chip.
The Axon Elite is a better specced version of the original Axon Pro, which launched in the U.S. earlier this year. This is the international edition, so it has many languages, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German atc.
ZTE’s Axon Elite is a good buy. It’s well priced, the camera’s fantastic, and it’s just as fast and high performance as phones costing twice as much — the Sony Xperia Z5 and the HTC One M9, for example. It’s the antithesis of the OnePlus 2, a phone with which it’s competing closely.
It’s price is 249.99$, but with AXON199EB coupon code you can get it for just 199.99$, a very small price for a top class smartphone!
- Excellent camera
- Eye-catching design
- Premium materials
- Low price
- High performance octacore processor
- Dual Sim
- Micro sd slot
- 3gb ram
- Custom UI frustrates
- Eye and voice unlock unreliable
ZTE Axon Elite overview
This smartphone has a large 5.5″ screen, with a maximum FullHD resolution with 534ppi, and Gorilla Glass.
This phone has a top CPU, the Snapdragon 810 octacore 64bit at 2gHz (MSM8994) for fast and reliable performances.
It has Dual Sim, you can use a 2G/3G/4G FDD-LTE nano Sim + a 2G nano Sim. If you have 2 simcards with 2 operators, you can use both in the same time, one of wich in LTE for super fast network!
It has a dual rear camera, 13MP+2MP with the excellent Sony IMX217 photographic sensor and a OV secondary camera. It has adjustable aperture from f1.0 to f8.0, and Dual LED flashlights. Dual camera allows ultrafast autofocus. They can record 4k videos. Their functions are: panoramic, slowmotion, multi-exposure, interval shooting, real-time filter, sport mode, manual mode,
It has 3GB of RAM for fast performance, 32GB of ROM for a big space for Apps, pictures and videos, and a micro sd slot, so you can expand your memory up to 128GB with a micro sd card.
ZTE Axon Elite uses a Adreno 430 GPU for fast performances. You can playback videos, zoom pictures, play racing games, fast and with great performances (see the video below).
This smartphone has a 2-way Hi-Fi system: an independent audio chipset for premium digital playback and recording.
A very useful feature is the Flash Charge, in 5 minutes charghing you get power for a 2-hour long call.
Quality materials are used to make this phone’s body, alluminum alloy coming from aerospace industry improves hardness and light weight.
The design is clear and good looking. Perfect blend of smoothness and strenght in a dazzling body curve for a perfect grip.
Other features are:
Features: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Hall sensor, Gyroscope, Fingerprint ID, NFC
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Dual Nano SIM cards
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
It uses the fingerprint technology, the gateway to internet of things.