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First Hands On With The ZTE Axon (Fingerprint Sensor version)

by Joe 6

ZTE manged to impress us all with its powerful ZTE Axon flagship. The overall build quality and specs of the device were top-end which clearly showed that the company was targeting the premium crowd.

zte axon hands on

Now we have the device in our hands and its feels just as good as we thought. The all metal build makes the device look premium and solid, giving it an edge over other plastic bodies competitors. The design is also a bit different than traditional offerings, kind of like HTC’s One S. You also get the standard ZTE’s Nubia like circular home button.

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One important thing to note is that the ZTE Axon comes with an advanced anti-microbial gorilla glass panel from corning. This makes it the first smartphone with such an anti-microbial glass.

Given that we will be testing this phone thoroughly later, we won’t be talking much about the details. This is just an initial hands on of the device and our initial impressions. The Snapdragon 810 under the hood with 4GB RAM made sure that there were no lag whatsoever.

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The UI was fluid and everything was responsible and working on the device. Registering your fingerprint would take only about 5-10 seconds and after that you can unlock the phone pretty quickly. On an average, it took around a second for the phone to unlock from the screen off stage using the fingerprint unlock.

Another interesting aspect of the device is going to be its rear cameras. The dual rear cameras (13MP+2MP) was unsurprisingly impressive. There were a lot of options in the manual mode, but even the auto mode worked flawlessly. The pictures captured came out pretty good with natural colors and minimum noise. The focus times were also pretty fast. Overall, we think the Axon comes with a great camera. But for making the right conclusions, we will have to wait for the full review. Just to let you know, the phone even comes with EyePrint ID, eye scanning technology! We need to test that too in our review that will be up next week.

Meanwhile, check out our first hands on with the ZTE Axon from above.  Also, if you have any specific question answered or want any feature tested, do let us know in the comments section below. The phone will be in our labs for the next couple of weeks, so we can test it out thoroughly during that time.






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  • Greg


    Is this the 128gb + SD Card version? Does SD Card has its own slot or second sim is used? Do you know if this phone will be available outside of china?

    Have a nice day.

    • Paap Mrittu

      This phone is released in USA and designed in USA

      • Newbie

        Ignore Paap, he doesnt know what he is talking about.

  • ramdroid

    Focus on the camera please specially the f1.0 to 4.0 and the effect it can give …

  • David

    thank you for your quick review,, waiting for the full review
    i have few questions about this phone:
    -ZTE announced 2 versions of the AXON phone, ( pro & LUX ) which one of them is the phone u reviewing now?
    – which SD 810 does this phone use? ver.2.1? any overheating issues?
    – what are the network frequencies of this phone?
    – the HI FI audio is same as LETV phones? also the dual front speakers are loud and clear?
    – the UI supports voice call recording like most Chinese phones?
    – the dual sim funtion in this phone is like asus zenfone 2? i mean dual active? or just dual standby?
    – video recording supports 60 frames per second?
    please check and answer my questions, also im waiting for your full review cause i want to buy this phone.

  • Technerd

    Please offer this phone on giztop.Overheat perfamence lagg?antutu?