ZTE Axon Elite 4G International Edition

by shanos 1


Officially launched on the 27th of July the ZTE Axon Elite is on currently on pre sale until the 23rd of September.

Whilst I wait to get my hands on a review sample, lets take a look at the specs and see how it holds up against the current competition.

Screen wise the phone features a 5.5-inch IPS & OGS Full HD displayThe screen is covered by Corning Gorilla glass and has a 2.5D finish.

zte display

The processor on board is the much talked about (normally for the wrong reasons) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 v2.1 Soc clocked at 2ghz and an Adreno 430 Gpu.

zte axon cpu

Qualcomm have spent a considerable amount of time and effort to reduce the overheating issues that plagued earlier versions of the chip and it has now reached a point where throttling should be kept to a minimum, the 810 is still very much a flagship Soc, currently outperforming all but the latest Samsung Exynox chips.

The phone comes with 3GB of Ram and 32GB Rom, storage is expandable via Micro SD (up to 128Gb)

zte axon ram rom

In a similar fashion to previous phones from HTC the ZTE Axon features dual rear cameras, the main camera is a 13mp Sony IMX214 unit whilst the second camera is a 2mp OV unit with variable aperture (f1.0 – f8.0) the rear of the phone features a dual LED flash setup, the front facing camera unit is an 8mp unit.

zte axon cameras

The advantage of the dual rear cameras is the ability to add depth to images in post processing, the out of focus areas can be changed at will, giving you the ability to adjust Bokeh or as ZTE call it Super Aperture to your own requirements and make subjects really stand out from their backgrounds.

zte super aperture


Build quality looks really good, the body is made from an aerospace grade aluminium magnesium alloy, which ZTE claim provides 80% increase in strength and 30% reduction in weight over standard aluminium.

zte aluminium


Design wise the rear of the phone features an interesting leatherette finish at the top and a cool looking triangular design X design between the rear cameras.

zte body

The back of the phone is curved so should help to make the 5.5″ phablet a little easier to hold.

Audio is sorted out by an AKM AK4961 processor providing industry leading levels of performance of  THD+N (-99dB) and 110dB dynamic range from the newly developed 32-bit advanced audio DAC and cap-less class G headphone amplifier.

zte dac

Tech Specs

OS: Android 5.0
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM

Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G, 3G, GSM
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

Screen type: IPS+OGS
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)

Phone dimensions 15.4 x 7.7 x 0.98 cm / 6.05 x 3.03 x 0.39 inches
Phone weight: 0.170 kg

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh Built-in

Please leave comments below, if you want to pick one up they are currently on Pre sale until the 23rd of Septmeber

Regards Shanos

Originally posted on gadgetz.tv