ZTE Axon is a Flagship Aimed Directly at the United States

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    [​IMG]

    Up until now, ZTE has ben throwing mid-range devices into the US mobile ring to see how they fare. Today they announced a new flagship device for the North American shores called the ZTE Axon, and it is anything but a mid-range device. Here's the breakdown of specs for this new mobile gladiator:
    • 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel CGS WQHD (534 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3
    • Octa-Core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    • RAM 4GB
    • Internal Storage 32GB
    • Storage Expansion: None
    • Camera Dual Lens (13MP + 2MP), BSI CMOS sensor + Dual LED Flash, 4K video at 30 fps
    • Front-facing Camera 8-megapixel
    • Battery 3000mAh non-removeable
    • Metal/glass construction, dual-lens back-facing camera array
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop
    • "Hi-Fi AudioPlayback and Recording."
    Probably the most surprising thing about this new device is that it will still be very affordable, relative to its hardware specs. The company plans to sell it for $449.98 USD off-contract through their website, Amazon, Newegg, or ZTE's store on eBay.

    Obviously the main negative is that it doesn't have a microSD slot. Still, for those who don't need such things, this could be a bargain priced beast!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    Here's a video of the ZTE Axon:

     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. cereal killer

    cereal killer Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,397
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +1,427
    Current Phone Model:
    Nokia Lumia Icon
    What a handset! $450 off-contract is unbelievable.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    What carriers will it work on?

    Support Our Troops !!!
    <><
    Beast Mode 4
     
  5. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,207
    Likes Received:
    267
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY
    Ratings:
    +318
    Not on Verizon, that's for sure. There is a reason they are called BIG RED, like the communist states, another reason they changed their boot up screen from all white and the red Verizon logo, to all red and a black Verizon logo, LOL.
     
    #5 cybertec69, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  6. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    @cybertec69 is correct. It will only work on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. bkdodger

    bkdodger Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,267
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +4,022
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    Great to be with AT&T..

    Z3+tapatalk
     
  8. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,243
    Likes Received:
    5,276
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,860
    When this is all said and done at the end of the year we ought to see which budget smart phone ends up on top both in performance and sells.

    Can we consider the One Plus Two as a budget device?
     
  9. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    622
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +760
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel XL
    Was that front facing speakers I saw? That would be...nice. Good specs. Wonder what kind of UI skin they use.
     
  10. bkdodger

    bkdodger Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,267
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +4,022
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
  11. bkdodger

    bkdodger Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,267
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +4,022
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    I'd consider it budget since it's supposed to be priced at $449...

    ZTE has only 32GB no SD card.. I'm sure we see 64GB on One+2

    Z3+tapatalk
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Narsil

    Narsil Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Ratings:
    +299
    About the only "feature" that interests me on a flagship after this VZW/ATT Note 4 debacle is whether it's rootable. Pretty much everything after that is negotiable.