Although there are many new smartphones coming to the smartphone market this year, some smartphones released last year are still popular with users due to their solid features, decent specs list, and great price. One of them is the ZTE AXON 7 Mini, a popular mid-range smartphone. Today, let’s take a look at this handset.
The ZTE AXON 7 comes in a succinct and compact white carton box. Along with the AXON 7 Mini phone, there are:
- Power Adapter: 1
- SIM Needle: 1
- USB Cable: 1
- English Manual : 1
The ZTE AXON 7 Mini is essentially a smaller, slightly less powerful version of the Axon 7. It looks identically to Axon 7 in both design and layout but smaller. As shown in the following pictures, it’s built in an aluminium body with softly curved design. It also features the same speaker grills layout as Axon 7 that are placed above and below the display. Other similarities include the layout of camera lens, fingerprint sensor, ports and buttons.
The screen size of the ZTE AXON 7 Mini shrinks to 5.2 inches. And the display resolution also lower to 1920 x 1080 (FHD). It’s an AMOLED curved-edge display. Thus, it’s bright enough to cope with sunny days, and doesn’t lose brightness when viewed from an angle.
Hardware & OS
In side the AXON 7 mini, you’ll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, along with 3 GB of memory, 32 GB of storage, and SD Memory Slot expandable up to 128GB. For graphics section, the graphics calculations are handled by the Adreno 405 GPU. As for a lower price, this configuration is as expected and is better than many other phones at this price range.
The AXON 7 Mini is running on Android 6.01 as default. But it has finally been updated to Android 7.1.1. Thus, users who are thinking of buying this phone rest assured that it’s able to support Android 7.1.1.
To see the benchmark scores of this handset, we install the Antutu and Geekbench APPs to test its benchmark scores. The following are the screenshots of the results.
The AXON 7 Mini is equipped with two cameras. On the rear cover of the phone, you’ll find a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture and phase detection autofocus, as well as a dual LED flash. It can shoot video in 1080p @ 26fps. In terms of quality, it apparently can’t keep up with the 20MP of Axon 7, but overall not bad. For selfie and video chat, there is a 8MP front camera.
The battery capacity of AXON 7 Mini is 2705mAh that is a bit disappointed. But ZTE boasts that the battery can support up to 270 hours standby with a full charge. Besides, ZTE implements an Ultra Power-Saving Mode which will extend the runtime. With Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology, the AXON 7 Mini generally take 90 minutes for a full charge.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 1.2GHz octa-core|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 16-megapixel|
|Storage||32GB (SD Memory Slot expandable up to 128GB)|
|Sensor||Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|SIM Card||Dual SIM dual standby. Nano SIM + Nano SIM|
|Feature||GPS / A-GPS|
|Network||2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz|
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B19/B20 TDD-LTE B38/B40/B41
The ZTE Axon 7 Mini might be a great but smaller alternative smartphone to the Axon 7. But based on a low price, it’s not as good as expected, especially the battery life.
Where to Buy
The golden and gray editions of AXON 7 Mini are both available on GearBest.com. But if you want to save more, I will suggest you to buy the golden one because there is a flash sale promo for it and you just need to pay $131.99 to get this handset. For more details, please visit the following link.