ZTE Axon 7 (64GB Ion Gold)

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  • Great dual front-facing speakers
  • Gorgeous QHD AMOLED display
  • Premium design
  • Fast Performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Expandable storage
  • Fast fingerprint scanner


  • Slippery design
  • Camera not as good in low light
  • Limited carrier support

Bottom Line

The ZTE Axon 7 has so many premium features at an astoundingly low price that you would feel ashamed even complaining about its minor flaws.

The ZTE Axon 7 is a 2016 5.5-inch high-end smartphone that has received high praise for its amazing value for money. Featuring some high-end specs rivaling even the critically acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the Axon 7 feels, performs, and looks like it costs a fortune, but actually costs over $250 less than the S7 Edge. Users have praised the gorgeous QHD 5.5-inch AMOLED display, the booming front-facing stereo speakers, its premium design and features, and its fast performance. Perhaps the only areas the S7 beats it is taking low light photos, and it is a bit slippery as well, but that is fixed by the included case. However, the phone does not run on CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint. Hence, users on these networks may have to look elsewhere.

  • Weight: 0.38 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 2.2GHz
  • Display Size: 5.5 inches
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery Life: 16 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 79
    Cnet July 29, 2016

    The Axon 7 is ZTE's best to date, but the OnePlus 3 is a better phone at the same price.

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  • 90
    TechRadar August 10, 2016

    TE Axon 7 is less expensive than the best flagship smartphones, yet it looks and performs like a top-tier Android Marshmallow handset, with front-facing speakers, 64GB of storage and only a few sacrifices.

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  • 90
    PCMag July 25, 2016

    The ZTE Axon is a $400 unlocked Android phone that looks and performs like phones that cost nearly twice as much.

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Operating System Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Weight 0.38 lbs
Battery Life 16 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0 Type-C
Internal Storage 64GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB
Display Size 5.5 inches
Display Resolution 1440 x 2560
Display Type IPS
Display Technology AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 20 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics Adreno 530
Additional Features microSD card reader, Fingerprint scanner, dual front-facing speakers
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.97 x 2.95 x 0.31

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