ZTE Axon 7 Mini review – 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio for about $ 160

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

Under the “mini” index, we are usually presented with pathetic parodies of flagship devices. But the company ZTE did differently and introduced ZTE Axon 7 Mini with smart technology Dolby Atmos and audio chip Asahi Kasei AK4962.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Specifications

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Design

ZTE Axon 7 Mini inherited the design of the older model Axon 7, the differences are in the dimensions of the case. Although in this case them, ni binding does not mean a small diagonal of the screen, by modern standards it is compact. Available in silver and gold version. Both look premium. Attention is paid to the smallest details. The main body is made of metal. Individual elements fit tightly to each other without a gap and creaking when trying to squeeze fingers. Instead of plastic inserts from the top and bottom, typical for phones of the middle price segment with a metal cover, there are compact strips. Something like the design of the iPhone 7.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

The cover smoothly passes into the side face. It is rounded, the effect complements the 2.5D of the protective glass on the front side. The upper and lower frames in the display area are also made of metal. In these zones, speakers directed towards the user are displayed. They occupy almost the entire area. Additionally, there is also a small section of the inactive screen area. Touch buttons from ZTE Axon 7 Mini are transferred to the interface. On the top frame are the front camera lens, proximity sensors, and lighting.

The body is monolithic with a thickness of 7.8 mm, the expected access to the SIM-card is organized using a removable tray. It is a hybrid, you can install two SIM or SIM and a memory card. On the right side, there is a separate volume rocker and a power button. Pressed with a little effort with a distinct tactile impact. On the cover of the ZTE Axon 7 mini, the module of the main camera is shown, slightly protruding above the surface of the case. Under it is a LED flash and a fingerprint scanner.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

The fingerprint sensor is sensitive. You can unlock the screen without first going to the unlock screen. In memory, several fingers are stored. Charging and connection to a PC are done via a symmetrical USB Type-C connector. The audio connector for the headphones is stored, here it is important even with the fact that the sound is one of the highlights of this model. In terms of ergonomics to the smartphone no complaints. In the hand lies comfortably. All items are within a short range.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Screen

The smartphone has a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution (Full HD) of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The image is saturated, the color rendition is close to nature with a slight deviation in cold tones. High brightness allows you to operate it under direct sunlight. Between the protective glass and the matrix, there is no air gap. Viewing angles are wide. There are several colors presets juicy, natural, stunning. The temperature is set. The touch layer supports up to ten simultaneous touches. The display is good and in the design of the smartphone fits perfectly.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Sound

Axon 7 mini was designed as an inexpensive model with a cool sound in stereo speakers and headphones. To do this, the mobile phone was equipped with a Japanese digital-to-analog converter Asahi Kasei AK4962, an equalizer Dolby and speakers. The stereo speakers of the smartphone have two distinctive features. The first is the ability to produce a loud and brisk sound. The second feature of the speakers is the volume. In the smartphone, there is a pair of Dolby demos to evaluate how Axon is able to deliver movie theatrical tricks with “enveloping” sound. Quality tracks even in MP3 sound on the phone much nicer than in any other smartphone. The volume is high. The quality of sound transmission to the headphones is good.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Performance

The smartphone is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 platform containing 8-cores Cortex-A53 with a maximum clock speed of 1.5 GHz. For the graphics is responsible Adreno 405. On board 3 GB of RAM. The level of performance is enough to enjoy modern games at a high level of graphics. The operation of the operating system is smooth without delays. To save the data is available 32 GB of memory, storage memory can be expanded using an SD card for another 32 GB. The smartphone runs under the operating system Android 6.0.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Camera

The smartphone is equipped with one rear camera and one front. Rear camera with a resolution of 16-megapixels and aperture f/1.9. During the day, the pictures are good, but by late afternoon the camera is getting too inert due to lack of natural light. The camera now and then gives out blurry pictures, and at night the colors are almost always pale, and digital noise in many cases will be too much. In the room, things are a little better, but moving objects still cannot be removed. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and is average in quality – it does not err with color rendering, it conveys details well, but it is configured only for short-distance and for collective self-portraits is unlikely to fit.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Battery

For the autonomous work of the smartphone Axon 7 mini meets non-removable battery with a capacity of 2705 mAh. At maximum load in games, it lasts for 3 hours of work, about 7 hours for video playback, 6.5 hours for streaming video, in economical mode up to 20 hours of operation. Smartphone Axon 7 mini supports fast charging technology – Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. With her smartphone is charged from zero to 100 percent for 1.5 hours.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review - 4G smartphone with Outstanding HiFi Audio

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: Price

At the moment you can buy a smartphone ZTE Axon 7 Mini on Gearbest for 161.97 $.

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