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ZTE Axon 7 Review : Smartphone that Sounds the Best!

ZTE has made a tremendous improvement in terms of making Android handsets. The company has unveiled the great device in past couple of years. This year, the company came into the Flagship line by unveiling the ZTE Axon 7. This device is till now the best-looking phone ever made by ZTE. It is beautiful, sleek and undoubtedly powerful!  🙂

ZTE Axon 7 Review

We have seen that the Chinese manufacturers have changed the meaning of flagship. OnePlus came, and it showed what a real flagship looks like! ZTE has done the same by introducing the ZTE Axon 7. It is one of the best flagship smartphones available right now in the market. So, what makes this device so unique? Well, keep reading as you’ll know very soon! 😀

ZTE AXON 7: THE BEST SOUNDING SMARTPHONE?

Well, the title says it all! The main USP of this device is it’s amazing sound quality. The ZTE Axon 7 takes the audio to a whole new level. It packs front-facing dual HiFi Audio Chips. The sound quality on the ZTE Axon 7 is so far the best as compared to all the latest devices in the market and probably this is what makes the device so unique! Also, ZTE states that the dual noise-cancelling internal microphones can clearly capture voices up to eight meters away from the phone, which is minds blowing.


Some other geeky stuff about sounds is :-

3.5mm Headphone Jack
High Fidelity Sound Performance
Dual Speaker Support
M-Base Support Material
Playback
Sound Playback Codecs: Dolby Atmos® + Dolby Digital Plus (7+1 Surround Sound)
Sampling Frequency: 384 kHz
THD+N: ‘112dB
S/N: 120 dB
Recording
Channel: 3 channel (HiFi),1 channel (VAD)
Resolution: 32 bit as per spec (24 bit as per performance)
Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
MIC max input: 2.02 Vpp
S/N ADC: 102 dB
Conference Mode
Directional Recording: Dimensional and Omni Directional
Recording Range: Up to 7 meters (approximately 23 feet)
Dedicated Audio Chipset: AKM 4961 + 4490
– 4961 – HiFi main chipset to provide HiFi and recording features
– 4490 – Independent amplifier to enhance HiFi playback (AK380)


 

As mentioned before, it features the dual front-firing speakers that are packed with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. Whether you want to listen to music, stream videos or play games, the audio experience will be better than the rest for sure.  Well, this was all about the sound quality. Now, let us come to other features of the device.

THE SCREEN

ZTE Axon 7 Review

The ZTE Axon 7 features one of the best screens at flagship price range. It has a super crisp AMOLED 5.5-inch Quad HD screen with a whopping pixel density of 538ppi. It won’t be wrong to say that the Axon 7’s display is almost as good as of the S7. There is no device in the flagship range with an as good screen as the ZTE Axon 7.
The screen has extremely thin bezels and on the top is the Gorilla Glass 4 protection that will ensure scratch less experience. ( Hmm… Yes!). Well, the Gorilla Glass 5 has taken heights in the protection of the screen!

 

THE DESIGN

ZTE Axon 7 Review

As said before, the ZTE Axon is the most beautiful device ever made by ZTE. There is an aluminum body with no flat edges. You will find no plastic thing as the whole device is made up of aluminum.  ZTE is a Chinese company, but the device is made in the USA. Great?

Well, the build quality is excellent, the device is a bit heavy, though, moving on!

THE CAMERA

ZTE Axon 7 Review

ZTE Axon 7 packs a 20MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS ( Optical Image Stabilisation). There is PDAF also! In daylight conditions, the camera is fantastic. It captures significant snaps. The camera suffers a bit in low light conditions, but overall the camera is great on this phone. Since flagship smartphones suffer regarding cameras, the ZTE Axon 7 isn’t an exception for sure.You can’t expect the camera quality to be the same as S7 or G5, but at least it is good for the price! Also, there is an 8MP  front-facing camera.

THE PERFORMANCE

ZTE Axon 7 Review

ZTE Axon 7 is in direct competition with the OnePlus 3.It packs a Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 chipset. There is 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU, enough to handle intense games and multi-tasking. The device is so powerful regarding hardware and its integration with the software that you won’t experience any lags. ( Up to some extent!) The 140,393 score on AnTuTu tells the whole story! 🙂

Check the Video of Axon 7’s Durability Test by JerryRigEverything who is a professional tester for devices and gears!

THE BATTERY

The battery is really great and it will be enough for the whole day. 3,250 mAh may seem small if we consider the chipset and GPU but it is quite excellent. You can easily get up to 5 hours of screen ON time with extreme usage and 6 hours with normal usage. Overall the battery is great!

Read about the new Battery Technology which is evolving!

Conclusion

Concluding our ZTE Axon 7 review, we would like to say that the Axon 7 performed exceptionally well in the sound platform and also ZTE managed to keep the feel of the device premium as it is a flagship of their company. At a price of $399, it is a bang for the buck which won’t let your money go in vain! So, what are your thoughts on this device? Are you considering to buy this device? Do let us know via comments 🙂

Best Buy Link for Axon 7 is:-  https://www.zteusa.com/axon7/ 

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Written by Arvind Rana

A 17-years Old Passionate Geek, Co-Founder and Senior Editor of 'The Chipped'. An avid Real Madrid Fan and fond of writing about tech. You can follow him on his social networks :)

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