The ZTE Axon 7 mini has similar features to the Axon 7 devices which arrived on the market in July 2015. The mini version is currently available on pre-order.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini Features
Although it is a mini, this model comes with a generous 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display backed by a 1080×1920-pixel resolution, compared to the standard Axon 7 which has a 5.5-inch screen.
Under the hood, this product has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core 1.2/1.5 processor, whereas the Axon 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, so there is not such a big difference here as well.
The ZTE Axon 7 Mini has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in internal storage which can be expanded to 256GB with the help of a microSD card. It is worth mentioning that Axon 7 mini has a dual SIM option to for added versatility.
Also, this device comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera, while the Axon 7 had a 20-megapixel main shooter. This difference is not regarded as a disadvantage because most smartphones on the market within this price range are currently equipped with a 13-megapixel camera.
Besides, the ZTE Axon 7 mini has an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie cam, while other features of the rear-camera include face detection, a dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, and HDR.
Unfortunately, this ZTE doesn’t have optical image stabilization (OIS) and cannot record 4K videos. However, users will still benefit from an excellent 1080p video resolution, while the software options enable the Axon 7 mini to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Besides LTE, this mini is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The ZTE Axon 7 mini features a non-removable Li-Ion 2705 mAh battery, which might represent a bit of a downside, according to critics.
However, thanks to the Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 charger and USB 3.0 Type-C port, this smartphone can be fully charged in just an hour and a half. For added security, it also has a fingerprint sensor.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini Price
Considering its impressive features, this model has a starting price of $299,98. This price tag is regarded as quite decent because the ZTE Axon 7 mini is similar if not an improvement of the widely popular Samsung Galaxy S7 mini.
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