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ZTE Axon 11 5G Review: Affordable 5G smartphone

Slim and light. With the Axon 11 5G, ZTE relies on the name of the smartphone it already released. However, a look at the specifications sheet reveals that these are completely different smartphones, even if you take the 5G modem out of the equation. Read our review to learn what the ZTE Axon 11 5G has to offer.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Brian Burriston (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk),
ZTE Axon 11 5G

The ZTE Axon 11, which is a low-priced but capable smartphone, managed to score some major points in our review. However, it had a few weaknesses, which are also present in the 5G model. The Axon 11 5G looks exactly the same. Howbeit, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 6 GB of RAM, which is why it feels very responsive. The Qualcomm Adreno 620 and 128 GB of internal storage round off the package. 

The ZTE Axon 11 5G is competing against other 5G-capable smartphones. You can see the competing devices, which we selected for this review, in the chart below. The Axon 11 5G can also be compared against other devices in our data bank.

ZTE Axon 11 5G (Axon Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.47 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 398 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB Type-C , Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 2 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G GSM (B2/B3/B5/B8), 3G UMTS (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8), 4G LTE (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B20/B26/B28), 5G (n1/n3/n7/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78), LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 159.2 x 73.4 ( = 0.31 x 6.27 x 2.89 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (f/1.9, 25mm, 1/1.72", 0.8µm), 8MP (f/2.2, 16mm), 2MP (f/2.4), 2MP (f/2.4), Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix (f/2.0, 1/2.8", 1.0μm)
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, 1 ear-piece, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, 3.5-mm stereo headset, USB-C to 3.5-mm headphone jack adapter, protective case, SIM card removal tool, MiFavor UI 10.1, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.597 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.420 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1: yes, fanless
Weight
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
550 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
10/2020
ZTE Axon 11 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
168 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.47"2340x1080
84 %
08/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
192 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.57"2340x1080
83 %
07/2020
OnePlus Nord
SD 765G, Adreno 620
184 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.44"2440x1080
85 %
07/2020
LG Velvet
SD 765G, Adreno 620
180 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.80"2460x1080
82 %
07/2020
Oppo Find X2 Lite
SD 765G, Adreno 620
180 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080

Case - Rigid 5G smartphone

The ZTE smartphone has a very light weight. The frame of the Axon 11 5G is made of metal, which is why the smartphone feels very rigid. The build quality is on a good level. There are no chinks or gaps anywhere. The quad-camera system protrudes slightly from the back.

The screen of the Axon 11 5G is not small, it measures almost 6.5 inches diagonally. Nevertheless, the Android smartphone is easy to handle. Weighing in at 165 grams (~5.8 oz), the Axon 11 5G is considerably lighter than other 5G smartphones in our comparison chart.

ZTE Axon 11 5G
ZTE Axon 11 5G
ZTE Axon 11 5G
ZTE Axon 11 5G
ZTE Axon 11 5G

Size Comparison

167.08 mm / 6.58 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 7.85 mm / 0.3091 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 7.96 mm / 0.3134 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs

Hardware Configuration - High USB speeds

The ZTE Axon 11 5G features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, an Adreno 620, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 2 TB with the help of a microSD card. A nanoSIM card can be inserted into the Axon 11 5G. Our review device supports VoLTE and VoWiFi.

Wired data transfers can be carried out via the USB Type-C port, which operates at USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds. The Axon 11 5G supports Widevine L1 DRM and the Level 3 Camera2 API.

Left side: no ports
Left side: no ports
Top: Microphone hole
Top: Microphone hole
Right side: volume rocker, power button
Right side: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: speaker grill, USB Type-C port, NanoSIM/microSD card tray
Bottom: speaker grill, USB Type-C port, NanoSIM/microSD card tray

Software - MiFavor UI offers a decent user interface

The Axon 11 5G runs Android 10 with a custom launcher known as MiFavor UI. The smartphone ships with the security patches from April, 2020. The user interface resembles stock Android, which is why Android users should have no trouble navigating through the settings menu. The ZTE smartphone comes with a small number of preinstalled third-party applications. Only Clean Master and WPS Office are preinstalled on the device. All preinstalled applications can be easily uninstalled. ZTE Cares, a first-party support application, is also preinstalled.  

At the time of writing, users can download a software update with the security patches from July, 2020.

Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
Software of the ZTE Axon 11 5G
 

Communication & Geolocation - Android smartphone with 5G

The ZTE Axon 11 5G supports the following mobile communication standards: GSM, 3G, LTE and 5G. For short-distance communication, our review device relies on NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 5. With our reference-grade router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, ZTE’s smartphone achieves an average data reception speed of 661 Mb/s and an average data transmission speed of 475 Mb/s. While download speeds are on a normal level for this kind of device, the upload speeds are well below what the rest of the competition has to offer.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG Velvet
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
683 (656min - 691max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
671 (652min - 683max) MBit/s ∼98% +2%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
661 (632min - 679max) MBit/s ∼97%
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
650 (563min - 668max) MBit/s ∼95% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
628 (545min - 662max) MBit/s ∼92% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=620)
286 MBit/s ∼42% -57%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
668 (618min - 677max) MBit/s ∼100% +41%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
620 (300min - 635max) MBit/s ∼93% +31%
LG Velvet
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
618 (310min - 644max) MBit/s ∼93% +30%
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
563 (275min - 666max) MBit/s ∼84% +19%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
475 (437min - 523max) MBit/s ∼71%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=620)
273 MBit/s ∼41% -43%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (632-679)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø475 (437-523)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

For geolocation, the ZTE Axon 11 5G relies on the following global navigation satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. Outdoors, the Android smartphone has a margin of error of up to 4 metres (~13 feet). Indoors, our review device fails to establish a connection with the satellites. We use an application known as GPS Test to help us determine the margin of error.

In order to determine how accurate our review device is when it comes to geolocation, we take it with us on a bike ride. During this ride, we are also accompanied by the professional navigator Garmin Edge 500. The Axon 11 5G had some trouble at the turns. All in all, the Axon 11 5G is good enough for daily navigation.

Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - ZTE Axon 11 5G
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500
Geolocation - Garmin Edge 500

Telephony & Call Quality - High volume when calling

The phone application of the Axon 11 5G offers direct access to the favourite contacts and allows users to easily bring up the dial pad. There are also two other tabs; one for call history, the other for saved contacts. The ZTE smartphone provides a high call volume. The voices on either end of the call sound clear and intelligible and the background noise is filtered out successfully.

Cameras - Main camera takes good pictures

Shot taken with the front-facing camera
Shot taken with the front-facing camera

The 64-megapixel main sensor of the ZTE Axon 11 5G has a focal length of 25 mm and an f/1.9 aperture. The 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens has a field of view of 120° and an f/2.2 aperture. Both the 2-megapixel depth sensor and the 2-megapixel macro lens have an f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels and an f/2.0 aperture. The selfie-shooter produces colour-accurate photographs, which appear blurry even at low zoom levels. The camera application offers a beauty mode with many customisation options. There are also colour filters and a portrait mode, which allows users to blur the background.  

The main camera produces well-detailed images, which appear a little too dim. The edges of the pictures taken with the main camera are grainy and blurry. The wide-angle shots look somewhat blurry and a little washed-out. The 5G smartphone from ZTE does not offer optical zoom. When using software zoom, the camera produces lower-resolution images, which are still relatively well detailed. Under poor lighting conditions, the main camera manages to preserve some detail. However, the objects are hard to tell apart and the colours look darker than they should. There is a “Pro” mode, which allows users to adjust the white balance, ISO sensitivity, focus and the shutter speed.

Videos taken with the ZTE smartphone look about as good as the photographs. The Axon 11 5G handles transitions between the dark and light scenes very well. Video can be recorded at 2160p, 1080p and 720p at 60 or 30 FPS.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraWide-angle lens5X zoomLow-light photography
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We use the “X-Rite ColorChecker Passport” tool to further examine the colour accuracy. Under controlled lighting conditions, most colours are slightly over brightened. Under these lighting conditions, the photographs of our test chart appear very well detailed. However, the colours in the lower left corner are somewhat washed-out.

ColorChecker
28.1 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
57.6 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
33 ∆E
32.4 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
56.9 ∆E
57.7 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
57.5 ∆E
36 ∆E
39.5 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
57.6 ∆E
46.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Axon 11 5G: 40.04 ∆E min: 12.31 - max: 57.66 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Axon 11 5G: 6.53 ∆E min: 1.86 - max: 13.32 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - Headset in the box

ZTE Axon 11 5G - Contents of the box
ZTE Axon 11 5G - Contents of the box

The box of the ZTE Axon 11 5G contains a USB charger with an appropriate USB Type-C cable, a protective case, a SIM card removal tool and a 3.5-mm wired headset with a USB-C adapter, which can be used to connect the headset to the Axon 11 5G.

The Axon 11 5G comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - Good touchscreen and fast facial recognition

The Axon 11 5G comes with Android’s standard keyboard, which is known as GBoard. It offers a lot of customisation options and is suitable for typing long texts. The touchscreen reacts reliably and promptly to inputs. The drag-and-drop functionality works very well, because the screen surface is very smooth.

The in-screen fingerprint sensor feels a little sluggish. The face unlock works much faster. However, in order to get to the home screen, users will have to swipe up on the lock screen.

ZTE Axon 11 5G - Input devices
ZTE Axon 11 5G - Input devices

Display - Bright AMOLED panel

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 6.47-inch AMOLED display of the ZTE Axon 11 5G has a native resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. Thanks to an average brightness of 607 cd/m², the Axon 11 5G lands a spot near the top of our comparison chart. In the APL50 test, in which the screen displays a pattern of alternating black and white squares of equal size, we measured a brightness of 683 cd/m². With the light sensor disabled, the screen brightness drops to 465 cd/m². The minimum brightness level is 3.04 cd/m².

The AMOLED panel uses pulse width modulation (PWM) for brightness control. The OLED screen of the smartphone flickers at frequencies ranging from 123.8 Hz to 250 Hz. This is why susceptible individuals may experience eye-strain when using the device.

600
cd/m²
613
cd/m²
633
cd/m²
591
cd/m²
603
cd/m²
632
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
594
cd/m²
622
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 633 cd/m² Average: 607.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.04 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 603 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
Gamma: 2.21
ZTE Axon 11 5G
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.57
OnePlus Nord
AMOLED, 2440x1080, 6.44
LG Velvet
P-OLED, 2460x1080, 6.80
Oppo Find X2 Lite
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Screen
28%
13%
7%
-26%
Brightness middle
603
584
-3%
529
-12%
586
-3%
638
6%
Brightness
608
583
-4%
531
-13%
587
-3%
633
4%
Brightness Distribution
92
97
5%
94
2%
97
5%
95
3%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3
1.17
61%
2.53
16%
2.8
7%
5.6
-87%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.2
2.95
52%
4.52
27%
6.3
-2%
8.9
-44%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
1.7
55%
1.7
55%
2.3
39%
5.3
-39%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.231 99%
2.249 98%
2.01 109%
2.25 98%
CCT
7242 90%
6341 103%
6462 101%
6827 95%
7118 91%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9581 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Users can adjust the colour reproduction in the settings menu with the help of a colour slider. There are also preconfigured colour profiles. In automatic mode, the system adjusts the colour production to fit the screen content. In this mode, the colour production is on a good level. In Normal mode, there is an observable bluish cast. The Warm mode makes colours appear warmer and the Cool mode makes colours cooler.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (P3)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (P3)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (P3)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (P3)
CalMAN: Grayscale (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Grayscale (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Grayscale (P3)
CalMAN: Grayscale (P3)
CalMAN: Saturation (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Saturation (P3, auto mode)
CalMAN: Saturation (P3)
CalMAN: Saturation (P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Thanks to a high brightness and good reflection handling, the screen of the ZTE Axon 11 5G is quite legible outside. However, the screen content is difficult to read in direct sunlight.

ZTE Axon 11 5G outdoor use
ZTE Axon 11 5G outdoor use
ZTE Axon 11 5G outdoor use
ZTE Axon 11 5G outdoor use

There is a green cast when the AMOLED screen of the Axon 11 5G is viewed at extreme angles. However, at normal angles, there are no issues.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Mid-range smartphone offers a decent level of performance

The ZTE Axon 11 5G is a mid-range 5G smartphone that ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, which many competing devices also have. In combination with 6 GB of RAM, the SoC offers enough performance for all current applications.

The ZTE smartphone achieves middling results in our suite of benchmarks and consequently takes a spot in the middle of our comparison chart. However, the actual differences in performance rarely amount to more than a few percentage points in favour of or against the Axon 11 5G.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1252 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1293 Points ∼65% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1242 Points ∼62% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1242 Points ∼62% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1242 - 1302, n=7)
1264 Points ∼64% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=49)
1989 Points ∼100% +59%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1128 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1183 Points ∼69% +5%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1169 Points ∼69% +4%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1187 Points ∼70% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (923 - 1265, n=9)
1123 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=54)
1703 Points ∼100% +51%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1816 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1908 Points ∼97% +5%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1966 Points ∼100% +8%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1797 Points ∼91% -1%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1815 Points ∼92% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1520 - 1966, n=14)
1757 Points ∼89% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=147)
1969 Points ∼100% +8%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
588 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
673 Points ∼100% +14%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
611 Points ∼91% +4%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
554 Points ∼82% -6%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
572 Points ∼85% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (554 - 673, n=14)
599 Points ∼89% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=147)
570 Points ∼85% -3%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7737 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7786 Points ∼83% +1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
9427 Points ∼100% +22%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7808 Points ∼83% +1%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
7754 Points ∼82% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (7245 - 9989, n=14)
8274 Points ∼88% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=546)
6044 Points ∼64% -22%
Work performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
9168 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8730 Points ∼80% -5%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
10876 Points ∼100% +19%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
9154 Points ∼84% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9756 Points ∼90% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8687 - 10876, n=14)
9640 Points ∼89% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=702)
6649 Points ∼61% -27%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2609 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2893 Points ∼100% +11%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
2867 Points ∼99% +10%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2145 Points ∼74% -18%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2757 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 2979, n=14)
2718 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=198)
2663 Points ∼92% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3192 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3198 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3185 Points ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3193 Points ∼100% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3177 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 3198, n=14)
3033 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=198)
3065 Points ∼96% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3041 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3130 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3108 Points ∼99% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2877 Points ∼92% -5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3072 Points ∼98% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2287 - 3130, n=14)
2941 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=198)
2718 Points ∼87% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3225 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3495 Points ∼99% +8%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3544 Points ∼100% +10%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1898 Points ∼54% -41%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3325 Points ∼94% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1898 - 3765, n=14)
3248 Points ∼92% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=553)
2266 Points ∼64% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3579 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3589 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3556 Points ∼99% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3547 Points ∼99% -1%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3568 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2814 - 3592, n=14)
3448 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=553)
2259 Points ∼63% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3494 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3605 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3553 Points ∼99% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2934 Points ∼81% -16%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3524 Points ∼98% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2934 - 3605, n=14)
3381 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=554)
2088 Points ∼58% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3238 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3492 Points ∼98% +8%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3555 Points ∼100% +10%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1790 Points ∼50% -45%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3114 Points ∼88% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1790 - 3651, n=14)
3232 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=585)
2181 Points ∼61% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5416 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5335 Points ∼98% -1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5357 Points ∼99% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5437 Points ∼100% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5356 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4036 - 5437, n=14)
5144 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=585)
3079 Points ∼57% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4712 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4893 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4815 Points ∼98% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3678 Points ∼75% -22%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4663 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3678 - 4893, n=14)
4512 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=585)
2534 Points ∼52% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3133 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3425 Points ∼98% +9%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3503 Points ∼100% +12%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3312 Points ∼95% +6%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼93% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2964 - 3556, n=14)
3324 Points ∼95% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5262, n=633)
2140 Points ∼61% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3302 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3321 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3284 Points ∼99% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3289 Points ∼99% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3302 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2048 - 3342, n=14)
3109 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=633)
1883 Points ∼57% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3263 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3346 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3330 Points ∼100% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3278 Points ∼98% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼97% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2261 - 3346, n=14)
3133 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=634)
1785 Points ∼53% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3223 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3452 Points ∼99% +7%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3476 Points ∼100% +8%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1689 Points ∼49% -48%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3074 Points ∼88% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1689 - 3529, n=14)
3200 Points ∼92% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=675)
2011 Points ∼58% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5167 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5832 Points ∼100% +13%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5171 Points ∼89% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5005 Points ∼86% -3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5136 Points ∼88% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2844 - 5832, n=14)
4825 Points ∼83% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=674)
2496 Points ∼43% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4556 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4693 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4665 Points ∼99% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3576 Points ∼76% -22%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4478 Points ∼95% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2972 - 4693, n=14)
4256 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=677)
2133 Points ∼45% -53%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
14891 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
20429 Points ∼97% +37%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21016 Points ∼100% +41%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18769 Points ∼89% +26%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
19521 Points ∼93% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (14891 - 28331, n=14)
20608 Points ∼98% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=819)
15813 Points ∼75% +6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
68840 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
69506 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
69285 Points ∼100% +1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
68764 Points ∼99% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
68456 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (56690 - 69645, n=14)
67110 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=817)
28447 Points ∼41% -59%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38137 Points ∼83%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
45304 Points ∼99% +19%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
45872 Points ∼100% +20%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
43325 Points ∼94% +14%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
43965 Points ∼96% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (38137 - 48201, n=14)
44131 Points ∼96% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=817)
21865 Points ∼48% -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
93 fps ∼96%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
95 fps ∼98% +2%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
97 fps ∼100% +4%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
96 fps ∼99% +3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
95 fps ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (48 - 97, n=12)
86.8 fps ∼89% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=817)
47.7 fps ∼49% -49%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
59 fps ∼96%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
60 fps ∼98% +2%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
60 fps ∼98% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
60 fps ∼98% +2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
60 fps ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (43 - 86, n=12)
61.3 fps ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=826)
31.9 fps ∼52% -46%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
56 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
49 fps ∼88% -12%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
55 fps ∼98% -2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
55 fps ∼98% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
56 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (31 - 56, n=12)
50.3 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=722)
28.3 fps ∼51% -49%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
48 fps ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
55 fps ∼100% +15%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
50 fps ∼91% +4%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
47 fps ∼85% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
50 fps ∼91% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (30 - 55, n=12)
45.9 fps ∼83% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=730)
23.3 fps ∼42% -51%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
38 fps ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
37 fps ∼97% -3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
38 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (22 - 38, n=12)
34.8 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=585)
22.7 fps ∼60% -40%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
32 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
33 fps ∼97% +3%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
34 fps ∼100% +6%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
32 fps ∼94% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
34 fps ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (21 - 34, n=12)
31 fps ∼91% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=587)
20.2 fps ∼59% -37%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
13 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
13 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
13 fps ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
12 fps ∼92% -8%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8.8 - 13, n=14)
12 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=345)
11.7 fps ∼90% -10%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.6 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.5 fps ∼99% -1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
8.5 fps ∼99% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.5 fps ∼99% -1%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.6 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5.3 - 13, n=14)
8.37 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=343)
8.25 fps ∼96% -4%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
20 fps ∼95% -5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 21, n=14)
19.8 fps ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=349)
17.4 fps ∼83% -17%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
24 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
24 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
24 fps ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
23 fps ∼96% -4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
24 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 24, n=14)
22.1 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=348)
20.1 fps ∼84% -16%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼100% 0%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (12 - 21, n=12)
19.4 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=510)
15.1 fps ∼72% -28%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼95% 0%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
19 fps ∼100% +6%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼95% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
18 fps ∼95% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (11 - 19, n=12)
17.4 fps ∼92% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=514)
13.4 fps ∼71% -26%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
316938 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
318669 Points ∼96% +1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
332074 Points ∼100% +5%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
308878 Points ∼93% -3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
323940 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (285731 - 332074, n=12)
310972 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=138)
326850 Points ∼98% +3%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1362 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1462 Points ∼100% +7%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1441 Points ∼99% +6%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1226 Points ∼84% -10%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1196 Points ∼82% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1139 - 1462, n=12)
1360 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=752)
835 Points ∼57% -39%
Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5247 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5201 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5203 Points ∼99% -1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5153 Points ∼98% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5172 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2525 - 5247, n=12)
4698 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=752)
2591 Points ∼49% -51%
Memory (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5464 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5683 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5296 Points ∼93% -3%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4556 Points ∼80% -17%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5214 Points ∼92% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4556 - 5683, n=12)
5112 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=752)
1943 Points ∼34% -64%
System (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
6691 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
6069 Points ∼89% -9%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
6801 Points ∼99% +2%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
6430 Points ∼94% -4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6856 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5411 - 6936, n=12)
6459 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=752)
3548 Points ∼52% -47%
Overall (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4020 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4094 Points ∼100% +2%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4054 Points ∼99% +1%
LG Velvet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3674 Points ∼90% -9%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3856 Points ∼94% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3237 - 4094, n=12)
3792 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=752)
1821 Points ∼44% -55%

In the browser benchmarks, a familiar picture emerges. The ZTE Axon 11 5G lands a spot in the middle of our comparison chart. Here, the margins are quite small as well.

In day-to-day use, the scrolling is very smooth and webpages and media content load very quickly. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
58.665 Points ∼100% +23%
LG Velvet (Chrome 83)
50.998 Points ∼87% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
50.232 Points ∼86% +5%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
47.673 Points ∼81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (15.8 - 60.5, n=11)
46.9 Points ∼80% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=212)
42.6 Points ∼73% -11%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
39.522 Points ∼67% -17%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
94.481 Points ∼100% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
93.643 Points ∼99% +5%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
89.305 Points ∼95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (10.8 - 96.7, n=9)
79.4 Points ∼84% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=646)
49.7 Points ∼53% -44%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
OnePlus Nord (Chome 84)
53.6 runs/min ∼100% +6%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
50.8 runs/min ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
50.7 runs/min ∼95% 0%
LG Velvet (Chrome 83)
49.8 runs/min ∼93% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (9 - 54.9, n=9)
46.1 runs/min ∼86% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=193)
45.1 runs/min ∼84% -11%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
101 Points ∼100% +42%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
76 Points ∼75% +7%
LG Velvet (Chrome 83)
76 Points ∼75% +7%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
72 Points ∼71% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=283)
71.1 Points ∼70% 0%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
71 Points ∼70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (20 - 101, n=11)
70.2 Points ∼70% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
19143 Points ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
18556 Points ∼97% +2%
LG Velvet (Chrome 83)
18546 Points ∼97% +2%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
18219 Points ∼95%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
17890 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (3592 - 19143, n=12)
16587 Points ∼87% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=815)
8277 Points ∼43% -55%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=841)
9568 ms * ∼100% -222%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (2359 - 15230, n=12)
3874 ms * ∼40% -30%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
2973.3 ms * ∼31%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
2834.8 ms * ∼30% +5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
2778 ms * ∼29% +7%
LG Velvet (Chrome 83)
2665.8 ms * ∼28% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
2602.2 ms * ∼27% +12%

* ... smaller is better

The ZTE smartphone features 128 GB of internal memory. However, only 113 GB is available to the user. In the storage benchmarks, the Axon 11 5G achieves good read and write speeds. Competing devices offer very similar data transfer rates.

According to the manufacturer, the storage capacity of our review device can be expanded by up to 2 TB with the help of a microSD card. With our reference-grade microSD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the ZTE smartphone manages to achieve above-average read and write rates.

ZTE Axon 11 5GXiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5GOnePlus NordLG VelvetOppo Find X2 LiteAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
-8%
-5%
6%
-18%
-51%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.41 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
60.29 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
59.7 (8.4 - 72.4, n=39)
-10%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=549)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
88.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77.77 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-12%
75.6 (13.4 - 88.3, n=39)
-14%
69.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=549)
-21%
Random Write 4KB
128.35
138.47
8%
104.5
-19%
135.87
6%
146.1
14%
114 (18.2 - 290, n=68)
-11%
38.6 (0.14 - 319, n=913)
-70%
Random Read 4KB
166.27
156.45
-6%
126.7
-24%
154.28
-7%
169.44
2%
144 (92.6 - 239, n=68)
-13%
61.7 (1.59 - 325, n=913)
-63%
Sequential Write 256KB
417.09
476.87
14%
473.1
13%
409.21
-2%
475.23
14%
242 (182 - 511, n=68)
-42%
135 (2.99 - 1321, n=913)
-68%
Sequential Read 256KB
955.97
979.54
2%
955.5
0%
924.54
-3%
910.45
-5%
767 (427 - 999, n=68)
-20%
355 (12.1 - 2037, n=913)
-63%

Gaming - Current titles are playable

The ZTE Axon 11 5G comes with the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics unit, which can run all current games smoothly. However, graphics settings will have to be lowered in very demanding 3D games in order to achieve stable frame rates. We use Gamebench to record frame rates. We saw 60 FPS in Arena of Valor and PUBG Mobile had no trouble hitting 30 FPS on high settings. We experienced no issues with the touchscreen when gaming.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
0102030405060Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø39.8 (36-42)
; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø30 (29-31)
; Arena of Valor; min: Ø59.5 (59-60)
; Arena of Valor; high HD: Ø59.5 (57-60)

Emissions - Speaker with a high volume

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhatten 3.1
GFXBench - Manhatten 3.1
GFXBench - ES 2.0
GFXBench - ES 2.0

The surface temperatures of the Axon 11 5G reach 32.7 °C (90.86 °F) under load. Such temperatures should have no effect on the overall user experience. ZTE’s smartphone manages to maintain its full performance in the Manhatten 3.1 and ES 2.0 sections of the GFXBench benchmark. This means that it should not throttle under continuous load.

Max. Load
 32.7 °C
91 F
32.2 °C
90 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
31 °C
88 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 32.2 °C
90 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
29.1 °C
84 F
30.1 °C
86 F
31.9 °C
89 F
28.2 °C
83 F
30.2 °C
86 F
32.2 °C
90 F
28.4 °C
83 F
30.1 °C
86 F
31.2 °C
88 F
Maximum: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.3 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat distribution (front)
Heat distribution (front)
Heat distribution (back)
Heat distribution (back)

Speakers

Frequency response
Frequency response

The speaker on the bottom of the Axon 11 5G offers a high volume. The highs are over represented, which is why the voices sound very clear. For listening to music or content consumption, we recommend using external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.935.5252928.23121.929.7402227.75029.932.9632230.58019.331.610016.332.41251438.216016.949.520014.952.425014.1583151063.44001165.550011.76963010.968.480011.971.310001175.2125010.276.9160011.477.7200012.878.6250012.980.6315012.582.440001379.3500013.182.4630013.480.6800015.776.91000013.576.3125001469.81600013.755.8SPL24.890.9N0.685median 13median 71.3Delta1.11047.242.43942.134.336.539.339.942.144.431.734.426.32626.427.125.631.622.143.919.353.218.958.716.562.71668.614.372.915.773.915.273.713.777.111.776.51274.512.470.311.171.911.269.711.86712.963.513.771.814.173.41475.81366.211.452.26863.425.984.922.415.80.864.6median 14median 69.72.69.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseZTE Axon 11 5GOnePlus Nord
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
ZTE Axon 11 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

OnePlus Nord audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - 11 hours in the Wi-Fi test

Energy Consumption

According to our measurements, the Axon 11 5G is moderately energy-efficient. However, under load, it draws more power than the rest of the competition.

The included 18-watt USB-C power adapter should have no trouble supplying the 5G smartphone from ZTE with enough energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.04 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.78 / 1.43 / 1.54 Watt
Load midlight 5.04 / 7.49 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
ZTE Axon 11 5G
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
4160 mAh
OnePlus Nord
4115 mAh
LG Velvet
4300 mAh
Oppo Find X2 Lite
4025 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-43%
-33%
13%
-15%
-9%
-7%
Idle Minimum *
0.78
1.5
-92%
1.8
-131%
0.66
15%
0.75
4%
0.958 (0.66 - 1.8, n=13)
-23%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
-14%
Idle Average *
1.43
2.2
-54%
2.1
-47%
1.58
-10%
2.55
-78%
1.924 (0.82 - 2.55, n=13)
-35%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
-23%
Idle Maximum *
1.54
2.9
-88%
2.3
-49%
1.6
-4%
2.58
-68%
2.07 (0.85 - 2.9, n=13)
-34%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
-32%
Load Average *
5.04
4.4
13%
3.4
33%
3.3
35%
3.21
36%
3.85 (2.73 - 6.8, n=13)
24%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
18%
Load Maximum *
7.49
7.2
4%
5.2
31%
5.46
27%
5.29
29%
5.91 (4.4 - 7.5, n=13)
21%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our practically oriented Wi-Fi test, the ZTE smartphone achieves a battery runtime of a little more than 11 hours. Here, all other competing devices last longer.

The included power adapter supports Quick Charge 3.0 and takes a little over an hour to fully charge the Axon 11 5G.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
28h 20min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 19min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 50min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 00min
ZTE Axon 11 5G
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
4160 mAh
OnePlus Nord
4115 mAh
LG Velvet
4300 mAh
Oppo Find X2 Lite
4025 mAh
Battery Runtime
37%
14%
9%
7%
Reader / Idle
1700
1683
-1%
2003
18%
H.264
1070
1403
31%
1064
-1%
WiFi v1.3
679
884
30%
869
28%
741
9%
728
7%
Load
240
448
87%
261
9%

Pros

+ bright display
+ good main camera
+ high-quality housing

Cons

- Display with PWM
- competitors offer better battery life

Verdict - ZTE-specific design

ZTE Axon 11 5G review. Device provided courtesy of: ZTE Germany
ZTE Axon 11 5G review. Device provided courtesy of: ZTE Germany

With the Axon 11 5G, ZTE continues what it has begun with the Axon 11 (4G). The 5G smartphone feels premium, but not heavy, in the hand. The build quality is on a good level. The touchscreen responds quickly to inputs and the system feels very snappy. 5G support means that the ZTE smartphone can operate in the state-of-the-art mobile networks.

The ZTE Axon 11 5G brings to the table what every mid-range 5G smartphone should.

When compared to the competition, the camera performance of the ZTE Axon 11 5G looks very good and the system performance is on a normal level. However, when it comes to battery life, the ZTE smartphone does worse than the rest of the competition. Howbeit, thanks to QuickCharge 3.0, the battery charges quite fast.

ZTE Axon 11 5G - 10/05/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
88%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
51 / 70 → 73%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
87%
Games Performance
35 / 64 → 55%
Application Performance
74 / 86 → 86%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
78 / 90 → 87%
Camera
63%
Average
78%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-10-13 (Update: 2020-10-17)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.