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ZTE Axon 11 Smartphone Review: Cheap even with a 48-MP Quad Camera

Striking design. ZTE promises buyers of the Axon 11 an appealing design and the excellent performance of the quad-camera system at an affordable price. Our review clarifies what users can actually expect from the almost 6.5-inch smartphone.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Daniel Koenig), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11

In the price range between 300 and 400 Euros (~$353 and $471), prospective buyers can find an extremely wide selection of smartphone models. While users can figure out the size of a device quite reliably from the manufacturer's specification, a specification cannot be used to assess the system and camera performance quite so easily. That said, ZTE claims that the images of the quad-camera system of the Axon 11 are "lifelike" and promises a smooth operating system.

Our review shows whether these promises are met and how the Android smartphone performs in comparison with the competing devices listed below. You can also add additional smartphones from our database for further comparison in every section.

ZTE Axon 11 (Axon Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
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 eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 117 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 2 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5, 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G UMTS (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8), 4G LTE (B1/B3//B5/B7/B8/B20/B28AB/B32), Dual SIM, LTE, 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: 48 MPix AI quad-camera system, 48 MP (Autofocus, f/1.89) + 8 MP (fixed focus, f/2.2) + 2 MP (fixed focus, f/2.4) + 2 MP (fixed focus, f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix Fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: Earbuds, 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB plug-in power supply, USB Type-C cable, silicone protective sleeve, 3.5 mm jack to Type C adapter, 3.5 mm stereo headset, MiFavor UI 10, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Wert (Head): 0.681 W/kg, SAR-Wert (Body): 1.525 W/kg, fanless
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 71 g ( = 2.5 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
349 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
80 %
08/2020
ZTE Axon 11
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
165 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.47"2340x1080
88 %
05/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10
SD 865, Adreno 650
208 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"2340x1080
77 %
08/2020
Motorola Moto G Pro
SD 665, Adreno 610
192 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.4"2300x1080
82 %
07/2020
Oppo Find X2 Lite
SD 765G, Adreno 620
180 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2400x1080

Case - Light mid-range smartphone

Even though it has a diagonal display size of 6.47 inches, the ZTE Axon 11 is an extremely slim and light smartphone. The metal frame makes it very robust, and the clean transitions between frame materials give the device a high quality appearance. Despite having four lenses, the camera hump looks quite discreet and tidy on the back. The fingerprint sensor is in the display, which takes up the entire front and has a notch.

ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11
ZTE Axon 11

Size Comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.96 mm / 0.3528 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 7.96 mm / 0.3134 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs

Features - No headphone jack on the ZTE Axon 11

ZTE installed a MediaTek Helio P70 in the Axon 11 alongside the integrated GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. According to the manufacturer, the latter can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD card, although this will take up the second nanoSIM slot. LTE, Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE are supported on both nanoSIM slots.

Users have to do without a notification LED and DRM Widevine L1. A 3.5 mm headset connection is also not available, and the Camera2 API has limited availability.

Software - A modern Android system

With the Axon 11, users can see ZTE's own Mi Favor UI, which is based on Android 10. Its structure is strongly reminiscent of a pure Android OS, which means that users will quickly find their way around the menus. The preinstalled apps include applications such as BestWeather, CleanMaster, and WPS Office, which can all be uninstalled. Applications developed by the manufacturer, such as ZTE Cares, through which support and status information of the smartphone can be retrieved, can only be deactivated.

When the ZTE smartphone was first released, the security patches were up to date as of May 5, 2020. At the time of the test, though, updates were already available, which brought them up to date as of July 5, 2020.

Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11
Software ZTE Axon 11

Communication and GPS - Axon 11 offers dual SIM with 4G

The ZTE Axon 11 can establish cellular connections on GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. With LTE Cat. 7, download speeds of up to 300 Mb/s and upload rates of up to 100 Mb/s are possible. At close range, the Android smartphone supports NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).

With our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the ZTE Axon 11 achieves WLAN speeds of an average download rate of 334 Mb/s and an average upload rate of 308 Mb/s. With those results, it fits right into the middle of our test field. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
903 (min: 881, max: 916) MBit/s ∼100% +170%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
671 (min: 652, max: 683) MBit/s ∼74% +101%
ZTE Axon 11
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
334 (min: 277, max: 353) MBit/s ∼37%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
329 (min: 313, max: 345) MBit/s ∼36% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼30% -20%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
867 (min: 440, max: 907) MBit/s ∼100% +181%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
620 (min: 300, max: 635) MBit/s ∼72% +101%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
334 (min: 326, max: 340) MBit/s ∼39% +8%
ZTE Axon 11
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
308 (min: 63, max: 379) MBit/s ∼36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼29% -18%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (277-353)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø313 (63-379)
GPS Test Indoors
GPS Test Indoors
GPS Test Outdoors
GPS Test Outdoors

Users of the Axon 11 can use GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, and GLONASS to determine their own location. With the GPS Test app, we can achieve an accuracy of up to three meters outdoors, but it wasn't possible to use geolocation systems indoors.

On our mandatory bike tour, we compared the ZTE Axon 11 with our reference device, the Garmin Edge 500. The Android smartphone deviated significantly from the bike computer on both long straights and curves.

GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - ZTE Axon 11
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephone functionality and speaking audio quality

The telephone app of the Axon 11 allows users to directly view their saved favorites and quickly display a numeric keypad. There are also additional tabs for call lists and saved contacts. During conversation, the ZTE smartphone does well; it has good volume and clearly transmits speech. Additional background noises are also filtered out well.

Cameras - Good colors and strong front camera

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

ZTE has equipped the Axon 11 with a quad-camera system on the back. This offers a 48 MP main sensor, an 8 MP sensor for ultra-wide-angle shots, and two 2 MP sensors for depth information and bokeh effects. The front camera enables portraits to be taken with a 20 MP sensor that reproduces many details and strong colors. Users can also influence the image quality via an embellishment mode, various color filters, and optional HDR.

Pictures taken with the main camera are also detailed and have strong colors, although the colors appear a bit too dark. Shots taken of our test scene with the 5x zoom are blurred and have clearly paler colors. On the ultra-wide-angle test photo, colors appear a little stronger but are not particularly well defined. Areas sometimes look a bit muddy, and at low zoom levels, there is clear image noise in dark areas. Our low-light scene was just barely recognizable. Colors look very dark, and object edges are only vaguely visible. The Super Night mode can help with this, but it requires a very steady hand to work. The image result can also be influenced via manual mode, which allows users to set the ISO, brightness, and white-balance; users can also set a timer.

The video function delivers a picture quality similar to that seen in our test photographs. The camera can quickly compensate for rapid changes between light and dark scenes. In addition, an image stabilizer creates a less shaky shot. Users can switch the video resolution in the settings menu between 1080P, 720P and MMS. However, a high frame-rate mode or something similar is not available.

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 cameraZoom (5x)Ultra-wide-angleLow light

Our photo of the ColorChecker Passport certifies that the camera of the ZTE Axon 11 has relatively small color deviations in its photos. Browns are a little too light, and reds are too dark. The test chart is also reproduced with a lot of detail and strong colors under controlled lighting conditions. In the lower corners, though, there is a slight paleness.

ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
53.2 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
64 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
74 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
77.7 ∆E
69 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Axon 11: 45.82 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 77.73 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.6 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
2 ∆E
2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker ZTE Axon 11: 3.79 ∆E min: 1.34 - max: 8.69 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Protective sleeve and headset included

The ZTE Axon 11 comes with a USB plug-in power supply with a suitable USB Type-C cable, a protective sleeve made of silicone, and a 3.5 mm jack headset alongside a suitable 3.5 mm to USB Type-C adapter.

ZTE gives buyers of the Axon 11 a warranty period of 24 months.

Input devices & operation - Fingerprint sensor in the ZTE smartphone

ZTE uses the GBoard app for text input, which can be adapted in many ways. When typing, the touchscreen responds effectively to inputs, and the relatively smooth surface means that drag-and-drop movements are also easy. The tilt sensor also quickly adjusts the orientation of the screen relative to the position of the phone.

To unlock the smartphone, users can use the in-screen fingerprint sensor, but this did not work very reliably in our test. On the other hand, facial recognition worked much better, which can even react to an authorized user without requiring them to press the power button. 

ZTE Axon 11 - Input
ZTE Axon 11 - Input
ZTE Axon 11 - Input
ZTE Axon 11 - Input

Display - AMOLED with good brightness

Subpixel
Subpixel

The screen of the ZTE Axon 11 is a 6.47-inch AMOLED panel and has a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. The average brightness is 614 cd/m² with a very good brightness distribution of 98%. If the ambient light sensor is deactivated, the maximum brightness drops to 475 cd/m². We measured 677 cd/m² in the APL50 test.

Our measurements also show that the screen of the ZTE Axon 11 flickers in a frequency range between 123.8 and 250 Hz when the brightness is under 99%.

608
cd/m²
610
cd/m²
614
cd/m²
611
cd/m²
610
cd/m²
622
cd/m²
615
cd/m²
614
cd/m²
623
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 623 cd/m² Average: 614.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.54 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 610 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.21
ZTE Axon 11
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Xiaomi Mi 10
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.67
Motorola Moto G Pro
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.4
Oppo Find X2 Lite
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.4
Screen
43%
-11%
-11%
Brightness middle
610
786
29%
735
20%
638
5%
Brightness
614
791
29%
732
19%
633
3%
Brightness Distribution
98
96
-2%
97
-1%
95
-3%
Black Level *
0.5
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.8
1.1
77%
5.84
-22%
5.6
-17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.7
2.2
71%
10.2
-32%
8.9
-16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
1.8
54%
5.9
-51%
5.3
-36%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.26 97%
2.342 94%
2.25 98%
CCT
7122 91%
6315 103%
7897 82%
7118 91%
Contrast
1470

* ... 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 17957 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

As is typical for OLEDs, the screen of the Axon 11 also shows an immeasurable contrast ratio and a black value of 0.0 cd/m². This distinguishes colors very well from each other, and black picture content appears deep and rich. The CalMAN analysis also certifies that the panel has a slight bluish tint, but users can compensate for this using a freely adjustable color temperature scale.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 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 0.9 (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 (39.1 ms).

Outdoors, content can be easily read from the ZTE Axon 11 display. In direct sunlight, however, distracting reflections can occur and make this difficult.

ZTE Axon 11 outdoors
ZTE Axon 11 outdoors
ZTE Axon 11 outdoors
ZTE Axon 11 outdoors

The screen of the Axon 11 has fairly good viewing angles. From very steep angles, though, there is a visible green hue, which is typical for OLED panels.

ZTE Axon 11 - viewing-angle stability
ZTE Axon 11 - viewing-angle stability
ZTE Axon 11 - viewing-angle stability
ZTE Axon 11 - viewing-angle stability

Performance - Sufficient for everyday use

ZTE installed a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC in the Axon 11, which was an upper mid-range CPU about a year ago. In our benchmark tests, the Android smartphone achieves solid system performance; it has the second-best PCMark performance in our test field. However, its results are significantly lower in graphics-heavy benchmarks. Here, the ZTE Axon 11 usually occupies the last or penultimate place in our test field, sometimes swapping places with the Motorola Moto G Pro.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
OpenCL Score 5.2 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1353 Points ∼74%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
1353 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (387 - 3310, n=9)
1830 Points ∼100% +35%
Vulkan Score 5.2 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1410 Points ∼80%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
1410 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (453 - 3382, n=9)
1772 Points ∼100% +26%
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2549 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
450 Points ∼18%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1162 Points ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1178 - 1337, n=3)
1256 Points ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=66)
1633 Points ∼64%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2829 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
365 Points ∼13%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1263 Points ∼45%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1308 - 1338, n=2)
1323 Points ∼47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼62%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1391 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3309 Points ∼100% +138%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1358 Points ∼41% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1815 Points ∼55% +30%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1184 - 1475, n=5)
1385 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=89)
1990 Points ∼60% +43%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
284 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
910 Points ∼100% +220%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
310 Points ∼34% +9%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
572 Points ∼63% +101%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (282 - 320, n=5)
298 Points ∼33% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=89)
567 Points ∼62% +100%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8365 Points ∼79%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10613 Points ∼100% +27%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6962 Points ∼66% -17%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
7754 Points ∼73% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8365, n=10)
7761 Points ∼73% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=490)
5834 Points ∼55% -30%
Work performance score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11773 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11850 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8952 Points ∼76% -24%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9756 Points ∼82% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7160 - 11781, n=9)
10631 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=648)
6373 Points ∼54% -46%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2231 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3336 Points ∼100% +50%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2185 Points ∼65% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2757 Points ∼83% +24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2020 - 2587, n=9)
2376 Points ∼71% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=149)
2636 Points ∼79% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1059 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8175 Points ∼100% +672%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
908 Points ∼11% -14%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3177 Points ∼39% +200%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (951 - 1177, n=9)
1071 Points ∼13% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=149)
2916 Points ∼36% +175%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1199 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6182 Points ∼100% +416%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1044 Points ∼17% -13%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3072 Points ∼50% +156%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1096 - 1297, n=9)
1219 Points ∼20% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=149)
2626 Points ∼42% +119%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1605 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5187 Points ∼100% +223%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2369 Points ∼46% +48%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3325 Points ∼64% +107%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1605 - 3055, n=10)
2511 Points ∼48% +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=496)
2175 Points ∼42% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1191 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9389 Points ∼100% +688%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
990 Points ∼11% -17%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3568 Points ∼38% +200%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1191, n=10)
1085 Points ∼12% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=496)
2075 Points ∼22% +74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1354 Points ∼17%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7957 Points ∼100% +488%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1137 Points ∼14% -16%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3524 Points ∼44% +160%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1354, n=10)
1244 Points ∼16% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=497)
1926 Points ∼24% +42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2607 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3973 Points ∼100% +52%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2344 Points ∼59% -10%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3114 Points ∼78% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2166 - 3116, n=10)
2657 Points ∼67% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=526)
2085 Points ∼52% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1674 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12601 Points ∼100% +653%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1668 Points ∼13% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5356 Points ∼43% +220%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1876, n=10)
1624 Points ∼13% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=526)
2762 Points ∼22% +65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1819 Points ∼21%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8499 Points ∼100% +367%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1782 Points ∼21% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4663 Points ∼55% +156%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1934, n=10)
1772 Points ∼21% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=526)
2321 Points ∼27% +28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2521 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4813 Points ∼100% +91%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼50% -5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼68% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2184 - 2869, n=10)
2550 Points ∼53% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=576)
2062 Points ∼43% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1259 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8371 Points ∼100% +565%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
978 Points ∼12% -22%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3302 Points ∼39% +162%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1259, n=10)
1102 Points ∼13% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=576)
1735 Points ∼21% +38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1417 Points ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7190 Points ∼100% +407%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1126 Points ∼16% -21%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼45% +130%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1417, n=10)
1259 Points ∼18% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=577)
1658 Points ∼23% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2443 Points ∼58%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4196 Points ∼100% +72%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2395 Points ∼57% -2%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3074 Points ∼73% +26%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2193 - 2895, n=10)
2546 Points ∼61% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=618)
1924 Points ∼46% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1701 Points ∼14%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12234 Points ∼100% +619%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1607 Points ∼13% -6%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5136 Points ∼42% +202%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1767, n=10)
1495 Points ∼12% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=617)
2277 Points ∼19% +34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1824 Points ∼21%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8581 Points ∼100% +370%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1734 Points ∼20% -5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4478 Points ∼52% +146%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1899, n=10)
1639 Points ∼19% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=620)
1961 Points ∼23% +8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18651 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23884 Points ∼100% +28%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
19521 Points ∼82% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 24514, n=9)
19279 Points ∼81% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=766)
15263 Points ∼64% -18%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
22763 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24804 Points ∼36% +9%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
68456 Points ∼100% +201%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 23159, n=9)
20424 Points ∼30% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=764)
25897 Points ∼38% +14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21700 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24593 Points ∼56% +13%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
43965 Points ∼100% +103%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 23447, n=9)
20088 Points ∼46% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=764)
20366 Points ∼46% -6%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
35 fps ∼17%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
202 fps ∼100% +477%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼18% +3%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
95 fps ∼47% +171%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (34 - 43, n=7)
37.4 fps ∼19% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=772)
43.9 fps ∼22% +25%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
30 fps ∼33%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
90 fps ∼100% +200%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼39% +17%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
60 fps ∼67% +100%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (29 - 46, n=7)
35.4 fps ∼39% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=781)
30.5 fps ∼34% +2%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
123 fps ∼100% +547%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼15% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
56 fps ∼46% +195%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18 - 23, n=7)
20.9 fps ∼17% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=677)
25.8 fps ∼21% +36%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
16 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
88 fps ∼100% +450%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20 fps ∼23% +25%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
50 fps ∼57% +213%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (16 - 35, n=7)
21 fps ∼24% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=685)
21.8 fps ∼25% +36%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼14%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
86 fps ∼100% +617%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼15% +8%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
38 fps ∼44% +217%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 14, n=7)
12.1 fps ∼14% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=540)
20.8 fps ∼24% +73%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
10 fps ∼13%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
75 fps ∼100% +650%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
14 fps ∼19% +40%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
34 fps ∼45% +240%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (10 - 25, n=7)
13.4 fps ∼18% +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=542)
18.9 fps ∼25% +89%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.4 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
29 fps ∼100% +559%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5.1 fps ∼18% +16%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼45% +195%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=10)
5.22 fps ∼18% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=288)
11.2 fps ∼39% +155%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
20 fps ∼100% +567%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼14% -7%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.6 fps ∼43% +187%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=10)
3.01 fps ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=286)
8.07 fps ∼40% +169%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.9 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
46 fps ∼100% +567%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.6 fps ∼19% +25%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼46% +204%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=10)
8.97 fps ∼20% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=292)
16.6 fps ∼36% +141%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.1 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
53 fps ∼100% +554%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼15% 0%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
24 fps ∼45% +196%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 9.3, n=10)
8.24 fps ∼16% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=291)
19.3 fps ∼36% +138%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.4 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
50 fps ∼100% +576%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼14% -4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼42% +184%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7.4 - 8.2, n=7)
7.8 fps ∼16% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=465)
14 fps ∼28% +89%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.1 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
42 fps ∼100% +589%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.7 fps ∼18% +26%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
18 fps ∼43% +195%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 13, n=7)
7.83 fps ∼19% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=469)
12.5 fps ∼30% +105%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
167477 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
566256 Points ∼100% +238%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
173930 Points ∼31% +4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
323940 Points ∼57% +93%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (167477 - 183710, n=2)
175594 Points ∼31% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=94)
315184 Points ∼56% +88%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1117 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1276 Points ∼100% +14%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1168 Points ∼92% +5%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1196 Points ∼94% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1045 - 1244, n=7)
1132 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=709)
807 Points ∼63% -28%
Graphics (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1805 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11730 Points ∼100% +550%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1907 Points ∼16% +6%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5172 Points ∼44% +187%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1712 - 1805, n=7)
1746 Points ∼15% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=709)
2428 Points ∼21% +35%
Memory (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2489 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7450 Points ∼100% +199%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2765 Points ∼37% +11%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5214 Points ∼70% +109%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1856 - 2839, n=7)
2401 Points ∼32% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=709)
1805 Points ∼24% -27%
System (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4849 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9810 Points ∼100% +102%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4666 Points ∼48% -4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6856 Points ∼70% +41%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (3722 - 4849, n=7)
4159 Points ∼42% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=709)
3374 Points ∼34% -30%
Overall (sort by value)
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2221 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5752 Points ∼100% +159%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2315 Points ∼40% +4%
Oppo Find X2 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3856 Points ∼67% +74%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1959 - 2221, n=7)
2101 Points ∼37% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=709)
1716 Points ∼30% -23%

The ZTE Axon 11 achieved the lowest results in our test field in the browser benchmarks. In everyday life, however, smooth browsing is possible without any problems, and media content is loaded relatively quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
109.2 Points ∼100% +153%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
48.855 Points ∼45% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=600)
46.3 Points ∼42% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (34.3 - 50.2, n=6)
44.5 Points ∼41% +3%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
43.083 Points ∼39%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
118 Points ∼100% +146%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
72 Points ∼61% +50%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=236)
69.8 Points ∼59% +45%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
55 Points ∼47% +15%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
48 Points ∼41%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (35 - 55, n=7)
47.4 Points ∼40% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
22016 Points ∼100% +152%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
17890 Points ∼81% +105%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
9153 Points ∼42% +5%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
8739 Points ∼40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (6269 - 9863, n=7)
8696 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=767)
7690 Points ∼35% -12%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=793)
9892 ms * ∼100% -90%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
5193.8 ms * ∼53%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (4198 - 5608, n=7)
4795 ms * ∼48% +8%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
4433.6 ms * ∼45% +15%
Oppo Find X2 Lite (Chrome 83)
2778 ms * ∼28% +47%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
2103.5 ms * ∼21% +59%

* ... smaller is better

The ZTE Axon 11 is equipped with 128 GB of memory, of which users can freely use 117 GB. The Android smartphone achieves relatively low write and read rates in our memory benchmark.

According to the manufacturer, users can use up to a 2 TB microSD card to expand the internal memory. With our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference memory card, the Axon 11 card reader achieves good speeds on average.

ZTE Axon 11Xiaomi Mi 10Motorola Moto G ProOppo Find X2 LiteAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
335%
26%
196%
2%
-16%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
55.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
64.2 (52.8 - 73.5, n=19)
3%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
78.93 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
73.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
77.4 (71.6 - 85.9, n=19)
-2%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
-13%
Random Write 4KB
29.32
215.95
637%
89.36
205%
146.1
398%
46.4 (8.48 - 151, n=21)
58%
33.1 (0.14 - 319, n=856)
13%
Random Read 4KB
81.2
207.04
155%
65.51
-19%
169.44
109%
69.5 (20.7 - 108, n=21)
-14%
57.1 (1.59 - 324, n=856)
-30%
Sequential Write 256KB
257.9
679.51
163%
233.63
-9%
475.23
84%
183 (90 - 258, n=21)
-29%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=856)
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
309.94
1498.15
383%
294.07
-5%
910.45
194%
289 (144 - 499, n=21)
-7%
329 (12.1 - 1802, n=856)
6%

Games - Suitable for many titles

In the ZTE Axon 11, the integrated graphics unit ARM Mali-G72 MP3 is responsible for displaying image content. This can run the titles we tested, Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile, smoothly on medium graphics levels. At maximum details or high resolutions, however, the frame rate sometimes drops.

The games could be easily controlled with the touchscreen, and the position sensor also reacted reliably to smartphone movements.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

Emissions - Smartphone speakers with wide sound

Temperature

In our test, the ZTE Axon 11 heats up to a maximum of 36.4 °C under load. It only gets warm, so it can easily be held in your hand at any time.

Max. Load
 33.3 °C
92 F
33.9 °C
93 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 34.4 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.5 °C = 92 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
34.5 °C
94 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
36.4 °C
98 F
31.4 °C
89 F
32.1 °C
90 F
36.2 °C
97 F
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.7 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.5 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.7 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
ZTE Axon 11 - heat map (front)
ZTE Axon 11 - heat map (front)
ZTE Axon 11 - heat map (back)
ZTE Axon 11 - heat map (back)

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The ZTE Axon 11 uses the integrated loudspeaker for the playback of media content without the support of the earbuds. This offers a relatively high volume and a wide sound with dominant higher tones. This means that both music and speech can be played occasionally, but in the long run, users should rely on external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.834.12519.623.83123.925.44024.322.35030.530.16318.7228020.419.810018.618.212517.526.316019.541.420019.24425016.450.831515.256.640014.260.350014.766.963013.865.380014.667.1100014.168.8125013.571160014.475.7200013.976.2250013.879.4315013.872.9400014.774.8500014.281.3630014.482.1800014.9791000015731250015.165.91600015.357.4SPL26.588.8N0.872.7median 14.7median 67.1Delta0.811.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseZTE Axon 11
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
ZTE Axon 11 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Ten hours when using Wi-Fi

Energy consumption

The ZTE Axon 11 shows the lowest energy consumption in our test field both on average and under maximum load. The supplied USB plug-in power supply has an output power of up to 18 watts and is therefore sufficiently large enough to ensure a consistent power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.71 / 1.75 Watt
Load midlight 2.29 / 4.99 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
ZTE Axon 11
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10
4780 mAh
Motorola Moto G Pro
4000 mAh
Oppo Find X2 Lite
4025 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-17%
-63%
-27%
-18%
-26%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.53
34%
1.6
-100%
0.75
6%
0.85 (0.61 - 1.2, n=6)
-6%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
-11%
Idle Average *
1.71
1.46
15%
2.3
-35%
2.55
-49%
1.692 (1.5 - 1.91, n=6)
1%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
-3%
Idle Maximum *
1.75
1.52
13%
2.8
-60%
2.58
-47%
2.09 (1.73 - 2.8, n=6)
-19%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
-17%
Load Average *
2.29
3.83
-67%
4.2
-83%
3.21
-40%
3.26 (2.29 - 4.4, n=6)
-42%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
-79%
Load Maximum *
4.99
8.89
-78%
6.9
-38%
5.29
-6%
6.26 (4.99 - 7.49, n=6)
-25%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
-21%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the ZTE Axon 11 achieved a runtime of around 10 hours. It does not last as long as the Motorola Moto G Pro, which achieves a significantly higher runtime with a similar battery capacity.

With the included quick charger, the Axon 11 can be fully charged after approximately one-and-a-half hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 06min
ZTE Axon 11
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10
4780 mAh
Motorola Moto G Pro
4000 mAh
Oppo Find X2 Lite
4025 mAh
Battery Runtime
9%
31%
20%
WiFi v1.3
606
662
9%
792
31%
728
20%
H.264
1126
882

Pros

+ slim and light
+ OLED display
+ solid accessories

Cons

- in-screen fingerprint sensor reacts sluggishly
- internal storage quite slow
- battery life should be longer

Verdict - Cheap and suitable for everyday use

In review: ZTE Axon 11. Test device provided by: ZTE Germany
In review: ZTE Axon 11. Test device provided by: ZTE Germany

The ZTE Axon 11 is a visually appealing and slim smartphone that offers enough performance for everyday tasks. Users get performance that is consistent with a mid-range smartphone. The OLED display is a positive because it provides high brightness and rich colors.

The ZTE Axon 11 combines OLED and mid-range hardware. The battery life could be better.

Last but not least, the Axon 11 owes its slim design to an appropriately sized battery, which at 4,000 mAh is not too small. With a runtime of around 10 hours when using WLAN, it does not last as long as some competitors. Since the model of the Axon 11 we tested is equipped with 4G, it will still be usable in Germany for a while. But if you want to jump straight to 5G, you can also use the ZTE Axon 11 5G. However, that costs almost double and, despite the same name, is a fundamentally different phone.

ZTE Axon 11 - 07/30/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 68%
Weight
91%
Battery
88%
Display
85%
Games Performance
14 / 64 → 22%
Application Performance
62 / 86 → 72%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 82%
Camera
61%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-08- 2 (Update: 2020-08- 3)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
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.