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ZTE Axon 30 5G: The smartphone with the best under-display camera

ZTE Axon 30 5G with UDC
ZTE Axon 30 5G with UDC
The ZTE Axon 30 5G positions itself in the upper mid-range and features a well-hidden UDC. It also scores points in the test with other strengths, but it also has to face some criticism.

The ZTE Axon 30 5G has a 6.92-inch AMOLED display that features a Full HD+ resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. It impressed us in the test with an accurate color reproduction and permanent DC dimming. However, the maximum display brightness is much lower than that of the competition.

The ZTE smartphone also makes a strong impression when it comes to performance. The Snapdragon 870 is not only very up to date, but it also provides compelling performance. The Axon device also comes with improved UFS 3.1 storage, which can also be expanded via a microSD card.

The 4,200 mAh battery offers good battery life, and it can be recharged very quickly with the included 65-watt power adapter. This is done via the fast USB 3.2 port, but not wirelessly, unfortunately.

The new under-display camera (UDC) is barely visible, and it has been improved in terms of quality, but it's unable to be entirely satisfactory in terms of imaging performance. The same applies to the quad-camera setup on the back, which has a 64 MP sensor from Sony at its core. It's not always able to use its autofocus correctly. We hope to see more improvements from ZTE in this regard.

Still, ZTE offers an exciting alternative with the Axon 30 5G that can impress with a comprehensive package and that hardly suffers from any real weaknesses.

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Daniel Schmidt, 2021-10- 2 (Update: 2021-10- 2)