ZTE Axon 7 Max
Reviews for the ZTE Axon 7 Max
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Komorkomania PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Dual cameras; excellent 3D display; good speakers; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2016
Model: The smartphone market is ever increasing and competition inevitably turns rife and stiff. Consumers ultimately benefit as manufacturers push to produce cheaper and better smartphones. The release of the ZTE Axon 7 Max marks the sequel to its highly successful Axon 7. At first glance, this smartphone bears the form of a well-made device. Notwithstanding its wide display, it maintains a slim profile. The back of the phone is metal built, which feels smooth and pleasant to the grip. The ZTE Axon 7 Max sports a 6-inch full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 367 ppi. One of the key features in the Axon 7 Max is the introduction of 3D viewing capabilities with naked eyes (‘naked 3D’ display) on this device. This technology allows for the viewing of 3D content on the smartphone’s display without the need for polarized glasses. This will certainly appeal those who rely on smartphones for extensive video viewing. In terms of performance, the Axon 7 Max runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with a whopping 4 GB RAM. This processor has recently been a popular choice among manufacturers for their mid range devices largely due to its energy efficiency.
The expanded memory is essential for maximising performance in graphics intensive programs. The internal flash memory has a capacity of 64 GB. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 200 GB with a microSD card. Users will definitely need this bloated storage to store contents with rich graphics. For the shutterbugs, the ZTE Axon 7 Max sports dual 13 MP cameras at the back with laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash module. The front-facing camera on the other hand is an 8 MP shooter for selfies. The cameras aren't particularly special in any way, but they do the job. A circular fingerprint scanner sits at the rear side of the smartphone. Connectivity on the ZTE Axon 7 Max includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, a 3.5 mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. To pair its superior high graphics performance, this device is packed with dual Hi-Fi AK4962 audio chips for better audio output. It is integrated with some remarkable audio based features, including a real time voice translator, voice activated camera commands for multi-shot and timers, and a voice assistant. The Axon 7 Max runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Overall, the Axon 7 Max brings apparent improvements compared to its predecessor. One notable upgrade is the integration of the 3D viewing capabilities with naked eyes. Whether or not such improvements warrant an upgrade remains a moot point but it certainly adds some spice to the already dense industry.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.
The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.