ZTE Axon Elite
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the ZTE Axon Elite
Flagship with some issues. The ZTE Axon Elite is the current flagship device from the Chinese manufacturer in the European market. At a first glance, it ticks all the right boxes with 4K video recording, fingerprint scanner and a very powerful processor. However, a closer inspection reveals some drawbacks.
Source: Cool Smartphone
During the time with the ZTE Axon Elite, I have been part impressed with ZTE and part frustrated. For the most part, everything feels thought out and well-put together. The ability to tweak and change the wallpapers and themes was a lot more fun than it really should be. Yet, trying to set it up to the way I liked it felt like a chore, not a pleasure. The ringtone is nice and loud, but it’s louder than I want for longer than I want. It’s nice to hold in the hand, but in use it kept feeling that little bit slippery when I was trying to work one-handed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: PC Advisor
The ZTE Axon Elite has great specs and some interesting tech at an excellent price, but while we appreciate many users will love the design we aren't entirely taken by it - especially the fake-leather parts on the rear. If you can't get the OnePlus 2, this is a close second best - and much easier to get hold of.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 72% performance: 91% features: 86% display: 95% mobility: 65%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Model: Premium and elegant, the ZTE Axon Elite will certainly turn heads when in use. ZTE has certainly upped their game in their smartphone design. The ZTE Axon Elite chassis is made from a combination of aerospace aluminum alloy body and high quality leatherette. Teaming up TEAGUE, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Design Team, the ZTE Axon Elite features a curved back for good ergonomics and a unique triangle pattern grill on the front side, which also acts as a heat dissipator. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 810 octa-core setup utilizing a Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 chip. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM, an Adreno 430 GPU and 32 GB of internal storage with the ability to use a microSD card up to 128 GB.
The 5.5 inch IPS LCD display provides superb clarity and color saturation. The ZTE Axon Elite comes with a 13 MP and 2 MP dual-camera setup that is claimed to be almost DSLR-like in performance and a 8 MP front camera. Other features on the ZTE Axon Elite are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, a fingerprint scanner, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. The ZTE Axon Elite sports a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 3000 mAh and comes in beautiful Ion Gold.Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM 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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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).
81.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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