Deal: new and unlocked ZTE Axon with FHD display, 4K video and Snapdragon 801 for $169

ZTE is among a bevy of mostly Chinese brands offering well-spec'd smartphones at considerably lower cost than the more internationally-recognized brands like Samsung and Sony. Newegg is currently selling the company's Axon handset for the meager price of $169, which isn't at all bad for a phone that boasts a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a full-HD, 5.5-inch display. 

By 2016's standards, the Axon is by no means a flagship-level device. But for the price of a budget handset, you'll get the type of specs offered by upper mid-range devices. Even if you're the kind of person that likes to remain at the cutting edge of modern tech, the ZTE Axon could make a useful backup device, and you'd struggle to find a more worthy understudy at the $169 price bracket. 

There's a choice of three colors on the listing, including blue, gold and silver. Though sold on eBay, the deal is provided through Newegg's official eBay store, so you can rest assured that this seller's track record for selling hardware online is long and distinguished. 

Along with the solid, albeit ageing processor and high-res display, the device includes 4G LTE and a 3000 mAh battery to keep everything ticking over. Software-wise, the Axon ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. 

There's no specific time limit on the offer, though it should come as no surprise that these devices are selling like hotcakes, particularly given the $330 price tag when the handset first went on sale less than a year ago. Thus, if you would like to join in the fun, move quickly by hitting the source below. 

For more info, please take a look at our hands-on with the ZTE Axon, as well as the gallery below. 

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(25h talk time)



1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

wow great price, i pay more than the price of this phone when having dinner in a good restaurant :)

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Ok, who is correct? The title mentions the 801 chip. However, when you go to the review source link, it mentions the 810 chip. By the way, New egg have them listed for $329, unless there is another variant.

4. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's Newegg through/on eBay.

5. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This is the Axon, the Axon Pro has the 810.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hellvua good deal! Fido here the same exact phone is like $400 off contract...pretty sick deal if you ask me.

6. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Again, JUST FOR USA !!! :(

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