The ZTE Axon 7 mini is officially heading to the United Kingdom for £249.99

The ZTE Axon 7 mini is officially heading to the United Kingdom for £249.99
As smartphones continue to get more and more powerful, they also seem to keep getting bigger and bigger. I'm personally a fan of big smartphones, as the larger size allows for a more enjoyable experience when watching movies, playing games, and browsing the web. However, for people with smaller hands, large phones can be a real pain to use. The big screen might be nice for content consumption, but when it comes to actually using a large phone (especially with one hand), things can go downhill rather quickly.

The ZTE Axon 7 is one of the best budget flagship smartphones that's come out in 2016, but its 5.5-inch display is a bit on the larger end of the spectrum. ZTE released the Axon 7 mini as a smaller variant of the Axon 7 in the United States back in September, but up until this point the device hasn't been available to purchase in the United Kingdom. Today it was announced that the Axon 7 mini will finally be making the move across the pond, and to get sales started, the phone will be sold exclusively through Carphone Warehouse.

The ZTE Axon 7 mini is officially heading to the United Kingdom for £249.99

Unlike the monstrous size of the original Axon 7, the mini comes equipped with a much more manageable 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Full HD. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset and 3GB of RAM power the phone, and a 2705 mAh battery is included to keep the phone running even though more intensive use cases.Couple all of this with a 16MP rear camera, 32GB of expandable storage, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and a rather attractive aluminum build, and you're looking at a rather powerful and petite package.

You can purchase the Axon 7 mini from Carphone Warehouse in the UK starting today, and it will set you back £249.99 for the unlocked and SIM-free variant of the phone.

The ZTE Axon 7 mini is officially heading to the United Kingdom for £249.99
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Axon 7 Mini
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2705 mAh



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

too underpowered compared to axon7... and 5.2inch isn't really "mini"

2. ryq24

Posts: 872; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

5.2" is the new mini! Times really are changing.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I bought this phone for 200 on Amazon the other day. Just started using it last night & as someone used to getting flagship phones I'm amazed at what I got for the price. This phone is awesome

4. Valdomero

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

When are they going to sell the A2017G model? I'm looking to buy the ZTE Axon 7 but not the US model, can somebody help get it? Ebay nor Amazon help at all

5. idb71

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 16, 2016

I waited for this phone, and bought it from Caphone Warehouse a few days ago. According to the phone it is model B2017G, which according to all sites I can find on the web is a dual-sim phone. However the phone I purchased was only single-sim, the 2nd slot will hold an SD card only, and has no additional machining to hold a 2nd sim. I'm currently headed back to Carphone Warehouse to return it. Really disappointed.

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