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.


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.

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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(15h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

2. ryq24

Posts: 876; 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: 704; 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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