Metal-made ZTE Axon 7 Mini now available to buy in the US

Metal-made ZTE Axon 7 Mini now available to buy in the US
Less than two weeks after it started taking pre-orders for the Axon 7 Mini, ZTE today released the smartphone in the US, offering it unlocked via its online store.

While it resembles the 5.5-inch Axon 7 in many aspects, the Axon 7 Mini is obviously a smaller device, and is also cheaper. You can buy the new handset for $299.98, free shipping included.

Like its bigger brother, the ZTE Axon 7 Mini runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it's made out of metal, and has dual stereo speakers on the front. However, the Axon 7 Mini is not exactly a high-end phone, as it offers features like a Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 5.2-inch 1080p display. The handset further comes with a fingerprint scanner, a 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front-facing camera, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2,705 mAh battery.

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini has LTE connectivity, and is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but it won't work on Verizon and Sprint. You can take a closer look at the smartphone in our Axon 7 Mini hands-on.

What do you think, is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini worth $300?


source: ZTE USA

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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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7 Comments

1. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Not mini enough, not cheap enough. Speakers on the front are still great attractions, if they are really dual setup.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

True that, normal version is much better buy.

2. logicsdude

Posts: 85; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

It seems similarly spec'd to the LeEco Le s3, but costs more.

4. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

What are you talking about? Reading ZTE's website it clearly shows CDMA and LTE support for both Verizon and Sprint. Please fix.

5. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

Like this is one of the few phones out there that support all four US carriers, you'd think that'd be hyped up more than it currently is (which is to say, not at all).

6. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, and plenty of people have gotten the phones working on Verizon albeit with a few issues that either have been fixed or will be fixed through software. This proves that you can bring compatible phones to the network (like many have done with the Nexus 6p).

7. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This phone is a brick - 153 grams for a 5.2 inch phone??!! The old LG G3 at 5.5 inches was only 149 grams. Well, it can't be the battery weighing it down. It is a mini phone so they put a mini battery in it (2700 mAh!! Why not buy a Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro instead with a 4100 mAh battery, also at much less cost.

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