ZTE Axon 7 getting new update in the US that adds support for 256GB microSD cards

The Axon 7 is one of the few high-end smartphones launched by ZTE in the United States. The smartphone recently received an upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the Chinese handset maker continues to improve the software on the phone to make it even more appealing to customers.

The latest update for ZTE Axon 7 brings a couple of interesting new features and improvements like support for large 256GB microSD cards to make room for even more storage space. In addition, ZTE added a new setting that allows Axon 7 users to enable “Night Mode.”

More importantly, smartphone users who hate having their devices cluttered with bloatware will be pleased to know the update will now allow them to disable some of the stock apps that come installed on the ZTE Axon 7.

Among the improvements included in the update, ZTE mentions some optimizations to the “Do Not Disturb” function, as well as device stability and security enhancements. Many miscellaneous performance improvements and other fixes (like fixes for Wi-Fi Calling issues) have been implemented too.

While the update has already been released in the United States, it will take about 48 hours until it reaches all ZTE Axon 7 units. If you own ZTE's smartphone, you should be looking for build number B25.

source: ZTE via AndroidSoul

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Axon 7
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3250 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    ZTE MiFavor UI



8. jjmartinezh

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 14, 2016

In Europe, however, Axon 7 users are still on Android 6 and hoping to receive some support from ZTE. Shame on ZTE!!!. Think twice before buying from ZTE if you live outside of China or the US. In other regions customers don't exist for ZTE.

4. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I think the camera is great already. Just installed the update. When I wake up tomorrow I'll see if it did that random reboot it does every night. Alarms for wake-up are useless if android won't start after that random reboot while you're sleeping.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There a high possibility of failing flash memory in the case of smartphone random reboot. Remove microSD first use a few days to see whether its the culprit. If the random reboot persisted its could be failing nand flash.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Do you have the nightly power down feature turned on?

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It's under Advanced Settings > Scheduled power on/off.

3. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I hope, ZTE Axon7s will have better rear and front-facing cameras, like iPhone7/7 plus, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge S8/S8+, HTC 10. What do you think about this opinion?

2. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

Editor's Choice Award - Android Authority "The Axon 7 leads the way in terms of affordable flagships and aside from one drawback, delivers in every department. ZTE scores another first with an excellent smartphone that’s compatible with all major US networks. With the Axon 7, ZTE raises the bar substantially for premium, affordable flagships by delivering an excellent smartphone with very few compromises, even next to the very best."

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm having some strange battery issues with this update. It says Quick Charging yet it takes forever to charge, but at the same time it's battery is taking forever to discharge.

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