Hands-on with the ZTE Axon 7 mini

ZTE has unveiled today the latest addition to its flagship AXON series, the AXON 7 mini. It looks a lot like the bigger Axon 7, but with a 5.2-inch display. This gives consumers more options, especially those who don't want to spend a lot of money on a new phone. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

ZTE Axon 7 mini specifications

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OSAndroid 6.0
Display5.2-inch FHD 1080x1920
16M Color
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 617
microSD slot
Camera16MP rear camera
8MP front camera
Battery2705mAh with Quick Charge 2.0
Size & Weight147.5x71x7.8mm
OthersFingerprint sensor
Dual speakers
3.5mm audio jack

The ZTE Axon 7 mini retains the all-metal unibody design of the Axon 7 with 2.5D curved-edge glass touchscreen, which feels really good in the hand. It has an AMOLED display like the Axon 7, but it has a 1080p resolution instead of 2K. Most won't notice the difference in sharpness, though. And just like the Axon 7, it has dual front-facing speakers.

Running inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There's also a microSD slot if you need more space.

On the back, there's a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.9 lens. It doesn't have optical image stabilization like the Axon 7, but there's electronic stabilization. And if you like taking selfies, there's an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

ZTE says the Axon 7 can last a whole day with its 2,705 mAh battery, but that's going to vary depending on your usage. And if you do run out of battery, the Axon 7 mini supports Quick Charge 2.0 through its USB Type C port. You'll be able to charge the phone from 0 to 46% in just 30 mins.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

The ZTE Axon 7 mini will be available in Russia, Germany, Spain, Poland, Japan, Australia, India, Saudi Arabia and the USA. In markets outside the U.S., it will be available for sale at the end of September at a recommended retail price of 299 Euros.

Are you looking forward to the Axon 7 Mini? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim