ZTE Expands Axon Range
ZTE today made more variants of its Axon smartphone available to U.S. buyers. In addition to the Axon Pro 32GB, which launched over the summer, ZTE is offering the Axon and Axon Pro 64GB. The range now includes the Axon, Axon Pro 32GB, and the Axon Pro 64GB. All three are identical in terms of design, size, and core features. The latter two differ only in the amount of internal storage, while the former has more modest specs in order to achieve a lower price point. The most significant differences between the two Axon Pro models and Axon are the display and processor. Where the Axon Pro models have a 5.5-inch quad HD screen, the Axon has a 5.5-inch full HD screen. Similarly, the Axon Pro handsets each have a Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB of RAM, where the Axon has a Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM. Last, the Axon Pros support CAT 6 LTE and HD voice, but the Axon has CAT 4 LTE and no HD voice. All other specs are the same across the three phones, including the 3,000mAh battery with QuickCharge; 13-megapixel main camera with 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth-of-field data; 8-megapixel front camera; high-fidelity audio capture and playback; and Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. The Axon Pro 64GB costs $449.98, the Axon Pro 32GB costs $399.98, and the Axon costs $329.98. ZTE is selling the phones directly to consumers, unlocked, via its web site.
ZTE is looking to tempt would-be flagship buyers with the Axon Pro, an unlocked, premium Android smartphone with good looks and killer specs. Did ZTE manage to dial in the right combination of features and performance?
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