The ZTE Axon is a budget-friendly alternative to one of ZTE’s best, the Axon Pro. However, just looking at the design and you would be hard-pressed to find the difference between the two. Both phones share the same chassis, and even the same hardware. So what are the differences between ZTE’s two smartphones? For starters, the price is cut down and so is the processing power.
Can the ZTE Axon Become a Great Contender in the Smartphone Market?
Even though the ZTE Axon and the Axon Pro does look and perform like a premium-class phone, it does get outclassed by its other competitors that offer comparable, or even stronger specs at similar market values.
But for those who are loyal to the ZTE line, picking up the ZTE Axon phone will net you a handset with a 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The display’s resolution will provide 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution with its 5.5-inch screen. Aside from these, every other feature found on the Axon Pro can be found on this model. It even has the same polished feel with its durable metal exterior, and everything about the mobile device feels solid in the hand.
Still on the display, the Axon’s screen is still coated with that familiar Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes for a sturdy touchscreen. However, the resolution is lowered to 1080p and the pixel density is dialed down to 400 ppi. For comparison’s sake, the Pro model’s display is at 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution with 534 ppi. Even though text and pictures still look sharp on the Axon, it is still far from being on par with flagship phones.
Aside from the display, there is also a pair of rear cameras on the Axon. One is a primary 13-megapixel snapper, and a complimentary 2-megapixel one. Many of you may be asking, “Why the need for two rear cameras?” It uses these two cameras to create a range of apertures in your photos. For simpler terms, use the camera’s “Bokeh” mode and you will be able to shift the focus of your shot later on.
The playing field within the smartphone industry is still completely crowded, and the ZTE Axon may still not have what it takes to go on par with leading contenders. Furthermore, for those who already own or have tried the Axon Pro, you will find that there is not a world of difference between that and the Axon model.