ZTE Axon Elite Review: Old But Gold

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Axon elite is the latest offering from ZTE Nepal though it has been out for more than a year now. Priced at Rs. 33,990, the metal-clad phone houses a dual camera setup as the centerpiece comes with a unique form factor. So let’s get a quick review of the ZTE Axon elite.

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ZTE Axon elite comprises of unibody metal design. Visually the phone is a unique lad to look at, but personally, I didn’t like the fake leather covering on the back. The front houses a front firing speaker, but only the bottom portion actually works. It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display and the display doesn’t disappoint at all. It has an excellent color reproduction and viewing angles, but the brightness level is not up there when compared to the flagships. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.


Powering the phone is the last years Snapdragon 810 chipset which is clocked at 2 GHz along with Adreno 430 for graphical performance and 3GB RAM for multitasking. You might be worried about the Snapdragon 810 overheating issue, but I had no issues with the phone even during intense gaming, all thanks to its excellent cooling system. In terms of storage, it has 32GB ROM with microSD support upto 128GB.

The feature focus of the phone is its dual camera setup where the primary camera is 13MP and the secondary is 2MP, the latter is used for Bokeh effect on photos. If you are looking for the best camera phone at this price range, you will not regret buying the Axon Elite. UP front, the Axon elite has an 8MP camera with wide angle lens which is excellent for group selfies and video calling. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back which works fine and unlocks the phone in less than a second. It is backed up with 3,000mAh battery and supports quick charge 2.0. The battery life is above average with around 4 hours of on screen time.

At Rs. 33,990, the phone punches well above its weight with an excellent display, flagship-level performance, and dual camera lens that works well. The only downside of the Axon Elite is it’s still running on older version of Lollipop 5.0.2 and will not receive any further updates.

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