News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015.
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ZTE has unveiled a new high end smartphone called the Axon Phone, a well spec'd handset that will come with a very fetching price tag. As one of the few Chinese companies to consistently roll out products in the United States, consumers in the U.S. may be pleased to know that the Axon Phone will land in the country post launch.While the innards are flagship baiting (more on them in a minute), it is easy to see that ZTE compromised on design as the Axon is hardly premium. We have yet to get it in hand so cannot comment on build quality, but from a purely aesthetic standpoint the Axon Phone looks quite bland considering what else is available even in lower price bands. Under the hood it is a different matter. The Axon Phone comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen (2560 x 1440), a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, a massive 4GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. Elsewhere there is a 13 megapixel rear camera and a selfie rewarding 8 megapixel snapper on the front, while the Axon offers 32GB of built in storage. ZTE's own Android skin sits on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but from early reports it seems as though it is thankfully light and Lollipop is allowed to shine through. Patchy design aside, the Axon Phone is a flagship handset in terms of specs, we really cannot argue otherwise on that matter. That makes the price even more amazing, as ZTE's latest will be available in the United States on July 27 and will cost an enticing $449.98 unlocked. We are trying to think of a better spec'd smartphone that costs less and are coming up a loss, especially with the OnePlus 2 yet to land. Can you think of one?
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