ZTE Axon Pro Review, Multimedia King!

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Today, I’ve chosen for reviewing the Axon Pro from ZTE, a smartphone that was recently launched into the market area that belongs to flagships, bringing to our attention an attractive package of specs gathered inside an unlocked device that comes for a more than reasonable price. Among the most tempting main features we can count a 5.5 inches screen, a Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 13 megapixels camera that captures 4K videos, a 3,000 mAh battery, 32 GB of internal memory, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and more. Pretty impressive for a smartphone that throws a threatening $450 price towards the competition, don’t you think? Its great design, solid set of specs and alluring price will certainly turn a lot of heads, so, if you might be one of them, follow the next review and find out more details about the Axon Pro. Its name is catchy too.

Inside its retail box, the Axon Pro comes along with its charger, a USB cable for recharging your unit and making data connections, a little tool for ejecting the SIM card and a really nice treat through a premium pair of JBL headphones.

Let’s get to one of my favorite things about the Axon Pro: its design. This fella really stands out of the crowd due to its lovely appearance and you’ll know what I’m talking about when carefully looking at its pictures or, way better, if you actually check it out in real life. Through its nice details, the handset really looks unique among its peers and I’ll get to those a little bit later.
The Axon Pro measures 153.9 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm and has a weight of 172.9 grams, being quite a hefty fella that won’t seem too appealing to those of you searching thin and compact handsets. If you’re used to handling phablets, managing this one won’t raise any issues.
The phone’s build quality is great, consisting in high quality materials that blend nicely together: the back features two polycarbonate bands on the top and bottom with a nice metallic surface between them. The front is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The handset is embellished with some small surfaces that have a pattern with tiny triangles and can be seen around the camera lens, around the earpiece and the speaker grille.

The Axon Pro’s frontal part of the body is occupied by a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 534 ppi; it also incorporates Sharp’s CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) technology, which enhances the performance by lowering the number of components and power consumption and increasing the resolution and reliability.
The screen is candy for the eyes, offering some lovely colors, an excellent contrast and extremely wide viewing angles. The sunlight legibility is also very good.

In terms of software, the Axon Pro comes loaded with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which has been subtly tweaked by ZTE for improving the overall experience. The lockscreen shows the time, date, notifications and two shortcuts for the dialer and camera.
Beyond the lockscreen you’ll be greeted by the homescreen, which has support for wallpapers, shortcuts, widgets, themes and animations. Your apps are neatly kept inside the App drawer.
The notification area is accessed with a swipe from the top, while a second swipe will display the quick toggles, a brightness slider and a Settings shortcut.
Browsing through the smooth OS is a pleasure, as the interface is smooth and user friendly, everything working like a charm within it.

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Let’s see what’s cooking at the hardware department. The Axon Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, having a quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 processor and a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which can’t be expanded with a microSD card due to the lack of a designated slot.
The smartphone is an excellent performer and will handle every task without any hassle, but suffers a little from the well known problem of the Snapdragon 810 – it gets warmed up if confronted with a hard task, but remains perfectly usable.

For capturing photos, the Axon Pro is equipped with a 13 MP camera that takes stills with a maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, features optical image stabilization, a dual-LED flash for low light situations, an additional 2 megapixels sensor for distance measurements and more. The handset will please your eyes with some great pictures that offer beautiful and accurate colors, a high amount of resolved detail and a good contrast.
The video camera is also very capable and will provide you with some smooth 4K videos @30 fps.
For taking selfies, an 8 MP front facing camera is here to serve.

Some other features brought by the Axon Pro are two excellent media players for video and audio playback, an FM Radio, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation, Google Now as your personal assistant, Google Chrome for offering a proper browsing experience, a file manager, a fitness tracking application and more.

The ZTE Axon Pro is kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery and will endure a little over two days if used moderately.

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