The Chinese Smartphone Maker ZTE has released the Axon 7 handset with some impressive camera features like a newly released 20MP Samsung ISOCELL sensor, F1.8 lens aperture, sapphire glass lens front element for scratch-proof and flare resistance, optical image stabilization in the lens elements and dual pixel on-sensor phase detection auto-focus; not to mention a handy dual LED Flash.
Other phone specs compete well with other more well known brand flagship devices like the Galaxy S7. such as a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD resolution with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4 and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.
Two models will be released 4GB RAM and 64GB storage or a 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage in the high end range. microSD card slot is also included; 3140 mAh battery with Quick-charge 3.0 standard, fingerprint reader and a USB Type-C connector. Android 6 Marshmallow will be the OS included with some modifications.
Slow motion spec?
There is no doubt that this phone is a top contender for features ounce by ounce. The only real caveat we have is that the slow motion mode while great at 240fps 720p HD; tops out at 1080p 30fps “Yes not even 60fps” which is the same in 4k at 30p.
||Sensor + Features
||20 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
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||8 MP Front Selfie Camera
ZTE Axon 7 Slowmotion Camera Test 240fps 720p by Mobilegeeks.de:
The video above being one of the few available at this time shows ok resolution with a bit of aliasing as it’s common at these fast frame rates on either Samsung or Apple smartphones. There still seems to be line skipping to some degree but a clear preference for aliasing instead of color moire. The ZTE Axon 7 joins a small club of phones that do 240fps but is not at the high end here for ignoring higher resolutions like 1080p 120fps.
It is still good news to see more manufacturers pushing fast frame rates.
Launch is expected to be in China first during the month of July and other parts of the world by August.
MSRP: Axon 7 will be $449 USD and or €409 Euros in Europe,Fully Unlocked!
ZTE Axon 7 Hands On by SRS Exclusives: