The ZTE Axon Pro was what gave ZTE the much-needed popularity boost in the US smartphone market. The aggressive price tag, superb looks, and impressive specs of the phone were enough to make customers go crazy over the Axon Pro. The company is now introducing two new Axon variants into the line which bear resemblance to the Axon Pro from the outside, but are different phones from the inside. One of the them is simply named Axon, while the other launch is a 64GB version of the ZTE Axon Pro.
Design and Display
The first thing you will notice about the Axon is the beautiful design that looks like a cross between OnePlus One and HTC One M8. The full metal body with front-firing stereo speakers on the front and a dual camera setup at the back looks elegant. Both the new ZTE Axon and Axon Pro feature 5.5-inch TFT LCD Gorilla Glass displays with an anti-bacterial protection layer. The Axon gets a Full HD resolution, while the Axon Pro gets a Quad HD resolution, thus translating to 400 ppi and 534 ppi pixel densities respectively.
Memory, Processor, and Interface
The Axon Pro gets a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core chip clocked at 2 GHz and accompanied by 4 GB RAM. The phone does not get a microSD slot, but the company has introduced a 64GB storage variant now to sit beside the older 32GB variant.
On the other hand, the Axon gets a 32-bit Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM 32 GB internal non-expandable memory. Both the Axon and Axon Pro run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and there’s no custom skin on it, thus provided a pure Android interface.
The ZTE Axon and Axon Pro get a dual camera setup that comprises of a main 13 MP sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor to provide more depth of field and help you take bokeh shots. There’s an 8MP camera at the front with wide-angled lens for more accommodating selfies.
Price and Availability
The ZTE Axon Pro 64GB variant is priced at $449.98, while the Axon will retail at $329.98. Both the phones will be available on pre-order at the www.zteusa.com website from today. Those who purchase the Axon Pro will get a free JBL E13 headphones. Buying the ZTE Axon will give you a 50% discount on protective phone gear.