We’ve known for a while now that ZTE was planning to bring the affordably-priced, flagship-specced Axon 7 along with its little brother, the previously-announced Axon 7 Mini, to Australian retail thanks to a partnership with JB Hi-Fi. What we didn’t know was when – but it turns out they’re both available today!
We just reviewed the Axon 7 and found it an impressive device for a walk-away price of $699 with local warranty and retail support (in fact, I think it’s perhaps the best value for money Android device in Australia at present). The only device that may be better value for money could be the Axon 7 Mini, but we haven’t had the chance to play with that yet.
Check out the difference between the Axon 7 and Axon 7 Mini:
|ZTE Axon 7 Australia||ZTE Axon 7 mini||Release date||October 2016||September 2016||Screen size||5.5-inch||5.2-inch||Screen technology||AMOLED||AMOLED||Resolution||2,560 x 1,440||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||534||424||Rear camera||20MP||13MP||Front camera||8MP||8MP||Chipset||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 617||Core config||2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo + 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo||4 x 1.5 GHz + 4 x 1.2 GHz||Ram||4GB||3GB||Storage||64GB||32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 256 GB||Battery||3,250 mAh||2,708 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||Connector||USB C||USB C||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||Top||Speaker Configuration||Front||Android OS||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0||Vendor skin||—||—||Dimensions||151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm||147.5 x 71 x 7.8 mm||Weight||175g||153g||Colours|
For $498 the Axon 7 Mini is a pretty extraordinary device – it keeps a similar style and the premium all-metal construction of it’s larger sibling. JB Hi-fi has both models in Gold and Grey.
The closest competitor to the Axon 7 Mini would probably be the Moto G4 Plus. With the 16GB model of that device selling fro $100 less, it will be a bit of a trade off which is the “better” value. For my money, however, the NFC chip in the Axon 7 Mini is worth the extra cost although those who like software updates might prefer to head to the Motorola side.
Is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini on your shopping list? Tell us in the comments!