ZTE is a Chinese based multinational telecommunications company with three business units namely carrier networks, terminals, and telecommunication. Prominent among their products and services is the ZTE mobile phones that have been in the market since 2005. Last year ZTE kept its promise of a 5G network by gracing us with the Axon 10, Pro 5G making it the first of its kind in ZTE. However, this product was met with less enthusiasm by users than expected by their developers. In March 2020, ZTE made good on its promise by delivering a better version of the latter which is Axon 11 5G.
However, instead of chasing the latest Snapdragon 865 flagship silicon, it chose to go with Snapdragon 765G and with good reason I hope. The mobile supports sub-6Ghz and maybe mm-Wave as that is yet to be tested.
According to Specs-tech, the new ZTE Axon 11 5G phone has an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, 64MP primary camera, and 2MP depth sensor, which delivers a quad rear camera setup. Most users, however, are leaning towards its predecessor, the Axon 10 Pro. The camera quality, although good, is less than the latest 2020 phones.
The ZTE Axon 11 5G supports GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE and of course 5G networks with a speed of HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA), 5G (2+ Gbps DL). It was launched on 23rd march 2020 despite the entire corona pandemic and comes with a sleek size of 6.27 × 2.89 × 0.31 inches. It also weighs about 168 grams with hybrid dual sim ports. The colors being shipped are black and white at the moment. The screen resolution is also top-notch with 1080× 2340 pixels screen resolution.
The prices vary according to their internal storage and ram. The one with a ram of 6GB and 128GB internal storage is sold at 378 US dollars while the one with 8 GB ram and 128GB internal storage is sold at 410 US dollars. There is also one with 8GB Ram and 256GB internal storage and it is sold at 476 US dollars. Due to the current global lockdown, this mobile phone is currently only available in China but it is expected to hit the global markets in the nearest future. The camera is a water drop-notch display with quad camera.
The ZTE Axon 11 5G runs on the latest version of Android, Android 10 with a Qualcomm SDM765 Snape Dragon 765G (nm 7) chipset. The CPU speed is 8 core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) and a graphic processor Adriano 620 It supports external hard disk (memory card) and has a ram of 6GB or 8GB. The front camera has a camera quality of 20 megapixels with a Li-Ion Battery 4000 Mah non-removable battery
It supports Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass sensors. The back camera has 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP and the display is 6.47-inches. The latest ZTE phone however has no telephone shooter which is a big deal to most users and the camera quality is way lower than its predecessor
When it comes to most products, people expect the successors to be superior to the predecessor. On its own, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is a nice smartphone with great features and functionalities. But most users that have used the ZTE Axon 10 Pro are not sounded very pleased with the upgrade. Most of them feel that many features in ZTE Axon 10 pro are much better than the features in ZTE Axon 11 5G.
Some users that are using the series for the first time are not disappointed as one user stated that the phone was “Basically the P30 Pro and iPhone 11 PM (Pro Max) merged” and another user stated that the phone was as “If Huawei P30 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 Pro had a baby, and ZTE stole it”
Others have however said that the phone was ok, but not worth that price as it is roughly expected to be around 400 to 600 US dollars. Some users have resolved to wait for the pro version, confident that it would be everything that the ZTE Axon 11 5G is not.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the phone scores an 8.4. Taking a critical look at its features, users gave it the following scales. Both the design and camera got an 8 out of a ten, the display and connectivity was rated 9 out of ten. The phone was also rated very usable with 9 out of 10. Although the battery is 4000Mah, it is not so strong since the phone specifications are so high. It got 8 out of 10. The ZTE Axon 11 5G overall performance was rated 8 out of 10. There is much room for improvement for the newest ZTE Axon 11 5G and most users are already waiting for the pro version.