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Crafted with distinctive, user-friendly style, the ZTE AXON 7 has the flagship functionality that premium smartphone buyers demand at a fraction of the price.

Key Features

  • Superior performance powered by the Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM
  • Superb Hi-Fi Stereo Audio with built in Dolby Atmos surround sound and high end audio DAC
  • 5.5" AMOLED WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16M colour display with Gorilla Glass 4 and capacitve touch
  • Dual SIM or SIM and additional external memory
  • 3250mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support

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4G LTE TDD-LTE: 2500 MHz(Band 38), 2300 MHz(Band 40), 2400 MHz(Band 41)
FDD-LTE: 2100 MHz(Band 1), 1900 MHz(Band 2), 1800 MHz(Band 3), 1700 MHz(Band 4), 850 MHz(Band 5),
2600 MHz(Band 7), 900 MHz(Band 8), 850MHz(Band 19), 700 MHz(Band 28)
with Cat 6 (300Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink)
3G UMTS 2100 MHz(Band 1), 1900 MHz(Band 2), 1700 MHz(Band 4), 850 MHz(Band 5), 900 MHz(Band 8) with 42.2Mbps DL / 11.5Mbps UL (HSPA+)
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
SIM Card Combo Dual SIM (Dual Standyby) or SIM + microSD tray slot, 4FF Nano SIM format for SIMs
microSD card is fitted on the same tray replacing the second SIM.
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 / SD card update available for Android Nougat 7.1.1 (see firmware tab for instructions)
Processor 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core 64bit CPU (MSM8996 - 2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo & 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo)
Integrated Qualcomm ADRENO(TM) 530 GPU with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
Memory 64GB Flash with 49.2GB user space, plus up to 128GB microSD external storage using UFS
Display 5.5" AMOLED WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16M colour display with Gorilla Glass 4 and capacitve touch
Camera 20MP rear camera - ISO-Cell Sensor, Sapphire lens, OIS, EIS, PDAF, F/1.8 Aperture, Closed loop VCM for better Auto focus, digital zoom & dual LED flash.
Super Auto Mode (Night shot, Auto HDR, Automatic Scene Optimisation)
Hybrid IS (Photo & Video)
Multi-function (Manual, Beauty, Refocus, Slow Motion, Live Photo, Multi-exposure, Long Exposure)

8MP Front facing camera with F/2.2 and upto 1080P recording.
Video Capture Normal Video Mode
4k UHD (30fps)
1080P FHD (30fps)
1080P FHD (60fps)
720P HD (30fps)

Slow Motion Mode
720P HD @ 240fps
480P @ 300fps
Audio 3.5mm Headphone Jack
High Fidelity Sound Performance - Chipset - AKM4961 & AKM4490
Dual Speaker Support
M_Base Support Material
Playback Sound Playback CODECs: Dolby ATMOS & Dolby Digital Plus (7+1 surround).
Sampling Frequency: 384kHz
THD+N: 112dB
S/N: 120dB
Recording Channel: 3 Channel (Hi-Fi), 1 Channel (VAD)
Resolution: 32bit as per spec (24bit as per performance)
Sampling Frequency: 96kHz
Microphone Max Input: 2.02Vp-p
S/N ADC: 102db
Conference Mode Directional Recording: Directional & Omni-Directional recording
Recording Range: Up to 8 Metres
Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi, 802.11b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth Bluetooth Smart V4.2 LE (Low Energy) with: A2DP1.2(source), AVRCP1.4(controller), HSP1.2(AG), PBAP1.0(PSE) HFP1.6(AG)
NFC Supported
Miracast (Wi-Fi Display) Supported
Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, Gravity
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS with GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
External Antenna port Not available
USB port USB type C, USB OTG
Battery 3250mAh Li-ion (not user replaceable), Quick Charge V3.0 - 5min = 8% charge / 10min = 17% charge / 30min = 50% / 100min = 100% charge
Talk Time up to 16hrs talk time
Standby time up to 360 hours standby
Size & weight 151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm. 175g
Housing Aluminium Metal Uni-body design.
Colour - Ion Gold & Quarts Grey
Pre-installed extras WeShare, Toolkit, Mi-Flavor UI V4.0, Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) upgrade
Network Lock Not Network Locked

Whats in the Box?

The AXON 7 comes with:

  • AXON 7 AU edition Handset in Ion Gold or Quarts Grey
  • Quick Charge 3 AC Charger
  • USB-C data cable
  • MicroUSB - USB-C adapter
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • TPU Case
  • Tray ejection tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card


Download file Version Released
Warranty Card (PDF)

Firmware Updates


The AXON 7 is scheduled to receive a number of progressive updates including Android Nougat updates. [Android Nougat for the AXON 7 is Now available for SD Card update - See below] To be able to do this your AXON 7 should be on "V1.0.0B11", which is the last Android Marshmallow Release and was the release that all AXON 7's purchased from "Officeworks" had installed.

The "V1.0.0B10" update was available by FOTA but after a number of users reported issues we have taken it down and opt'ed for the SDcard method for the update and this method of upgrade (manual / User performed) has continued upto the latest released version.

Below is the information required to upgrade your AXON 7 (AU) edition to any approved and released firmware all the way to the latest Nougat update available using the SDcard method. And remember, you must have at least the "V1.0.0B10" firmware on your device before you will be able to do the Android Nougat updates.

There is one thing I would recommend - Uninstall Nova or any other launcher and do not reinstall it until after you have tried the new Launcher options under the Android Nougat releases - After updating t Android Nougat go to the Settings / Default apps / Launcher to set whch launch to use by default and remember to "Allow" all permissions for it that will appear on the screen.

Pick your current Firmware Build Version

Go to the Settings / About phone menu and scroll down to see which Build Version you have currently on your AXON 7. Then find it in the table below to see the current information relating to upgrading your device to the latest version.