ZTE AXON 7

How a Flagship handset should be.



AXON 7, Redefining Flagship audio experience.

The ZTE AXON 7 premium smart phone features industry leading Hi-Fi & Dolby ATMOS / Dolby Digital Plus surround sound audio and many other hardware features in its stylishly designed aluminium unibody housing. Initially released in "Ion Gold" & "Quarts Grey", the AXON 7 has a Dual Nano SIM / microSD combo tray (either two Nano SIMS(4G/3G/2G Dual Standby), or, single Nano SIM + microSD card), running Android 6 (Marshmallow) with a large and bright 16M colour 5.5" WQHD (2560x1440) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4.

Driven by a snappy 2.15GHz Quad core CPU with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB ROM with 49.2GB for the user plus an external microSD card slot for up to 128GB of additional user storage.

Some of the other key functionality includes fast fingerprint, Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, NFC and much more. The AXON 7 doesn't skimp on cameras either. Fully featured 20MP main camera with F/1.8 Aperture, QIS, PDAF, A/F that supports full 4K UHD picture / video recording and a 8MP Selfie camera with up to 1080P recording.

The AXON 7 is the first handset announced that can support Google's Daydream VR solution that is integrated into Android N.

The AXON 7 features a ZTE MiFavor V4.0 skinned Android Marshmallow V6.0.1 OS with only the common applications pre-installed for optimum use without clutter.

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Android 6

Android Marshmallow 6

Smart, simple and truly yours.

The AXON 7 is pre-loaded with Android 6 Marshmallow, bringing a more polished design, improved performance and plenty of new features to the user.

Just say “OK Google” to launch voice search, immerse yourself in your favourite media in the new immersive mode, have your top contacts prioritised and keep all your SMS and MMS messages in the same app.

All that on top of other productivity features. Click below for the full list.

Learn more about Android Marshmallow »


But just around the corner is Android N which brings the Google Daydream experience. More on that as the details are released.

ZTE Blade V Plus front view

ZTE AXON 7 Overview

Key Features

  • Metal bodied handset in "Ion Gold" & "Quarts Grey", with capacitive buttons
  • Combo Tray for either Dual Nano SIM or Nano SIM + microSD card - 4G/3G/2G Android handset with LTE 700
  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 Quad Core CPU from Qualcomm with 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • Super fast high speed data transfer over LTE Cat 6(4G+)
  • 20MP camera to capture your favourite moments
  • Stereo front facing speakers, Dolby ATMOS / Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound and the best audio hardware integrated into a handset so far
  • 64GB Memory with 49.2GB user space expandable with an additional 128GB microSD
  • Large 5.5" WQHD (2560x1440) 16M colour AMOLED Capacitive Touch Display with Gorilla Glass 4(TM)

Connectivity / Multi Media

LTE Cat 6 (300/50Mbps) 3G HSPA+ (42/11Mbps)

Bluetooth 4.2 LE (Low Energy to support Smart devices) with stereo headset support

MP3 Player and ringtones, A-GPS/GPS

Wi-Fi Dual band(2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11b/g/n/ac

USB type C, USB OTG

Standard 3.5mm headset jack (NAHJ)

Cameras

20 Mega pixel, with LED flash, F1.8 Aperture, QIS, PDAF, digital zoom and high def mode for crystal clear shots - Just some of the features from this camera.

8 Mega pixel front camera for the perfect selfie & 1080P recording

Processor & Memory

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.15GHz 64bit processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

64.0GB internal storage (49.2GB user space); expandable to an additional 128GB with external microSD

Display

5.5" WQHD (2560x1440) AMOLED 16M colour, capacitive touch screen using Gorilla Glass 4 and dedicated capacitive buttons

Battery

3250mAh Li-ion battery (not user replaceable)

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 supported - 5minutes = 8% charge / 10minutes = 17% charge / 30minutes to 50% charge / 100minutes = 100% charge

16hrs Talk Time / 360hrs Standby time

OS

Android Marshmallow 6.0.1

Design

Axon 7 Battery


What's Inside...

2.15 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 820 +

Dual SIM or SIM + microSD card combo tray

4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64GB ROM + microSD slot can support 128GB

Adreno™ 530 GPU

AKM 4961 HiFi Recording Processor

+ AKM 4490 HiFi Audio Amplifier

20Mpixel Main camera with a range of recording modes / 8Mpixel Selfie Camera

5.5" WQHD 2k (2560x1440) AMOLED Display

Dual Noise-Suppression Mics

RF Chip / Dual Band Wi-Fi / BT4.2 / A-GPS / NFC

Fingerprint reader and a range of other sensors

Quick Charge 3.0

3250 mAh Battery

USB Type C / 3.5mm Headphone connections

Axon 7 Design
Axon 7 Finger
Axon 7 SOC
Axon 7 SIMs
Axon 7 USB C
Axon 7 Battery

Display

The AXON 7 display is fully compliant with Google Daydream VR with 2k (2560x1440) resolution and AMOLED technology for the sharpest images and contrast.


Axon 7 Display

Audio

The AXON 7 is all about the Audio experience. At it's core there are two industry leading audio chips that can be found in both high end consumer audio players and professional / broadcast grade recorders used in journalism and proaudio fields. The AKM 4961 HiFi Recording Processor combined with the AKM 4490 HiFi Audio Amplifier provide the best audio that can be found in any handset today.


Axon 7 Hi-Fi
Axon 7 Audio
Axon 7 Stereo
Axon 7 Record

Cameras

The AXON 7 cameras have also gained a lot of interest and discussion. The front facing camera for selfies is 8MPixel and supports 1080P recording. The main camera is a 20Mpixel, with LED flash, F1.8 Aperture, QIS, PDAF, digital zoom and high def mode for crystal clear shots. It supports a range of still and motion capture modes including Starlight, Slo Mo and upto 4k video recording. It is a feature rich device that you can use in it's default fully automatic mode or take control of all it's settings yourself.


Axon 7 Camera
Axon 7 Camera
Axon 7 Camera

VR

The AXON 7 is the first device announced that is compliant to the Google Daydream Hardware requirements. Once Android N is released for the AXON 7 you will be able to experience VR the way Google thinks it should be.


Axon 7 VR

Specifications - subject to change / update

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
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, 2x2 MU-MIMO, 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


AXON 7 User Accessories

We will list accessories that you will be able to purchase for your ZTE AXON 7 in the near future. In the mean time please note that included with your purchase of the AXON 7 is a complimentary VIP Accidental Cover Package to the value of AUD$300.00 that means if you damage your handset display etc you will be able to get a replacement device directly from ZTE Australia. But check the detail as this doesn't include Liquid Damage.


Many thanks - ZTE Australia


AXON 7 VIP Complimentary Accidental Cover Package - AUD$300.00 value

Your purchase of the AXON 7 Australian edition comes with a complimentary VIP Accidental Cover Package valued at AUD$300.00. You can use this package to cover the cost of replacing your device should you ever damage the handset physically as in a smashed display or damaged ports which are normally not covered by warranty. The only exclusion is Liquid damage, so keep your AXON 7 out of contact with any liquids. This package gives you protection to the value shown for your device until either the end of your 2 year warranty period or the package is used up.

When you need to make a claim and get your device replaced, just need to contact our support team via email support(@)zte.com.au and tell them the reason for the claim and provide your two IMEI numbers (Optional - include a picture of your receipt). This can also be done anytime after purchase of the AXON 7 (AU Variant officially sold in Australia).

This VIP ACP cover is only for devices sold by ZTE (Australia) in the initial On-Line sale period or sold via our Channel partners (JB Hi-Fi). We can and will identify your device as being one of our Australian variants due to it's IMEI numbers etc and only valid devices will be supported.

So you don't need to contact us until you need to for a claim. Also, if you use your complimentary package you can contact our support team for details on how to top up your coverage package to provide ongoing protection for the remainder of your warranty period.



Other Accessories - Some yet to be confirmed


Screen Protector

Screen Protector to suit the AXON 7 is planned to be available after the device is launched.

Flip Case

A Flip Case to suit the AXON 7 is planned to be available after the device is launched.



AC Charger - Quick Charge 2/3

AXON7 QCQuick Charge 2/3 AC charger to suit the AXON 7 & AXON 7 Mini.

$39.00 inc GST

Axon 7 Wired Headset

AXON7 PHFAXON 7 Wired Headset to suit the AXON 7.

$36.00 inc GST


USB Type C cable

AXON7 USB cableUSB Type C data / charging cable to suit the AXON 7.

$18.95 inc GST

Where to Buy

JB Hi-Fi logo

JB Hi-Fi The AXON 7 is available from JB Hi-Fi nation wide in Australia in both colours. Head in and ask the JB Hi-Fi staff about it.



Downloads

Download file Version Released

User Guide in PDF format is being worked on for Australian use.

Warranty Card (PDF)

Firmware Updates

Introduction

The AXON 7 is scheduled to receive a number of progressive updates including several Android Nougat updates over the coming months. To be able to do this there is at least one further update for Android Marshmallow that is referred to as the "B10" update.

The "B10" 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 until the issue for users for the FOTA method is understood and resolved.

Below is the information required to upgrade your AXON 7 (AU) edition to the new "B10" firmware using the SDcard method.

B10 Firmware Upgrade process - Released 23/02/2017

This process is used when you have a normally functioning AXON 7 handset. this update is only for the AXON 7 model and not the AXON Mini or AXON 7 Mini. If you have an AXON 7 that is not booting or is booting only to the Recovery Menu then read the included Instruction PDF file from the top of Page 4 where the Section B. Forced upgrade method is detailed.


Important Note

AXON 7 setup for the update ----> Remove the SIM card from the handset and factory default it after backup of your content if you have been using the device for weeks or more. If it is a brand new device then don't install the SIM, and only install the SDcard and power on. Skip through the wizard and once you are on the idle screen connect to the PC and set the USB connection mode to Media device MTP.


Required Items

  1. AXON 7 AU edition handset
  2. AXON 7 USB cable
  3. Personal Computer (Windows based is easier) with plenty of space
  4. Micro SDcard of at least 4GB in size
  5. Home broadband suggested to download the 2.24GB ZIP file

Once you have these items you can proceed


Steps

  • Use a PC and download the SDcard B10 update from the link below.

  • AXON 7 B10 Open Channel Firmware


  • Extract the ZIP file and you will find a folder with the update.zip file and a pdf instruction (I ignore the instructions in this case as the process is very simple and listed below).
  • Copy the update.zip file to the root of a SDcard – You can do this with the SDcard in the handset and Media device MTP USB mode and your AXON 7 USB cable.
  • Once the file is copied to the root of the SDcard disconnect the handset from the PC and go to Settings / System update.
  • It will check for the file and see it via the SDcard and then you click install and the second install button that is counting down.
  • The handset will now do the update and reboot once. In a couple of minutes it will finish and display the unlock screen – unlock and there will be a notification box saying "update success or complete" and then you can factory default it if you want to start from the wizard again or just start using it.

You should now have a AXON 7 upgraded to the "B10 Firmware". In a few weeks you will be doing this process again and updating to Android Nougat (7.0). More on that in the coming weeks.