Specs summary

Screen
5.2"

The ZTE Axon M's screen is 5.2 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.15 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro Quad core 2.15 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3180mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3180 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 1722 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



A unique, dual-screened Android smartphone for those seeking something far off the beaten path.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 


ZTE's dual-screen folding smartphone looks, runs and feels like nothing else on the market. But when it comes to smartphones, more isn't always better.

- Adam Ismail , Tom's Guide 

Reviews (5.8/10 Avg. rating)


Gizmodo

ZTE’s ambitious dual-screen phone shouldn't exist

from Gizmodo

Look, I appreciate that ZTE really went for it, especially in a year when the hottest trend has been making screens a tiny bit wider and bezels a tiny bit smaller. But for $725, the Axon M isn’t something any sane person should buy.

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Look, I appreciate that ZTE really went for it, especially in a year when the hottest trend has been making screens a tiny bit wider and bezels a tiny bit smaller. But for $725, the Axon M isn’t something any sane person should buy.

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The Gadgeteer

A vision of the future

from The Gadgeteer

ZTE has done an admirable job with the Axon M, especially for a first gen device. But we’re even more excited for a second gen Axon M which we hope will be thinner, sporting a better camera, rocking borderless displays and running less buggy software.

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ZTE has done an admirable job with the Axon M, especially for a first gen device. But we’re even more excited for a second gen Axon M which we hope will be thinner, sporting a better camera, rocking borderless displays and running less buggy software.

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Phone Scoop

An entirely unique handset in today's market of slim slates

from Phone Scoop

The ZTE Axon M is a curious beast of a phone. There's no question ZTE attempted to pull off something ambitious here, and yet I don't think it quite succeeded.

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The ZTE Axon M is a curious beast of a phone. There's no question ZTE attempted to pull off something ambitious here, and yet I don't think it quite succeeded.

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Tom's Guide

This foldable phone falls flat

from Tom's Guide

The Axon M is ideal for those moments when you absolutely need to multitask. But most of the time, it's simply not as fast and doesn't last as long, feel as comfortable to use or take pictures as well as similarly priced flagships from Samsung or Google.

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The Axon M is ideal for those moments when you absolutely need to multitask. But most of the time, it's simply not as fast and doesn't last as long, feel as comfortable to use or take pictures as well as similarly priced flagships from Samsung or Google.

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PhoneArena

It is a bit half-baked

from PhoneArena

This isn’t the worst effort ZTE could have made, although it is a bit half-baked, and the Axon M falls short in key areas. Unfortunately, software is the one of the most deficient areas of the M. Simply stretching and splitting content in accordance with the in-built functionalities of...More

This isn’t the worst effort ZTE could have made, although it is a bit half-baked, and the Axon M falls short in key areas. Unfortunately, software is the one of the most deficient areas of the M. Simply stretching and splitting content in accordance with the in-built functionalities of the Android OS leaves the user with a rather slapdash user experience.

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ZDNet

A unique dual screen phone optimized for multi-tasking

from ZDNet

The ZTE Axon M is clearly a unique smartphone with the two displays. ZTE has done a good job of building a solid smartphone that performed flawlessly for me. This wasn't easy considering there are different screen modes to manage.

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The ZTE Axon M is clearly a unique smartphone with the two displays. ZTE has done a good job of building a solid smartphone that performed flawlessly for me. This wasn't easy considering there are different screen modes to manage.

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The Verge

Double trouble

from The Verge

Between the hacked-together software execution and the overall lack of productive application for it, it’s hard to look at the Axon M as anything more than a fun gimmick.

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Between the hacked-together software execution and the overall lack of productive application for it, it’s hard to look at the Axon M as anything more than a fun gimmick.

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Android Police

The weirdest smartphone I've ever tried

from Android Police

The Axon M is, for a folding screen phone, surprisingly well executed in some ways. Performance is generally pretty good, if not amazing. ZTE has clearly worked hard to make sure the software experience doesn't make you want to tear your hair out (even if the hardware does).

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The Axon M is, for a folding screen phone, surprisingly well executed in some ways. Performance is generally pretty good, if not amazing. ZTE has clearly worked hard to make sure the software experience doesn't make you want to tear your hair out (even if the hardware does).

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 17, 2017
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 /2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro Quad core 2.15 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Body: 1.20 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3180 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time 538 minutes
Talk Time 1722 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Carbon Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.2 x 1.2 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 230 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 424 pixels
Size 5.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Time lapse, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Z999

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