ZTE Axon 7 mini 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum Gray)

ZTE Axon 7 mini 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum Gray)

ZTE Axon 7 mini 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • Rear 16MP Camera + 8MP Front
  • f/1.9 Sapphire Lens
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core CPU
  • 32GB Storage Capacity + 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2" AMOLED Touchscreen Display
  • FHD 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

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ZTE A7S121 overview

  • 1Description

The Platinum Gray ZTE Axon 7 mini 32GB Smartphone offers a vibrant display, powerful performance, and high-quality optics in a sleek design. This smartphone incorporates 32GB of storage and is powered by the Snapdragon 617 chipset, which consists of 1.5 and 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs. For robust multi-tasking performance, this device also features 3GB of RAM, which allows it to efficiently run multiple apps simultaneously. The Axon 7 mini's storage can be expanded by up to 256GB thanks to the second SIM card slot, which doubles as a microSD card slot.

The Axon 7 mini features a 5.2" AMOLED screen with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution that enables vivid and detailed high-definition content. For photo capturing and video chatting, this smartphone features an 8-megapixel front camera and an f/1.9 16-megapixel rear camera assisted by HDR and dual LED flash.

The Axon 7 mini has Bluetooth 4.1 built-in for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and dual-band 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. Integrated Wi-Fi Direct and NFC give you the ability to connect to compatible devices for wirelessly sharing content like photos and music. The Axon 7 mini is equipped with a 2705mAh lithium-ion internal battery that can be recharged in approximately 90 minutes via the phone's reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port when used with a compatible Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 charger.

Dual Cameras
Rear Camera:

  • Photos: f/1.9 16-megapixel, sapphire lens, phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash
  • Features: Night shot, automatic scene optimization, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR
  • Video Recording: 1080p at 30 fps, 720p at 120 fps
Front Camera:
  • Photos: 8-megapixel
  • GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
    This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

    Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the specifications.
    North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
    This device is a US variant of the Axon 7 mini. The device's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
    Android 7.0 Nougat
    The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.0 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more.
    Note: May ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with option to update to Android 7.0 Nougat upon startup.
    Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
    Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
    • Dual front-facing speakers
    • Hi-fi audio output
    • Dolby Atmos
    • Sampling Frequency: 192 kHz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + N: 106 dB
    • Signal to Noise: 120 dB
    • Dual microphones
    • Hi-fi recording
    • Channels: 2 hi-fi channels, 1 VAD channel
    • Resolution: 32-bit spec, 32-bit performance
    • Sampling Frequency: 192 kHz
    • Maximum Input: 2.8 Vpp
    • Signal to Noise: 102 dB
    • Directional and omnidirectional recording
    • Range: Up to 23' (7 m)
    • AKM 4962 audio chipset: Main hi-fi chipset to provide hi-fi and recording features
    Fingerprint Scanner
    A fingerprint scanner on the back of the handset lets you easily unlock your device using just one finger.
    The Axon 7 mini is a unibody device made from aluminum.

    ZTE A7S121 specs

    Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
    Memory 3 GB
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
    CPU 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
    1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
    GPU Adreno 405
    Storage 32 GB
    Size 5.2"
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Pixel Density 424 ppi
    Display Technology OLED
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Type C (Input/Output)
    Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
    Card 2: Nano
    CDMA 2G CDMA: 800 MHz
    GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
    4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 41 Bands
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1  
    NFC Yes
    GPS Yes
    Front Camera
    Resolution 8.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p
    Aperture f/2.2
    Rear Camera
    Resolution 16.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p
    Aperture f/1.9
    Rear Camera Flash
    Rear Camera Flash Yes
    Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
    Water Resistance None
    Keyboard Virtual
    Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (2705.0 mAh)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 5.8 x 0.3" / 71.0 x 147.5 x 7.8 mm
    Weight 5.40 oz / 153 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.09 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 3.7 x 2.4"

    ZTE A7S121 reviews

    Axon 7 mini 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum Gray) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this as a backup phone and to listen to media over its incredible sound system. But to be honest it's a great overall phone.
    Date published: 2016-11-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over Heating Like a Iron-box I am now using this phone around couple of months. The phone is overheating often, that too without any major resource consuming apps opened. Complained to ZTE customer support, and they are simply suggesting to reset the phone. No authorized service centers near your locations. I am not sure what is the use of 2 years warranty without any service centers. Not up-to the expectation what they are claiming.
    Date published: 2017-09-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good phone with LCD defect I purchased the phone outside B&H and am writing this review as a 'just so you know.' While the phone itself is great, the LCD has a defect where the internal screen will crack. There are quite a few online reports on this, so research before buying. My phone wasn't dropped, and had the protective case from day 1. I noticed a small crack on the screen which later grew, and then LCD fluid leaked and the whole screen turned purple. Unfortunately, despite the warranty, ZTE's only response is to turn it in for $80 for repair/replacement. Great features and phone for the price, but if you're buying, make sure to add some additional protection. I have multiple phones like the Nexus 6 and 6p, they've also been dropped over the span of 2 years but never had this issue. ZTE must have use a delicate screen internally.
    Date published: 2017-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Phone Minor Cons I like the Axon 7 mini & would recommend it. The phone has a beautiful finish. A lot of space. It's android so you can transfer data from a previous android and transition easily.Little things like the alarm sounds are becoming. The quick charge feature is an excellent feature. You can go up by 50% in 20- 30 minutes. Though it only works with the ZTE charger. It's a good size, not too much bigger than your palm. It has a long screen so a lot of widgets can fit in one space. It let's you open with a finger scanner, or voice or with the button. You get up to 5 prints with the finger scanner, so you can use both hands or add someone. The sound quality is the best of any phone I've had.The camera quality is decent, not as good as say a Samsung Galaxy but still pretty clear, with front screen (excellent for video calls). Very bright flashlight that you can set to shake to come on. It gives a choice in keyboard type. Dual sim feature. It can also take a fall Cons: For a mini, the size difference from the Axon 7 is negligible, less space seems to be the main difference. The Bluetooth signal is not very strong. There are some preloaded apps on your phone from an Asian producer, that takes up space and cannot be uninstalled. You can't have two sims and a memory card. The slot opens with the pin shaped key they give so don't lose it. Learn to turn off keyboard and password noise early. It gets annoying. It's loud starting and shutting down so no sneaking it on/off. It's screen is very sensitive so lock the call button to avoid excessive accidental calls, and be wary when unlocked. Face hangs up call. It doesn't have permanent navigation keys like the Axon 7, so if the screen is gone so is the button to access apps and go back/home. It's hard getting to widgets and wallpaper etc. It's so close to the main apps and apps at the bottom of the screen that you open those a lot before you get the widget. CM Locker is tricky, you may have to press a button for pattern to show
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price, sound quality, size, weight and appearance! Great price, sound quality, size, weight and appearance! Only con is that it seems a bit slow performance-wise, which is not a huge deal for me. I would highly recommend this phone for someone who cares about sound quality, size, appearance. Comes with Hiya app also, which is a caller id app that works phenomenally.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend and buy again. Incredible value! Well built, great screen. For the money, plenty fast and the speakers are amazing. For the price, no real shortcomings. If comparing to an iPhone 7 or S7, operates slightly slower, not great for memory-hog games, battery life could longer.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Axon 7 Mini vs Honor 8 Cracked my screen on Honor 8 and came to this. Hands down the Honor 8 is a better looking phone and has better battery life. However Honor 8 has so many configuration options it can become a challenge with getting the phone, and apps, to work right. This ZTE is a very basic phone, it does have a few perks like unlocking the phone with your voice but overall it does not nearly have as many custom options as the Honor 8 - which is nice because all my apps are actually working now. This ZTE, why they didnt make it in black is beyond me. The gray phone, even with a black case makes the phone look cheap and unattractive. The phone IS lighter than the H8 but is also a tad wider than the H8. Overall there is no doubt the H8 is a superior phone over this one BUT this is a good budget phone for people like me who realize the phone will be dropped, lost or damaged in a year or two thus seeing no point in having an expensive phone.
    Date published: 2017-07-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice phone ZTE Axon Mini is a good so far. I purchased mini for two reasons - screen size and value for money. I am happy with my purchase so far. Great sound. Decent battery life. Phone has a lag when browsing but that was expected for the specs and with mid range phone. Camera is just decent.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
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