1ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Grabs Attention With Google Dream VR Support
2What Is Google Daydream?
Google Daydream is the technology giant’s VR development platform. The platform, announced in May, is designed for app developers, headset owners and smartphone makers to deliver devices and applications that deliver high-quality VR experiences. Smartphones, like the Axon 7, come with sensors that communicate with headsets capable of displaying VR-ready apps. Google thinks it could be the next big thing in mobile VR, but it’ll be put to the test later this year.
3It Has an Attractive, Contemporary Design
There’s nothing groundbreaking in the Axon 7’s design. In fact, the device comes with the standard curved edges, a big screen, a narrow bezel and antenna lines on the back. But that doesn’t mean it’s ugly. Quite the contrary, the device, which has a full metal unibody case to create what ZTE calls “a single, continuous curve,” is an attractive alternative to competing devices.
4Snapdragon 820 Delivers Plenty of Muscle
5Capture High-Quality Content With the Camera
6It Has Top-Notch Audio Features
Sound quality is another area where ZTE spent some time. The Axon 7 has dual speakers with HiFi audio output. Users will also find Dolby ATMOS support and Dolby Digital Surround for additional musical prowess. And on the chatting side, the Axon 7 comes with dual noise-suppression microphones to enhance call quality.
7Typical Rear-Facing Fingerprint Sensor
8Dual SIM Ports Ideal for Global Travelers
There are two SIM ports in the Axon 7. While that might not mean much to those who don’t travel globally, to those that do, it’s a major feature. Offering dual-SIM support means users can keep their home SIM in the phone and input another to connect to international networks. In essence, dual-SIM technology means users will never need to worry about connecting to wireless networks.
9There’s a Strong Battery With Quick Charging
10ZTE Is Offering Generous Warranty Terms
ZTE is offering a warranty with the Axon 7. Dubbed the Axon Passport 2.0 Program, the service offers a full two-year warranty, coverage against repairs out of warranty and device exchanges when the smartphone is heavily damaged. Perhaps most importantly, the program will also automatically download new Android updates when they become available.
11You Can’t Beat the Price
It’s hard to beat the ZTE Axon 7’s price. The smartphone is currently available for pre-order for $400 on Amazon, making it hundreds of dollars cheaper than high-end handsets, like Apple’s iPhone 6s. The smartphone, which comes with 64GB of storage, will launch unlocked in the United States on July 27.