ZTE Axon Mini

price Rs. 23,599 onwards launch Jul, 2016
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#28
of 37 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good design, and choice of materials
  • Looks and feels good in the hand
  • Compact and ergonomic
  • Nice AMOLED display with wide viewing angles
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life - easily lasts a full day
  • Fast charging support
  • Decent loudspeaker

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • MiFavor UI is undercooked, laggy, and unintuitive and leaves a lot to be desired in both form and function
  • The Axon Mini's Force Touch is meant to emulate the iPhone 6s functionality, but is poorly implemented, and feels unnatural
  • Optional unlocking methods - iris-scanning via the frontal camera, and voice unlock - are both poorly implemented
  • Fingerprint reader is often inaccurate too
  • On the whole it feels like ZTE has a lot of 'cool/unique' features on paper, but very few things are well implemented
  • Average front and rear cameras

2 expert review(s)


video review

source: @Btekt
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
GPUAdreno 405
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Battery Standby450 hrs
Battery Talktime20.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight140 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • CMOS Sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
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  • USB On-The-Go
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.83/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys
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