ZTE Axon 20

ZTE Axon 20 Review, Pros and Cons – After the launch of the Axon 20 5G, ZTE became the first company to produce a camera configuration under display at a commercial level. The ZTE Axon 20 5G excites the tech community, but it ends the debate over who is the best camera for selfies on display or flip, Xiaomi also claims to bring an under-display selfie camera. In some cases, yes, it is better and impressive with the latest integrated technology. In addition, it removes the pixel saturation problem that occurred in the prototypes. Axon 20 phone is also known as ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme, as the phone’s specifications are almost identical. So, let’s start the ZTE Axon 20 review.

ZTE Axon 20 Review

Highlight

  1. Axon 20 is available exclusively in China at a price of $ 329 (about 25,000 INR)
  2. The processing section works with Snapdragon 765 and Adreno 620 chipset, which also includes support for 5G connectivity
  3. A huge 6.9-inch screen displayed featured on the OLED screen
  4. The latest in-display selfie camera coupled with a set of quad-cameras that offers 64 MP as the main sensor
  5. The phone is powered by a 4220 mAh battery and comes with a fast-charging speed of 30 W

Design and Display

The presentation of the rear panel may not be any different from the typical Vivo or Oppo smartphone. However, it has a unique feel on the front screen, which differentiates the ZTE Axon 20 5G from the others and there are four wonderful colors to choose from – Black, Gold, Blue, and Purple. This device has 7 layers of coating placed inside it that are equipped with the 90 Hz OLED panel in the center.

In addition, the layer is transparent and transmissive and makes the screen the right choice for the selfie port, as it does not let the pixels saturate as much as the normal coating screen. In addition, the 6.9 inches size is huge, but the company decides to make the Axon 20 bits thinner and, as a result, the weight is close to 198 grams, which is pretty decent.

Internal

All internal software is managed through the Android 10 and MiFavor 10.5 interface and with its settings the Snapdragon 765 chipset is an excellent choice according to the standard, as well as in terms of performance. The Adreno 620 graphics suite offers the best high-end gaming output.

On the same note, the ZTE Axon 20 octa-core configuration is brilliant as it provides 2.4 GHz cloaking speed architecture and expands the ability to perform multiple times, which come with 6GB and 8 GB of RAM. In the storage option, there are 128 GB and 256 GB of internal space that can be increased through the Nano SD port up to 1 TB.

Camera

The camera on the display can be revolutionary and a turning point in the smartphone industry, but it depends on whether it is capable of exceeding the quality of the camera and the level of pixel saturation. The configuration you will see on the Axon 20, is an emblem with a compact coating screen and the company has also solved the problem of image saturation of the image to some extent, although there may be distributed at the edges.

You will get a 32 MP selfie port setting that is good enough to generate a high-quality image. On the rear panel, the Axon 20 comes with a quad-camera setup that offers a 64 MP Sony IMX686 lens as the primary shooter with an 8 MP ultra-wide lens and includes two 2 MP depth and macro lens on the camera plate. In addition, there was also no lack of camera software.

Battery

The second most fantastic thing about the phone is its fast charging speed, which goes up to 30 W, the Li-Ion 4220mAh battery which looks a little odd battery capacity, charge with Type-C 3.1 charging port. In a typical case, a person expects a 4500 to 5000 mAh battery today.

Still, the Axon 20 has adequate charging support and Quick Charge 4+ technology, which can fill 60% in half an hour. Other than the additional layering on the screen, the phone receives a special fingerprint reader under the OLED display with topnotch sensors.

ZTE Axon 20 5G

ZTE Axon 20 Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of ZTE Axon 20 smartphone.

SpecificationsZTE Axon 20 5G / ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Dimensions172.1 x 77.9 x 8 mm
BuildGlass front, glass back, and aluminum frame
Weight198 g
SIMDual SIM
Size6.92 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen OLED,16M colors
90Hz refresh rate
Resolution1080 x 2460 pixels
OSAndroid 10, MiFavor 10.5
ChipsetQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
CPUOcta-core
(1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime &
1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold &
6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPUAdreno 620
Card slotmicroSDXC
RAM6GB and 8GB
Internal128GB and 256GB
Camera64MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
Selfie32MP
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
dual-band
Wi-Fi Direct
hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
NFCYes
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go
SensorsUnder Display Fingerprint, accelerometer
gyro, proximity, and compass
BatteryLi-Ion 4220 mAh battery
Fast charging 30W
Quick Charge 4+
ColorsBlack, Gold, Blue, Purple
Price$ 329 (about 25,000 INR)

ZTE Axon 20 Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the ZTE Axon 20 Extreme smartphone.

Pros

  1. The under-display selfie camera and fingerprint scanner.
  2. Good images and videos from the rear camera.
  3. 90Hz refresh rate screen.
  4. 30W fast charging.
  5. MiFavor 10.5 UI.
  6. 5g support.
  7. USB Type-C 3.1.

Cons

  1. The selfie camera was not able to deliver 4K videos recording.
  2. Lack No 3.5 mm connector.
  3. No wireless charging.
  4. Without gorilla glass.

Conclusion

ZTE Axon 20 or ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme is a fascinating mid-range smartphone, even without the under-display camera, it worth its value for performance, sensors, camera plate, and software. Although the first generation display technology will have some flaws that will come cross over time. But for now, it is a magnificent treat for aesthetics who want a full-screen experience with a thin frame design on the screen.

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Aman Rathore
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