Aug 01 AT 7:17 PM Brooks Barnard 0 Comments

ZTE Axon Pro now available for purchase at $449.98 unlocked

The term “flagship killer” has been floating around a lot recently. Recent device announcements like the OnePlus 2 and the Moto X Style might be making you rethink how you’ll fund and where you’ll buy your next device. High-end specs and performance at a more reasonable mid $300 to mid $400 prices makes bringing your own device and going contract-free so much easier to swallow. We know, the companies like OnePlus and Motorola area probably cutting edges somewhere, but everyone is getting so good and making these mobile devices. Do we really need all the bells and whistles?

ZTE officially announced the Axon Pro a couple of weeks ago. We knew it would be made available to purchase around this time. It is available now with its sleek metallic body in Phthalo Blue, Ion Gold, and Chromium Silver colors from as well as Amazon (blue only), Newegg (gold out of stock), and eBay. Every Axon Pro purchase comes with JBL E13 Premium Headphones as well as a 2-year warranty and premium protection plan with a $79.99 deductible. No insurance premiums or monthly fees. Sweet, sweet deal.

ZTE Axon Pro

What about specs? What is this thing packing for only $449.98?

Dimensions: 6.06″ x 2.9″ x 0.37″
Weight: 6.1 0z.
Display: 5.5″ CGS WQHD with Gorilla Glass 3 (534 ppi)
CPU: Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdraggon 810
Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM
Battery: 3000mAH with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Rear camera: Dual lens (13MP + 2MP) with dual LED flash, 4K 30fps video capture
Front camera: 8MP
Frequencies: LTE B2/B4/B5/B12/B17/B29/B30
LTE IR B7/B3/B1/B13
USM/HSPA 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz 
GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CA Band 2/4 + Band 17
Android version: 5.1.1

The specs are impressive. The device looks great. I think this would be a super fun phone to review. I’ve reviewed ZTE phones in the past and I’ve always been impressed with their phone design and premium feel at non-premium prices.

How do you feel about the ZTE Axon Pro? Can it compete with the OnePlus 2 and the Moto X Style on the unlocked phone market? By the looks of it, I think it has a shot. Especially with that 2-year warranty and protection plan. I’m so impressed by a company that can stand behind their product. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Brooks is an engineer living in the Bay Area recently dislocated from the Great Northwest. He's an Android enthusiast who decided to start doing something (productive?) with his countless hours Android modding and theming. He has a hot wife, is a father of three, an avid F1 fan, and enjoys watching sports when he can. His current devices include the Nexus 6 and 7 (2103) both running stock roms and may or may not be rooted. You can follow Brooks on Twitter @Brooks_Barnard.

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