I bought this phone for visitors/relatives during summer vacation time.
It was US version, which has only English, French, Spanish and Chinese language built-in, but after installing European ROM, it support almost all language is showed up on menu. (and European version is simulating iPhone, ugly icons, all apps shows in front.. etc)
Since they are visitor/tourist using Google maps are lot, amazingly GPS and compass is pointing very accurate and quick, and guide voice (from speaker) is very nice human voice, not like other phones which has robotic voice.
Despite heavy use (Yes, they are smartphone addict), battery last whole day easily.
The setting menu arrangement is quite a bit different from Xperia, but I like some of the functions, such as double tap to wake up from blank screen, bring phone to ear will answer the call without tapping screen, facing down to ring tone off, finger print reader on back acts as shutter button, etc...
Finally, I managed to install 7.1.1, but I don't see much difference, (yes, starting animation is very impressive, but that doesn't do much for real use) except phone no longer shows network provider name on top left.
GSM-User , 04 Aug 2017I would choose the Moto G5 plus. That's for me. Use this website to compare all 3 and choose t... moreComparisons on sites like this won't show you how good the speakers are and that is the main selling point of this phone. Besides this and the idol 4 nothing comes close.
Carmanen , 04 Sep 2017ZTE has confirmed that Axon 7 mini will get Oreo but i'm still missing Nougat in Finland :/ Le... moreJust an observation: I don't think ZTE has publicly confirmed anything at all about its plans for Oreo just yet.
De-gour, 12 Sep 2017so how can i upgrade my phone to android 7.1.1?If your device is B2017G, check this link
Carmanen , 06 Sep 2017Did exactly what you just told but for some reason it didn't find the update file:/ I'm not do... moreIs it from the bootloader menu you did the SD card update or from the usual settings- system update? It will only work via the bootloader menu after you have turned on developer option and unlock OEM bootloader.
djeniuss, 06 Sep 2017It will work if your model is B2017G. I am using the European file from Russia ZTE site. You m... moreDid exactly what you just told but for some reason it didn't find the update file:/ I'm not doing it again... waiting for OTA update (even if it takes months!)
Carmanen , 05 Sep 2017Yes i have but i've already tried manual update method using sd card but even when i put it in... moreIt will work if your model is B2017G. I am using the European file from Russia ZTE site. You must turn on OEM unlocking under developer options then enter recovery mode. Apply update from SD card. Here's the link
Choose the link by your right which states Axon 7 mini upgrade to Android 7
djeniuss, 05 Sep 2017What's your Axon 7 Mini model? if it's B2017G, then I can send you the link to download the 7.... moreYes i have but i've already tried manual update method using sd card but even when i put it in the root folder of my sd card, it was not there when i chose local update and sd card. It was weird. Maybe that file didn't have right authorization or something. I have Scandinavian version as i live in Finland. I guess UK/Spain/Germany/Italy etc. file don't work.
Carmanen , 04 Sep 2017ZTE has confirmed that Axon 7 mini will get Oreo but i'm still missing Nougat in Finland :/ Le... moreWhat's your Axon 7 Mini model? if it's B2017G, then I can send you the link to download the 7.1.1 official firmware. It's working on my device
ZTE has confirmed that Axon 7 mini will get Oreo but i'm still missing Nougat in Finland :/ Let's see if i even get Nougat! ZTE hates Europe!
Gino76, 30 Aug 2017Best all-rounder but updates are very slow and that's not a good thing. I don't really take updates into account tbh, you can always root and update it.
Skankhunt42, 30 Aug 2017A7, u play is good for software/updates. But the best all rounder is Axon 7.Best all-rounder but updates are very slow and that's not a good thing.
Rayburn, 02 Aug 2017Is this Axon 7 mini suitable for the UK.You can purchase this from Carphone Warehouse in the UK.
Well after not knowing what way to turn, I went for the ZTE Axon 7 mini.
After my Nokia I thought that this was going to be complicated. But no it really is fine.
Pictures are excellent, speakers very good. So far, very happy.
Would I recommend, Yes.
Lets face it anything after an old Nokia 635 is good.
My wife has the Nokia 6 which is a very close call. As i found the axon at the same price. Barging.
Guys need help on deciding. Zte axon7mini or sony xperia xa1. Which one is better over in terms of everyday use and gaming/fb/youtube.