ZTE Axon 9 teasers show the company’s back in business

Months of business have been lost thanks to a rigorous defense against an imports ban. How does ZTE get back up again? By launching a new phone.

ZTE Axon 7 finally gets Android Oreo update… as part of US beta program

With an Axon 9 sequel reportedly around the corner, the popular 2016-released ZTE Axon 7 is setting the stage for an official Oreo update with a US beta program.

ZTE Axon 9 renders come with big asterisk

There’s no attribution to the original Weibo poster. No watermark where watermarks would be plastered all over on a big leak or vision like this.

ZTE to skip Axon 8, go for Axon 9 this year

The CEO of the Chinese smartphone maker made the announcement while attending the domestic launch of the Axon M. And while he doesn’t say why, why the number skip is happening isn’t just about keeping up with the Jonses.

ZTE Axon 7 Android Oreo update coming in months

The update is confirmed to bring a stock look with a few extra features, but it’s coming way later than we had hoped for.

LineageOS dev got early firmware for ZTE Axon 7 Android Oreo update

The LineageOS update for the Axon 7 will come pretty close on the heels of the actual Android 8.0 update for the device, too.

ZTE announces that global Axon 7 will get Android Oreo

One of our favorite unlocked Android mid-rangers from 2016 is getting Android Oreo just like it should. But will the US see it, too?

B&H sells unlocked ZTE Axon 7 mini, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Moto Z at ultra-low prices

The Tango-enabled Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, diminutive ZTE Axon 7 Mini and OG Moto Z are quite old, but they’re still compelling at these new all-time low prices.

You can’t play HD Netflix content on the OnePlus 5 or 5T, but a software update is coming

If you want to stream HD Netflix movies and shows on your OnePlus 5 or 5T, you’ll have to wait for a future software update.

ZTE Axon 7 purportedly discontinued in the US, Axon 8 hopes linger on

While we continue to wait for an already long overdue Axon 8, a prospective ZTE Axon 7 buyer has been told the 2016 phone is out of production.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini

A more conventional sequel to the ZTE Axon 7 confirmed to be coming

The foldable Axon M may be a fresh take on what a smartphone can be and it’s on AT&T now. But for fans of the Axon 7, there’s more to come.

ZTE Axon 7 After the Buzz: A whole lot of bang for buck (Video)

Check out our exclusive ZTE Axon 7 after the buzz video to learn how this Chinese OEM managed to improve an already great phone a year after its launch.

ZTE Axon 7 sale on Amazon at $70 off the MSRP

It was nice at $399.99 and great at $369.99. It’s even better at $329.99. And in the lieu of any action on a new phone for the US market, it’s a good time.

ZTE Axon 8 would not be something between an Axon 7s and Axon 7, right?

Or, a watered-down Axon 7s? The codename seems to say it, but we’re not buying it. Is this an Axon 7h, where the “h” stands for… well.

ZTE Axon 7 update B25 bumps SD card storage limit to 256GB

This Chinese manufacturer is keeping the enthusiasts enthused with a stream of updates for its 2016 flagship. Makes us wonder about its 2017 flagship.

As ZTE Axon 7s debuts in China, Newegg puts Axon 7 on sale

Some great phones get greater, but only for government purposes. The still great original phone gets another discount from an online retailer.

ZTE Axon 7 scores Android 7.1.1 stateside, T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling support included

Roughly one month after making the pivotal jump from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat, the US ZTE Axon 7 also gets the less important 7.1 update.

What is HEVC? Why does the Huawei P10 camera use H.265? How to upload HEVC to Youtube?

HEVC video is less convenient to work with, but don’t be afraid of 4K video files from the Huawei P10. What is HEVC? How can you upload HEVC to YouTube?

ZTE Axon 7 updated to Android 7.1 in China

There’s a software lord in China and there’s hope for iterative point updates. Unfortunately, it came with a big MiFavor UI update, too.

ZTE Axon Pro with 64GB storage costs just $200 at Newegg now, 32 gig SKU going for $176

The summer 2015-released ZTE Axon Pro with 64GB internal storage may well be the best phone $200 can buy at the moment, thanks to Newegg.

ZTE Axon 7 scores Android Nougat update with Daydream support, this time for real

The already compelling ZTE Axon 7 budget flagship phone is now officially the cheapest device to offer Google Daydream VR compatibility.

Android Nougat for ZTE Axon 7 is delayed ‘a little’ in Germany, still coming this quarter

Due to failed “quality requirements”, Android 7.0 Nougat, Daydream and all, is no longer scheduled to roll out to the ZTE Axon 7 this month.

ZTE ZMAX PRO beta program may bring Android Nougat to a budget phone [UPDATE]

After passing along the tweaked upgrades of its beta-tinged Android Nougat package for the Axon 7, ZTE is working on a test lab for the budget-minded.

ZTE Axon 7 Daydream VR, Hawkeye & more at CES 2017 (Video)

The Axon 7 won’t get Daydream or it will. Maybe. Also, the Blade V8 Pro and winner of the Project CSX vote, the Hawkeye, also show up at CES 2017.

ZTE Axon 7 getting Android Nougat with Daydream support soon

You only have a few more weeks to wait for a final Android Nougat update heading OTA to the ZTE Axon 7 stateside, Daydream compatibility included.