2016 will be remembered by gadget fans as the year of the “budget buster”. This year represents a turning point for manufacturers building phones in the $200-$400 range, where they significantly closed the gap between mid-range fare and higher end devices.

The Axon 7 has a terrific collection of specs on paper, but how does this package compete against similarly priced options, and can it still hang with more expensive handsets? This Qualcomm 820 powered phone boasts a 20MP Samsung sourced camera sensor with optical image stabilization, phase detection auto focus, and an f/1.8 aperture. It’s also the first smartphone we’ve tested which uses h.265 compression for higher quality video. This is an incredibly ambitious collection of hardware and software to be offered for $400, so it’s time we ran this phone through our Real Camera Review set of tests and benchmarks.

Looking at exposure, saturation, white balance, low light conditions, image stabilization, zooming, HDR, macro, panorama stitching, and UHD video we’re going to determine if this camera is hot hardware or just hype. Do you want to know what the Axon 7 camera is really capable of? Here’s the most in-depth look available online!

ZTE Axon 7 Camera Review

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Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.

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