The term ‘full-screen’ has become trendy since 2017 and continues to be one of the selling points of any smartphone. Generally, the manufacturers have been always trying to make the screen as large as possible. Currently, a smartphone with the highest screen ratio is the OPPO Find X. The screen occupies 93.8% of the entire front panel. But seems it’s not sufficient. Customers want more. Therefore, the vendors have to come in with something new. Say, Meizu tried its chance by launching the Pro 7. It wasn’t enough as well. There has been the YotaPhone, with two screens on both sides. Not enough? Then we are offering the world’s only dual-screen foldable smartphone with a decent specs list. As you guess, we are talking about the ZTE Axon M, which is currently offered at $739.99. Thus, it’s discounted by 18%.
ZTE Axon M Appearance and Display
Of course, the biggest highlight of the ZTE Axon M is the dual-screen with 5.2-inch. So when folded, it can turn into a 6.8-inch screen. So you can use it as a regular tablet. However, there are more interesting features you can use. Say, the phone provides various modes such as classic mode, large screen mode, split-screen mode, and mirror mode. That’s not difficult to guess the most attractive of them is the split screen mode that allows users to run separate apps on each of displays just identical to the same experience on a regular PC.
Both screens are treated with a 2.5D curved surface, covering the fifth generation of Corning Gorilla Glass. The edge of the screen is closed inside the metal frame to ensure the stability and security of the screen. But not to make the ZTE Axon M too heavy, the manufacturer made its body of plastic.
The screens are connected via hinges. There is a shaft that can be used for 25,000-30,000 times. So you won’t have to replace it in 2-3 years. Since the rotating shaft is placed on the right side of the fuselage, the power button, volume button, fingerprint button, camera button, and card slot are placed on the left side of the fuselage. It is worth mentioning that ZTE Axon M puts the power button and the fingerprint button together.
ZTE Axon M Hardware and Performance
Large screen with multitasking support requires a powerful hardware. Though the ZTE Axon M doesn’t come with the latest processor, the Snapdragon 821 is quite sufficient to provide a smooth and stable performance. The chip is based on a 14nm process node and is paired with an Adreno 530 graphics processor, 4+64GB or 6+128GB memory combinations. By the way, this deal is for the higher variant.
There is also a 3180mAh battery. It supports QC3.0 at 18W power input. So the battery will fully charge in 102 minutes. At the same time, the power consumption is conditional. When you use only one screen, it can provide a daily use. But when the two screens are at work, the power will drainage faster.
On the front, the ZTE Axon M carries a 20MP camera, which carries a model name of Sony IMX350 and comes with an aperture of f/1.8, phase focusing, and dual image stabilization.
The phone runs on Android 7.1. So besides all the goodies coming our way from this version of OS, the ZTE Axon M has made some customization to meet the requirements of the dual-screen enthusiasts. There is ‘M’ in the bottom virtual column. When it’s triggered, the system will provide four modes – ‘A|A’, ‘A’, ‘A|B’, and ‘A|.’ They correspond to the aforementioned mirror mode, extended mode, split screen mode, and single screen mode.
Mirror mode – the two screens display the same content, and allow operation with a two-screen interface.
Extended mode – it is like a common screen stitching mode in PC computers. It combines two screens into one to display more content.
Split screen mode – similar to the split screen mode, you can simulate two phones, and this is also the core function of Axon M.
Where to Buy ZTE Axon M?
The ZTE Axon M is available at a price tag of $739.99, and we recommend this phone to all those who want to stand out.