ZTE Axon 11 5G is a worthy successor despite less hardware upgrade

The ZTE Axon 11 5G is the successor to last year’s ZTE Axon 10 Pro. The phone is a worthy successor despite its lack of hardware upgrades.

Despite being a flagship, the only noteworthy upgrade to the ZTE Axon 11 5G is its support for the 5G network. Some accuse ZTE of rushing into the 5G craze without giving its flagship phone serious hardware upgrades.

Lacking in upgrades

When people talk about flagship phones, they think of notable software and hardware upgrades. Such is not the case for ZTE’s latest flagship smartphone. The new Axon 11 5G does not offer anything noteworthy in terms of hardware upgrades. That is one of the reasons why ZTE kept its price below the premium level in order not to alienate its fans.

ZTE’s new flagship phone hit the market in March. It has all the trappings of a mid-tiered smartphone with highlight to its 5G support.

At the heart of the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G eight-core chipset with an Adreno 620 GPU. The chipset is not exactly the fastest in the mid-tiered market, but it is capable of most compute-heavy workloads.

The phone comes in three variants in terms of storage and RAM configuration. The bottom one has 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM while the mid-tier has 128GB storage and 8GB RAM. The top model sports 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM. All models have a shared microSDXC slot for storage expansion.

It Axon 11 5G has a quad-camera setup. It has a 64MP for wide shots, 8MP for ultrawide, 2MP for macro, and another 2MP for depth shots. The main camera supports [email protected] and [email protected] video recording.

As for its selfie camera, the Axon 11 5G has a 20MP wide camera sensor with HDR support. The selfie camera supports [email protected] video recording.

The phone has all the typical communication features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. It has a 4000mAh battery that has an 18W fast charging feature.

Banking on the mid-tier market

ZTE’s Axon series of phones are usually released as premium devices. However, this particular niche of the smartphone market is getting crowded with more powerful flagships. This is probably one of the reasons that opted ZTE to release the new Axon on the mid-tiered market instead.

The ZTE Axon 11 5G is an affordable smartphone that supports the new 5G connectivity. In fact, 5G is the only noteworthy selling point of ZTE’s newest flagship.

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