ZTE Axon 11 Review

ZTE's Axon series has always existed as a masterpiece, and is the representative of ZTE mobile phones. At the end of March, ZTE released a new Axon series-Axon 11, with excellent 5G performance and light feel to provide a good overall machine experience.

In terms of products, the materials of this ZTE Axon 11 cover all the latest technology. The Snapdragon 765G chip integrates a 5G baseband, a flexible curved water drop screen, a four-camera module, and an in-screen fingerprint. The price starting from 2698 yuan (USD $385) can be described as full of sincerity, which also allows ZTE to successfully enter the market competition of the 3,000 yuan (USD $429) 5G mobile phone market. Next we pass the evaluation, we do a detailed understanding and experience of this phone.

In appearance, ZTE Axon 11 uses a full-screen design. The screen size is 6.47 inches and the screen ratio is 19.5: 9. Due to the use of COP packaging and screen fingerprint recognition, the chin of ZTE Axon 11 has been reduced to 1.8mm, and the screen ratio of the whole machine has reached 92%.

ZTE Axon 11 uses a water drop screen design. The handset and front camera are set on the top of the front. The edges of the screen have been polished in 2.5D, and they are rounded.

This screen is a curved screen, and the curved surfaces on both sides further reduce the border width visually. So compared to the general high screen ratio mobile phone, it seems that the screen ratio is higher. Virtually full screen visual effects with full front screen almost realized.

Curved design is also used on both sides of the back of the fuselage to optimize the grip of the phone. In general, the gap between the two materials is prone to uneven gaps. The frame of the ZTE Axon 11 and the glass on the back are very smooth. The tight connection between the glass and the metal frame reflects a high level of manufacturing technology. The corners of the aircraft have also undergone smooth transitions to further optimize the grip. The overall thickness is only 7.9mm, and the weight is controlled at 168g.

In terms of cameras, ZTE Axon 11 is equipped with a four-camera module, which can meet the needs of portrait, wide-angle, and macro shooting scenes. The design of the camera is arranged in a square matrix, which is simple and orderly.

The entire machine of ZTE Axon 11 reflects a very high level of workmanship. The curved and glass-like body has changed from the previous ZTE Axon series to a more commercial and calm style. It is more in line with the mainstream aesthetics of the public and provides a comfortable grip. In terms of appearance, design, and workmanship, ZTE has shown its sincerity in this product.

Axon Tianji series can always see ZTE's best technology and perfect design. As ZTE's flagship 5G product, we are also very concerned about its actual performance. So, let's understand the performance of ZTE Axon 11 through hardware configuration and actual performance testing.

The biggest upgrade of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

ZTE Axon 11 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G mobile processing platform, using the current top 7nm EUV process, which reduces power consumption by 35% compared to 8nm process. Snapdragon 765G uses the most advanced 5G SoC solution, integrates Snapdragon X52 modem and RF system, and supports SA + NSA 5G dual-module network. The 5G module is integrated inside the SoC. Compared with earlier discrete 5G solutions, it has higher integration, smaller size, and power consumption. 5G integrated chip solution, AP and Modem are directly connected through the system bus, the data exchange rate between each other is faster and more efficient.

Not only is Qualcomm's first 5G integrated SoC, but also the largest upgrade since the release of the 7 series. GPU performance has increased significantly by 40% and AI computing power has increased by 100%. In terms of CPU, Kryo 475 has the same architecture as Snapdragon 855. It adopts a new eight-core Kryo 475 processor and a 1 + 1 + 6 three-cluster architecture. It is equipped with a 2.4GHz super large core, a 2.2GHz performance core, and six 1.8GHz efficiency cores. The Snapdragon 765G graphics processor uses the new Adreno 620. Thanks to the same architecture as the new flagship Snapdragon 865, the Snapdragon 765G has nearly 40% better graphics performance than the Snapdragon 730. From the running test results, ZTE's Axon 11 score of 310,000 points is sufficient to meet daily use needs.

The Snapdragon 765G adopted by ZTE Axon 11 uses the same fifth-generation AIE as the Snapdragon 865. It is a multi-core heterogeneous AI computing solution composed of Kryo 475 CPU, Adreno 620 GPU, HVX and tensor accelerator HTA. The HTA 220, the same AI hardware accelerator as the flagship 865, is clocked at 700MHz. With the 1.4GHz HVX, the overall AI performance of the Snapdragon 765G is doubled compared to the fourth-generation AIE, up to 5.5 trillion operations per second (5.5 TOPS).

New generation of integrated 5G solutions with faster and more stable network speeds

ZTE Axon 11 uses an integrated 5G solution that supports the SA + NSA 5G dual-module network. Because the SoC of the Snapdragon 765G mobile platform integrates 5G modules, it is more integrated and bulkier than earlier discrete 5G solutions. Smaller power consumption also has certain advantages. 5G integrated chip solution, AP and Modem are directly connected through the system bus, the data exchange rate between them will be faster and more efficient.

Adopting a new 5G SoC, ZTE Axon 11 has a built-in new network convergence solution. Link-Booster's acceleration technology can achieve dual-network concurrency and seamless switching of Wi-Fi + 5G / 4G mobile networks. While the network speed is improved, it can also ensure the stability of the network connection and avoid network fluctuations caused by poor Wi-Fi or 5G signals. Through testing, we can see that in the environment with poor wifi signal at night, the network speed cannot be maintained at a high level after turning off the 5G signal of the mobile phone, there will be a drop. Acceleration after turning on 5G will make the delay smaller and the connection more stable.

It needs to be mentioned here, because of the construction of 5G networks and package tariffs, many households are still using 4G networks, but 5G signals can also be searched with 4G cards on Tianji Axon 11. At this time, 4G is used The card can also run to a speed of about 300mb. Even if 5G is not used, it can still enjoy a high-speed 4G network experience.

Four camera lens module to meet different shooting scenarios

In addition to 5G, ZTE's Axon 11 also features video recording functions. It has been upgraded to a four-camera module that provides a 64-megapixel main camera + 8-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens + depth of field + macro lens. combination.

When it comes to multi-camera modules, the significance is that on the one hand, the amount of light can be increased. Under the same environment, the photos taken by a single-camera phone are more pure. On the other hand, multi-shot enhances the adaptability of shooting scenes. For example, a wide-angle lens is more suitable for shooting grand scenes, and a macro lens can capture close-up details of objects.

On the basis of multi-camera, ZTE Axon 11 camera also added AI technology to assist optimization. It can accurately identify the object and the scene, and give the corresponding best parameters and color style. Due to the high-pixel sensor and AI-assisted optimization, ZTE Axon 11 also has a good performance in the night shooting effect, especially the details will be a lot richer.

In terms of function, ZTE Axon 11 has realized a variety of shooting modes such as portrait, night scene, large aperture, wide-angle and so on. Let's take a look at the imaging performance of ZTE Axon 11 through real shot proofs in various scenarios.

ZTE Axon 11 also supports professional shooting of 4K 60-frame ultra-high-definition video. It adopts the main camera + ultra-wide-angle dual anti-shake solution and integrates AI technology. The 64 million ultra-high-definition main camera can accurately sense the direction and amplitude of the shake and intelligently correct it. Coupled with the 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens's intelligent image stabilization, it can also increase the viewing area and provide 120-degree ultra-wide-angle distortion prevention.

Not only that, ZTE Axon 11 also provides video editing functions, more than 10 kinds of transition effects, multi-video stitching and filters, soundtracks, even video novices can easily create professional-level videos, so that everyone can live a life Director. With the high bandwidth and high speed of the 5G era, hundreds of megabytes of 4K high-definition video can be uploaded without compression, allowing users to record, present and share a beautiful life anytime, anywhere.

MiFavor UI 10 features, smart and practical

In terms of system software, ZTE Axon 11 runs MiFavor UI 10 system. In fact, in terms of system software, the gap between Android phones is not very obvious in terms of interface aesthetics, ease of use, and functionality. Some functions, such as screen recording, long screen capture, application avatar, red envelope assistant, and other domestic application-specific functions are available. The experience of basic functions is not very obvious.

In terms of features, ZTE MiFavor 10 mostly features voice recognition and AI intelligent optimization. In the system of ZTE Axon 11, "driving mode", "voice assistant", and "voice translation" are built in. Needless to say, the voice assistant is basically added to every mobile phone now. I think the driving mode is very practical. In this interface, all voice control can be performed, and the interference of other apps or clutter notifications is reduced, allowing the driver to focus more on driving.

The auxiliary functions of intelligent screen recognition and document correction have also been retained. With this feature enabled, long-press the screen with two fingers to quickly extract pictures or text from the screen. Of course, you can also take a paper document, then press and hold two fingers on the photo to quickly extract the text.

The use of glass material makes the whole machine look more texture. The addition of Snapdragon 765G also enables simultaneous connection of Wi-Fi and 5G signals to ensure the stability of the network connection. The thin and light body and flexible curved screen with the Snapdragon 765G, which has significantly improved performance, also has a good experience. The camera and battery life have also reached the flagship level. The most important thing is that 5G performance is stable. Even current 4G users can experience extremely fast network connections. As a 5G mobile phone, ZTE Axon 11 has a balanced performance in all aspects, plus 2698. The starting price lowers the barrier to entry for 5G products and allows users with limited budgets to fully experience 5G.

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