Introducing the ZTE Axon M

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  • freezafreeza United StatesPosts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2017 12:08PM

    Pretty safe to say this phone won't be making a sequel. Inconsistent display temperatures is an epic fail. Being off by a pixel[s] is even worse looool

  • benkoresbenkores Staten Island, NYPosts: 471 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2017 5:57PM

    @freeza said:
    Pretty safe to say this phone won't be making a sequel. Inconsistent display temperatures is an epic fail. Being off by a pixel[s] is even worse looool

    Agreed. While I applaud ZTE for trying to innovate, this phone is complete trash and obviously wasn't completely thought out. And nothing any of you optimists and ZTE fanboys say will change that.

  • benkoresbenkores Staten Island, NYPosts: 471 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2017 6:42PM

    @jimlloyd40 said:

    @westside80 said:

    @benkores said:

    @freeza said:
    Pretty safe to say this phone won't be making a sequel. Inconsistent display temperatures is an epic fail. Being off by a pixel[s] is even worse looool

    Agreed. While I applaud ZTE for trying to innovate, this phone is complete trash and obviously wasn't completely thought out. And nothing any of you optimists and ZTE fanboys say will change that.

    Wow.

    I hope that @benkores wasn't considering me to be a fanboy based on what I said above. Obviously I'm not a fanboy. I know that the M has problems but I still applaud ZTE for the effort and if there is a sequel I'm sure that it will be better.

    No I was about talking about them in general, not singling anyone out

  • freezafreeza United StatesPosts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @benkores said:

    @freeza said:
    Pretty safe to say this phone won't be making a sequel. Inconsistent display temperatures is an epic fail. Being off by a pixel[s] is even worse looool

    Agreed. While I applaud ZTE for trying to innovate, this phone is complete trash and obviously wasn't completely thought out. And nothing any of you optimists and ZTE fanboys say will change that.

    Amen brother!

  • MSTKMSTK USAPosts: 60 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first go at ZTE was my Axon 7. The only flagship phones I've had are the iPhone 3gs and LG G5. I've never had an Android phone without quirks. Even the iPhone had quirks. I've never seen any phone without quirks. Maybe it's because I have not bought any of the higher end phones. I would like to see things worked out on the Axon M but this is the closest phone to doing what I have been wanting to do for years now and that is multitasking closer to a computer experience. My guess is that some of the reviewers and commentators are comparing the phone to other high end phones because of the price.

    To someone like me who has not really used the current high end flagships this phone is on point for what it is. After using it for a month and then not having it you really miss the functionality of two screens. I heard people trash the LG G5 online but when I went to the Axon 7 I missed the clarity of the cameras. Before the Axon 7 I bought the Moto G5 plus and got my wife the Axon 7 mini. The battery did not last long enough on the mini and the speaker was not loud enough for the Moto G5. I took the Moto back and got the Axon 7. I was satisfied with speaker volume and experience but it still had quirks. I say all that to say you will hardly find a perfect device because people's needs change and they also carry biases. I personally wanted Microsoft to rock a phone that ran on Windows but I gave up on them. Lol Consumers need to use the phones themselves then decide what works and what is best.

    I've seen reviews of the flagships on YouTube that don't match up. Pictures look totally different on the same phone so you've got to take what reviewers say with a grain of salt.

  • dnewman007dnewman007 las vegasPosts: 3,274 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @jimlloyd40 said:

    @westside80 said:

    @jimlloyd40 said:

    @MSTK said:
    My first go at ZTE was my Axon 7. The only flagship phones I've had are the iPhone 3gs and LG G5. I've never had an Android phone without quirks. Even the iPhone had quirks. I've never seen any phone without quirks. Maybe it's because I have not bought any of the higher end phones. I would like to see things worked out on the Axon M but this is the closest phone to doing what I have been wanting to do for years now and that is multitasking closer to a computer experience. My guess is that some of the reviewers and commentators are comparing the phone to other high end phones because of the price.

    To someone like me who has not really used the current high end flagships this phone is on point for what it is. After using it for a month and then not having it you really miss the functionality of two screens. I heard people trash the LG G5 online but when I went to the Axon 7 I missed the clarity of the cameras. Before the Axon 7 I bought the Moto G5 plus and got my wife the Axon 7 mini. The battery did not last long enough on the mini and the speaker was not loud enough for the Moto G5. I took the Moto back and got the Axon 7. I was satisfied with speaker volume and experience but it still had quirks. I say all that to say you will hardly find a perfect device because people's needs change and they also carry biases. I personally wanted Microsoft to rock a phone that ran on Windows but I gave up on them. Lol Consumers need to use the phones themselves then decide what works and what is best.

    I've seen reviews of the flagships on YouTube that don't match up. Pictures look totally different on the same phone so you've got to take what reviewers say with a grain of salt.

    You're absolutely correct @MSTK. For an example, I bought the Razer phone in spite of reviewers saying that the screen wasn't bright enough. Android Central went as far as saying don't try to use the phone outdoors. From first hand experience I can say that they are all wrong. The screen is fine outdoors. As bright as some phones no. But perfectly fine.

    Some of the reviewers were using pre-production models too. I watched a Mr Mobile review last week on YouTube and he was saying the screen brightness was horrible and he said it was even hard to see indoors. I think some of the reviewers must have got bad pre-production models or something.

    Excellent point. Sometimes I wonder if some reviewers talk down a phone because of their personal biases.

    I wonder that sometimes also. It's always good to read several reviews and try to decide from that. Sometimes you have to test it yourself and if it doesn't work as advertised just send it back.

  • freezafreeza United StatesPosts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Really dude? I expected better from you, @jimlloyd40

  • freezafreeza United StatesPosts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017 6:41PM

    @jimlloyd40 said:
    @freeza I didn't see the sponsored part. I guess that the review is still informative though.

    I would agree if Android authority didn't already review the phone before this saying it was mediocre at best. The fact that they let sponsors influence then to write conflicting reviews is enough for me to not visit their site anymore. But they do tell you it's sponsored. Now I'm conflicted. Thanks a lot man lol

  • DoppelgangerDDoppelgangerD Master Of Ceremonies United StatesPosts: 1,612 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @freeza said:

    I would agree if Android authority didn't already review the phone before this saying it was mediocre at best. The fact that they let sponsors influence then to write conflicting reviews is enough for me to not visit their site anymore. But they do tell you it's sponsored. Now in conflicted. Thanks a lot man lol

    Not every "sponsored" video is biased, but I certainly understand the hesitation in trusting all that is said in sponsored product reviews. Once you see enough of them, you can kind of differentiate between ones that are like advertisements as opposed to real reviews. Combine that with the AA review (which I thought was a bit harsh), and come to a conclusion to know if the product is for you or not. There are also more non-sponsored reviews out there too. I ALWAYS find the best info comes from real world owners/users who use a product on a daily basis.
    That can also be tricky though, because people tend to be highly vocal on the net about issues they don't like, but owners who are satisfied to just use and enjoy the product rarely post.

    This is a good example of real world feedback.
    https://www.att.com/cellphones/zte/axon-m.html#sku=sku8570458

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