End of 2018 Axon 7 user poll. Please reply with a corresponding number and answer.

rasalonrasalon Customer Service/PC TechnicianUnited StatesPosts: 126 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
  1. I have my Axon 7 on Oreo that works great. I still use it as my daily driver and plan to do so until my Axon7 breaks and is not worth repairing. Even if a replacement model is released by ZTE for North America.
  2. I have my Axon 7 on 7.1 that works great, with no plans to upgrade to Oreo, still use it as my daily driver and plan to do so until my Axon7 breaks and is not worth repairing. Even if a replacement model is released by ZTE for North America.
  3. I currently use my Axon 7 as my daily driver and it works great. I will continue to do so until ZTE comes out with a 2018/2019 Flagship equivalent for North America (like the A9 Pro they made for overseas) then I will buy the new phone and switch. If ZTE has no new phone, I will just keep using my Axon 7 as my daily driver until my phone has a not worth repairing issues and I have to replace it with......
  4. My Axon 7 which is currently my daily driver isn't working any more or not as it should do to age of the phone, and not worth repairing; so I have already replaced it with another Flagship Phone and that phone is.....
  5. My Axon 7 which is currently my daily driver isn't working any more or not as it should do to age, and not worth repairing; so I have already replaced it with a different midrange or Low End ZTE or non Flagship phone to save money, even though not as fast as a flagship phone (but fast enough for my use), and that phone is....
  6. My Axon 7 works great and is my daily driver. My opinion is that the Axon 7 is way to outdated of a phone to be using in 2018/2019 (and I couldn't wait for a replacement from ZTE) so I bought a different phone midrange or flagship to use as my daily driver and that phone is a ......., and what did I do with my A7? Traded it in (if there is any value), gave it to a friend or family member to use as a daily driver for financial reasons, keep it for yourself as a backup and/or wi-fi only device, or donated the phone to charity or something else?
  7. My Axon 7 works great and is my daily driver. My opinion is that the Axon 7 is way to outdated of a phone to be using in 2018/2019 so I am waiting for ZTE to announce a updated replacement for North America, and if ZTE does not any time soon then I will be buying a different phone midrange or flagship to use as my daily driver that is updated and that phone would be a ......., and what did I do with my A7? Traded it in (if there is any value), gave it to a friend or family member to use as a daily driver for financial reasons, keep it for yourself as a backup and/or wi-fi only device, or donated the phone to charity or something else?

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  • rasalonrasalon Customer Service/PC Technician United StatesPosts: 126 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2018 12:04PM Accepted Answer
    If I knew how to make a real poll here if that was enabled, I would have LoL. To start off my answer would be 7. Nothing personal, but if ZTE do to whatever reason (their fault or not) can't release a Axon 7 flagship current replacement for the USA within the next...... (still debating on that), then I may move to something like the latest 1+ and keep my Axon 7 as a backup as I have no backup now in case my phone dies. As I have posted here in may threads (so I won't get into details), my A7 after over 2 years of use, My A7 is not acting like it should. Needs a new battery and a charging port. Since that phone is my daily (non work phone) driver, if I send it in for repair, I won't have a phone for however long it takes and costs to get the phone repaired and I can not be without one. Unfortunately where I live there is no local place that works on ZTE phones and I don't feel confident to do the repair myself. So as I posted elsewhere we'll see what ZTE does in 2019 despite what is still going on with the US Government etc., but me choosing #7 still stands and if I do follow through with #7 here, I will still stay and be involved with this great community as you never know what could happen.

    Who is going to vote/comment next?
  • stevec5375stevec5375 TexasPosts: 793 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    I'll vote for #2.  When my Axon 7 Premium dies it will be my first and last ZTE phone.  Buying a Chinese phone is fraught with too much peril at the present time.
  • jazzijazzi Posts: 165 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 31, 2018 4:47PM Accepted Answer
    Number 2 (hmmm sounds like a "poopy" response :D) with some modifications.

    1.  I may switch to Oreo for giggles if the A7 survives 2019 and I feel in a tinkering mood (I usually am).

    2.  I will likely buy another phone before 2020 anyway (likely an LG V-something, a Nokia or a Moto) regardless of the condition of the A7.
  • 14blank4014blank40 United StatesPosts: 402 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    So I'm also someone who doesn't quiet fit any category. The axon 7 is still my main device and I will continue to use it until I end up with a replacement that's not worth it. For me, I've moved onto lineage OS and plan to stay with lineage for as long as my device is supported. I bought the Axon 7 to be more permanent phone choice that I wouldn't replace within two years. My plan is to use this phone for another 2-3 (maybe even 4 if there's a phone coming out that's worth the wait). It just seems kinda ridiculous to me that you have to pay $800+ (hell, even a $1,000 in some cases) just so you could use that product for a year two. 
  • landzonelandzone San DiegoPosts: 65 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I would have to go with #2. I really like the A7s and they are working fine on nougat. ZTE is a company that has violated US sancations and deprived it's customers of promised updates by committing these acts. A security update should be made available to those who do not want to side side load Oreo.  I have no confidence in this companys words. When I  need a new phone it will not be fromZTE. 
  • brydges81brydges81 ZimbabwePosts: 5 ✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    #4.
    Battery lasted a quarter of what it did out the box and general lag became too much to deal with. I really enjoyed my Axon 7 A2017U (it was everything I wanted at the time except the camera) although I wouldn't buy from ZTE again due to software support and general lack of effort once all the problems hit ZTE. I'm not an american or a fan of politics so I couldn't really care what ZTE got involved in, it was just unfortunate that the consumers user experience suffered as a result of this.
     Otherwise I've moved to OnePlus 6 and it filled all the gaps that I saw lacking from ZTE's part. 
  • dcwbisdcwbis USAPosts: 22 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I had been using my Axon 7 as my only phone for almost 2 years.  Nougat was working well, but I didn't like being so far behind with security patches.  Reading through the Oreo threads I got the impression that most of those who upgraded had a positive experience, but some others ran into significant problems. Plus, most seem skeptical that our Axon 7s will see any more updates - even security updates. 
    I also have signal problems at the house I moved into recently with my current provider, so I decided to switch service and get a new phone.  My Axon became my experimental phone for installing Lineage (which I love) and rooting.  It's also going to my guinea pig for opening up a phone to replace the battery (which is just about dead). 
    So you can say that I have moved on, but still like the Axon and it is my daily backup. 

  • alferalfer Posts: 126 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    #6

    Axon was great early on, loved using it.  Then the whole China mess, now an outdated "update" that is broken, all that made me toss the Axon in a drawer.

    I switched to an S8 which is an amazing phone but since my wife needed a newer phone I gave the S8 to her and bought the new OnePlus 6T from TMO.  Great and powerful phone.

    Sad that the Axon died such an early death. It was a great phone that got totally boinked by a bad Oreo update and ZTE doesn't care about the phone any longer.

    So long ZTE.
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