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2 years plus for me, my daily phone the whole time. It's been great- stayed stock so I wouldn't lose any features like Google pay, etc. Love the mi pop screen button + Action Launcher.
I resolved a recent charging issue with a new, shorter, heavier cord, which solved intermittent connection/non QC3, slow charge problems. I had switched out the original USB cable with a longer aftermarket one, but I understand that we should use shorter cords for quicker charging.
I'm considering a factory reset to see if software is increasing battery drain, before risking a battery replacement. I await security patches more than Oreo. I'm not sure what Oreo will add. Action launcher seems to bring the latest interface tweaks right to my 7.1 OS, and they are cool and keep me feeling up to date.
With all the great hardware & memory/huge sd capacity, I must say I don't see new killer features that drive me off my Axon 7. And who else has such great Atmos, dual speaker sound?
Maybe someday 5g WiFi, combined with super cheap data plans will drive me to a newer device, but I expect that to be at least a year or 2 away. I'm now living on less income, & cheap- still have another year of extended warranty through my credit card- maybe this fine phone will let me cruise thru another 2 years? That would mean hardware coats of about $115/yr (if new battery install costs me about $60, as I read in another thread here). Combined with my Mint Mobile service @ $15/mo., I feel pretty good.
Long live my Axon 7!
I've had my Axon 7 since 2016 when I bought it specifically for its early Daydream support. Performance has degraded painfully lately: super slow and janky. So 2 days ago as a last-ditch effort I went through the (considerable) pain to unlock/root/flash it with the very newest version of Android Pie (via the lineageOS custom ROM). I LOVE IT! Performance is incredibly smooth, Google's new Digital Wellbeing works perfectly (including full access as an app). Plus, with full Treble support, future updates should be smooth enough that I'm planning to keep using this phone as my daily driver for the foreseeable future. Battery life is the only thing that's not improved, but given everyone's comments above I'm thinking of replacing the battery and seeing how long I can keep this phone going strong.
Long time no talk guys. I am still around just more in cryptonow. i did a quick outlook of the Axon 9 at mark 42:09 the rest of my podcast is crypto and gaming.
Got mine on December 2016, still working ok, with the daily use, but the battery life is suffering, used to last all day, now I have to recharge twice a day (I'm a heavy user) and had the problem with the screen (when have the screen goes gray), but nothing a good punch in the face won't fix (I punched the screen and it worked, really). Just updated to Oreo 8.0 with the official release and it's going great, now I need to replace the battery, but I'm living in South America and can't find it here, since the phone was never released for these market (I'm gonna need to wait until my next trip to the US).
Did you see if Aliexpress can deliver to you?https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20181101193907&SearchText=battery+for+Axon+7+