ZTE Axon M
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While its dual screen concept is interesting, the Axom M fails to impress thanks to its lackluster specs, so-so camera, dull screens, and a very bulky hinge.
This $725 AT&T exclusive proves two screens aren't always better than one.
Chris VelazcoNovember 30, 2017
- Extend Mode
- InPen Reading Mode great for eBooks
- Multitasking with two screens
- Thick when closed
- Underwhelming displays
- Negligible increase in size when watching videos across both screens
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ZTE Axon M
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- 68AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsCNET70A ridiculous dual-screen phone that has some promiseThe ZTE Axon M has a heavy and awkward design that's genuinely useful for gaming and multitasking. But if you're not down to go double, spend your money on either a top-tier phone, or a cheaper phone with the same specs as the Axon M.Tom's Guide50This Foldable Phone Falls FlatUsing the Axon M is simply too frustrating an experience, too much of the time. The last-gen processor simply isn't up to the task, and until flexible displays hit the market, that hinge is going to serve as one ugly deal-breaker. The software does a serviceable job of keeping most of the popular apps humming along, but some don't handle being shuffled from screen to screen well, and they will slow everything down to a crawl.PC Mag70ZTE Axon MThe ZTE Axon M for AT&T has a unique design that folds out to reveal a second display, effectively transforming the phone into a small tablet, but there are some kinks to work out.Android Authority70The foldable phone is hereThe ZTE Axon M ‘dual-monitors’ Android, but it doesn’t perform above and beyond a single screen experience.TechRadar70Smartphone? Tablet? Why not both?The novelty is strong with the ZTE Axon M and thankfully, its hardware gimmick is executed just well enough to push it into “recommended” territory for those who need to entertain or be entertained more than one mere screen can provide.The Verge70ZTE AXON M REVIEW: DOUBLE TROUBLEIt is cool, on a purely technical level, to be able to unfold your phone and run a giant version of Alto’s Adventure or two apps side by side. But between the hacked-together software execution and the overall lack of productive application for it, it’s hard to look at the Axon M as anything more than a fun gimmick.Notebookcheck90ZTE Axon M Smartphone ReviewAnyone who deliberately decides for the Axon M receives an everyday companion that brings a multitude of additional application options with its expanded display. Just to look at websites is much more comfortable on the almost square dual display than on the narrow viewing area of the 16:9 format.Alphr70Hands-on with ZTE's unhinged, two-screen smartphoneWhile the hardware itself seems well-made and effective in what it does, I just don’t think the price is low enough to persuade customers to take a punt on the potentially gimmicky.Digital Trends50ZTE Axon M reviewThe Axon M is intriguing and unique, but that doesn’t mean you should buy it.
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