Expired - ZTE Axon 7 at Gearbest for £202.99 (£175.99 with code - see comments)
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Expired - ZTE Axon 7 at Gearbest for £202.99 (£175.99 with code - see comments)

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Found 24th Oct
Seems a good deal for a 2016 flagship. Specs still hold up today and for £200 (approx £250 if you get hit with customs charges) it seems a bargin.

Highlights of the specification include, QHD AMOLED screen (daydream ready), Dolby Atmos sound (front facing speakers and DAC for 3.5mm headphone jack), OTA update to android 7, 21mp camera with OIS and EIS, UFS 2.0 storage, and the all important band 20 LTE.

Downsides are buying from Hong Kong so no warranty. In terms of specs no waterproofing or dust protection and being a year old the processor and screen ratio is not cutting edge.

Use code zteaxon7 for lower price

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HPMan18th Nov

Right folks, it seems that some lucky punters will be getting their …Right folks, it seems that some lucky punters will be getting their handset's next week. So far it seems these who chose 'Britsh Express' shipping are dealing with Yodel and those that chose 'EU Express' are at the mercy of DPD. I don't know what outfit deliver 'Singpost Registered' Royal Mail maybe? Appreciate some snaps of handset and packaging whenever it lands.




Okay so phone arrived a day earlier than expected

Package weight seems like half a kg.

Phone is unboxed and comes with 6.0.1

No screen protector but comes with a case, earphones, sim ejector, a USB converter, charger and they chucked in an adapter to separately for free.

Box had a few little dents on the sides but came fully sealed up.

I'm happy.
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Also thanks to this thread, kept me feeling positive that it would arrive.
Edited by: "Warbound" 20th Nov

PHONE IS HERE - but I haven't opened it yet...doing 100 other things. Just to say, re tampering, mine is in a grey plastic packet, then an additional grey plastic packet, both sealed (gave it a shake after I took it off the postman - he was probably wondering why, haha!). Then the Axon 7 box itself is cellophaned. If it's empty after all that I'll be astonished.

Edit: Oh merde, it needs a Nano-SIM and I have a - dunno, Mini-SIM? Hopefully GiffGaff are quicker than last time. Sigh. Fingers crossed I can still do the Android update*. That was stupid of me, I mean, I've had plenty of time to prepare!

*Yes, I can

Edit: Ordered 26th Oct, slowest mail option with shipping insurance - shipped 16th Nov - received 8th Dec.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 9th Dec

I just bought from Gearbest. I used code zteaxon7 to bring price down to £175!!!

Original Poster

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Official UK charger here for £1.38 shipped from China if anyone doesn't want to use the European charger and adapter
949 Comments

Hot for price, cold for seller...

Brilliant handset. got the EU version from Amazon.it, which includes warranty and also under the VIP service covers a free screen replacement within 6 months

Good price indeed. not bought anything from gearbest but I guess you got to be prepared for customs charges. It still has a high resolution though I am not sure what a cutting edge ratio would be for today phones. Not sure any of the manufacturers stick to any sort of ratio at this moment. One of the key points on this phone is supposedly the audio chip on it. The camera is not going to be amazing but will do the job. Think this has snapdragon 820 cpu in it which will be fine for most people. For the price though it is a very good phone. Just note that you probably will get no updates on OS.

Elastoplast23 m ago

Good price indeed. not bought anything from gearbest but I guess you got …Good price indeed. not bought anything from gearbest but I guess you got to be prepared for customs charges. It still has a high resolution though I am not sure what a cutting edge ratio would be for today phones. Not sure any of the manufacturers stick to any sort of ratio at this moment. One of the key points on this phone is supposedly the audio chip on it. The camera is not going to be amazing but will do the job. Think this has snapdragon 820 cpu in it which will be fine for most people. For the price though it is a very good phone. Just note that you probably will get no updates on OS.

I'm currently typing this message on this phone. Got mine roughly a year from hk and it's been great. Granted it sees a few slow down but I've not been true to a full wipe, install new android and etc. Just download and install android when updates come about. I have noticed my microphone does crap out after one phone call and then I have to do a reset but not had the chance to do a full reset yet. The phone itself is still fast and nippy, good screen, good audio. Battery life has depleted since overall usage but for the price I paid for it about a year ago £325 it's still done well and not paid £400+ for a flagship phone.

Excellent phone. Camera is great. Taken quite a few good pics with it. Sound via headphones and speakers probably best I've come across on any phone (Dolby Atmos). Mine was 64gb with dual SIM. Screen is great, amoled I believe ( need some to confirm). Cracking deal for a solid device.

I just bought from Gearbest. I used code zteaxon7 to bring price down to £175!!!

jasonjay10012 m ago

I just bought from Gearbest. I used code zteaxon7 to bring price down to …I just bought from Gearbest. I used code zteaxon7 to bring price down to £175!!!


thanks that's awesome!

Gets good reviews.

Never bought a high priced item from gearbest before as I've always used aliexpress, whats the best way to avoid customs?

There doesnt seem to be a way to contact the seller of the item directly?

BIGUSHEADUS38 m ago

Never bought a high priced item from gearbest before as I've always used …Never bought a high priced item from gearbest before as I've always used aliexpress, whats the best way to avoid customs? There doesnt seem to be a way to contact the seller of the item directly?


British line express

Which is the best way to pay? Paypal or Credit Card? Wasnt there some insurance from Pay Pal to cover customs costs?

Code has expired

karl10010016 h, 22 m ago

Code has expired


I agree last night it was not working, but it is now (14:00 hrs)

Bugg3r, just paid £200 for a 2nd hand g5

Will I have to install the play store? Otherwise looks a great buy to replace my G2

Will this phone work ok on all the UK networks?

BIGUSHEADUS23 h, 20 m ago

Never bought a high priced item from gearbest before as I've always used …Never bought a high priced item from gearbest before as I've always used aliexpress, whats the best way to avoid customs? There doesnt seem to be a way to contact the seller of the item directly?


The best way to avoid customs is to not by products from outside of the EU.

I'm after a mid-budget phone with a bigger screen than my current Huawei P9 and was almost set on the Xiaomi Mi A1.....then this turns up.

For £180 (Inc insurance) it's too good to miss. Great specs plus B20 for my current 02 contract.

It will be sad to see the P9 go but this looks a worthy replacement.

Thanks OP. I'll hopefully receive my order in time for Christmas.....2018.

Plus £8.83 tracked already in TCB.

Will the phone be usable out of the box? Or will i need to install the Play Store? Thanks

fishmaster3 h, 30 m ago

The best way to avoid customs is to not by products from outside of the EU.



Yea I get that but the alluring price difference direct from china has me wondering. I would have already gone for it if the battery was a bit bigger and just risked it.

Not many people in the UK know about this phone, but it's got the best overall headphone output and speaker output according to this (and several other sources) , for £175! I'm quite excited to get hold of mine to try with my new Philips X2's I got on a recent deal here, my HTC One M8 doesn't do a bad job, but needs more power.

Kinda regretting getting the Leeco Le Max 2 for £167 the other day

Waiting to see how much the axom m will be. Really interesting concept phone.

Ive ordered, coudnt resist at £180.

I'm in on this, for the money the spec looks superb, and ticks all of the boxes I need it to. Was tempted at the cheaper Redmi Note 4 for £40 less, but the beautiful screen, audio, camera, and cpu performance of this blows that away even if it's an older model. These still go for £250 plus 2nd hand on ebay !! Thanks OP

First time ive ordered from China. Hope ive made the right choice

Heated op, amazing deal with code

Great device and real steal at the price despite being a 2016 device. 2017 mid ranged device don't get anywhere near this at the same price.
I don't need it but at the price tempted, very tempted.

Does this have NFC? Can't see mention of it on Gearbest specification, but other sites seem to suggest it does

Have this phone for a year, it's been excellent and in many aspects better than current models released recently. It is also daydream compatible

acemdrgn7 h, 42 m ago

Does this have NFC? Can't see mention of it on Gearbest specification, but …Does this have NFC? Can't see mention of it on Gearbest specification, but other sites seem to suggest it does

Yeah it does have NFC.

Using this phone and absolutely brilliant at this price. Dual front facing speakers just make watching any content so much better. Great amoled display at 1440p. What more could you ask for?

Quite surprised this hasn't got hotter, seems a fantastic deal for the price - better specs than the much vaunted Xiaomi Mi A1, for the same price. What am I missing? Most reviews (from last year) compare it favourably to the SGS7 and it's half the price and then some of a new S7.

Have taken a punt anyway but just to temper my expectations a bit, gimme some negatives!

As far as I have read even the camera low light performance, it's one questionable attribute, has been improved by software updates.

Coupon has expired. Any other codes going?

@ump001 the code is still working I tried it myself and is fully working.

How long do they take to deliver? Approximately. I can't wait for mine to arrive.
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