ZTE AXON 7 4G Phablet  -  GRAY £199.96 @ Gearbest

ZTE AXON 7 4G Phablet - GRAY £199.96 @ Gearbest

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Found 7th Dec
Back in stock! A little bit pricier than last time, but still the most bang for your buck in a phone right now. More info on the expired thread here: hotukdeals.com/dea…768

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not worth the gamble as I have one but from UK based company. Brave of you, excellent price, I will save it for you by not voting.

£50 cheaper on ebay currently We had a loooonnng wait for this phone originally (six weeks yesterday, for me, and hopefully delivered tomorrow) but I'm assuming Gearbest will be a bit quicker this time around. Guessing they dug some more out of a warehouse somewhere.

louiselouise1 h, 24 m ago

£50 cheaper on ebay currently We had a loooonnng wait for this phone …£50 cheaper on ebay currently We had a loooonnng wait for this phone originally (six weeks yesterday, for me, and hopefully delivered tomorrow) but I'm assuming Gearbest will be a bit quicker this time around. Guessing they dug some more out of a warehouse somewhere.


Can't see it in Ebay at that price, the Minis are though, can you share the link of the one you found to have a look at?
Cancelled my order from Gearbest due to the delay this time.

If you're willing to wait around a month then it's a very good phone.

I've had mine around three weeks from the last GB deal. It easily upgrades to Nougat and is smooth even when loaded with all my old apps.

The only let down for me is the camera. Compared to my previous phone, a Huawei P9, the camera is average. And very noisy in low light. Also with the home button not lit you rely on muscle memory a bit. Typing this in the dark has been annoying.

Otherwise it's a great phone and I would highly recommend it for this price. Choose basic delivery plus insurance and you won't get it until 2018 but you won't get stung with custom charges either.

Like the saying goes "the best things come to those who wait".

I've chosen free Registered Airmail delivery - just hope I don't get stung with a Chrismas present from the Customs Department!
Edited by: "mchu6am4" 8th Dec

BOGGLE001 h, 30 m ago

If you're willing to wait around a month then it's a very good phone.I've …If you're willing to wait around a month then it's a very good phone.I've had mine around three weeks from the last GB deal. It easily upgrades to Nougat and is smooth even when loaded with all my old apps.The only let down for me is the camera. Compared to my previous phone, a Huawei P9, the camera is average. And very noisy in low light. Also with the home button not lit you rely on muscle memory a bit. Typing this in the dark has been annoying.Otherwise it's a great phone and I would highly recommend it for this price. Choose basic delivery plus insurance and you won't get it until 2018 but you won't get stung with custom charges either.Like the saying goes "the best things come to those who wait".


Comment about the quality of the camera is a bit disappointing - I thought it was the same camera as the Galaxy S7 Edge which is an excellent camera!

I've ordered one to swap for my 32GB Pixel XL purely because I need some more memory!

mchu6am439 m ago

Comment about the quality of the camera is a bit disappointing - I thought …Comment about the quality of the camera is a bit disappointing - I thought it was the same camera as the Galaxy S7 Edge which is an excellent camera!I've ordered one to swap for my 32GB Pixel XL purely because I need some more memory!


Maybe I've been spoilt. The P9 had a dual Leica lens and takes fantastic pictures however the screen size was just too small.

It's not a poor camera but I've noticed it too be quite noisy even in daylight and the focus can be a bit hit and miss. Colours are decent enough but it's just not as good as the P9. I've read people get good results with third party apps like vignette but I've not gone into that too much yet.

For the price though it is the bargain of the year.

Here's a pretty thorough review of the camera of you're interested. The focus issue mentioned can be a bit frustrating:

pocketnow.com/201…iew

Does the phone come with wireless charging?

Not that I'm aware of. Although it is quick charging through usb-c.

At this price have some heat OP !
Just got mine from gearbest and the colours on it are not something you see everyday !

Any recommendations for case or screen protectors?

Any decent Custom Rom options?

mchu6am43 h, 52 m ago

Any recommendations for case or screen protectors?Any decent Custom Rom …Any recommendations for case or screen protectors?Any decent Custom Rom options?



It comes with a basic clear plastic case.
Edited by: "Misterel" 8th Dec

How long does delivery take?

Jamespat17 m ago

How long does delivery take?



Probably somewhere between a couple of weeks and two months (I'm not trying to be funny)

On the last deal, some ordered in October and are still waiting for delivery now... British Express seems to be the slowest delivery option, Singpost the fastest.

Misterel9 h, 44 m ago

Probably somewhere between a couple of weeks and two months (I'm not …Probably somewhere between a couple of weeks and two months (I'm not trying to be funny)On the last deal, some ordered in October and are still waiting for delivery now... British Express seems to be the slowest delivery option, Singpost the fastest.


Wow that sounds pretty bad tbh. Some are still waiting from October that's crazy!

Wanted this phone but not sure if I should order now.

Jamespat3 h, 23 m ago

Wow that sounds pretty bad tbh. Some are still waiting from October that's …Wow that sounds pretty bad tbh. Some are still waiting from October that's crazy! Wanted this phone but not sure if I should order now.


Sorry if I've put you off at all - I'm just trying to give you realistic expectations. It looks as though at the time of the original deal in late Oct they couldn't get hold of enough stock to fulfil the orders initially, so many orders from late October weren't with them to dispatch until mid-late November (so have been "in transit" since then, depending on the shipping method) - less popular devices didn't have that initial hold-up. They subsequently had promotions for "singles day" and "black Friday" while all of this was going on...

Some ordered around mid-November and received their devices sooner - I think delivery time mostly depends on the shipping technique when they can get hold of the stock. Many of us would be wary about selecting British Express in future.

They quote 15-30 working days once dispatched- so at present I've just passed 15 working days since it was actually sent.
Edited by: "Misterel" 9th Dec

GBMBP takes it down to £181.96.

mchu6am48th Dec

Any recommendations for case or screen protectors?Any decent Custom Rom …Any recommendations for case or screen protectors?Any decent Custom Rom options?


I got mine in the pre-Singles day sales.

This the case I went for:
Bllosem ZTE Axon 7 case
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Fits nicely and gives the phone excellent protection

This is the screen Protector I went for:
amazon.co.uk/Scr…n+7
Watch the videos on how to put it on.....slightly different to other screen protector installations.
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