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ZTE Axon Elite 4G International Edition [SD810 | 5.5 Inch 1080p | 3GB RAM | 32GB Storage | 13MP/2MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera | Fingerprint Sensor | All UK LTE] £136.28 @ Gearbest
ZTE Axon Elite 4G International Edition [SD810 | 5.5 Inch 1080p | 3GB RAM | 32GB Storage | 13MP/2MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera | Fingerprint Sensor | All UK LTE] £136.28 @ Gearbest

ZTE Axon Elite 4G International Edition [SD810 | 5.5 Inch 1080p | 3GB RAM | 32GB Storage | 13MP/2MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera | Fingerprint Sensor | All UK LTE] £136.28 @ Gearbest

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Under £140 for SD 810 and a well known international brand. This ticks all my boxers for an imported device. Dual SIM too

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ZTE Axon Elite International Edition Android 5.0 4G Phablet 5.5 inch Corning Gorilla Glass Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64bit Octa Core 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 13MP + 2MP Rear Cameras Fingerprint ID NFC Eye/Voice recognition

Display: Corning Gorilla Glass, 5.5inch, FHD screen

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (MSM8994)

System: Android 5.0

RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM

Camera: 8.0MP front camera + 13.0M IMX214 + 2MP Altek Dual rear cameras

Features: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Hall sensor, Gyroscope, Fingerprint ID, NFC

Bluetooth: 4.0

GPS: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Dual Nano SIM cards
Network:

SIM1:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
SIM2:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

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Good to see band 20 and NFC though SD 810 doesn't get Nougat IIRC.

Original Poster

damadgeruk

Good to see band 20 and NFC though SD 810 doesn't get Nougat IIRC.



There is no issue with SD810 and Nougat, whether ZTE will update is a different story though. SD800 does not officially support Nougat however.

androidcentral.com/and…800
Edited by: "mynameisthehulk" 5th Mar

mynameisthehulk

There is no issue with SD810 and Nougat, whether ZTE will update is a … There is no issue with SD810 and Nougat, whether ZTE will update is a different story though. SD800 does not officially support Nougat however.


Oops, should have checked my 'facts'.

Original Poster

damadgeruk

Oops, should have checked my 'facts'.



I think your point is valid because I cannot see this getting Nougat anyway. A quick search suggests that 6.0 is not available OTA let alone 7.0. I would say it is still a bargain and looks like plenty of options on XDA.

Can I use team viewer to remote access and control it from pc or another phone?

There is an update on ZTE UK:

http://www.ztedevice.com/support/detail?id=D21205248FC344FFB21EE8C471E6C37A#software

Unsure as to what Android OS it updates to though for this UK update. It is possible to select other countries for updates. So maybe some of those have a higher OS update which could be used instead. Assuming the language can be set to English and without causing issues to functionality and bandwidths.

I bought a ZTE Axon Elite in Gold for £77.22 (Used Like New Item will come in original packaging Amazon Warehouse Deal) a couple of weeks ago. Thought it would be a good deal for an upgrade from my gen 1 Moto G. I was thinking of getting a ZTE Z7 Max. That would have been an import and would have cost more. So the Amazon deal seemed too good a option to pass up on.

Shame its only 32gb or id consider moving from my moto g 4+

Good reviews. The camera looks good too, always a negative with Chinese brands

mobilechoiceuk.com/pho…093

tomlewis007

Shame its only 32gb or id consider moving from my moto g 4+



It is possible to use a micro SD card in one of the sim slots. Although it is 32GB ROM internally. I assume you've got a 64GB ROM Moto G+.

I found this review pretty helpful lesterchan.net/blo…ew/ Gave this to my sister a week or so ago.

Got a tempered glass protector and silicone case quickly (7 days from ordering) and cheaply from a Spanish eBay seller for £5.30 (I got White, which is clear as I thought sis would like to show off the Ion Gold colour, those who don't like it could disguise it with a Black case I suppose!) ebay.co.uk/itm…783

Think you can buy this phone in Silver (officially called Chromium Silver) but rarely seen it for sale anywhere. ZTE even suggest it comes in a pinky colour - Rose Gold (3/4 down the page, under Appearance ztedevice.com/pro…ITE ).

The camera didn't seem great in low light but I haven't had a chance to extensively test, as it was a gift.

Wonder if an app like Vignette or Camera Zoom FX would improve things?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Mar

thetarget

There is an update on ZTE … There is an update on ZTE UK:http://www.ztedevice.com/support/detail?id=D21205248FC344FFB21EE8C471E6C37A#softwareUnsure as to what Android OS it updates to though for this UK update. It is possible to select other countries for updates. So maybe some of those have a higher OS update which could be used instead. Assuming the language can be set to English and without causing issues to functionality and bandwidths. I bought a ZTE Axon Elite in Gold for £77.22 (Used Like New Item will come in original packaging Amazon Warehouse Deal) a couple of weeks ago. Thought it would be a good deal for an upgrade from my gen 1 Moto G. I was thinking of getting a ZTE Z7 Max. That would have been an import and would have cost more. So the Amazon deal seemed too good a option to pass up on.

That ZTE firmware update, B05 is mentioned here (Post #27) though a few say that the download is corrupt (unless, of course, things have changed since August 2016) https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-axon/help/stock-rom-zte-axon-elite-t3237461/page3

The last stock ROM (B06) is mentioned further on in that thread (Page 4, Post #35) mega.nz/!BA1SEaLK!Y8eDchgf3tUgPfb3fbH8migbWD0cnh3sT6G6jgQHMFQ

Someone says they bought their Axon Elite from Gearbest and received an infected device! forum.xda-developers.com/zte…325 though, as it's a ZTE app (Me-Assistant/ZTE Cares) Malwarebytes flags as an infection, it could be a false positive.

Here's the xda dedicated Axon Elite thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-axon/general/zte-axon-elite-owners-club-t3212217

Discussion of Axon Elite ROMs: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-axon/general/zte-axon-elite-roms-t3354091

[ROM] Chinese Marshmallow ROM for ZTE Axon Elite (A2016) international: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-axon/development/rom-chinese-marshmallow-rom-zte-axon-t3365837

Volume Boost Fix (but needs Root): forum.xda-developers.com/zte…298
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Mar

I've bought this phone - really good and came with an OTA update - Rom is official internaltional. When you order ask for the box to be sealed as new. the official rom is great and you get OTA updates.

No over heating issues and the sound quality on this is amazing

Great for those that do not want to mess with installing roms etc - Out of the box perfect
Edited by: "komi" 6th Mar

Midjet76

Can I use team viewer to remote access and control it from pc or another … Can I use team viewer to remote access and control it from pc or another phone?


yep, most smartphones can, dont know how usable it will be though

Can anyone confirm the Barclays Banking app will work on this ?

Original Poster

mentalist

Can anyone confirm the Barclays Banking app will work on this ?



Should do, it won't be rooted

Don't forget to disable the "smart" monitoring software on this phone else your music will close every 10 mins, you won't get notifications from almost any app and a variety of other features will be disabled. I can't remember the name of it, Mii Assistant or something. There's also battery options where you have to create a white list of apps you want to keep running else again, you'll get delayed notifications etc. Great phone for the price incidentally - once you tidy up the overbearing assistant software.

Works with android pay?

deepmenace

Works with android pay?


my concern too, but at this price i'm willing to go back to contactless cards if need be. Very good price and very tempting even though I don't need a phone right now.

komi

I've bought this phone - really good and came with an OTA update - Rom is … I've bought this phone - really good and came with an OTA update - Rom is official internaltional. When you order ask for the box to be sealed as new. the official rom is great and you get OTA updates.No over heating issues and the sound quality on this is amazingGreat for those that do not want to mess with installing roms etc - Out of the box perfect



What international Rom are you running and can you still use NFC with it?
I've read some Roms cause NFC to no longer works on the phone.
What version of Android now runs on your Axon Elite?

Thanks.

thetarget

What international Rom are you running and can you still use NFC with … What international Rom are you running and can you still use NFC with it?I've read some Roms cause NFC to no longer works on the phone.What version of Android now runs on your Axon Elite?Thanks.



Sorry - i'm not sure as i bought this for a friend, everything was ok when i first initially used it. will try to find out anyhow

with uk adapter oos

Original Poster

hmm121

with uk adapter oos



Shouldn't be too much of an issue, you can get 2 for £1 at Poundland or similar...

It looks like the Elite is similar to the Axon 7? If so then LineageOS (what was CyanogenMod) should work ok on it:
download.lineageos.org/axon7

Edited by: "Gareth79" 6th Mar

SteakPieHarry

Don't forget to disable the "smart" monitoring software on this phone … Don't forget to disable the "smart" monitoring software on this phone else your music will close every 10 mins, you won't get notifications from almost any app and a variety of other features will be disabled. I can't remember the name of it, Mii Assistant or something. There's also battery options where you have to create a white list of apps you want to keep running else again, you'll get delayed notifications etc. Great phone for the price incidentally - once you tidy up the overbearing assistant software.

Thanks for that, will have to look at my sister's phone and tinker with it. She will be listening to music on it at some point (Deezer/Spotify) and that will annoy the hell out of her (she'll probably think it's not working properly)!

I am guessing you will need to root the phone to install these ROMs. A lot of banking apps and android pay wont work?

Original Poster

bloc

I am guessing you will need to root the phone to install these ROMs. A … I am guessing you will need to root the phone to install these ROMs. A lot of banking apps and android pay wont work?



What roms?

mynameisthehulk

What roms?


i meant firmware.

Original Poster

bloc

i meant firmware.



The existing firmware will be fine though

djlondon22

my concern too, but at this price i'm willing to go back to contactless … my concern too, but at this price i'm willing to go back to contactless cards if need be. Very good price and very tempting even though I don't need a phone right now.



yeah i bought the nubia z7 max recently - expected it to work on Pay but it didnt. it has nfc but doesnt play ball. some peeps mentioned that zte phones have unlocked bootloaders standard - that nixes it for android pay....but i never really found a definiative answer.

A very common problem with Chinese phones, My meizu does not work with android pay as well. It seems the firmware is not approved by Google (certification?).
Although i am able to use Barclays pay

This phone is different to the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max however, as the Z7 Max was intended for the Chinese market only and doesn't have Band 20. It even came with a Chinese adapter in the box (was half-hoping Banggood would send out a UK one). The Z7 Max supplied by Banggood etc came with an English ROM - not an official ZTE one. (I did update the ZTE Z7 Max thread when people were discussing Android Pay, saying it wouldn't work and why).

I'd imagine this International Version is different as it's UK ready and you can do official ZTE OTA firmware updates. (I got my ZTE Axon Elite from Amazon).

The Amazon ZTE Axon Elite listing is here and has a few Q&As and a different description blurb (though, as often happens on Amazon, the Q&As aren't always that accurate or informative) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017C4R3FQ

Also, the supplied headphones are by JBL. The dual rear cameras can do "Bokeh" effect.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5828/21624192333_2e365f98fe_c.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Mar

My last zte blade 6 was going well and still is tho the battery is crap. Only get 7 hours out of it tops and it's not even a year at this stage.

Not sure all the zte's use the same type of battery but worth thinking about
Edited by: "Shenx" 6th Mar

mynameisthehulk

This ticks all my boxers


How many boxers do you have?

Shenx

My last zte blade 6 was going well and still is tho the battery is crap. … My last zte blade 6 was going well and still is tho the battery is crap. Only get 7 hours out of it tops and it's not even a year at this stage. Not sure all the zte's use the same type of battery but worth thinking about

I'm not a huge mobile phone user, though I found my Note 4 battery started to conk at 20% after 2+ years.

Even though the Nubia Z7 Max (which I made a Deal about) and Axon Elite have un-removable batteries, you can get official replacements, and maybe even do it yourself. I was able to do it with my sister's un-removable Xperia T battery (got an official Sony one, of course, never that confident about unofficial batteries).

I think this is the 3000mAh Axon Elite replacement (even though it says A2015 - which is the Axon Pro) - would have to do some digging to double-check. They will be out there in the wild somewhere https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-high-quality-mobile-phone-battery-Li3830T43P6h775556-for-ZTE-AXON-A2015-Axon-Lux-Axon-Pro/32779186637.html

Assume this A2015 teardown would be similar? ifixit.com/Tea…392
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Mar

Looks like the one with the UK Plug is Out Of Stock

is it worth buying this? looks like ZTE are poor in supporting even their flagslip models with firmware updates.

philjstephenson

yep, most smartphones can, dont know how usable it will be though


Not sure that is correct, can only view my mums MotoG4 and Kindle Fire doesn't work at all.(I know thats not quite android)

What are peoples experience like with Gear best on delivery? They have some mixed reviews on Trust pilot. Happy to wait, as long as I do eventually get what I ordered.

Original Poster

rkbargainhunter

What are peoples experience like with Gear best on delivery? They have … What are peoples experience like with Gear best on delivery? They have some mixed reviews on Trust pilot. Happy to wait, as long as I do eventually get what I ordered.




I've had some small items not arrive over Christmas but was given a refund no issue. All my phones have arrived just fine.

I have had small items go missing too. We're the phones signed post?
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