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Here are the best ZTE phones you can get in 2022

ZTE has a few great phones in its lineup, although some are a bit older at this point.
May 21, 2022
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G detail
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There is a lot to like about ZTE phones on the whole. They tend to have solid designs and pretty good specs, and they’re typically much more affordable than the competition. If you’re ready to take the plunge into a new smartphone, here are the best ZTE phones to try.

However, the company doesn’t announce new phones often, so this list is quite short. But the good news is that all the ZTE phone in this post are available in the US and are backed by a warranty. 

Best ZTE phones:

Editor’s note: We will regularly update this list of the best ZTE phones as new devices launch.

ZTE Axon 30

ZTE Axon 30 5
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This is a monster of a device — the ZTE Axon 30 fills your pocket with a massive 6.92-inch display. Backing up that display, you’ll find a modest 4,200mAh battery with 65W wired charging to keep you on the go. In addition to the giant screen and battery, the Axon 30 packs up to 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.

Learn more: ZTE Axon 30 review

The phone sits a step below the premium Axon 30 Ultra listed below with a Snapdragon 870 chipset instead of the flagship-grade 888. However, you still get a smooth 120Hz display with a plenty capable rear quad-camera array. ZTE’s 64MP wide sensor is the star of the show, with an ultrawide, a macro, and a depth sensor to back it up. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie shooter to boot.

ZTE Axon 30 specs:

  • Display: 6.92-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 870
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 11

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra rear to the right
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

The Axon 30 Ultra is ZTE’s hands-down flagship beast. It marks the OEM’s return to the true flagship realm, and it packs just about everything you can ask for in a premium device. You can snag either 8 or 12GB of RAM to go with up to 256GB of storage. Keeping the whole rig afloat is the powerful Snapdragon 888 processor, the best you’ll get on any ZTE device right now.

ZTE didn’t skimp on the main camera, either, and the rear bump is impossible to miss. That massive bump houses a trio of 64MP lenses, and there’s also an 8MP telephoto sensor on board for good measure.

The Axon 30 Ultra marks a true return to the flagship realm for ZTE.

The Axon 30 Ultra offers a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate alongside the beefy camera unit. It’s large, in charge, and the 4,600mAh battery packs a punch to keep you moving. When you do tick down to zero percent, the 65W wired charging will have you on your feet in no time.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 64, 64, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 11

ZTE Blade X1 5G – Visible

ZTE Blade X1 dark blue
Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Verizon’s MVNO, Visible, is the best way to get your hands on this ZTE phone in the United States.  For your money, you’ll get a 5G-ready device that’s complete with a Snapdragon 765G chipset.

Learn more: ZTE Blade X1 review

The Blade X1 is essentially a repackaged version of the Blade V, and it carries a quad-camera setup on the back. You’ll find 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage inside, as well as a solid 4,000mAh battery. Most of the ZTE Blade X1 is made of plastic, which helps to keep costs down. It’ll run you just about $240, but there’s a payment plan available for $20 per month.

ZTE Blade X1 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Blade 11 Prime – Visible

ZTE Blade 11 Prime

Another ZTE phone you can get exclusively from Visible is the Blade A11 Prime. It’s an entry-level phone aimed at those who don’t expect the world from their device. The good news is that the handest is quite affordable, coming in at just $142.

For that amount of money, you get a 6.52-inch HD+ display, the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, and three rear cameras. The phone ships with Android 11 on board, supports expandable storage, and even has a headphone jack. There’s even wireless charging on board as well as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

ZTE A11 Prime specs:

  • Display: 6.52-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 16. 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11