A couple of months ago we reviewed the ZTE Axon 10 Pro. The phone is a sort of comeback story for ZTE, which had issues after the U.S. all but forced it to cease operation. Still, the Axon 10 Pro ended up being a pretty great device and was made even better by the immense amount of value it delivered at a low price.
While the Axon 10 Pro originally only launched in select areas around Europe, ZTE’s flagship has now finally made its way to the U.S.. Not a lot has changed from the original phone, which sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8/12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, though ZTE has added the bands required for the phone to operate properly in the United States. You can now pre-order the phone unlocked from a variety of retailers, and use it on GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Axon 10 Pro is its price. You can snag the 8GB RAM version for just $549, while the 12GB model costs $599.
Compared to other flagships on the market right now, that’s a pretty fantastic deal. It has very similar specs to the highest-end OnePlus 7 Pro for $150 less (although you are missing the awesome 90Hz display), and it costs almost half the price of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Other notable specs include a 4,000mAh battery, a near-stock Android experience ZTE calls Stock+, and the ubiquitous 48MP Sony IMX586 camera sensor. ZTE has also promised to upgrade the device to Android 10 by the end of the year. Past that, you’ll also get wireless charging and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ fast wired charging. You can see the full specs list below.
|ZTE Axon 10 Pro|
92-percent screen to body ratio
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|RAM||8 GB / 12 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes (up to 2TB)|
|Battery||4,000 mAh Lithium ion|
Qualcomm Quickcharge 4.0
|Cameras||Main: 48 MP Samsung GM1, f/1.7 aperture|
Wide: 20 MP wide angle with 125-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture
Telephoto: 8 MP 3x optical telephoto with f/2.4 aperture
Selfie: 20 MP
|Water resistance||Yes (IP rating TBC)|
DL 3CA, DL 2CA, UL 2CA
|Software||Stock+ Launcher based on Android 9 Pie|
|Dimensions and weight||159.2mm x 73.4mm x 7.9mm|
If you’re interested, you can find the ZTE Axon 10 Pro at ZTE’s official website, B&H, and Newegg. The phone is expected to ship from September 6.