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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ZTE > ZTE AXON Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB Storage 2GB RAM, 5.5" Blue Color (North America Warranty)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Near premium phone, below premium pricing
Pros: This devices comes preinstalled with very little bloatware. Almost none. There's some pre-installed apps: RockMyRun, Yahoo Sports, Argus step counter/fitness app, etc. All of which can be uninstalled. Then there's the "Z-screen". Swipe up from the bottom center to see currently/last played music, your favorite contacts, Argus's steps taken, and recent news provided by Yahoo sports. You can configure this to be available from the main screen, from all screens, or from no screens. I disabled this after a week or two and haven't missed it.

The phone comes with a nice pair of JBL earbuds. Which is good, because you will need them in order to use the phone for talking. See my negative below.

The rear camera is very nice. I'm not going to compare it to any professional cameras, but it takes very good pictures in adequate light or daylight. It is average in low light. One much touted feature of this phone is the dual camera sensors in the back. One prime capability of the second sensor is to take pictures with bokeh, you change the focal point and different parts of the picture blur. It's ok, but not something I found myself using after I finished testing it.

The processor in this device is up to the task, performing well in all but the biggest (and probably least efficiently written) apps. This is likely because of the 2GB RAM. Again, not a problem in the vast majority of my usage. And I only have had the device hang two or three times and crash just once.
Cons: My biggest complaint is when using this device as a phone. I know, something fewer and fewer people seem to do. ZTE has decided to make triangles the theme of this device. The bottom of the phone has a grill of triangles, behind which is the phone's voice receiver. The top has a matching grill of triangles. Somewhere behind it is the phone's earpiece. When I talk on the phone I have a really hard time lining up the earpiece with my ear. Often I start out fine, but then if I shift even the slightest the sound gets muffled. Getting it lined back up and holding it there has proven to be a challenge. Maybe it's just me. But if I'm making a call I will always grab those JBL headphones mentioned above and use them. If I receive a call I cross my fingers and hope it's short, or grin and bear it, and often eventually ask the caller to hold so I can grab my headphones.

There's no storage memory expansion on this device. Many in a similar range have the capability, but not all do. Still, if it's important to you you'll want to look elsewhere.

The notification on the lock screen is a little annoying. It only shows the most recent notification. Under that it shows how many other notifications you have, but you have to double tap that notification to see all notifications. Why???

The back & apps "buttons" are pretty small. I often miss the back button.

And a minor complaint: the charging port is on the bottom. It's a personal preference, but I prefer it on the top.

It comes with Android Lollipop, and although there are old promises on the web that it will be upgraded we're approaching June 2016 with no sign of progress on that front.
Other Thoughts: This device is the version with 2GB RAM. The "Pro" model has 4GB. I found 2GB to be plenty adequate but when comparing to other devices it's important to note the distinction.

I would definitely recommend this phone to someone looking for an Android device in this price range. So don’t misinterpret the rest of my comments. With that out of the way:

Honestly, I have had a mixed relationship with this device. It's almost all been good - and the bad I cannot really hold against the phone. I blame Google for 95% of my frustrations. I placed this discussion here in my concluding comments under Other Thoughts on purpose. I'm not listing this as a negative and not holding these against the device because I don't believe they're the fault of the manufacturer - although I'm not always 100% certain. In some cases when I've raised these concerns to Android friends, they've said I was using it wrong. However, when I gave them the device they had to agree they couldn't find a way to get over whatever hurdle I was currently facing. Many of them use premium Android phones where the manufacturer has sunk a lot of money into making their own apps.

Two specific examples: First, putting this phone into complete silent mode is impossible, or just shy of impossible. Even getting it to stop vibrating is extremely frustrating. Some of it is the fault of individual apps. Some is Android. I turned down all 4 (yes 4!) volume rockers and the phone vibrates for just about everything. Even though I've turned off vibrate in settings and for each apps' notifications settings, there are some apps that still cause the device to vibrate. And the phone will go into vibrate mode when you turn the volume down all the way - again, even though I turned off vibrate in settings!?! If you turn the volume all the way down, and then turn it down one more time, the ringer will go silent and not vibrate, but not all apps honor this. There are people on the web who will tell you the phone has a silent mode, but it's many steps long and you need to schedule it in advance. Ok (I guess) for sleeping, but not great when, for example, you walk into a movie and want to quickly get it to silent without remembering all of the settings and steps. I end up turning off my phone, which I really prefer not to do.

Second example is with the stock texting/messaging app: If more than two people are in a text/MMS message - there is no way to see all of the people who are on the message. I asked multiple Android users to prove me wrong and they couldn't. In this case I'm not positive if this fault lays with Android or ZTE. All phones I've compared to do not have this problem, but they also had their own specially branded messaging app created by the phone manufacturer. I know there are plenty of options out there in the google play store (and yes I'm begrudgingly using one now). But I really feel for basic phone functionality I shouldn't have to dig through 100s of available apps and try to determine which actually work vs which are junk, and then decipher which have the least amount of intrusive ads and the least risk of stealing my personal info.

This is my first experience with Android Lollipop and it has not been good. There's a lot of Android apologists out there who gloss over the issues I've run into. Thankfully there's also plenty of people to help get through the pains. If you've used Android and like it then you can take all of this with a grain of salt and know that you'll be fine. Personally, I find both iOS and Windows Phone to be a more enjoyable experience.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/24/2016 8:20:42 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Huawei > Nexus 6P 32 GB Aluminium LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Wow!
Pros: Fast/beautiful.
Loudest phone when listening to music and audio books.
usb c charging is awesome.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: Best phone I have ever owned. No cons all pros.
Manufacturer Response:Thank you for the excellent review, Kyle. It's great to hear how much you are enjoying your 6P. (DM)

Reviewed By:Kyle T.,5/23/2016 8:54:07 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > SAMSUNG > Samsung Galaxy S7 Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.1" AMOLED Display, Black Color, 32GB Storage 4GB RAM International version - No US Warranty

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 The best phone I've ever seen so far
Pros: The colors of the screen are superb
The phone is fast and doesn't get hot with the same games/apps I was using on my Galaxy S5
Smaller size than the Galaxy S5 but with the same screen size
Great overall build quality
Android Marshmallow gives you a bunch of new possibilities (especially managing apps)
Has micro sd slot
The camera is the best I've seen on a phone so far
A lot of other Pros, that you can see on youtube..
Cons: I've been using it a while, and I didn't put any protector on my screen since it's a new kind of gorilla glass.. There are no scratches so far, however, i have some stains like from my fingers that i can see only under a specific angle under a bright light, and they don't go away.. I didn't try to clean the screen with any kind of screen cleaning stuff, but come on! Something like this shouldn't happen.
Other Thoughts: The first thing I saw on the box was the "North America Use Only " ( or Americas Use Only) label. Don't be scared about this. You have to make calls with your Canadian Carrier (I use koodo) on a total length of 5 minutes or more to be able to go somewhere else in the world, and put another sim card. So if you are planning to buy a sealed phone for some of your friends that live in Europe, make sure you make a call of 5 minutes or more before you transport your phone there.
Reviewed By:Constantin T.,5/22/2016 7:29:15 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Huawei > Nexus 6P 32 GB Matte Gold LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Great service and a great product
Pros: Very easy to setup and great functionality.
Cons: Camera bulge looks little bit odd
Manufacturer Response:Hello Anonymous, thank you for choosing the Nexus 6P. We appreciate your feedback. (ED)

Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/20/2016 1:27:34 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Huawei > Nexus 6P 128 GB Aluminium LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 works very well
Pros: big and sharp screen, operate smoothly, and economic
Cons: no findings until now
Other Thoughts: yes. spend less than $350 vs iphone6s plus
Manufacturer Response:Terrific! it's great to hear how much our customers are loving the 6P. Thank you for the excellent review, Tao. (DM)

Reviewed By:Tao W.,5/16/2016 7:51:13 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Huawei > Nexus 6P 128GB Graphite LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Amazing Nexus device
Pros: It looks beautiful, stock android, monthly security updates and large screen size
Cons: Certain apps do occassionaly crash. The large screen is a little hard for handed use. No SD card support.
Other Thoughts: Part of me wishes I waited to see what the HTC Nexus Fall release has. Though I can see me using this phone for the next 3 years.
Manufacturer Response:Hello Charles, thank you for your feedback, we will pass this along to our product team as we are always looking for ways to improve our products. (DM)

Reviewed By:Charles J.,5/15/2016 8:48:30 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ZTE > Axon Pro Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.5" Blue Color, 64GB Storage 4GB RAM, (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Fantastic phone - definitely a Flaship Killer
Pros: 4gb, 64gb, anti-microbial screen, makes it very easy to clean, comes with $50 headset (what Android phone comes with JBL headset?), TWO(2) year no-fault free shipping Warranty, NFC, Quick Charge, VoLTE, WiFi calling, Band 12 support, excellent customer service, FM Radio, and many, many more excellent features.
Cons: I really haven't found ANY cons,
Phone runs perfectly for me.
Other Thoughts: The Android 6.01 has so many better features on the Axon Pro.
The Dolby sound is amazing, makes any headset sound great.
I'm looking forward to the 2016 version, the value of the Axon is fantastic.
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Anyone that prefers the failed Oneplus 2 is a liar.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/15/2016 6:22:40 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ZTE > ZTE AXON Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB Storage 2GB RAM, 5.5" Silver Color (North America Warranty)

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Most Horrible phone
Pros: Battery life
Cons: Voice breaking, Blue Tooth connection drops frequently. People can't hear the voice
Signal strength dropped after one month's use. Hardly connects to mobile network.
Other Thoughts: Read good reviews and bought this phone from Newegg. I wasted my money. The basic functionality like call quality, headset either wired or bluetooth do NOT work properly. After a month's use lost signal strength and need to restart to get signal bar on phone.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/14/2016 9:55:18 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ASUS > Asus Zenfone 2 Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.5" Red, 64GB Storage 4GB RAM, US Warranty

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5
Pros: nice price fast
Cons: none
Other Thoughts: none
Reviewed By:Zhan L.,5/14/2016 10:06:19 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Huawei > Nexus 6P 64GB Graphite LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Fantastic phone
Pros: Battery, Screen, Camera, Pure Android, Updates from Google, Fast
Cons: Its a bit big to for one hand usage but it i got used of it.
Manufacturer Response:Hello Nikolaos D., we're very proud of such features like the battery, screen and camera, and we're glad you are too. Thanks for the feedback. (ED)

Reviewed By:Nikolaos D.,5/13/2016 4:36:39 PM
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