ZTE Axon 30: Did you know this challenger smartphone?


ZTE is a better smartphone, but unfortunately enough, it is not known to many number of phone users worldwide. Be that as it may, not at all like the vast majority of its models. This might be the chance for these Chinese manufacturers to take and strike in the smartphone markets worldwide. In this article today, let us take a look at what the ZTE Axon 30 offers.

ZTE has never truly sparked in its past into a European market immersed with references like Xiaomi, Samsung, or more as of late OPPO and realme. But this Axon 30 Ultra has no deficiency of arguments to the allure. In the same way as other others before him, it additionally gains by the photographing module which it has. His thing? A threesome of 64-megapixel sensors and a perineal zooming lens.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Specifications 

Operating system


Operating system version

Android 11

Android overlay

MyOS 11

Assistant vocal

Google assistant


Screen size


Screen type


Screen definition

2400 x 1080

Refresh rate


Pixel density


HDR display



Internal memory

256 GB, 1024 GB

Expandable storage




Snapdragon 888

Engraving fineness


Number of CPU cores


CPU frequency



Adreno 660

Random-access memory (RAM)

8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB


Battery capacity

4600 mAh

Removable battery


Fast charge


Fast charging power



Number of cameras (front & rear)


Definition of the rear sensor (s)

64 + 64 + 8 + 64 MP

Definition of the front sensor (s)

16 MP

Video recording

8K30 fps; 4K60 fps

Camera stabilizer

Optical and Digital

Rear flash

Dual-LED Flash

Front Flash:  No

Rear lens photosites size :  0.8 µm (1.6 µm super-pixel); 0.7 µm

Rear photo lens aperture :  ƒ / 1.6; ƒ / 1.9; ƒ / 3.4; ƒ / 2.2

Optical Zoom :   5x


Compatible SIM card (s) :  Nano-SIM

Dual SIM compatible :  Yes

5G compatible :  Yes


Wireless : 


Bluetooth : 


NFC : 


GPS : 


Infrared : 



Connector type :  USB-c

Biometric fingerprint reader:  Yes

Facial recognition sensor:  2D facial recognition

Accelerometer:  Yes

Gyroscope : 


Jack plug : 


Number of speakers:  2

Physical characteristics

Height : 


Width : 


Thickness : 


Weight : 


See for yourself: no waterproof certification, Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection only, and no wireless charging. Not the makings of a high-end smartphone without compromise. But luckily, ZTE’s new smartphone doesn’t make that claim. In reality, and for 749 €(KES 98,000) in its 8 + 128 GB version (849 €(KES 111,000) for 12 + 256 GB), the Axon 30 Ultra is an ambitious competitor to the  Xiaomi Mi 11  or the  OnePlus 9 .Also, in these model, you will find a 66W power adapter, a USB-A to USB-C cable, a USB-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter and a transparent hard protective shell

Design: elegant, except in the finishes

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra impresses with its finesse. With only 8 millimetres thick, it is one of the thinnest flagships on the market. Better: it is also particularly light—188 grams only. Still enough, it seems like we have to get used to smartphones with larger screens with these models. You will find an AMOLED display of 6.67-inch.In addition, directly underneath it, you will see a fingerprint sensor.

Both sides of the phone are curved and thus offer a pleasant grip. The back is in brushed glass, in an elegant charcoal grey colour. Funny enough, this might be a chance for us to appreciate the bump does not exceed a millimetre. Next to the speaker, you will see a USB-C port.

Screen: 144 Hz for the general public!


 This is not the first time that we have seen a 144 Hz screen on a smartphone. But usually, this high refresh rate is reserved for gaming smartphones like the   Asus . The smartphone manufacturer was enough to have included a choice for 144, 120,90 and 60 Hz choice. If you’re looking for an ultra-responsive and fluid AMOLED panel. My advice would be  go for the ZTE Axon 30 if you have the right guts.

Sound: No offence, but …

The Axon 30 Ultra may be incorporated with a sport a DTS and dual speakers. Also, the phone is compatible with all the most popular wireless audio codecs: AAC, SBC, aptX HD, aptX TWS and LDAC via Bluetooth 5.2. However, please pardon me if I don’t say a lot about the device’s sound sytems as I don’t have the device for review but soon, be sure to check Techmoran for more updates.

Performance = Explosive

We are starting to know it by heart, the Snapdragon 888. Qualcomm’s latest SoC equips almost all high-end smartphones on the market in 2021. Also, we knew roughly what to expect with the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra before even passing it through our usual ropes.

Software: a partially translated interface

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra comes with Android 11 and the MyOS 11 homemade overlay. Very similar to Xiaomi’s MIUI, ZTE’s interface offers everything the usual Android user needs.


We have known this since the democratization of high-frequency refresh screens: fluidity is paid for on the altar of autonomy. This is why some manufacturers invest in LTPO slabs to offer a much more adaptive frequency depending on the scenario. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or the recent OPPO Find X3 Pro.

This is not the case with the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, which, it has been said, can only automatically vary its frequency between 60 and 90 Hz in “Automatic” mode. A case of use that nevertheless offers a very satisfactory autonomy. 


The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra boasts an ambitious configuration on the photo side. With its trio of 64-megapixel sensors and its periscopic telephoto lens, it comes forward as a very enticing proposition, especially about its “accessible” price (any proportion kept).

But, as you know, it is not enough to align the technical arguments with rising to the top of the ranking of photophones. And in my opinion, the image processing deployed by ZTE here does not impress me if it has to be at its competitors. Hold, I know you may be starting to question why I think so of the phone. Mmmh, first of all, let’s remember the forces involved:

  • A 64-megapixel wide-angle; 1/1.72″ ; -/1.6; 1.6-m pixels (or 0.8 m in 64 MP); Auto-AF; OIS
  • A standard (35 mm) 64 megapixels; 1/1.97″ ; /1.9; 1.4-m pixels (0.7 m in 64 MP)
  • Ultra wide-angle 64 megapixels; 1/1.97″ ; -/2.2; 1.4-m pixels (0.7 m in 64 MP)
  • Periscopic telephoto lens; 1/4.0″ ; -/3.4; I’m OIS; 5x optical zoom
  • 16-megapixel front photo sensor

I hope you can judge from the specifications:

What do I think about the device?

Out of nowhere, the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra offers a balanced performance. Especially in terms of its fairly affordable price and specifications(I have outlined the above). Keep in mind that the smartphone is not certified waterproof nor compatible with wireless charging. All these elements, for some, can weigh heavily in the balance. However, in terms of performance, it rises to the top of the basket.