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ZTE is a Chinese electronics manufacturer. ZTE is one of the largest mobile phone vendors in the world. The company produces many low-cost Android devices. Nubia was at one time a subsidiary of ZTE, but they are now an independent company. Visit the ZTE forums.

Want a ZTE Flagship with Stock Android? Vote for it in ZTE’s Project CSX

We've talked about ZTE's Project CSX before. For a recap, ZTE is crowd-sourcing ideas on what its next smartphone should be. The ideas will be collected from the public, and after voting, the most popular of these goes on the road towards becoming a reality. Now we've come to the point where the ideas have been...

The OnePlus 3 and Axon 7 Show Affordable Phones Don’t Have to Come at the Cost of Software Updates

In the past, purchasing a "mid-range phone" meant a plethora of compromises: weak after-sales support, few and far between updates, and compromised feature sets (and, more often than not, an ugly user interface). OnePlus devices, too, had questionable software and update support. The OnePlus 2 took ages to get a proper marshmallow update. The OnePlus...

Bootloader Unlock Available for the ZTE Axon 7 and Axon Pro (US Variants)

What's the best phone in the market right now you ask? Depending on who you ask this question to, the answer could range from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to the OnePlus 3 to the HTC 10 to the ZTE Axon 7 to something else entirely. And that is perfectly alright, as each of those...

ZTE Axon First Look and Photos: Great Value Stained by Not-So-Great Software

ZTE is back again this year with round two of their ambitious Axon series smartphone. This year's Axon 7 brings an incredible package of specs and a great warranty with a $400 price tag. Check out our earlier look for a detailed read of the specs. Here in the USA we are offered the 4GB...

ZTE Plans to Crowdsource Ideas for its Next Smartphone Through Project CSX

Smartphones these days aim to provide a complete package to the end consumer: companies pick a price point and then roll with the best combination of features and specs to please their target audience. In the case of flagships, the price point is usually decided after the best-of-the-best features are selected. Either case, the smartphones so...

ZTE Introduces ZMax Pro — 6-inch 1080p, Snapdragon 617, 3,400mAh Battery for $99

Today, ZTE announced a competitor for the highest spec’d smartphone for less than $100. They unveiled the ZMax Pro for Metro PCS, a phablet with a 6-inch, 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, USB Type-C port, a sizable 3,400 mAh battery, and fingerprint scanner. Specs like this can currently...

ZTE Employee Hints at Unlocked Bootloader on Axon 7

One important aspect of how many users decide to buy a phone is whether or not they can root it or flash ROMs. Many users, myself included, hold the ability to root in high regards, and almost find no interest in phones if they are not able to be rooted.  A recent phone making buzz is the...

ZTE Unveils the latest flagship in the Axon Series — The Axon 7 with SD820 & 6GB RAM

<Beijing, China. 9:00PM CST> ZTE has just announced the newest flagship device in its smartphone lineup - the Axon 7. Designed in collaboration with BMW's DesignWorks, ZTE's Axon 7 promises to bring "high-end smartphone designs and features [that] won’t come at a high-cost." AXON 7 engages its users to form an emotional bond with it. Designworks’ premium and innovative approach...

ZTE Reveals Blade V7, Yet Another Low-Priced Phone Trying to Look its Best

Without much fuss, ZTE revealed the Blade V7 as part of its MWC 2016 promotional website. This is a phone with clear influences from both sides of the smartphone war, but we won't hold it against it. That said, it’s clear that the days of low-end and mid-range devices looking like a heap of plastic...

ZTE’s Spro Plus is an Android Projector that Doubles as a Tablet and Hotspot

ZTE's Spro line-up has always featured a rather odd combination of products. For the Spro and Spro 2, you get an Android-based mini-projector with built-in hot-spot capabilities (assuming you bought the LTE model from one of the major carriers). ZTE is spicing things up this year by essentially offering a full-fledged Android tablet into the...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

ZTE Axon First to Use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Corning has announced that ZTE's upcoming flagship, the ZTE Axon, will be the world's first smartphone to utilize their new Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass.   Announced back at CES 2014, the new Gorilla Glass variant utilizes ionic silver embedded into the glass surface to obliterate odor- and stain-causing bacteria, algae, mold, mildew, and fungi that may make themselves...