After download your ZTE Smartphone stock ROM / flash file, follow the direct instructions below to safely flash and update your phone’s firmware. If you encounter any issues using this guide, please post in comments section for assistance.
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Flashing ZTE SDcard Update / Upgrade package Step One: Download ZTE stock ROM / SDcard update or upgrade package for any model from. Step Two: Copy the update.zip package from your computer to the phone’s root directory (/sdcard/) of the storage. – On your computer, navigate to Computer Device Model. Then copy the update.zip package into this location.
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Taken on their own, either IPS panel is decidedly average – colors aren’t particularly punchy and I noticed that the secondary screen plays a tiny game of catch up to the main display, as elements on the right trail just behind everything on the left. This doesn’t break the overall experience, as it is only really noticeable when scrolling through long apps and websites. So, aside from there being two screens, these displays are otherwise not too special.
A cool look into our smartphone futures There is little to say about the inner portion – this is all screens, all the time. Even the camera is comprised of a single lens atop the main display, and the phone requires you flip the closed phone around in order to access the rear or front facing modes. Since cutting the cord, I have learned a few things I didn't expect. I knew I was going to have to adapt to a new way of watching TV. What I didn't anticipate was how familiar Over to the left of the main screen are all of the buttons, including one that is used for ‘TV Mode’. As this phone is an AT&T exclusive, the carrier pushes its DirecTV services as a main way of using one of the screens while multitasking.
This TV Mode, however, can be set to any media program like Youtube, Netflix, or HBO Go – and holding down on the button triggers the programmable app while double tapping the key can open up the camera. With the buttons all on the left and the fact that this phone unfolds to the right, left handed usage became the norm during my time with the Axon M.
Using the phone one handed in the closed configuration wasn’t a big deal, but unlocking the device using my right hand required use of my index or middle finger on the power button, where the fingerprint sensor is embedded. This was awkward at times considering the flat power button is recessed somewhat into the frame of the phone – it was sometimes hard to press in such a way that the sensor could read my fingerprint simultaneously. Overall, the heft lends the Axon M a sturdy feel, but having screens on both sides provides its own perils.
Anyone that hates a smudgy backing on their regular smartphones will be annoyed by the fact those same unseemly marks are here being put on an actual display. I’ve yet to see any cases that enhance either the handling or add protection, so if you’re generally clumsy, every bump or drop could spell certain doom.
My unit actually dropped one time because the screen simply slid off of a clean table surface, but luckily it didn’t fall directly on a screen and instead sustained a scuff on one of the sides. Thankfully ZTE and AT&T insure the phone for up to two years, so getting a replacement won’t be much of an issue if these worst-case scenarios occur. The Snapdragon 821 is here with 4 GB of RAM, expandable storage beyond the included 64 GB, and a 3,180 mAh battery. While we have plenty of releases this year that surpass even the 6 GB of RAM threshold and rock the Snapdragon 835, ZTE somewhat shoots itself in the foot for not trying to put the absolute best specifications in their unique Axon M. Using both screens cuts the single-screen battery life in half As far as the battery life is concerned, using the phone in a closed configuration and using only one screen yielded about 4 hours of screen on time, which is typical for a normal phone. On a few occasions I tried to use the phone almost always with both screens activated, either in the extended or dual mode, and the battery life was pretty much cut in half, with my SoT dropping down to about 2.5 hours.
I was tickled by how much sense that made – with two screens on one battery, this is basically what we expected. In recent years, smartphones have effectively replaced point-and-shoot cameras, and many even outperform them. For many of us, these portable computers have become our main camera, making photo quality a priority when picking a new smartphone.
The camera is made up of one unit that is found above the main display, and is a 20 MP shooter that lacks a number of enhancements we could argue are necessary for high end smartphone photography – starting with optical stabilization. The app does have a few different modes including somewhat robust manual controls, which is nice. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a pain to have to flip the phone around every single time to do rear or front facing photos. It is a novel idea to take advantage of either screen for the one powerful shooter – and I do like using the dedicated button as a shutter release – but the results just don’t stack up. A headphone jack is included and the onboard speaker is powered by Dolby Atmos The rest of the phone is pretty standard fare – a headphone jack is included here, and the onboard speaker is powered by Dolby Atmos. It is a single firing unit, though, and it performs just well enough to share content that you might be mirroring across both displays. Sharing content with someone else via the aforementioned tent configuration is one of the cooler aspects of the Axon M, and if you and a partner are indeed looking to watch the same video, this is the only phone that can do it.
But what about all of the other uses for a dual screen device? All those possibilities are designated by the ‘M’ in the softkey bar, which changes the display mode. It’s possible to have the phone unfolded with only the left screen on, a stretched mode where both screens in portrait are used as one big canvas, a mirrored mode where both screens show the same stuff, and finally a dual mode where either screen can be used independently for multitasking. Both displays can be used together as a whole canvas In another mode, both displays can be used together as a whole canvas, as the software stretches apps out. This is an interesting but ultimately flawed approach, where on the one hand you have double the screen real estate but on the other there is a distracting line of bezel cutting right down the middle. While I could suspend reality and just forget that the line was there, it was in gaming that I found it annoying. Again, tradeoffs – having controls on either screen and a large overview of the game was fine, but cutting whatever was in the center (usually the character I was controlling) proved distracting and ultimately awkward.
Using this extended mode definitely brought about a ‘wow’ factor, but even those impressed people I showed this to soon noticed the same nagging issues. Final thoughts.
It comes down to a lack of attention to detail – for example, why not make it so that the phone could be used in a single screen mode but switched to either display at will? Or, when in the stretched configuration, why does Instagram require the phone to be in landscape mode all the time even when auto-rotate is off?
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And while we’re at it, why is the original multiwindow Android function disabled even when using a single screen? Imagine the possibility of using three or even four apps at once, even if the specifications probably wouldn’t be able to handle it. With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is As I mentioned earlier, this phone seems to be wrestling with its tradeoffs often – using dual screens can be a great tool for multitasking, but it requires users to adapt and have patience.
All of this could be addressed in future software updates, sure, but the Axon M will still be cut at the knees with a specs sheet that is sub-flagship quality. I wish I didn’t have to be so hard on a phone that is completely unique to its competition – but unfortunately, the reality of the Axon M kept hitting me every time I folded the device back to a single screen phone and used it like any normal device: simply put, the dual screen just doesn’t fulfill any real needs and any attempt to create them falls short.