The Global Version of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G Android phone is finally up.
I’m going to tell you in-depth in terms of design, display cameras, software features, speakers, 144 FPS gaming, and finally benchmarks of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
I will also be comparing the device to its direct competitors and if its flagship predecessor, The Axon 10 Pro is anything to go by.
It shouldn’t have any problem keeping up with some of the best ultra-flagship smartphones around.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Unboxing
Of course, I have done this initial unboxing before I thought I’d tell you about the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
In the box, I get a case that is a hard-shell transparent case as well as an earphone adapter and some earphones as well.
I also get a Type C to Type C six MP cable to power through that 65-watt charging coming through its brick which is indeed included in the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra box.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Specification
I have the black color variants of the device it is known as anti-glare gloss.
This color is the other color available in China. Not quite sure if they’re going to be releasing more colors in global regions.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back with an aluminum frame which is nice and slim as well.
And that anti gloss back is an anti-fingerprint smudged but I do have that hard-shell case in the box if you’d like to use it on day one, I think it looks superb and can be used in the long run to the back looks fantastic.
And inside of that, ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has a 4600 mAh battery 65 watts flash wired charger and I have 5g NFC, wi-fi 6.0, and of course Bluetooth 5.2.
On the right side of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, I have a textured power button a volume rocker at the top ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has a microphone at the bottom have the other microphone a dual SIM tray with no support for expandable storage USB 3.1 type C ports.
And the first speaker of two is indeed ZTE Axon 30 Ultra driven the second speaker is found within the earpiece, which is above the 2.6-millimeter punch hole selfie camera.
The camera bump at the back is pretty hefty bigger than many others around but slightly smaller than other ultra-smartphones around the world.
The surface wobble is not the best because of that massive camera module at the back.
I must say it looks pretty nifty pretty much in line with other 2021 flagship smartphones.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra looks fantastic if you ask me, I like that matte black finish and it is lighter and thinner than all the other flagship devices around the back looks fantastic.
Like I’ve mentioned so many times but what about the front?
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Display
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has a 20/9 nine aspect ratio of 6.67 inches on a flexible curved display.
It is a full HD plus with a PPI of 395.
It is, of course, EMOLD with 1 billion colors any max peak brightness of 800 nuts and we do have 144-hertz refresh rates and 300-hertz touch sampling rates.
The color accuracy is on par with all other flagships around and some of them aren’t even matching the 1 billion colors that I see on the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, the curves aren’t quite as subtle as other smartphones but slightly more subtle than other smartphones.
I guess it’s pretty much in between the rest of them.
And the white color balance is on par with other flagships around sometimes a little bit better.
Some may say slightly more yellowish than others.
I still think it looks pretty much on points like I said nice bright and vivid compared to the rest of them, not the brightest around.
Does have a pretty tiny hole punch at the top one of the smallest around and it is in the center like the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra and not on the side which is something that I prefer.
It is slightly boxy than other phones and unfortunately now HD plus like we see on other phones around here.
We do have 144 hertz over here, which is honestly only seen in gaming phones.
I’m pretty sure this is the only non-gaming-centric ZTE Axon 30 Ultra device that has is 144 hertz.
Most phones in this lineup or this flagship category only have the 120-hertz panel with 240 It’s time sampling, right?
This has 144 hertz with 300-hertz touch sampling rates.
And yes, it can use an auto-refresh rate though it does not automatically adjust from like one to two to three to four, like many other phones, it can jump between 60 up to 144.
And you can lock it as well to anyone that you’d prefer.
We have nightlight over here different color modes; we can also change the reading mode to only specific apps.
And we have a screen touch prevention mode, which allows you to decide how much touch prevention there are on the edges of the phone, which is something that I think we should see in all other phones.
The dark mode is there. It’s pretty gray, though not too black, and it does affect the wallpaper on the home screen, as well as everything else about the phone but it doesn’t support third-party apps.
We also have a bunch of different styles when it comes to the always-on display.
Though there aren’t many customization options over here you can tweak with the basic ones, but the cool ones you can’t really adjust that much though I still think they look superb, especially this spiraling one over here and of course we have an under-display fingerprint sensor and like many other phones that have slowly been shifting back to physical ones I still prefer the industry fingerprint sensor take on it and you can use it for shortcuts and there are a bunch of different animations in the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
It’s pretty much on par If not a tad slower than other smartphones around.
This one is optical. We do have 2d face unlock here it’s not as secure as the fingerprint sensor and there’s no 3d face unlock not many androids have this pretty much only Huawei and it does a pretty decent job once again, not the quickest around but it is very snappy and when you’re not comparing it you’re not going to notice the difference in speed it is still very snappy but it can be used for something else and that is taking pictures.
It is 16 megapixels and the pictures come out nice and crisp and clear though when in portrait mode there is quite a lot of edge detection.
Hopefully, this gets fixed with future software updates.
Sup guys, this is technically recording a tentative P at 30 FPS video using the brand new ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
I’m currently using the global variants of the phone.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Audio & Video
Let me know what you guys think of the audio and video quality and taking video at night.
20 P 30 fps like I said before is the cap doesn’t look the best and evening conditions no but not many people take video.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Camera
When using the selfie cam at night when it comes to pictures there is a night mode for photos so it doesn’t look the best in terms of selfies in the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
At the back, we have a main ultra-wide and telephoto sensor or with 64-megapixel counts.
We also have laser autofocus across the board as well as optical image stabilization.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has a fourth camera here that being a periscope which is indeed eight megapixels and can go all the way up to five times optical and 60 times hybrid zoom.
The ultra-wide sensor takes some pretty decent snaps and you can pin it down to 16 megapixels using four to one binning to get a superpixel you can do the same with the main camera once again look slightly better once been done things say I 64-megapixel telephoto.
This is the portrait camera here which does two-time optical zoom periscope does not get been done it does five times optical zoom you can also do 10 times hybrid zoom 30 times hybrid zoom and the max is 60 times though it doesn’t look as good as I’ve seen on other smartphones.
we are back to the main sensor via 16 megapixels bend everything will be bend from here on out and then zooming in to the five-times optical zoom looks great 10 times hybrid doesn’t look too bad now that this is a slightly better day.
30 times hybrid slightly better than the pictures we took earlier though 60 times hybrid I guess it’s kind of going on the edge a bit over there.
It should have been capped at a 30 taking pictures of myself, you can take some portrait shots, blurring the foreground and background keeping the middle ground focused as well as focusing on the foreground over there does a pretty great job and macro mode is a yes strange thing it drops to five megapixels/
I did test it out with my finger at the back to see which lens it’s using.
It is using the main camera instead of the ultra-wide very strange end comparing the main sensor to the Samsung S21 Ultra.
I think the color reproduction is more natural in the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra over here but sometimes it’s slightly more detail on the S 21 Ultra but a little bit more detail to five times and 10 times zoom on both.
I think there’s slightly more detail on the accent but it is slightly dumber compared to the S 21 Ultra when it comes to video recording.
It is slightly more stable on the S 21 Ultra but they both look fantastic recording 4k at 60 frames per second.
No complaints here with the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra and we can go all the way up to 8k here at 30 frames per second, which is the max resolution, and frame rates when recording at 8k it’s a little bit shakier but a lot less shaky than other smartphones are tested at 8k 4k 60 FPS is a lot more fluid.
We’re using optical image stabilization over here with the main camera it’s nice and smooth, not dirty anymore over here sticking to 60 FPS with 20 DP once again nice and smooth moving the camera very fast motion pay over here, it picks up a lot of detail and doesn’t tend to give off too much motion blur.
4k 60 FPS can be used within the ultra-wide lens as well, using electronic image stabilization instead of optical image stabilization, it still does a great job not quite as good as the main camera, though it’s very nice and stable thanks to the ultra-wide feature very similar to what you would see from a GoPro over here.
So, the stabilization is even better. And talking about stabilization.
When we turn the stabilizer off within the settings menu, you can see how janky it truly is, and going into 4k 60 FPS keeping the resolution and the FPS the same with the stabilizer on it is a hell of a lot smoother.
When you’re going to the ultra-wide with the stabilizer on as well it’s even smoother than that.
I must say they’ve done a pretty great job in terms of stability over here read different sound profiles that you can use when recording video, we have the front recording, which is this rear recording using any sound coming from the back of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra.
Then surround recording, which gets the front and the back.
You can only do three at a time but you can choose any camera of your choosing.
You can also do the same with photos and with the photo you can take a picture using ultra-wide and it lands up taking a picture of all the cameras at the same time.
I can also record 8k at night tends to bring down the framerate quite a lot to 11 FPS, it’s a lot shakier 4k gets dropped to 58 FPS for some reason.
It’s not shaky, but it’s a hell of a lot dimmer compared to 8k.
The same thing with 20 DP over here though, if you drop it to 30 FPS things will look a lot brighter, though it will be a little shakier when it comes to taking pics at night.
With the ultra-wide night mode often night mode or night mode on is a lot brighter, but it loses a lot of detail.
The main camera sensor retains the detail and brightens up the shot a lot when enabling night mode.
And using the portrait telephoto lens over here once again brings more detail and brightens things up even more.
I guess you could kind of say as with most phones ultra-wide doesn’t look the best with my mood on there.
In this scenario it kind of does.
But with the main and the zoomed-in shots, it looks even better than the regular snaps.
Thanks to AI using night mode and the wonderful burn-down 16-megapixel pics.
Of course, ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is based on Android 11. This software will evolve.
In my opinion, can expect Android 12 to come around mid-year/next year, because the accident team pro only got its Android 10 update from Android nine, roughly six months after the Android 10 release.
So, I guess you could kind of expect a six-month delay.
But that’s pretty much normal for phones that are releasing around this time. E
ven for phones coming from Samsung, we have a lot of different features over here.
Once again, we have some sensitivity for edges over here. When pulling on the sides for the gestures.
We also have pocket mode touch disable mode for when your phone is accidentally getting activated in your pocket.
I also have a shake to turn on your flashlight the third time lucky over here.
I guess this could get improved. I’m not quite sure why it’s still an option.
I also have well-being to see how much I’ve unlocked our phones.
I can also keep track of the hardware.
Of course, ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has all Google services, and haptics is fantastic.
They’re not my preferred style since each rumble kind of rolls into the next.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Speaker’s
Screen locking sounds are pretty awesome.
What’s even better is the included hi-fi DAC when pairing in a pair of earphones and of course, you have DTS x ultra-speakers, which we’re going to compare to the S 21 Ultra is Dolby Atmos and the Mi 11 ultra.
Before diving into some gaming, It is worth mentioning that there is a triple cooling system Within this non-centric gaming device, and we’re going to kick start things off you’re in the gaming front with Ganesha impact with the highest possible graphics and the maximum frames per second.
The cap of this game is 60 FPS even though the phone can reach 144 FPS.
This is because of the game, not the phone, and hitting a rock-solid 60 engage in impact if you ask anyone that knows the game is impressive, to say the least.
Especially on a non-centric gaming-powered smartphone PubG can go all the way up to 90 FPS on low settings.
Low graphics settings that are on some phones though it’s not supported yet with the accent I’m pretty sure it will get support shortly that we sitting at a solid 60 FPS with Max graphics and FPS once again.
Max graphics NFP is once again with Call of Duty mobile over here.
Once again it can jump up to 90 FPS on medium graphics so the option is not available yet for the accent.
It was still sitting a rock-solid 60 when it comes to bullet force, it has an unlimited fps and yes, it is supported by the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra I should be seeing 144 though we’re sitting at around 125 FPS since it is a pretty graphics intense game.
The same thing can be said with Dead Trigger two on ultra-graphics and Max FPS setting at around 100 frames per second, which isn’t too shabby if you asked me even here with Real Racing three sitting at 120 130 FPS.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has Snapdragon 888 chipsets inside & Lpddr 5 ram I have the 8GB version over here.
And we also have u Fs 3.1 storage and that wonderfully big 4600 mAh battery.
I’m currently powering through into version nine Geekbench version five- and three-Mark wildlife version two points to which just focuses on graphics.
I did test out the battery percentage at the start and now we’re going to compare it at the answer get the milliamp-hour per minute reading, which is sitting at 33.7 which is not necessarily the best.
I also recorded the temps at the start which jumped up by 29.2 degrees in Celsius, bringing it up to 56.7.
When it comes to and two to version nine, it sits right in the middle of the pack over here which is pretty impressive considering how much cheaper this device is compared to these other smartphones.
But when it comes to Geekbench version five it sits right at the bottom with the weakest single core but not necessarily the worst multicore which is pretty much on par with the rest of the devices and when it comes to the graphics-heavy 3d Mark wildlife run once again slap bang in the middle here with 34 frames per second.
The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is a stunner from all angles.
It’s nice and slim and is very lightweight, with most of its weight being found within the camera module, which not only looks professional.
All that said the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra does have some stiff competition the OnePlus 9pro and Oppo find x three pros identical on paper and puts sports q HD displays wireless charging and an IP 68.
Well, yes and no. Yes, due to ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is having a fantastic camera system and top-end flagship specifications, but no due to its lack of mainstream flagship features.
With that said the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra costs a lot less than the competition, meaning its ultra-name is more than justified in my books.
If you don’t have 2021 vision don’t care much for simply plugging your phone in to charge.
Don’t drop your phone in the water often, but do care about how much money you spend on a smartphone.
Then I can highly recommend the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra off the roll. It is ultra in so many more different ways.
It’s a long article but it’s all my experience I share with all of you about the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra flagship phone.
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