Meet Axon, a Phone Made Entirely with You in Mind

ZTE delivers the first Hi-Fi audio phone to the U.S. and brings with it, a new you-focused revolution.

ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, today announced the availability of the ZTE Axon, a phone designed with you entirely in mind to keep you ahead in life. Much like the axon nerves that help keep the mind and body connected, the Axon is the nerve center of everything you do.

“We put consumers at the heart of everything we design, build and deliver and our phones reflect what consumers want, value and use,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO and chairman of ZTE USA. “From start to finish consumers told us exactly what was missing from today’s premium smartphones. Thousands of U.S. consumers guided the development. We listened, developed, and delivered. We revolutionized the product development process. Axon is a flagship phone designed in the U.S. for the U.S.”

Enjoy the unlocked life that is uncomplicated. From choice of wireless carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile, who have some of the fastest 4G LTE+ networks, in addition to the Axon Passport 1.0 program, beginning today, Axon Pro is delivering the highest value among flagship smartphones available today. At the unlocked price of $449.98, preorders can be made at, with shipments starting as early as July 27.

Through thousands of surveys and focus groups, from conception, design, to developing the user experience, U.S. consumers helped guide the creation of Axon, and this is what they came up with.

The first phone to arrive in the U.S. with Hi-Fi sound

Excellent sound quality was a missing component among today’s smartphones. An industry first in the U.S., the Axon features two dedicated audio chipsets that allows you to experience sound quality from a smartphone that you’ve never experienced before. The high-quality sound reproduction feels like the real thing, giving you the sense of atmosphere where the music was originally played, the depth from where the sounds came from, and the goodness of balanced harmonics.

You can also record Hi-Fi music, sounds and voice that enhances any content you want to create, send or share on social media. Advanced audio capabilities reduce wind noise, dual microphones, auto level controllers, and long-distance voice pickup will capture the slightest of sounds from up to 20 feet away.

High-end JBL E13 in-ear headphones are included in-box so you can enjoy high-quality audio just about anywhere.

Captures 4K video and action shots so you don’t miss a beat

Dual rear-cameras capture high resolution images and videos that can be viewed or played on a 4K TV. The second lens delivers advanced functionality such as sophisticated bokeh photography affects. A large f/1.8 aperture that spans to f/1.0 helps produce quality images in low-light settings. The dual cameras auto focus in milliseconds and a fast shutter speed at 1/90,000 of a second can capture and freeze frame a moving subject with crisp details and clarity.

Photo adjustments can be made in real-time with multiple camera modes and filters. With a dedicated camera button and the ability to refocus before and after a shot is taken, you can capture moments that previously passed you by.

A style icon that fits in your pocket

Axon was designed in the U.S. for the U.S. The premium metal and glass casing evoke a fashion forward design with modern colors that together are best described as, urban prestige. Sophisticated color contrast are available in three color options, Phthalo Blue, Ion Gold, and Chromium Silver.

The distinctive grill pattern highlights standout phone features that grab attention without shouting. Ergonomic button placement, a smooth metal casing, and glass quad HD display make the phone marvelous to hold and use.

Delivers a premium experience every time you use it

The performance is smooth and never hesitates when delivering the content you need the second you need it. Axon Pro comes ready with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno™ 430 GPU, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB memory, and a large 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge™ 2.0.

The phone isn’t preloaded with unnecessary apps or features that can unknowingly slow a phone’s performance. You’ll get a clean Android experience with the addition of only a few pre-loaded apps that look out for your health.

A ZTE Innovation Venture Fund success story, Azumio’s Argus app is a pedometer that provides easy to a step counter even when your phone is locked and alerts when and how you want. The Rock my Run app knows when you want to take it easy or go hard with your workout and times music beats to the pace of your steps.

If something goes wrong, no problem, you’re covered

With Axon Passport 1.0, you get a two year warranty that also includes incidentals, free shipping, 30 day buyer’s remorse returns and the easiest upgrades available today. For full warranty and protection details visit

With more than 20 million U.S. customers, 66 actively selling devices across all U.S. wireless carriers, ZTE has the proven experience to build and deliver quality mobile devices that you can be confident purchasing.