This year has been that of full screens, no doubt about it. But there are also some manufacturers that rely on folding smartphones. And that’s another song. The example is the Axon M ZTE, which is doomed to failure.
This device has been talked about for a long time, called to be the first truly collapsible telephone. However, despite the company’s efforts to show innovation, the Axon M design is impractical. In fact, it makes it a difficult mobile phone to use, and that plays completely against it.
Axon M ZTE is a failure, impossible to use
The Chinese manufacturer is looking to surprise with a “new” concept of smartphone with two LCD screens. Each is 5.2 inches with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a density of 426 dpi. That is, nothing from a folding panel, but two that can be joined together to become another 6.75 inch panel.
For other specifications, mount a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4-core processor running at 2.15 GHz. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage capacity. It has a single 20 MP camera, is powered by Android 7.1.2 Nougat and a 3180 mAh battery.
It is not about a terminal that shines because it is powerful, nor about a large photographic section. Just compare it to others in your price range. The screens do not stand out either, because they are LCD and do not offer the quality of the AMOLED, for example. So, what is the strength of the Axon M? Well, having two screens and being foldable. And that’s it.
The intention of ZTE is to attract attention with a mobile phone designed to expand the possibilities of multitasking. Unlike the rest, you don’t need to use the split screen with double window. Okay, that may be an advantage for some tasks, but it’s not a well-used feature.
Basically, it is a smartphone too messy and rare in use, which causes a negative feeling. As a phone to try out for curiosity and messing around a little is not bad, because it is true that it is out of the ordinary. However, it is not recommended for daily use.
It makes the experience more complicated than intuitive, and in this sector what is uncomfortable is doomed to failure. That’s why smartphones are becoming easier to use, except for the Axon M ZTE, of course.
It remains to be seen what the experience with the Galaxy X, the folding phone Samsung could launch in early 2018, is like, and its interface has already leaked out. Do you think this type of smartphone has a future?