It’s very rare that we see something different from the smartphone space these days. Now, don’t get me wrong. Smartphones are awesome right now.
Incredible, processors and great cameras. But when it comes to design, you can put some of these sides by side and you can’t even tell the difference. I don’t know about you but sometimes miss innovations.
I miss the factor. When you first see something. So today I partnered with ZTE to show you one of the most unique Android phones that I’ve seen in a long time.
This is the Axon M, a smartphone with not just one, but two displays. First, let me show you what inside the box.
And by the way, stick around until the end of the article.
There’s a little surprise for you. I want you to try this out for yourself. It’s pretty awesome. First, you get the phone itself.
Then you get some paperwork and some warranty stuff. You get some headphones, which is nice to see included in the box. A power break, a USB type C cord, and a SIM removal tool. And a micro USP to USGBC adapter. Let me show you what makes this phone so unique.
The axon end is foldable. So it looks like a regular smartphone. But when you open it, there are two displays. So when you fold it out. Now the two 5.2 inch, 10 ATP displays turn into one large 6.75-inch display. So now you can use extended mode and have more of a tablet experience.
There is a midsection in the way, though, but it’s caught nonetheless can do this with your smartphone.
There are some different dual-screen modes that you can access right from the navigation bar. I like to split-screen mode. I can see my desktop and my apps at the same time.
And what I like is that I can run two separate apps side by side. This is awesome. So if I want to be on Twitter and Facebook at the same time, I can do that. I can go crazy if I want to or more practical for me.
I can check my email, respond to comments, all kinds of stuff. This is awesome. One of the most that I didn’t think was going to be useful is the MIRA mode. And if you’ve ever wanted to share the article with and you to share the same screen, you have to get a little closer.
It gets a little uncomfortable, but with the X on M, There is a dedicated button on the side that has two functions. If you double-tap it, click, opens the camera or if you long-press it, it brings up the TV mode.
You can choose what app is launched in the TV mode menu, including direct TV now or YouTube. But I have mine set to Netflix since I asked my media app of choice. The sound on this thing is legit. It’s got, dual speakers.
There’s one on the bottom and one on the earpiece. There’s Dolby Atmos support and there’s a dedicated audio chipset with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
So if you want to know what it sounds like this is Danny. Phones are just getting better and better and you can get free.
Sounds pretty good. This is perfect for my kids. They can watch the same thing while sitting across from each other and not fight. They can be cool.
So this phone already wins on that side. Parents. You know what I’m talking about. Gaming could be a possibility on this phone. Let’s say that you’re playing something like a battlefield or you’re playing a multiplayer game that shares the same screen.
You could probably hook up a Bluetooth controller to this.
The possibilities are pretty crazy. And there is something kind of cool about playing a game in this extended mode.
Even with this split in the middle, the gameplay is smooth, by the way, with some rates. The bill quality on this is very nice. It’s Gorilla Glass five on the front and back with a frame. The hinge is very satisfying.
It’s nice to know that no matter where you go, you always have a built-in kickstand for your phone.
And, if you buy this phone, you’ll end up getting into the passport program where you’re going to get a warranty for two years, where phones you only get one year.
Let’s take a closer look at the X on M. This is being powered by the Snapdragon 820 one chipset with four gigabytes of RAM 64 gigs of internal storage with a micro SD card slot.
There’s a 301080 power battery and there’s a fingerprint scanner on the power button on the side. It’s a little recess, though, which is kind of weird, but its works well. No problems there.
And you can see there’s only one camera on this phone, but that’s OK because you’re going to get the same quality from your cell fees that you would get in the main sensor.
So taking 20-megapixel selfies is kind of crazy. And here’s an example.
If you’re wondering how this works and if you want to take pictures, that’s not a selfie. The screen just flips to the other side. Here are a few camera samples that I took this week. Let me know what you think.
The Exon M can shoot for a video and has a manual mode to dial in that perfect shot.
If you’ve ever used an Android phone before, the software is very familiar. It’s running a version of Android 7.1 at this time.
ZTE stated that they are dedicated to the updates, including an update to Android Auriel. There are a few concerns that I have about this device. And even though it’s really nicely built and has Gorilla Glass on the front and back, it is glass on both sides.
So we have to see what durability is going to be like there.
There are a few software quirks and there is that bezzle down the middle and some people not like that. But what I’m excited about is the potential of the axon end.
And one other form factors in devices that may come after this. I can’t wait to see if the factor is going to succeed and it’s received.
I think it’s always hard for a company to take risks and come out there with something unconventional in this market, in this space. So even though I don’t think this is for everyone, I do commend ZTE for bringing out a product like this.
Your opinion is different than mine. So I want to give chance to try out the accent in me. And ZTE partnered up to give one of these away.
So what I want to do for this giveaway is something a little bit different.
Take it to Twitter. So the tweet that’s going to make this article live is going to be in the description section below. Find that tweet retweeted and favorite it and then comment on that. And let me know what gets you excited about the X on M.
And what is your favorite feature and how are you going to use it in your daily life?
And we’re going to pick a winner from that thread. So it’s really easy to enter. Make sure you do that now. And thank you for the support and thank you for watching guys.