The Google Nexus 5X will soon get a replacement in the shape of Google Nexus Sailfish. However, if the any of the latest reports can be trusted, the 2016 handset will be a lot pricier than the current Nexus 5X pricing, which is now available for as little as $299 for the base model.
Of course, this phone is a mid-ranger, but you won’t be disappointed by the performance level on offer. However, if you are looking for an even better alternative, there is a newly launched ZTE Axon 7 Mini, a compact version of the flagship Axon 7.
There is no word on whether this Axon 7 Mini handset will be coming to the U.S. anytime soon. Still, the phone comes with a decent price tag of just 299 euros, which could mean the handset sells for $299 in the U.S. In essence, this handset will be coming in to join the budget family, but many will still be impressed with what the company has to offer in terms of specs and features.
You get a 5.2-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the same offering on the Google Nexus 5X. Under the hood of the ZTE Axon 7 Mini, the company went for a Snapdragon 617 SoC that is paired with a 3GB RAM and there is 32GB of expandable storage. On the contrary, the Nexus 5X comes with a Snapdragon 808 SoC that is supported by a RAM of 2GB and there are two storage options of 16GB and 32GB. However, unlike the Axon 7 Mini, there is no room for microSD card storage.
The Axon 7 Mini further adds a 2705mAh battery unit, Quick Charge 2.0 technology as well as USB Type-C connectivity. The Nexus 5X gets an upper hand here with its Quick Charge 3.0 technology, but you still get the same battery life with the 2700mAh unit used on the phone. Furthermore, USB C is the standard connectivity mode of the phone, similar to the Axon 7 Mini.
Camera-wise, the Axon 7 Mini gets an upper hand with its 16MP rear snapper and 8MP selfie camera as opposed to the 12MP rear snapper and 5MP front snapper of the Google Nexus 5X. In terms of software, the latter device outshines the former thanks to the fact that Android 7.0 Nougat is already running on it as opposed to Android Marshmallow that powers the ZTE handset.
So, will it be the Google Nexus 5X or the ZTE Axon 7 Mini? Let us know your choice in the comments.