The ZTE Axon M isn’t your usual type of smartphone. It’s kind of a dream come true, but in true sense, the experience of using the Axon M in real life might be quite contrary to what you dreamt about.
Last year’s ZTE Axon 7 was one of the best smartphones when looking at price versus value combination. The phone offers top-notch specs at a decent pricing, but with this ZTE Axon M, there’s something totally different waiting for you. The phone brings a foldable design that is targeting those who like multitasking on their phones.
In theory, this sounds like the best thing in the smartphone world. One little problem with the ZTE Axon M, however, is that it doesn’t come with the best hardware specs on the market, yet it has been slammed a massive price tag of over $700. If anyone is going to buy a device at this price, anything less than top-notch specs and features won’t be acceptable – and this is what you basically get the Axon M.
To make matters worse, the ZTE Axon M still looks like a concept phone. No mainstream smartphone user in their right senses will walk into a shop and buy an untried concept phone at over $700, but at a reduced price tag, the foldable Axon M might begin to interest some enthusiastic people.
At the moment, the phone can be yours for about $200 less when purchased via Best Buy. However, this is not a one-off purchase, rather, it’s a 30-month contract that is payable in $17.49 monthly installments, down from the usual $24.17 per month. In essence, you get to pay $525 for the Axon M, which is not bad. But is this price cut enough?
Think of it as a beta-testing stage, where you are the first one to try out a first-time device, but rather than try it for free, you have to part with $525. If you don’t want the contract, which actually ties you to AT&T, you can still pay a one-off fee of $725, which is, as noted earlier, is just too much for a concept smartphone.
Would you consider buying the ZTE Axon M if it was priced a lot cheaper than the current discounted price of $525? Let us know in your comments below.