09-21-2016 06:03 PM
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  1. JeromeM's Avatar
    Haven't people received their Gold Units from the Pre-Orders? It's pretty quiet around here which is kind of weird I would of thought there would be a lot of chatter and people giving their opinions.
    08-02-2016 12:57 PM
  2. JoePa2624's Avatar
    Just got mine last night. I really like it except that it doesn't work on Verizon 😡
    jordans0nly likes this.
    08-02-2016 01:01 PM
  3. The Harrington's Avatar
    I ordered quartz grey so will have to wait a couple more weeks before I chime in. Do appreciate what others have to say so hopefully the comments pick up.
    cubetop likes this.
    08-02-2016 01:01 PM
  4. JeromeM's Avatar
    I ordered quartz grey so will have to wait a couple more weeks before I chime in. Do appreciate what others have to say so hopefully the comments pick up.
    I'm in the same boat and with other phones coming out I'm really anxious to hear what people think of this device.
    08-02-2016 01:08 PM
  5. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I'm waiting on more reviews
    08-02-2016 01:54 PM
  6. htcrazy's Avatar
    I've had my gold one since Friday and posted a few comments in another thread. I honestly don't think you will be disappointed at all assuming you've read reviews and know what to expect. The audio is good and the camera is outstanding in good light. I had no issues at all with the fingerprint scanner and I can't even get the one on my Galaxy S7 Active to work. You have to take into account you paid $400 for the device. I looked at the Idol 4S, One Plus 3 and Zenphone 3. I honestly think this is the better phone.
    huntnyc and Diane Strickland like this.
    08-02-2016 02:46 PM
  7. cubetop's Avatar
    I'm another of the "waiting for Quartz" Club. XD
    08-02-2016 03:11 PM
  8. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    I'm waiting to make sure it'll work on verizon without a hiccup.
    jordans0nly likes this.
    08-02-2016 04:54 PM
  9. mttmks's Avatar
    I had to get the gold because I'm an impatient child!

    Anyway. I REALLY dig the hardware. I'm still trying to get used to the software, though. Coming from a 98% untouched stock setup, it's no surprise that I am not used to it.

    I'm trying to figure out how to disable some of ZTE's Bloatware apps, but ones like Calendar and Messages won't let me. ZTE Locker, the app that pulls pics onto your lock screen is nowhere to be found. Not even in the settings page!
    08-02-2016 07:05 PM
  10. Gdwheel's Avatar
    ZTE Locker, the app that pulls pics onto your lock screen is nowhere to be found. Not even in the settings page!
    ZTE Locker is under Themes and Wallpaper. Go into wallpaper and it is at the top.
    huntnyc likes this.
    08-02-2016 07:15 PM
  11. mttmks's Avatar
    ZTE Locker is under Themes and Wallpaper. Go into wallpaper and it is at the top.
    Oh! Very nice. Thanks!
    08-02-2016 07:25 PM
  12. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Waiting for my Quartz Grey one.
    08-02-2016 08:34 PM
  13. Derek Danforth's Avatar
    This phone is one of the best I have ever used. Except for some software changes that I have to get used to, it's amazing. The build quality is top notch.

    Posted via Axon 7
    huntnyc likes this.
    08-02-2016 10:47 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    I wish more people had the phone. Since it's not fully compatible with Verizon right now, it can't be on my list.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
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    08-02-2016 11:08 PM
  15. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I had to get the gold because I'm an impatient child!

    Anyway. I REALLY dig the hardware. I'm still trying to get used to the software, though. Coming from a 98% untouched stock setup, it's no surprise that I am not used to it.

    I'm trying to figure out how to disable some of ZTE's Bloatware apps, but ones like Calendar and Messages won't let me. ZTE Locker, the app that pulls pics onto your lock screen is nowhere to be found. Not even in the settings page!
    What bloatwares are you trying to disable?
    08-02-2016 11:33 PM
  16. torbach1's Avatar
    I got mine today. It's an excellent phone, with a screen comparable to the S7 Edge, and audio that surpasses any phone I've used. So far, the down sides are:

    It's WiFi and cell are both significantly weaker than my S7 Edge, and Nexus 6P (I got the 6P on sale last week and would keep either that or the Axon 7).

    I'm using T-Mobile. I used speedtest to check the Wifi signal. It is the same strength as the other two phones on the same floor as the router, but one level down or up in our townhome, and the speed is less than 1/3rd of the other two phones. The Wifi signal also cuts out periodically on other levels on the Axon, but does not do the same on the other two.

    I used an app called Network Signal Info Pro to check the LTE signal in my area. The difference in strength is -114db on the Axon vs. -101db on the Nexus 6P, with the lower number being better. Perhaps these are issues that can be fixed in a software update. I'll contact ZTE support tomorrow.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    huntnyc likes this.
    08-03-2016 01:13 AM
  17. Jcblack3310's Avatar
    I got mine today. It's an excellent phone, with a screen comparable to the S7 Edge, and audio that surpasses any phone I've used. So far, the down sides are:

    It's WiFi and cell are both significantly weaker than my S7 Edge, and Nexus 6P (I got the 6P on sale last week and would keep either that or the Axon 7).

    I'm using T-Mobile. I used speedtest to check the Wifi signal. It is the same strength as the other two phones on the same floor as the router, but one level down or up in our townhome, and the speed is less than 1/3rd of the other two phones. The Wifi signal also cuts out periodically on other levels on the Axon, but does not do the same on the other two.

    I used an app called Network Signal Info Pro to check the LTE signal in my area. The difference in strength is -114db on the Axon vs. -101db on the Nexus 6P, with the lower number being better. Perhaps these are issues that can be fixed in a software update. I'll contact ZTE support tomorrow.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Very interesting. Mine will be here tomorrow so if signal strength is an issue, I'll just get the Note 7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-03-2016 09:14 AM
  18. Gdwheel's Avatar
    My signal strength bounces around more than the S7 Edge, but it is not that different as far as signal readings on AT&T. Maybe 1 or 2 db difference. Calls connect fine and sound very good. Wifi is the same as the S7 Edge.
    huntnyc and Diane Strickland like this.
    08-03-2016 10:24 AM
  19. mttmks's Avatar
    What bloatwares are you trying to disable?
    Mainly the ZTE apps. Especially the ZTE Locker. I had to factory reset my device last night because it was trying to force a new wallpaper on my screen. After restarting it 5 or six times within 30 minutes, I gave up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-03-2016 11:17 AM
  20. JeromeM's Avatar
    With all of the iffy reviews that I have seen so far, with the pre-order date for the Quartz model being pushed back here in Canada to 9/9 and with the Note 7 launch yesterday I decided to cancel the Axon 7 and go with the Note 7. Out of pocket price will be about the same however I will be renewing my contract with the Note 7 to get that price. Not a huge deal for me as my company pays my monthly bill (They don't pay for my device though, sadly).

    I see the Note 7 as having many extra features with the top ones I think that are important to me are water resistance and wireless charging, the others like S-Pen/iris Scanner/etc. are nice to haves as well.
    08-03-2016 11:24 AM
  21. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    Very interesting. Mine will be here tomorrow so if signal strength is an issue, I'll just get the Note 7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I seriously don't understand this type of thinking...if the Note 7 is on the table, why on earth are you messing around with an Axon 7? I figure the people going for this phone are the somewhat budget minded people that want something under $500. If you can pay that $850, get the Note 7, no question. That is a true flagship experience.
    Rigby Jones likes this.
    08-03-2016 12:53 PM
  22. Ranny99's Avatar
    Main reason I've gone for the A7 is the audio capabilities, the rest is a bonus.
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    08-03-2016 01:14 PM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    I got mine today. It's an excellent phone, with a screen comparable to the S7 Edge, and audio that surpasses any phone I've used. So far, the down sides are:

    It's WiFi and cell are both significantly weaker than my S7 Edge, and Nexus 6P (I got the 6P on sale last week and would keep either that or the Axon 7).

    I'm using T-Mobile. I used speedtest to check the Wifi signal. It is the same strength as the other two phones on the same floor as the router, but one level down or up in our townhome, and the speed is less than 1/3rd of the other two phones. The Wifi signal also cuts out periodically on other levels on the Axon, but does not do the same on the other two.

    I used an app called Network Signal Info Pro to check the LTE signal in my area. The difference in strength is -114db on the Axon vs. -101db on the Nexus 6P, with the lower number being better. Perhaps these are issues that can be fixed in a software update. I'll contact ZTE support tomorrow.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I replied to you about the wifi on the other thread but didn't know the details of the LTE signal, that doesn't sound normal or at least similar to what I have read from other users and reviews where LTE signal was the same in a S7 edge and on the A7. In that case, remember that you have the great Passport Warranty or if you bought it from Amazon, or Newegg, they have excellent return services, I'd ask for a new one just to discard bad radios.
    08-03-2016 02:36 PM
  24. torbach1's Avatar
    I replied to you about the wifi on the other thread but didn't know the details of the LTE signal, that doesn't sound normal or at least similar to what I have read from other users and reviews where LTE signal was the same in a S7 edge and on the A7. In that case, remember that you have the great Passport Warranty or if you bought it from Amazon, or Newegg, they have excellent return services, I'd ask for a new one just to discard bad radios.
    I'll probably do that. Thanks.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-03-2016 02:39 PM
  25. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I seriously don't understand this type of thinking...if the Note 7 is on the table, why on earth are you messing around with an Axon 7? I figure the people going for this phone are the somewhat budget minded people that want something under $500. If you can pay that $850, get the Note 7, no question. That is a true flagship experience.
    I think for some, like me, there are issues with every phone. It is just that some have more than others. If I found a device that did everything the S7 Edge did and made me happy, for half the cost, I would be thrilled. I would sell the S7E and keep the other device. What I have found, however, is that there is a reason devices like the S7E cost what they do. They do not have the issues the OP3, Axon 7 and other less expensive devices have. I understand that many people do not like Touchwiz, but for me it is a non-issue. I use Nova and disable the apps I do not want to use and Touchwiz is fine. In fact, Samsung has the best email, calendar, contacts and dialer apps out there, in my opinion. That includes anything available on the Play Store.

    I am still trying the Axon 7, but it will likely go back. There are just too many compromises. It is a good phone for the price. I agree with you, however, that spending the additional amount for the Samsung flagships is worth it for those who can afford it. They are the best phones out right now if price is not a factor.
    JeromeM likes this.
    08-03-2016 03:36 PM
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