1. jontalk's Avatar
    Curious about those who own one and whether they'll continue to use the Axon 7. Knowing ZTE hasn't released the Oreo update via OTA, I wonder if the phone will receive any security updates or get any sort of support. It's a solid device and with prices skyrocketing on new phones, it still seems like a contender even if not the fastest.
    11-01-2018 04:49 PM
  2. bovcrx's Avatar
    Depends on what you're gonna pay. You can get an LG flagship pretty cheap.
    11-01-2018 05:32 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    A more than 2 year old phone limited to Nougat? If you have it, and aren't really jonesing for Oreo or Pie, it's worth keeping. It even has fingerprint scanning.

    But buy one? As bovcrx said, it depends on the price. I wouldn't go over about $100, and I don't think you'll find one in even half-decent shape for that.
    11-01-2018 05:35 PM
  4. krazyatom's Avatar
    I have been AT&T LG V20 and it's got a Oreo with September security patch. If I can find one for $100, I'll pick up another. High dac and battery replacement are worth it to me. If you can find mint condition one for $150, I recommend it.
    11-01-2018 07:01 PM
  5. bovcrx's Avatar
    I get the LG V series for the Quad DAC. That was why I got the Axon 7 also. I'd get a V30 if I was in your shoes. Also depends on what you're looking for.
    11-01-2018 07:07 PM
  6. jontalk's Avatar
    A more than 2 year old phone limited to Nougat? If you have it, and aren't really jonesing for Oreo or Pie, it's worth keeping. It even has fingerprint scanning.

    But buy one? As bovcrx said, it depends on the price. I wouldn't go over about $100, and I don't think you'll find one in even half-decent shape for that.
    There's a guy on Ebay who just got a replacement from the factory that's never been used. Opening bid is $149 which I think is too high. I was contemplating the Essential PH-1, but people get crazy and prices often top $300. Far too much in my opinion. The V20 is pretty huge and the DAC isn't that important to me. The G6 has been riddled with issues and most phone geeks seem to feel LG's phones are weak link in their product line. I happen to own a new LG OLED TV and it's amazing!
    11-02-2018 01:21 PM
  7. krazyatom's Avatar
    There's a guy on Ebay who just got a replacement from the factory that's never been used. Opening bid is $149 which I think is too high. I was contemplating the Essential PH-1, but people get crazy and prices often top $300. Far too much in my opinion. The V20 is pretty huge and the DAC isn't that important to me. The G6 has been riddled with issues and most phone geeks seem to feel LG's phones are weak link in their product line. I happen to own a new LG OLED TV and it's amazing!
    If dac is not important to you, there is no reason to get a axon 7.
    11-02-2018 02:07 PM
  8. bovcrx's Avatar
    Since you don't care for the Quad DAC then what do you really want the Axon 7 for? It's appeal was that and front speakers, and Dolby Atmos. If your price cap is 200 you're gonna be looking at 2 year old Flagships. Nothing wrong with them either. I got V30 and there isn't anything wrong with it to me. You could find a DTEK 60 for 200 now I'm sure. That phone looked decent when it was released.
    11-02-2018 02:12 PM
  9. jontalk's Avatar
    Since you don't care for the Quad DAC then what do you really want the Axon 7 for? It's appeal was that and front speakers, and Dolby Atmos. If your price cap is 200 you're gonna be looking at 2 year old Flagships. Nothing wrong with them either. I got V30 and there isn't anything wrong with it to me. You could find a DTEK 60 for 200 now I'm sure. That phone looked decent when it was released.
    Thanks though I will say that I've read countless forum threads and comments that LG's phones are crap and that they don't support them either. For example look at the V20 forum and see how many people are going nuts since updating to Oreo; not good. Never heard of DTEK. I'm going to hunt for a well priced OnePlus 5 or 5T since I feel the 3T while nice is at the end of its update cycle.
    11-02-2018 02:33 PM
  10. bovcrx's Avatar
    So you're into going against the grain? Or ROMS? I used to do Nexus phones and did always look at One+ but just never got one. Eventually I didn't feel like modding phones anymore so I just figure I wanted the best music experience. Well good luck in your hunt.
    11-02-2018 02:45 PM
  11. jontalk's Avatar
    So you're into going against the grain? Or ROMS? I used to do Nexus phones and did always look at One+ but just never got one. Eventually I didn't feel like modding phones anymore so I just figure I wanted the best music experience. Well good luck in your hunt.
    Thanks and I don't do custom ROM's or other stuff like that. I appreciate the feedback and advice and will steer clear of the Axon 7.
    11-02-2018 02:57 PM
  12. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I have an HTC 10, but recently zte replaced the power button on my son's axon 7. He gave me the 7 and for the past few weeks I'm loving it. Button spacing I'm getting used to, and of course no illuminated buttons, but it's still a great device.
    11-03-2018 09:13 AM
  13. jontalk's Avatar
    I have an HTC 10, but recently zte replaced the power button on my son's axon 7. He gave me the 7 and for the past few weeks I'm loving it. Button spacing I'm getting used to, and of course no illuminated buttons, but it's still a great device.
    Yes I'm sure you're enjoying it though like others say here, its unlikely it will get any updates from here on out. Of course you rec'd yours as a gift which is far different than shelling out $$ for one
    11-04-2018 12:25 PM
  14. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Yes I'm sure you're enjoying it though like others say here, its unlikely it will get any updates from here on out. Of course you rec'd yours as a gift which is far different than shelling out $$ for one
    True. It cost me a used 16gb iPhone I had laying around though. My kids know how to hustle me lol.
    Pros and cons.
    Oreo seems to drain my battery on the 10 so I decided to stick with Nougat. Maybe I will try the beta...
    11-04-2018 01:21 PM
  15. Soreloser's Avatar
    I have both the Axon 7 and the LG V20.

    Things I like about the Axon 7:

    1. Display - specifically I like the AMOLED display for its depth of color.
    2. Dual speakers - specifically for use as speakerphone on calls.

    Things I like about the V20:

    1. Replaceable battery
    2. Screen size.
    3. Camera - Outstanding and rivaling the camera in my iPhone 7 Plus. Significantly better IMHO than the Axon 7 camera. On paper the Axon 7 would seem to have the edge yet in actual use the V20 is better.

    Other thoughts:

    Since I use a bluetooth headset the DAC is irrelevant in either phone.
    Performance between the two is very much the same. I cannot see any differences in how apps open or perform between the phones.
    Battery life is about the same. Neither phone lasts me through a day. The iPhone 7 Plus does...
    Both have USB-C and fast charge capability. Neither can do wireless charging.

    Overall, I use the V20 as my daily driver since I have purchased an extended capacity battery for it and can go through the day easily. I prefer the Android system over the iOS system.

    V20 is on Oreo, the Axon 7 on Nougat.

    I have not tried any alternate ROM's but the Axon 7 can do so and the V20 cannot as far as I know.

    I would sell my Axon 7 if I got a decent offer.
    11-04-2018 02:00 PM
  16. Ranny99's Avatar
    We still have 2 in the house. The kids have them now, both don't want to change. Both in great condition thanks to the poetic cases.

    I would probably still be using mine if the radios/reception had been decent.
    11-04-2018 03:46 PM
  17. jontalk's Avatar
    I have both the Axon 7 and the LG V20.

    Things I like about the Axon 7:

    1. Display - specifically I like the AMOLED display for its depth of color.
    2. Dual speakers - specifically for use as speakerphone on calls.

    Things I like about the V20:

    1. Replaceable battery
    2. Screen size.
    3. Camera - Outstanding and rivaling the camera in my iPhone 7 Plus. Significantly better IMHO than the Axon 7 camera. On paper the Axon 7 would seem to have the edge yet in actual use the V20 is better.

    Other thoughts:

    Since I use a bluetooth headset the DAC is irrelevant in either phone.
    Performance between the two is very much the same. I cannot see any differences in how apps open or perform between the phones.
    Battery life is about the same. Neither phone lasts me through a day. The iPhone 7 Plus does...
    Both have USB-C and fast charge capability. Neither can do wireless charging.

    Overall, I use the V20 as my daily driver since I have purchased an extended capacity battery for it and can go through the day easily. I prefer the Android system over the iOS system.

    V20 is on Oreo, the Axon 7 on Nougat.

    I have not tried any alternate ROM's but the Axon 7 can do so and the V20 cannot as far as I know.

    I would sell my Axon 7 if I got a decent offer.
    Very interesting comments about the V20, though overall everything I read about LG phones is far from flattering. Most feel the Axon 7 is worth little though since its unlikely to get updates and even Oreo can't be installed OTA. As for myself, my ancient Galaxy S3 battery with moderate use lasts MORE than full day with a battery 1/3 smaller than either of these phones. I've seen several brand new V20's for sale locally for $200. Most reviews are mediocre though I'm glad to hear you're one of those who hasn't had problems and likes the device.
    11-05-2018 02:32 PM

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