All right guys. Welcome back to the five year follow up on the axon 7. whoa. I didn’t think i would be able to do this. Video man, i charged this phone up the other day and oh, my gosh, the media consumption experience is just incredible. It is still almost unmatched by anything when you have speakers facing you, it’s just wow factor. It really is some of you guys: don’t have this phone anymore, you sold it or you know you, you didn’t, buy it or you bought it and sold it or you traded it. Something me. I told you years ago, this phone isn’t going anywhere and i’m sticking. True to that i’ve had this phone for a little over five years, because this is a developer edition, which is why i have the on screen buttons. But this phone still flows, even with the snapdragon 820, 21 or whatever. It is if it flows along with four gigs of ram. It has four gigs of ram 64 gigs in onboard storage. Now, if you think about from five years ago, look at some of the devices that are recently releasing today, they still have those same internals, four gigs or three gigs with 64 gigs and some of them don’t have sd cards. So when you think about that, this phone was way ahead of its time to be launched, you got front facing stereo speakers. You got a eight megapixel on the front and a 20 on the back now five years ago.
This was a thing. One thing that some people almost forget about about this phone is the quad hd display. This is a 1440p display 1440 by 2560 5.5. This was five years ago, so they laid the hammer down when they brought this phone. They just had such a weak. Follow up. Everybody went away me i’m sticking to this one. This is a beast mode. Phone back in the day quote: unquote flagships had headphone jacks yeah, they did and then back in the day, if you had type c, this was the thing type c was you know the new thing it used to be micro, usb and many usb before that. So some phones today still have and devices still have micro, usb it’s incredible. Everything should be type c right now, we’re talking about five years ago, so i used to use this phone every day straight for easily a year. Then it trickled down to maybe six months to a year and so on. It decreased because i got so many phones in. I want to try different devices and then things get better experiences get better, and also when i get a phone that i know is going to be fire and i know i’m probably going to keep it. I want to keep it in pristine condition. I still have the original zte axon 7 case, which these were super limited mine’s, a little worn on the e there, because i used it i’m using it.
But this is a the exact match up perfect fit it’s like a otterbox, basically it’s it’s the same type of deal it’s got a soft internal though so you know. Having said all that, i got to tell you if, in fact, you’re a person who have who collects phones – man, look. You will definitely like this phone if you still have it, if it’s in pristine condition like mine. This hardware was way ahead of its time i’m. Telling you software, as you can see, i still have my favorite skin on here. Pix launcher p. I x launcher it’s in the it’s in the uh play store still it’s there, uh and uh it’s, just gon na make this phone feel so much faster. The default form for for for zte now isn’t is stock android, but this phone is not stock android and you know unfortunately uh when you look at the default apps when you go to uh launcher. This is what it really looks like this isn’t stock android by any means. Now the only thing that’s. Now you probably look at the icons, but this is definitely not stock android and they have like these embedded like themes or you know the home screen settings it’s right here, yeah see i have it on android the classic. This is this is the way it could. Possibly look when it comes to you, which is, is crazy son, but then you got geometry. It looked like this it’s just a different.
I don’t know this is their way right here by having it like this, you know saying to make it feel like stock android and it’s still blazing fast don’t get me wrong, it’s still blazing fast. I just like to have my skin on there, because you know i like it now. The last update this phone got done. Whoa was back in 2018. I believe it was when they put android um eight on here. I believe it was yep enjoyed eight there. It is yep that’s it remember this joint, oh man, wow, oh my gosh. Do you guys remember that that’s crazy? Nonetheless, no more updates with this phone after that and you had to manually put that on and i actually put um, i put a uh a video up on how to do that. I made sure to put a video up on how to do it and um. I was, i was excited about that. I was excited about that so um i feel like if this phone is gon na be in today’s market and zte didn’t do any follow ups to this phone. For some reason they gave us other stuff, like current phones with them. Is this phone? Where you like, the blade? You got a totally different setup, totally different setup yeah. This is the blade 1x 5g. They went in a different direction, oh, and then i got. I forgot i got this drawn over here: got mad zte phones over here.
This drug was nice right here this one i still use this too still got service on, and everything it’s my little backup phone, but um. They gave us another phone and by today’s standards. You know this is where we’re at this is what people want. The phones to look like this is. This is what they want to look like, but i say that phones like this can still be used today with all this stuff on it. It’S, just it’s good it’s, a good phone still to this day and i think a lot of a lot of phones out there don’t compete. I mean see how beautiful this screen is. A lot of phones, don’t compete with with this phone right here. In so many ways, it’s incredible the fact that this is a super win for me is because it i don’t have to have wireless charging that’s, not a requirement for me. This phone has fast charging now the battery it’s a little on the weaker side. You know i’m saying it doesn’t it doesn’t last as long and it depletes really fast uh compared to what it did. Years ago i mean, if you look at this video. What did i start off at 92, or something like that and it’s only seven minutes or so and um i’m at 90, but that’s? Okay, because the phone has fast charging and i’m? Okay with that, i could definitely use this as a regular phone.
I don’t want to mess this phone up, though so before i get out of here, i just want to look. The phone still works. If you have one of these you’re you’re a legend with me right now, you a legend. If you have this phone, this is beast mode right here, beast mode straight, beast mode! This is a phone that will always live on as long as it can power up i’m i’m gon na fire it up and use it for a week or so like. I always do so five years later, let’s check out these five year old cameras, and you tell me what you think and then we’ll get out of here now. If you look at footage like this, you know the phone. The cameras are from five years ago, uh and there’s. Some focus hunting issues. You know i’m saying it. I have it locked right now, but sometimes it’ll focus on, but i’m gon na go ahead and pan down you can see it’s still there’s a little bit of focus on right. There look at how it’s producing this footage man. This is pretty good. Let’S. Take a look at the front, all right man, so um, wow five year old, footage five year old cameras, giving you some new school footage. This footage looks pretty good to me. I mean on the viewfinder as i look at it right now: it’s extremely accurate. So if you were using this phone in 2021 as a regular, i think you’d be okay.
I think your only sacrifice would be a little bit on the weaker battery side unless you found a brand new one somewhere, which i i doubt you can find. One of these brand new you might be able to, but it might be refurbished or something like that, but um it’s a cloudy day out. So these are days i like to to film on, but anyway, let’s get back inside and finish this out all right guys. So there you have it man, i am finished. This thing is crazy. It’S been some time since i started this video i’m between the recordings and everything if you notice the time up there now i’m at 82, and you notice what time it was earlier in the other part of the video, so um been playing with it and using Them just taking photos and stuff like that photos are great on this thing still and i don’t think it could be overlooked if a person was using this and taking photos with it with the right lighting, any phone is really really good, and this phone is no Exception so there you have it man, the five year follow up on the axon, seven beast mode, all the way. If you have one of these, let me know in the comments. Let me know how your battery is. Let me know if you’ve had yours for five years and um we’ll chat about it. Shaman j i’ll see you in the next one.