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ZTE Axon 40 Ultra

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Brand: ZTE
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB / 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
  • CPU: Octa-core Cortex-X2 & Cortex-A710 & Cortex-A510
  • Camera Back / Front: Triple (64, 64, 64 MP) / 16 MP
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Po
  • Display: 6.8 inches, AMOLED, 1116 x 2480 pixels
  • OS: Android 12, MyOS 12

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is a great option if your main priorities are battery life, display, and overall performance. However, what makes this phone memorable is the presence of an under-display selfie camera. As a result, the phone’s display isn’t interrupted by a notch, unlike most other phones. ZTE has done a good job of hiding the 16 MP wide-angle selfie camera to a significant extent. Where we certainly won’t use “memorable” is for describing the phone’s selfie camera. It’s best-rated as substandard. On the back, the phone has a 64 MP standard, periscope telephoto, and ultrawide camera.

The gadget’s overall camera performance is decent, while the main camera is awesome. It doesn’t do well in low lighting conditions, which shouldn’t be the case considering its price. All three cameras support PDAF while the first two cameras support OIS. Dual-LED dual-tone flash, gyro-EIS, HDR10, and 10‑bit video are among the phone’s camera features. As for video recording, the selfie camera can do so in 1080p@30fps, while the rear camera can do so up to 8K@30fps. ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has an awesome battery life as it lasts for close to 1.5 days on average use. The gadget has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery.

What makes the phone even better in the battery department is that it supports 65W fast charging. Additionally, it supports USB Power Delivery 3.0 with PPS which is a rarity. Connectivity options include USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Hotspot. Performance is super smooth, as you would expect from a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The same is the case with the gaming performance delivered by the Adreno 730 GPU. On the software end, ZTE Axon 40 Ultra runs Android 12 out of the box with the skin being MyOS 12. Coming to the sensors, the device has an under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Its display quality is good as well. ZTE Axon 40 Ultra has a 6.8-inch FHD+AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It not only has support for HDR10+ but can also go up to 1500 nits of brightness, which is appreciable. Considering the segment, it has a decent PPI density of 400 and a superb screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%. While the phone does have stereo speakers, its quality could have been better. This certainly hurts the multimedia experience to an extent. The phone lacks a headphone jack, but it has high-resolution audio. As for its design, the phone has a glass front and back with an aluminum frame.

Now, you should get a case for two reasons. The first reason is that it’s slippery, while the other reason is that it gets easily scratched, according to some reports. It does feel slightly hZTE Axon 40 Ultreavy at 204 grams and measures 6.43 x 2.89 x 0.33 inches. For colors, the Black, Gold, and Silver. ZTE Axon 40 Ultra comes in at a starting price of about €700 (about $736) and in five RAM/ROM combinations. These are 8 GB/128 GB, 8 GB/256 GB, 12 GB/256 GB, 12 GB/512 GB, and 16 GB/1 TB. Like most flagship phones, the phone doesn’t support an SD card. What it does supports are two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 5G.



Announced Date 2022, May 09
Release Date 2022, May 13


Dimensions 163.2 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm (6.43 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)
Weight 204 g (7.20 oz)
Colors Black, Gold, Silver


Display Type AMOLED, 120Hz
Size 6.8 inches, 111.6 cm2 (~93.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1116 x 2480 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)


Primary Triple (64 MP, f/1.6, 35mm (standard), 1/1.7", PDAF, Laser AF, OIS | 64 MP, f/3.5, 91mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2", PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom (vs. 26mm cam) | 64 MP, f/2.4, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/1.7", PDAF)
Secondary 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 1.22µm, under display
Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10‑bit video
Camera Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR


Chipset Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 730
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB / 16 GB


Card Type No
Internal 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB


OS Android 12, MyOS 12


Technology Used Li-Po
Capacity 5000 mAh
Fast Charging


3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Stereo Speakers


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go


Technology Used GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass



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