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Essential Phone PH-1 vs ZTE Axon M Z999

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Essential Phone PH-1 vs ZTE Axon M phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare ZTE Axon M X17Essential Phone PH-1
Essential Phone PH-1
5.71"
IPS

1312x2560

13
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3040
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
ZTE Axon M Z999
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

20
MP

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3180
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Essential Phone PH-1

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


17 Advantages Essential Phone PH-1
Phone PH-1vsAxon M Z999
 58%58%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 153%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (114GB user available)vs64GB (45GB user available)
 24%24%
+Lighter
185 grams (6.48 ounces)vs230 grams (8.05 ounces)
 56%56%
+Thinner
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Titanium frame, front glass, ceramic backvsPlastic body, front glass
 62%62%
+Higher resolution screen
1312x2560 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 19%19%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
504 PPIvs424 PPI
 10%10%
+Larger screen
5.71"vs5.2"
 29%29%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 13MP + 13MPvs(back) 20MP
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
Advantage
+With a secondary camera is easier to take selfies
(front) 8MPvsNot supported
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP54 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages ZTE Axon M Z999
Axon M Z999vsPhone PH-1
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
 7%7%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.8" inchesvs1/3" inches
 6%6%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
 5%5%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3180 mAhvs3040 mAh

27 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
LTPS IPS LCD / TFT LCD IPS
16 million
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
ModelPhone PH-1Axon M Z999
Also known asEssential PH-1 UnlockedAT&T ZTE Axon M foldable, ZTE Z999, 中兴天机Axon M
Country or region availableCanadaUSAEuropeJapanUSA
BrandEssentialZTE
Release dateAugust, 2017November, 2017
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Size (width x height)71.1 x 141.5 millimeters (2.8 x 5.57 in)71.6 x 150.9 millimeters (2.82 x 5.94 in)
Weight185 grams (6.48 ounces)230 grams (8.05 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsTitanium frame, front glass, ceramic backPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersIP54 certified: protection against dust and splashingNot supported
Operating system (OS)Essential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AB Pro (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 530 624Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (114GB user available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (45GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.71" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~69% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1312x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)504 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Dual-Band 850/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 29, 30, 66)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Main camera(dual camera)
13 megapixels
13MP mono (f/1.9 1/3.1" PDAF/Laser)
20 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels5472x3648 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Front camera8 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths
- 500 nits brightness screen
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Carbon Black
- 2.5D glass screen
- Additional 5.2" IPS screen (Dual screen)
- Quick Charge 3.0 (47% in 30min)
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Sony IMX350 sensor in both cameras
- Slow motion 720p@240fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyEssential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3040 mAh3180 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)27W18W
Talk timefeature not registered1710 minutes | 28.5 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered17400 minutes | 290 hours | 12.1 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Essential Phone PH-1ZTE Axon M Z999
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered