ZTE Axon Elite
phone. You get the fingerprint key that's all the rage these days, the eye scanner that really makes you feel like the star of a spy film, and finally, voice authentication. Add all that on top of the usual pattern and PIN methods of unlocking, and you'll have the most ways of locking the average Joe out of your phone.
With all these security measures, it doesn't look like a portable vault, fortunately. Actually, it looks much like any other flagship device, with its own design flavors. It has triangles going about the top and bottom, looking almost like hexagonal speaker grilles. The actual grilles, if you look carefully, take up only a very small portion of its entirety.
It has decent innards too, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. For storage, you have 32GB built in and expandable by 128GB via microSD. As for software, you've got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with ZTE's MiFavor 3.2 UI overlay.
Using the Axon Elite is much like any other flagship, but unfortunately with a few annoyances. First is the built-in keyboard software, which is very unlike the ones of other brands that you're more used to. This can be very annoying at first, but it's easily solvable by just downloading the Google Keyboard off the Play Store. The capacitive buttons are also represented by a circle for ‘home' and two dots for the other two. This can cause confusion because you won't be able to tell by looking which is for back and which is for the task manager or contextual menu. This needs to be overcome by simply getting used to it.
Performance-wise, we have the benchmark apps measuring that for us. The scores for Futuremark's 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited and PCMark Work benchmark comes up to 25,942 and 4,216, respectively, while those of AnTuTu and Quadrant are 58,438 and 34,571, respectively. Its battery life is an impressive eight hours and 15 minutes, according to the PCMark battery life test.