ZTE hit the headlines last year when it announced its Axon 20 5G – the first commercially available phone with a selfie camera under the screen. Since this is a first-generation product, one could imagine that the application is far from perfect in terms of image quality, and the latest DxOMark review certainly confirms this. The Axon 20 5G scored a meager 26 points, the second lowest score in DxO’s database.
ZTE Axon 20 5G scoreboard
The only great points for the 32MP 32-megapixel selfie Axons 20 are that it provided stable exposure and focus. Everything else was a variety of disappointing levels. DxOMark features horrible color reproduction, lack of detail and extremely high noise levels. The results of the artifacts were the lowest recorded in the reviewer database with significant nuance shifts for both subjects and background.
The flash module below is also rated pretty badly, and the video performance is also obviously faulty. Video stabilization was another weak point, such as ghosts and poor color reproduction.
Our own review of the Axon 20 5G agreed that the UD selfie camera is not quite ready to attract in the mass market and we are definitely looking forward to the second generation version.