Berlin’s big technology bash is just about over, with the big announcements already in the bag. We’ve seen the usual suspects’ last pushes before the holiday shopping season, and while this year was a little lighter on the new and exciting, there was still plenty here certain to wind up on more than a few wish lists. Here’s what we’ve got for our top picks of IFA 2016.
Not too much in the way of new smartphones at IFA, but ZTE had a little something for us. The Axon 7 Mini isn’t actually that small at 5.2″, but it does shrink down the larger Axon 7 into a size that’s more comfortable to hold. There’s a small step backwards in specs, but the same great audio from the larger phone has been squeezed into this one. Unlike the unbelievably priced Axon 7, the Axon 7 Mini isn’t as much of a steal at €299, but if you’re looking to shave about $100 off the price of the Axon 7 and still want those great forward-firing speakers, here’s how to do it.