Design, Network, and Call Quality
The Galaxy Axiom measures 4.79 by 2.51 by 0.47 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.83 ounces. It looks a little plump, but it's quite comfortable to hold and operate with one hand. It's made out of the same flimsy-feeling plastic as the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, with the same faux-tarnished design on the back cover.
Hardware, OS, and Apps
The Axiom is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. That isn't as fast as the 1.5GHz chip in the Galaxy S III and Electrify M, but it still performed well in our benchmark tests. And since the Axiom has a lower screen resolution that either of those phones, it performs just as well for tasks like gaming. You won't have trouble running any of the latest apps or games from the Google Play store, which offers a whopping 700,000+ titles.
Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions
You get 1.71GB of free internal storage. There's also an empty, side-mounted microSD card slot on the left edge of the phone. My 32 and 64GB SanDisk cards worked fine. All of our music test files played back except for FLAC, and sound quality was fine over both wired 3.5mm headphones as well as Altec Lansing BackBeat Bluetooth headphones. All test videos played back too, at resolutions up to 1080p.