The Chinese hardware maker ZTE has now launched its Nubia range of premium devices in India. The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini is a well built smartphone with a solid metal frame and also has a polycarbonate back panel. The back panel has some silver coloured Nubia branding that looks really classy. Nubia Z9 mini is the bezel free smartphone, which is announced in China recently.
CAMERA: – The Nubia Z9 mini has a big 16MP rear camera lens with LED flash at the top left and a 8MP front-facing camera. The device has preloaded rich camera app, which offer panorama, video features and slow shutter. The camera takes really good pictures in daylight and even in low light also. The selfies shot is also good with 8MP front shooter.
DISPLAY: – Z9 mini has a 5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. The display looks crisp and bright with colors looking vibrant. The viewing angles are wide and there is not any color shift. The graphics and text appear sharper. The touch panel is also very responsive.
PROCESSOR & MEMORY: – Nubia Z9 mini comes with a 64-bit 1.5 GHz Qualcomn Snapdragon 65 octa-core processor with Adreno 405 GPU. Z9 mini has 2GB RAM for easy multi tasking and a 16GB of internal storage. Memory can be extended up to 128GB by microSD card slot.
OPERATING SYSTEM: – The Nubia Z9 mini runs on highly customized version of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The software also offers advanced features like split screen functionality to run two screens simultaneously. The company adds custom apps, menus, transition effects and app icons to give it a distinct flavor. The unified home screen-app launcher style may come across as user-friendly to the people, who have not used an Android smartphone before.
DESIGN & FEATURES: – The red colored ring around the camera lens gives the smartphone an interesting look. The same theme continues at the front with the Round Home Button. There are also backlit in red. The left edge of the smartphone contains the SIM Card Tray with Dual Nano-SIM slots. There micro-USB port at the bottom with speaker outlet. The 3.5mm audio jack sits at the top of the smartphone. The Nubia Z9 measures 141.3 x 69.8 x 8.2mm. The phone weighs 147grams.
The back panel hides a sealed 3000mAh battery and a microSD slot. The battery lasts about a day and half with the moderate use. The smartphone also offers 4G LTE connectivity and FM radio option. The motion sensing gestures are very nice. You will get the tricky options like shake to change the songs, flip to mute the device, shake to clear notifications and double tap to unlock.
With a price of 16,999, the Z9 mini competes with likes of Xiaomi MI 4i and Huawei Honor 6.