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Nubia Flip 5G

Specifications

Nubia Flip 5G
Nubia Flip 5G
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A710 / A510
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.90 inch 21:9, 2790 x 1188 pixel 439 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, OLED, 2160 Hz PWM dimming, external screen: Vinyl Magic Box, 1.43", 466 x 466 pixels, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 224.53 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 170 x 76 ( = 0.29 x 6.69 x 2.99 in)
Battery
4310 mAh Lithium-Ion, 33-watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Samsung JN1, AF, f/1.8) + 2 MPix (SmartSense SC202CS, FF, Depth lens); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (OmniVision OV16A1Q, f/2.45)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: OnScreen, Charger, USB cable, case, MyOS 13.5, 12 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 1.242 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.314 W/kg; HDR: HLG, HDR10; GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a), Galileo (E1, E5a); DRM Widevine L1; Bluetooth Audio-Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC, LC3, fanless
Weight
214 g ( = 7.55 oz / 0.47 pounds), Power Supply: 99 g ( = 3.49 oz / 0.22 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 74.74% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 74%, features: 67%, display: 86% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Nubia Flip 5G

85.4% Nubia Flip 5G review - The affordable flip phone with a great display | Notebookcheck
The Nubia Flip 5G aims to be an affordable foldable phone. It competes for buyers' attention with its mid-range SoC, surprisingly good display and two storage variants. You can find out all the details in this review.
70% Nubia Flip 5G review: The most affordable flip phone you can get in Singapore right now
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Nubia Flip 5G has left us rather divided. On one hand, it’s incredible to see a folding smartphone offered at this incredibly affordable price. However, the brand kept the features and prowess so lean, to a point that the Nubia Flip 5G feels more like a regular phone that can fold in half. It's a flip phone, no doubt, but it lacks crucial, high-performing features to let the user fully take advantage of the external screen. Sure, there are some widgets for the external screen, but this level of polish and functionality feels naked next to rivals who have been aggressively exploring use cases for flip phones. If the Nubia Flip 5G had come out before 2021, it might be a little easier to accept the experience. The likes of the OPPO Find N3 Flip and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 available today make the Nubia Flip 5G feel a little primitive in comparison.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2024
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 85% performance: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Nubia Flip 5G review: Folding on a budget
Source: Android Police English
This recommendation comes with the caveat that you are a T-Mobile user. With that in mind, I wholeheartedly recommend the Nubia Flip 5G for those looking to spice up their Android lifestyle. I've had more fun using and theming the Flip 5G than I have in ages, calling back to my rooting and romming days. The phone feels fresh while pulling from years of Android zaniness. Plus, the sucker folds in half, and it only costs $500. It's a marvel folding phones have come this far, and I'm absolutely here for it. That's not to say you won't be better served picking up a Pixel 8a, especially if you demand great cameras. While the Nubia Flip 5G is no slouch when it comes to photos, you'll be hard-pressed to beat what Google is putting up at the exact same price point. But if photos aren't a primary concern, and long-term support doesn't even register because you'll inevitably be using a new phone next year, the Flip 5G is quite impressive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Nubia Flip 5G review: The phone I wish Samsung would make
Source: Android Central English
The benefit of flip phones is that they are much more flexible when it comes to price. Where the larger, tablet-like foldable phones can easily cost as much as $1700, flagship flip phones are often priced around $999 but can go even lower. The Nubia Flip 5G is a good example of a mid-range foldable phone, hitting the same price point that you would see from other non-folding and similarly specced devices. At a starting price of $499, it's cheaper than the Motorola Razr 2023 was at launch, although that phone is positioned a bit higher with some flagship specs thrown in. The Nubia, on the other hand, is content to offer several compromises to get down to a price that many people might be willing to shell out for a foldable phone, even as a first foray into the form factor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
78% I tested the Nubia Flip 5G, the most affordable flip phone, and the results were surprising
Source: Tech Advisor English
Selling a folding phone for £499/£499 is a huge milestone for Nubia. This price of the Flip 5G is so much more accessible than many other rivals, and it’s not just a copycat of other clamshell builds, with its signature circular outer display and bold colourways. As with all mid-range phones, be prepared to make sacrifices – the camera is a mixed bag, and the software is not as clean as what you’ll find on Samsung and Motorola models. It’s also unclear how long it will be supported for. Nonetheless, if folding tech on a budget is what you’re after, then this is the smartphone for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 78%
Nubia Flip 5G Review - The Most Affordable Flip Phone But At What Cost?
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2024
Nubia Flip 5G review: A Galaxy Z Flip-like experience for half the price
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Nubia Flip 5G succeeds in its mission to be a cheaper foldable than you've ever seen before. But beyond the price tag, there's not much else that'll blow your mind with this phone. If you've been curious about a foldable phone, but reluctant to spend close to $1,000 on one, this could be the device you're looking for, even if saving up for a Motorola Razr or Razr Plus, or a Galaxy Z Flip 5 would deliver a more polished experience. The anticipated Galaxy Z Flip 6 could shake things up, but assuming Samsung’s phone stays the same price as the Z Flip 5, the Nubia still offers quite a bargain for a foldable phone, in exchange for performance, photography acumen and some foldable-specific features. For the price, you may also want to consider if you'd be better off with a Pixel 7a or Galaxy A55, even though those phones aren’t foldable. Still, for all its flaws and limitations, I've had great fun testing the Nubia Flip 5G, and that makes up for a lot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2024
ZTE Nubia Flip Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The ZTE Nubia Flip has enough merits to stand on its own. It’s a well-designed phone with all the right specs at the right places to make the user experience decently good. There are quality components in every area of the smartphone, whether that’s the design, display, performance, 5G camera, or even the battery. There are indeed foldable smartphones with far better specs than this one, but they also cost a whole lot more. They were released at price points that are simply out of the range of mainstream users. That’s exactly what ZTE plans to change with this smartphone. So, they price the smartphone under $500, so it becomes affordable for most people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2024
Nubia Flip 5G hands-on review: New blood in the flip phone game
Source: Expert Reviews English
That’s about all the information we have to go on right now. The launch is expected to be in March, and pricing will apparently start from $599 (there’s no UK release confirmed, so no UK prices as of yet). There were two colour variations at the hands-on event – a plain black model and the flashier gold number photographed here – so we can expect both of them to be available when the phone eventually hits shelves. Working with the assumption that the Nubia Flip 5G will be coming to the UK, there’s a lot here that could be a problem for the Razr brand: I like the cover display better, the hardware is comparable and depending on how those exchange rates work out, it could well be a fair bit cheaper, too. Brand recognition will definitely work against it, but at a time of financial crunch where we all want to pay as little as possible, a budget alternative to the big flip phone brands could end up being a dark horse in the foldable race.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2024
First Impressions: Nubia Flip 5G
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The ZTE Nubia Flip 5G may not be the sleekest or best-looking foldable around, but it does look like it’ll close the performance gap with regular candybar smartphones more than any other clamshell-style foldable has so far. It’s hefty and thick, but there’s potential here, and I can’t wait to spend more time with the phone in the near future. If you can’t wait for the Nubia Flip 5G, then make sure to check out our Best Foldable Phone and Best Phone guides for even more options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2024

Foreign Reviews

80% Nubia Flip 5G
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 75%
nubia Flip 5G, el smartphone plegable más económico en España
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; nice display; long battery life; decent hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2024
77% Recensione Nubia Flip 5G: lo smartphone pieghevole più economico
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 85% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
77% Recensione Nubia Flip 5G: lo smartphone pieghevole più economico
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 85% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Nubia Flip 5G: per la prima volta il pieghevole diventa “economico”
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Affordable price; full accessories; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2024
70% Test Nubia Flip 5G : que vaut le smartphone pliant le moins cher du marché ?
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
ZTE Nubia Flip - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great AMOLED display; powerful hardware; high performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2024
70% Обзор Nubia Flip 5G
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 644: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the previous generation.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 7 Gen 1: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A710 cores at up to 2.4 GHz, three additional A78 at up to 2.2. GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.9 GHz) and an integrated X53 5G modem (up to 3300 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 5 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.90":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


74.74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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