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Nubia Z60 Ultra


Nubia Z60 Ultra
Nubia Z60 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
6.80 inch 20:9, 2480 x 1116 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive, 1200 Hz touch sampling rate, BOE Q9+, AMOLED, 2160 Hz PWM dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 490.56 GB free
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor, eCompass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Sensor Hub, OTG
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.78 x 163.98 x 76.35 ( = 0.35 x 6.46 x 3.01 in)
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (IMX800, 35 mm, f/1.59, OIS) 50 MPix (Wide, OV50e40, 18 mm, f/1.8, OIS) 64 MPix (2.4x opt. Zoom, OV64b40, 85 mm, OIS), Camera2 API Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (OV12d2q, f/2.0, FF)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: On-screen, Screen protector, clear bumper, charger, USB Cable, SIM ejector tool, MyOS 14, 12 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B2a, B1C), Galileo (E1, E5a, E5b), QZSS (L1, L5), IP68; DRM Widevine L1; HDR: HLG, HDR10; Body-SAR: 1.482 W/kg, Head-SAR: 1.253 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
246 g ( = 8.68 oz / 0.54 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
899 Euro



Average Score: 79.34% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 89%, features: 79%, display: 88% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Nubia Z60 Ultra

86.8% Nubia Z60 Ultra review - Premium smartphone with a small price tag and unique camera | Notebookcheck
After a long time, Nubia is once again selling one of its flagship phones globally. And the device is pretty remarkable: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, UDC, IP certification, a unique triple camera setup and much more. You can already get one for less than €700 (US$600). A true hidden gem?
84% nubia Z60 Ultra review
Source: GSM Arena English
The nubia Z60 Ultra is another entry in a niche that ZTE has claimed for itself - its 35mm primary camera entices a particular crowd that would otherwise be left with digital zoom-only options (admittedly some better than others, but none quite as good as a dedicated camera for that focal length). In this latest iteration, the triple setup is the most well-rounded and capable to date, so you'll be sacrificing less to get that standard focal length of choice. So while we wouldn't call the nubia cameras perfect, they don't exhibit any glaring or deal-breaking flaws - if you fancy them on paper, you'll very likely enjoy them in practice too. The camera isn't the Z60 Ultra's only selling point though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2024
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Nubia Z60 Ultra Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nubia Z60 Ultra is an unusual flagship phone, one most people will never hear about. Two of its key strengths are a big screen that isn’t interrupted by a notch or punch hole, thanks to an under-screen selfie camera, and an extra-large battery that results in extra-long battery life. There are trade-offs, though. This is a big and heavy phone, and a kinda ugly one by conventional standards. Its software isn’t great either. As ever this is just a thin veneer on top of standard Android, and you can tweak most elements, although the slightly heavy-handed camera image processing doesn’t have such easy workarounds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nubia Z60 Ultra review: The spiritual successor to the OnePlus 7 Pro
Source: Android Central English
The Z60 Ultra rekindles the days of all-screen designs, and the under-display camera leads to a display that doesn't have any cutouts whatsoever. The effect is quite striking, and it makes using the device all the more immersive. You also get the latest hardware, a surprisingly clean software interface without any bloatware, decent cameras, and a massive battery that lasts two days. The software has a few kinks, and if you don't mind the sheer weight and size of the phone, the Z60 Ultra delivers flagship-tier features for a lot less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nubia Z60 Ultra review: Unrefined power
Source: Techradar English
The Nubia brand might not be overly familiar here in the West, but this ZTE offshoot has quietly been carving out a niche in recent years with its surprisingly affordable Red Magic gaming phones. However, the Nubia Z60 Ultra represents something slightly different. It takes many of the Red Magic 9 Pro’s hardware features and seeks to apply them to a more mainstream flagship phone. The result is a super-sized handset with impressive performance, a huge battery, and a surprisingly fully featured camera system, for less than $600/£700. That said, the mainstream smartphone space is a much more hotly contested market, with customers who have come to expect finesse and balance from the best phones out there. There’s no getting away from the fact that the Nubia Z60 Ultra’s brash looks will put many off. Not to mention, it’s big and unusually heavy, while its industrial design language feels somewhat clumsy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2024
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
66% Nubia Z60 Ultra review: The era of the edge-to-edge display is nigh
Source: Phone Arena English
Well, here we are at the end of the review. Should you buy the Nubia Z60 Ultra? That's a really tough question. This phone has a lot going on but there are some drawback we just can't overlook. For one, it tends to get very hot under heavy load, and if you're gaming a lot or using heavy apps, it might be an issue. Then there's the form factor. The phone is huge and boxy, might not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, this industrial design, paired with the latest Snapdragon, an ample camera system, and a great display with an almost invisible selfie camera, could very well justify the $599 starting price. One thing is certain, though. The era of the edge-to-edge display is nigh. It's only a matter of time for the big guys to perfect the technology and get there. And if you want an early taste of that, the Nubia Z60 Ultra is a decent choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 66%
70% Nubia Z60 Ultra review: Exciting on paper
Source: Android Police English
The Z60 Ultra is impressive on paper but struggles to back up its promises after a few days of use. While its performance and battery life are outstanding, the unreliable software and disappointing cameras are frustrating daily. It feels like a phone that should have gone through a few more rounds of testing before it made its way to the public. If Nubia manages to improve these issues with software updates, we could consider it one of the best Android phones around, but I don't hold out much hope with only three years to go. The Nubia Z60 Ultra is the first Nubia phone sold in the US, offering similar top-of-the-line specs to its Redmagic line, with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 included. Software bugs hold back the experience, but the price is certainly right for what you get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
87% ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra Review: India is Missing Out On This Beast
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Lastly, coming to the selfies, they are outright mediocre. They are blurry and too soft, while the colours are extensively faded. Even in outdoor conditions, the device struggled to click usable selfies, so one can imagine the situation in low lighting conditions. You can use it for video calls, but do not expect it to play well when shooting photos. Nubia Z60 Ultra is a beast of a smartphone, and is a great value package with impressive cameras, display, performance, and battery backup, held back by software. While the software does pack a lot of bells and whistles, under the hood optimisation is still missing. Even when it gets fixed, it’s sad that consumers in India may not ever get their hands on the Z60 Ultra, a blend of beauty and power.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra is a true flagship smartphone that can go toe to toe with the likes of the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra even in camera performance. In some scenes, the ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra can even beat the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is something else. It provides a true flagship experience, whether that’s the display design, performance, battery, or camera. It is even protected against dust and water. However, the smartphone lacks one thing and that’s the wireless charging capabilities. That’s about the only thing one can complain about, but everything else sounds perfect. If you want an alternative smartphone, the Vivo IQOO 12 is also quite capable and features a similar feature set. The best part is that IQOO 12 is available at a similar price point to the ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra. However, the final decision is up to you, so it is better to choose a smartphone based on your requirements and needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2024
Nubia Z60 Ultra Review: The King of Under-Display Cameras?
Source: Igeekphone English
In a highly homogenized mobile phone industry, Nubia stands out by maintaining its unique style, crafting distinctive products, and upholding the final belief for those who still love it. Nubia is a brand that truly brings mobile phones to an ideal position in users’ hearts. The release of the Nubia Z60 Ultra demonstrates the manufacturer’s sincerity, with qualitative improvements in performance, screen, photography, battery life, and other aspects. For mobile phone users with unique pursuits and high aesthetic standards, the Nubia Z60 Ultra is worth considering, as its appearance will undoubtedly provide a new understanding of the beauty and practicality of mobile phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2023

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra-Alternative für 679 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2024
88% Nubia Z60 Ultra
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
nubia Z60 Ultra, el buque insignia de la marca con triple cámara trasera
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; powerful hardware; excellent display; long battery life; fast 80W charging; great connectivity. Negative: Poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2024
84% Recensione Nubia Z60 Ultra: una bestia di smartphone
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
84% Recensione Nubia Z60 Ultra: una bestia di smartphone
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Recensione Nubia Z60 Ultra: una bomba (se non amate i selfie)
Source: Evo smart Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Recensione nubia Z60 Ultra: un 'quasi' top di gamma a meno di 700 euro
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent triple cameras; great display; waterproof IP68 and dust avoiding; quick 80W charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2024
Recensione nubia Z60 Ultra: top di gamma originale e conveniente
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent main camera; powerful hardware; excellent battery life. Negative: Poor selfie camera; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2024
91% Test du Nubia Z60 Ultra : la nouvelle star inattendue ?
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 95% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 90%
80% Test Nubia Z60 Ultra, un challenger inattendu
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; metal case; waterproof IP68; big screen; large battery capacity; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2023
Đánh giá toàn diện điện thoại Nubia Z60 Ultra: Màn chào sân ấn tượng nhất của năm 2023!
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; impressive autonomy; waterproof IP68; nice cameras; Negative: Poor display; heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2024


Qualcomm Adreno 750: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 7340 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A17 Pro iGPU. 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

SD 8 Gen 3: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

79.34%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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