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ZTE Nubia N1


ZTE Nubia N1
ZTE Nubia N1 (Nubia Series)
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, glossy: yes
64 GB internal, microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 70.1% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 50%, features: 75%, display: 66% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia N1

76% Nubia N1 review – great battery life, average camera
Source: English version
The Nubia N1 is a good handset, camera is average (can be improved), battery life is impressive. When you look at this handset and then there is the Redmi Note 4, RN4 is no doubt a better option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
70% ZTE Nubia N1 review: For all your movies on-the-go
Source: The Indian Express English version
Nubia N1 is the perfect for the budget smartphone buyer, who need a smartphone that won’t die everyday. The long battery is a sure shot winner for the N1. The 480 ppi pixel density display also means that customers who love to watch movies on-the-go get a great experience, without charging the device every few hours. At Rs 12,000, Nubia N1 is a solid buy for those who need that extra battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nubia N1 review: Nubia’s big battery gamble
Source: The Mobile Indian English version
To conclude, Nubia N1 does scores good marks in terms of battery and overall performance. The smartphone comes with some interesting features in the software department, but still it needs to do a lot in order the software more efficiently.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2017
50% Nubia N1 Review: Big On Battery And Camera
Source: PC Quest English version
With 32GB/64GB storage and 5,000mAh battery you can pack your phone with movies and TV shows to kill your time while traveling. The display too is bright enough and we are sure that you’ll enjoy watching them. Nubia N1 has been priced at Rs 11,999 however; you can also consider Moto G4 or the Redmi Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 50%
69% Nubia N1 Review
Source: Think Digit English version
The Nubia N1 is a decent smartphone. It’s better than most other Helio P10 powered smartphones we’ve reviewed so far. However, it doesn’t live up to its promise of three day battery life and has a sub-par camera, making it a less than ideal choice. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Nubia’s own Z11 Mini are better phones to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 69%
Nubia N1 Review: Betting on Megapixels and Mega Battery
Source: Tech PP English version
It has an innovative (if confusing) UI, a good front shooter and a big battery, but those apart, the Nubia N1 is not very different from other notable smartphone falling in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment. And that is not good for it, because the Nubia N1 will be facing some stiff competition from smartphones like Lenovo K6 Power which offers a better multimedia experience at a lower price and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S Prime which fall in the same category, and come with good battery life and a better UI. If all you need really is battery which can easily last for 2-2.5 days and a great front selfie shooter, the Nubia N1 comes as a great option for Rs. 11,999. The problem, however, is that most users want just a bit more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
60% Nubia N1 review: Better alternatives available
Source: Gadgets Now English version
Nubia devices are generally quite good looking, but unfortunately, that's not the case with the N1. Apart from the camera there's nothing extra ordinary about this device. On the contrary, there are smartphones like Coolpad Note 5 and Moto G4 which have better specifications and look good too, despite falling under the same price bracket as the Nubia N1. Consequently, we don't think that the Nubia N1 is a value-for-money smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

74% Nubia N1, análisis y experiencia de uso en profundidad
Source: Andro Asia Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 100%
Nubia N1. Análisis Y Unboxing De Un Smartphone Con Batería De 5.000 Mah
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: High autonomy; decent cameras. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2017
76% Nubia N1 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 76% display: 69% mobility: 95% workmanship: 79%
78% Nubia N1: prestazioni, convenienza ed un'ottima autonomia | Recensione
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
79% Recensione Nubia N1
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80%
Nubia N1: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Decent cameras; high autonomy; nice performance; solid workmanship. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
69% [Recenzja] Nubia N1 – świetny akumulator zamknięty w atrakcyjnej obudowie
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90%


ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

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


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985 and is partly state-owned. ZTE's core business is wireless, optical transmission, data transmission equipment, telecommunications software and cell phones, USB sticks, routers and tablets.

70.1%: 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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