ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite


ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
6144 MB 
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 153 x 72.6 ( = 0.3 x 6.02 x 2.86 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 78.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 72%, features: 78%, display: 86% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite

80% Nubia Z17 Lite: Flagship Device For a Reasonable Price (Review & Giveaway)
Source: Make Use Of English
Nubia's feature packed Z17 Lite represents incredible value for money. Despite a medicore camera and polarizing software experience, the Z17 Lite is a premium phone in an affordable package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nubia Z17 Lite Review: A Very Affordable Premium Average Range Smartphone
Source: Igeekphone English
Overall, the Nubia Z17 lite have a high-quality camera, although compared with the Nubia Z17 ultimate shrink a lot, however the 6GB + 64G memory combination enough to form the phone run smoothly several Large-scale games, metal integrated body, with excellent feel, dual-band Wi-Fi also permits you to have a faster internet expertise for the pursuit of beauty, love taking pictures of friends, is a good selection.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

80% Nubia Z17 Lite
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
Nubia Z17 lite, análisis y experiencia de uso: la gama media se pone (muy) seria
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2018
Review: Nubia Z17 Lite (5.5″ + Snapdragon 653)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; powerful hardware; nice display; good main camera; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2018
84% Análise: Nubia Z17 lite, pormenores que marcam a diferença
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
70% Nubia Z17 lite, la recensione: bello e potente ma con qualche rinuncia
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 75% display: 65% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 60%
81% Recensione Nubia Z17 Lite: il più bello di tutti!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Recensione Nubia Z17 Lite Internazionale
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2018
70% Test Nubia Z17 Lite : un smartphone séduisant et convaincant
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test du Nubia Z17 Lite : du bord à bord à prix d’ami
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; beautiful screen; nice performance. Negative: No B20; no microSD slot; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2018
84% RECENZIA Nubia Z17 Lite: Takto kvalitný telefón za 200 € som ešte nevyskúšal!
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%


Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.

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.

652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.168 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.

The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).

78.43%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-02-24)