ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
It's cheaper than the best UK budget phones, yet blows them out the water on performance. For the money the good-looking Nubia Z17 Mini's hardware is more than adequate, it's just a shame it's not running the latest Android software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech PP Archive.org version
We are saying it aloud – the Nubia Z17 Mini is one of the best devices present in sub Rs. 20,000 category. The phone performs well in all segments – exceptionally so in the camera department – and did not really disappoint us at any stage. Yes, the battery could have been better and the UI needs a bit of simplifying but other than that, the Z17 Mini is a very solid device. The phone goes up against the likes of the Honor 6X, Moto G5 Plus, Mi A1 and its own cousin, the Nubia Z11 Mini which has a 23.0- megapixel primary camera. The competition in the sub-Rs. 20,000 is stiff and we do not know how well the Z17 Mini will do in the market but in our tests, the phone passed with more than just flying colours. It might not have the hype and hoopla that accompanies some of its competitors, but if you are looking for a great camera phone for under Rs 20,000, then the Nubia Z17 Mini is definitely one of the better options around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Gadgets Now Archive.org version
The Nubia Z17 Mini offers premium design packaged with good hardware setup. But the USP of the handset - the dual rear camera setup - is far from perfect and could not convince us enough to recommend the phone. If you are looking to buy a dual rear camera smartphone at a similar price point, the Honor 8 or the Gionee A1 could be better alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: The Mobile Indian Archive.org version
To sum up, the dual-camera setup on the Nubia Z17 Mini does a decent job, while the monochrome mode manages to impress us sometimes. The phone looks premium and is a good performer in daily routine. However, the software is in dire need of optimisation and we hope that the company will surely look into this matter. At the end, when compared to the likes of Moto G5 Plus, Honor 8 Lite, Lenovo P2 and more, the smartphone can be considered as an underdog.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2017
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
The Nubia Z17 mini is a bit of an expensive proposition at its current price of Rs. 19,999. Nubia has an exchange offer on Amazon that promises up to Rs. 13,000 off, but a discount that steep would require you to trade in an iPhone 7 or similar phone, so realistically you'd get a far more modest benefit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: The Indian Express Archive.org version
Nubia Z17 Mini is not perfect, but it has a few positives to its name. A good design, capable dual rear cameras and a beautiful display all this makes the Nubia Z17 Mini a highly recommended smartphone in the mid-end segment. However, I also see a great value in the Honor 8 which now sells at an equal price. That phone doesn’t disappoint in the camera department, though I wish it had a slightly better display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: The Mobile Indian Archive.org version
To sum up, the smartphone has its share of hits and misses. The device does manage to give a sleek and premium look, which is a good thing. The phone carries a specs sheet, which is pretty common at this price point, though a dated Android version can be an eyesore for some. As for the competition is concerned, the phone will compete with the likes of Moto G5 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Max, Lenovo P2 and others, which offers come competitive specs at a similar price point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2017
Source: ChinaMobileMag DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2017
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 74% features: 77% display: 74% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 77%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 79% mobility: 69% workmanship: 85%
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; nice display; USB-C. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2018
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.
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.
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.
74.5%: 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.
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