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ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini

Specifications

ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini
ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, LTPS IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 147 x 72 ( = 0.3 x 5.79 x 2.83 in)
Battery
2950 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 78%, features: 79%, display: 81% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini

80% Nubia Z17 Mini Review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
80% Nubia Z17 Mini Review: Potential Mid-Segment Champ
Source: Tech PP English
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%
60% Nubia Z17 Mini Review: Adequate Phone, Inadequate Camera
Source: Gadget Show English
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%
Nubia Z17 Mini Review: Good camera, not-so-good software
Source: The Mobile Indian English
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
70% Nubia Z17 mini Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
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%
70% Nubia Z17 Mini Review: This smartphone scores high on design, dual cameras
Source: The Indian Express English
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%
Nubia Z17 mini First Impressions: Will it make any difference?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
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

Foreign Reviews

Nubia Z17 Mini
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2017
82% Nubia Z17 Mini
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
75% Recensione Nubia Z17 Mini: tanta qualità ma un pessimo software
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 74% features: 77% display: 74% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 77%
70% Recensione Nubia Z17 Mini
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 79% mobility: 69% workmanship: 85%
80% Nubia Z17 mini, la nostra recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Recensione Nubia Z17 Mini
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Smartphone Zte Nubia Z17 Mini - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Test du Nubia Z17 Mini : un amour de smartphone
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; nice display; USB-C. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2018

Comment

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.
5.2":

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.
0.155 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


ZTE:

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).


74.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-06-15)