ZTE Nubia Z9 mini


ZTE Nubia Z9 mini
ZTE Nubia Z9 mini (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
600 Euro



Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Z9 mini

ZTE Nubia Z9 mini review
Source: GSM Arena English
If you think about it though, all the praise and positive publicity the bezel-free Nubia Z9 is getting will be worth nothing if the price tag scares you away. We're not saying it's not fair for what the phone offers but's it's serious cash for a phone from a second-tier maker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/08/2015
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini: The able Android smartie the company won't sell you
Source: Reg Hardware English
The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is a strong contender for the title of Best Mid-Price Smartphone on the market. With its large battery, excellent camera, up-to-date version of Android, high-quality HD screen and top-end looks and build quality, you can’t seriously ask for more for the money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2015
73% ZTE Nubia Z9 mini Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you have a budget above 15k and need the best camera a smartphone can offer, then you need to look no further than the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini. On the other hand, if you need your phone to perform, then the Asus Zenfone 2 is a much better option. If your budget is below 15k, then the Xiaomi Mi 4i offers the same performance as the Nubia Z9 Mini and a slightly less impressive camera, at Rs. 12,999.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
70% Nubia Z9 Mini Review: A Mid-Range Smartphone With a Camera That Stands Out
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nubia Z9 Mini's camera performance left us pleasantly surprised. We would recommend this phone to anyone looking for a great camera in a smartphone that costs less than Rs. 20,000. Do bear in mind that the ZTE still needs to work on a few kinks in the software and that call quality is not up to the mark either. If you are willing to look past those issues, this phone should serve you well. Hopefully an over-the-air update will fix these issues soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%


Model: The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini is a simple bar-shaped smartphone for a fairly moderate price, which focuses on the details necessary for a pleasant user experience. Edges are curved and the back cover comes with a beautiful metallic finish and a slightly textured feel. The device itself feels solid in hand and users can choose from two colors; black or white. The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop smartphone comes with a 5.0 inch 1080p CGS screen with 441 ppi, which produces stunning images with good saturation.

There is a Snapdragon 615 chipset with a quad-core Cortex A53 and a quad-core Cortex A50 clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1.0 GHz, respectively. Complementing the powerful processor is an Adreno 405 GPU, 2 GB RAM and an internal storage of 16 GB. The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini comes with a 16 MP autofocus camera and a secondary 8 MP front shooter. The image quality is top notch thanks to the Sony technology and f/2 aperture. Other features are Bluetooth 4.0, an FM radio, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini comes with a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 2900 mAh.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

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.

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

0.147 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).

71.5%: 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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Adreno 405, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 8", 0.309 kg
Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 425, 8", 0.31 kg
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Adreno 405, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 10.1", 0.51 kg
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Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 8", 0.34 kg
ZTE Zmax Pro
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Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 7", 0.25 kg
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 10.1", 0.461 kg

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-06-25)