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Charm of ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Review

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Recently ZTE makes the bump with their flagship ZTE Nubia Z9 and two other versions of the same handset Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini. However, the Nubia Z9 Max and Z9 mini will not be released officially but the mini version of the handset takes the official place. ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini basically the budget friendly smartphone and will accommodate the persons who want to have the smartphone but not to spend more on it to their maximum extent and keep them on budget.

Design and Display

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is the ideal smartphone from ZTE. The Nubia Z9 Mini is the premium designed handset and will come with the awesome look and feel. The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has the glossy appearance and by dimension it measures 141.3 x 69.8 x 8.2 mm which makes the smartphone perfectly convenient and easy to grip and it has 147 grams of weight which not seems too much burden when holding the mobile phone in the hand.

If we talk about the display of the smartphone it has 5 inches display having 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution which delivers 441 ppi density. With this display size, pixels resolution and ppi density users are able to use the mobile phone even in the bright light.


Users Interface and Operating system

Nubia Z9 Mini belongs to the current era of Android and according to the latest trend the smartphone runs Android 5.0 lollipop operating system which is the most useful and easiest operating system for everyone and users can enjoy the maximum features of Android in this version. Beside this, the positive point of this operating system is its light weight and its takes the minimum battery power for running the entire operating system in a logical manner.  Nubia Z9 Mini is the typical Android Phone and to give more color to the operating system the ZTE tie their own Nubia 2.8 user interface which increase the beatify of colors inside the handset and make the operating system more convenient and easy.

Processor and Memory

For making this mini device more efficient company selects and made the perfect combination of hardware. ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has the power of Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor paired with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 system on chip and Adreno 405 GPU for handling the graphics. The Snapdragon 615 is the member of latest series of chipset presented by Qualcomm. The Nubia Z9 mini has the capacity of 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which can be further extended up to 128 GB via microSD card. With this configuration of the hardware users not worry about the working ability of the handset and with this storage option they are able to store many data on their handset.


Most of the time users have a misconception that the mini is also less in performance especially in the photographic aspect, but they are wrong. The ZTE make this mini device a perfect device to the some extends. The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is featured with 16 megapixel rear camera with 5312 x 2988 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR and has 8 megapixel front-facing camera with 1080 pixels density which is the ideal combination of taking the well balanced and super fine selfies. The remaining features of the camera need to adjust one time and after that the inserted instructions work automatically and users don’t need to put any extra or manual effort for using the camera features.


If the hardware is good and the handset has a lot to use than the battery should be better enough power source for running the handset in logical manner. The ZTE placed Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery which is sufficient for running all the features of the handset and give the good backup time as well as good talk time to the users. The battery gives 750 hours standby time to the smartphone in 3G network and 43 hours talk time which is much enough even for the talkative persons but the drawback is the battery in non-removable and users are unable to change the battery if anything wrong happened with the power source. 


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